That is the new CW norm. Burn though stuff fast and move on. I ain't about the slow burn, and I am fine with that.
Caught the second episode. Just as funny as the pilot although the pilot had better songs. Looking forward to seeing how this season plays out seeing how quickly they seem to be running through plotpoints.
"break into your moms house, collect your baby teeth and make them into my new retainer"
I'm not sure what part of "Feeling Kinda Naughty" video is my favorite, it's pretty much down to the "cook your spit into a chowder, dry your sweat into a powder" lyric or the randomness of her dressed like Liberace for that lyric.
I have to say, though, in defense of Sepinwall's concern, this isn't really the same as a non-sequitor title like Terriers, in many ways it actively pushes away potential viewers. No joke, there was a multi-party discussion about it in graffitti on a poster for the show in a Fort Greene subway station. Basically someone called out the bullshit misogyny of calling someone a crazy ex-girlfriend and then, going by handwriting, 25 more people chimed in on either side.
Now, anyone who's actually seen the show, knows that it would actually 100% appeal to the same people who have problems with the stigma of the label of "crazy ex-girlfriend" but, ironically, the title convinced a bunch of them to never watch it because of it.
So I think critics who have a problem with the title have a point, until they start making future billboards that can play the whole opening credits sequence.
Or you could just decide no one is allowed to like The Leftovers and discount his opinion entirely, but that would be...
Washington Post: The radical promise of TV’s mentally ill women
But for all of its stylistic innovations, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” has lots of thematic similarities with its counterparts. One element these shows share is a sense that their characters’ parents contributed in some ways to their mental illness. On “Homeland,” Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) bipolar disorder is an inheritance from her otherwise loving father, but her mother’s long absence from her life doesn’t seem as though it’s been helpful either. In “UnREAL,” Rachel Goldberg’s (Shiri Appleby) mother (Mimi Kuzyk) is also her therapist, in a clear violation of medical ethics, providing her daughter’s prescriptions and manipulating her in sessions.
The sources of Rebecca’s problems on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” are less clear, though still obviously parental. Her mother puts tremendous pressure on her. “She’s just [angry] because I didn’t do the mock trial summer intensive,” 16-year-old Rebecca tells Josh in a flashback to summer camp that starts the series. “She didn’t even want me to go here. But then, I called my dad on his honeymoon in the Bahamas and told him I was having suicidal thoughts, so, ta-da, here I am.” When she has her near-breakdown in New York, Rebecca tells herself of the partnership she’s being offered that “This is great. I’m so happy. Mom’s going to be so happy. This is what happy feels like,” even as her reaction suggests the opposite. “You inconvenienced a lot of people,” Rebecca’s mother tells her over the phone, referring to a suicide attempt she made in law school. And as we learn in tonight’s episode, Rebecca’s father abandoned the family when she was in seventh grade.
I love that we're able to see Paula's family.
LOL, Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers pastiche.
Promo for next week with a bit of a preview of one of the songs.
"Objectively I can say that I have all the friends"
Oh my god
From the Paleyfest panel, when it came to casting Greg they were so excited about that actor because of that role that McKenna (the co-creator) thought everyone was excited about "Hansen Frozen" ("Hans in Frozen") or something. So when she saw his real name, she was like "this can't be the guy they're talking about".
I noticed that too with the first episode but I was too afraid to say anything. He was also the voice of Hans from Frozen.
I never watch it live, so I wonder what the +3 and +7 were for the first two weeks.
I really, really hope CW loves the critical response to this show because the ratings... :(
JTV is likely safe because of it so I hope it'll mean the same for CEG. So much competition on Mondays, especially for female viewership.
Yandere is my fetish yo
so fucking funny and sad.
lmao at the plastic pizza slice