Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

CXGWe’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



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