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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: On the Nose by Allie Pape

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has had a few strong outings here and there in its final season, but with this episode marking the two-thirds point, I have to confess that I’m just not enjoying the sh…

SOURCE: Vulture at 01:44AM
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Let’s All Go to Raging Waters by Allie Pape

On the surface, this episode seemed like it would be silly fun. We finally get to go to Raging Waters! It’s Rebecca’s Paris! But the waterslides are just window-dressing, because the rea…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:46PM
Friday, January 25, 2019

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: How to Lose Your Mind in 10 Days by Allie Pape

We’re still a long way from the finale, but in many senses, this is the episode that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been building up to for the past four years. Of all the genres the show has par…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Baby Blues by Allie Pape

Heading into its home stretch (sports analogy!) seems to have tightened Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s focus, leading to its best back-to-back pair of episodes in a long while. While last week’s …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:28AM
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Pussyfooting by Allie Pape

Even by the standards of a show that thrives on fanservice, this episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is really for the heads. Longtime viewers know that Rebecca despises Andrew Lloyd Webber’s C…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:26PM
Friday, December 7, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Greg Party by Allie Pape

It’s the episode we’ve all been waiting for: the introduction of New Greg. With Santino Fontana off doing his best Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Bloom’s college chum Skylar Astin has taken on…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Friday, November 30, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Mom Guilt by Allie Pape

As Paula mentioned earlier this season, Rebecca’s list of unfinished business is long, and her mom is near the top. We last saw Naomi a full season’s worth of episodes ago, when she out-…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:01PM
Friday, November 16, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Road To Nowhere by Allie Pape

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s biggest annoyance is that it crams way too much plot into some episodes, then twiddles its thumbs in others. This episode is a prime offender. Clearly an attempt to p…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:02PM
Friday, November 9, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: I Have (No) Friends by Allie Pape

There are shows that are unafraid to dispose of cast members at will, and there are shows that desperately try to keep every last minor character in the fold. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend definitely …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:01PM
Friday, November 2, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Child Stars by Allie Pape

Even Crazy Ex-Girlfriend diehards could be forgiven for forgetting that Rebecca has a 13-year-old half-brother named Tucker. He’s only been mentioned a couple of times on the show: in the …

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Friday, October 19, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: The Mortification Mash by Allie Pape

Boo! Halloween greetings from the scariest place of all: Rebecca’s past. This spooky, silly outing was a fun departure that reminded me of the show’s first season, when there was more ti…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Friday, October 12, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Premiere Recap: Cell-Block Tantrum by Allie Pape

Welcome to senior year of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! I hope Rachel Bloom & Co. are hard at work on a parody of “Time of Your Life,” because I’m already getting sniffly at the realization…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Every Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Song, Ranked by Allie Pape

Over three seasons and dozens of songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has covered nearly every topic and musical genre imaginable, fearlessly mocking everything from hip-hop to punk-pop, on subjects b…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:50PM
Friday, January 26, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Raging Waters by Allie Pape

Rebecca’s recovery isn’t going very well so far, and while that’s bad news for her, it’s great for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. As exemplified by Nathaniel and Rebecca’s “Horny Angry Tan…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Every Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Song, Ranked by Allie Pape

Over three seasons and dozens of songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has covered nearly every topic and musical genre imaginable, fearlessly mocking everything from hip-hop to punk-pop, on subjects b…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:56PM
Friday, January 5, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Rotten Eggs by Allie Pape

I wasn’t sure what Crazy Ex-Girlfriend would do after the holiday break, given how intensely this season has careened from revenge fantasy to full-blown mental-health crisis to tentative r…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Friday, December 8, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: What About Paula? by Allie Pape

Rebecca has had a very rough year, but let’s not underrate what’s happened to Paula. She unexpectedly got pregnant and had an abortion. Her husband cheated on her. Her new boss is a huge…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Friday, November 17, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Bunch of Friends by Allie Pape

The episode title this time really says it all: “Josh Is Irrelevant.” As disconcerting as it might be for Josh Chan himself to hear, he was never the point of this show. Instead, as the …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Friday, November 3, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Life Doesn’t Make Narrative Sense by Allie Pape

Rebecca Bunch has burned her bridges and run away before. In season one, after Josh recommitted to Valencia, she took the first flight out to New York while all her friends back in West Covi…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

William Jackson Harper on the Other Good Place Character He’d Like to Play by Allie Pape

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson might be the marquee names of The Good Place, but for many viewers, the breakout star of the afterlife comedy is William Jackson Harper, who portrays anxious, ind…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:11AM
Friday, October 27, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Loony, Loony, Loony by Allie Pape

Even in the depths of its third season, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend still finds new ways to surprise. Every time it seems that the show is going to rest too much on the charms of its ensemble, it do…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Friday, October 20, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Holy Ghosted by Allie Pape

Considering season one’s theme song was absurdly catchy and season two’s turned out to be a surprise major plot point, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had a high bar for this year’s opening theme …

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Friday, October 13, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season-Premiere Recap: A Scorned Butterfly by Allie Pape

When we last saw Rebecca Bunch, she just experienced the ultimate blow: After two years of obsessively courting Josh Chan, he left her at the altar to join the priesthood, ending all possibi…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Complete List of the Running Jokes in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Two by Allie Pape

Very big spoilers ahead for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.The second season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is already available to stream on Netflix, just a week after the finale aired. Whether you’re watch…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:34PM
Friday, February 3, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season-Finale Recap: Just a Girl in Love by Allie Pape

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has pulled off some mighty tricks this season, from delicately off-boarding one main character and bringing on another to completely fragmenting, and then rebuilding, its…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:11PM
Friday, January 27, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: A Normal Wedding by Allie Pape

One of the weird ironies of planning a wedding, a ceremony that’s meant to unite two people, is that it can subtly drive wedges between them. Whether you’re the DIY type, like Nova Scoti…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Friday, January 20, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Devil Winds by Allie Pape

I'm grateful to the CW for renewing Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in the face of low ratings, but let's be honest: Loving this show can be a lonesome experience. It's one of those would-be hits that j…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Friday, January 13, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: We Suffered by Allie Pape

Since Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was finally renewed for a third season, I hope someone at the CW has called the American Psychological Association about buying some ad time. Over the course of the…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Friday, January 6, 2017

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: So Maternal by Allie Pape

Rebecca has made plenty of mistakes on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but she’s managed to avoid a big one: having a kid. This may not seem like high praise, but ever since Josh dumped her over a pr…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Friday, December 9, 2016

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Curiosity Killed the Cat by Allie Pape

Social media has thoroughly integrated itself into society, so it's interesting to see how many shows and films continue to either misunderstand or completely elide its place in our lives. T…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM
Friday, December 2, 2016

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Friend Jambalaya by Allie Pape

Our culture allots two very separate slots to friendship and love. Friendship is considered a brittle thing, hard to make and easy to break, while love is supposed to occur near-instantaneou…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00PM

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