That’s funny, you are Greg, you’re funny. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has played with perspective often throughout its four seasons. In the series premiere, Rebecca felt that the universe pointed her toward Josh, and that Josh pointed her toward California. By episode’s end, an apparent adversary had become a friend and a confidante, stepping into her world and way of thinking by bursting into song. They’ve winked at the conventions of television, deconstructed the tropes of the rom-com over and over again, and had Rebecca make musical realization after musical realization. All the while, they’ve kept the series rooted in Rebecca’s emotional life, making sure that even the moments of undiluted comedy—even “Heavy Boobs” and “Having A Few People Over”—sprung from something honest, something sincere. Skylar Astin’s entrance in “I’m Not The Person I Used To Be” is, perhaps, the ultimate example of that practice. The practicalities of making a television, transformed into emotional fodder. I’ve been writing these reviews for quite awhile now. (Hey there, folks who’ve been reading since the very beginning!) There are episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend that I found more moving than this one, episodes of with better music, better jokes, and better twists and turns of the plot. But “I’m Not The Person I Used To Be” could easily have been a disaster. It’s an episode that does its own stunts, riding a motorcycle up a ramp and preparing to attempt to clear a chasm. It’s a toss from a trapeze. It’s a perfectly good episode with… [Read full story]
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