We’re wrapping up our regular season with the very on-brand-for-us Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! Listen on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you find podcasts.
The brilliant TV series draws influence from Musical Theater and Romantic Comedies, as well as honestly and respectfully tackling some important mental health issues, all of which we explore.
Content Warning for discussion of mental illness
For Further Reading
The history of the portrayal of women in American Musical Theater
Why we cringe at the word “crazy”
What CXG’s ending means for Rebecca’s mental health
Beyond the Screenplay interview with co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna
Glamour’s History of the Rom Com
Romantic Comedy Tropes on TV Tropes
Romantic Comedy deconstruction: Rachel Bloom’s 2017 interview with NPR
How the show upends romcom cliches