6 Reasons to Watch Crazy-Ex Girlfriend

If you, like most people, haven't yet heard of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend then you are in luck. Unless you didn't need another incredible show to add to your to-do list, in which case, you're in trouble. The musical satire has survived with some of the lowest ratings on television, earning itself four seasons to complete the story of one woman learning how to cope with her mental illness, make a life for herself with people she cares about, and be happy. If that's not enough to get you interested, here are seven reasons why everyone should watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend


1. It is hilarious

The satire works in high- and low- level humour, including sex jokes, hyperbole, and puns.


2. It has great music


The musical styles also range from song to song. The show has included country tunes, raps, pop , ballads, Broadway spoofs, R&B, EDM, and just about every other genre you can think of. Most importantly, the show does it well. 


3. It allows the characters to be nuanced, while it still manages to satirize the tropes the characters interact with and embody. 

It’s characters are nuanced, realistic, and diverse in thought, race, sexuality, and age. The show does a great job of portraying characters living with common mental and psychiatric disorders in a way that is both nuanced and not overly dramatized.


5. It does not pit women against each other.

The show briefly satirizes the trope of women fighting over a man, but also depicts the many other ways women can relate to one another. 


6. It does not make romantic relationships the end all be all.

While Rebecca often shapes her life around romantic relationships, that does not mean that the show condones such a perspective. In face, the satirical nature of the show pushes the viewer to understand that romantic relationships are not the point of television or a woman's life. 


7. It is award winning. 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won a Golden Globe for best performance by a television actress, an Emmy for choreography, an Emmy for editing, a Critics' Choice award for best lead actress in a comedy, a TCA award for individual achievement in comedy, and a Gotham Independent Film award for breakthrough series long form. If you won't take my word for it, believe the academy, and give the show a shot.