'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Premiers on The CWCategory: Television
Whether you admit it or not, we’ve all done something preposterous and shameless for the chance of love. That is exactly why we can relate to this quirky and unique musical Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It’s Felicity all over again, ladies, with catchy songs!
Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a driven and able lawyer in Manhattan, but when she stood at a crossroads, she chose love and happiness over her promising career. She interpreted a chance encounter with Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III), who got away 10 years ago, as a sign and took a leap of faith by following him back to his hometown of West Covina, California. She claims that the move has nothing to do with Josh…just looking for a change and wanting to be near the beach. After all, the suburban wonderland she moved to is “Just two hours from the beach, four in traffic.”
Executive producer and star Bloom (Robot Chicken) still does not believe the show is for real. Her first statement to the media was, “I’m still not convinced that this whole thing isn’t a prank by my middle school bullies.” She also described how much fun it was to shoot an old-fashioned musical number in an outdoor mall in West Covina. Bloom kept saying, “It was amazing. This is amazing. I have a TV show. Who would give me a TV show?”
Well, The CW did. As a matter of fact, they gave the show a second chance after Showtime dropped it from their lineup.
To our surprise and amazement, Bloom said, “Every episode is going to have two or three original musical numbers. We’ve been writing a lot of the songs already. So we are actually pretty far ahead.” Executive Producer Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) added that she had every confidence in covering every genre of music to make the show entertaining.
Call it wish fulfillment or simply a trip down memory lane. Ride, sing, and dance along with Rebecca Bunch. After all, she is crazy in love.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premieres October 12, 2015 on The CW.
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Meg Mimura is a TV critic who actually watches shows zealously in search of human drama worth watching. She is a member of Television Critics Association as well as Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.