Since its debut on The CW on October 12 last year, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has asked you to sing, to dance, to laugh and cry along with it – and maybe to visit West Covina. “We’re not concerned with being edgy or topical, we just want to look for truths in people that we haven’t seen in film or television,” star and co-creator Rachel Bloom told me onstage during Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys all-day event on April 10.
“For us, it’s about being as specific as possible,” added EP and fellow series co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna of the topics such as sexuality and ethnicity the show has addressed in its already award- winning first season. Click on the video above to see some of the Crazy Ex conversation as the renewed series wraps up its first season tonight.
A winner at this year’s Golden Globes, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a tale of following a narrative that may or may not reflect a reality – to say the least. With tunes galore, the show finds mid-twenties high-powered and neurotic NYC lawyer Rebecca Bunch, played by Bloom, impulsively rejecting a chance to make partner as she moves out to California’s West Covina after bumping into her summer camp ex-Josh, played by Vincent Rodriguez III, on the streets of the Big Apple. True love doesn’t exactly follow but a very witty journey into what is best called contained craziness sure does.
Click on the video above of my talk in front of a packed DGA earlier this month with Crazy Ex’s Bloom and McKenna as a part of the CBS Television Studios panel to find out more about one of the most vibrant new shows of the season.