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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

the-series-philosopher-crazy-ex-girlfriendCrazy Ex-Girlfriend is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series with elements of dark comedy and satire that premiered on October 12, 2015, on The CW. The series was created by Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken) and Aline Brosh McKenna, and stars Bloom in the lead role.

Synopsis

Rebecca Bunch is a Jewish, Yale and Harvard educated lawyer, who works for a top New York firm. She freaks out when offered a partnership and bumps into Josh Chan on the street. Josh was her first love from summer camp in 2005 and she never got over the way he dumped her at the end of camp. Josh tells her he couldn’t hack it in New York and is moving back to West Covina, California (“Just two hours from the beach, four hours in traffic”). While watching a butter spread commercial, Rebecca decides to follow Josh in search of happiness. She hops a plane to LA, gets a job at Darryl Whitefeather’s West Covina law firm, buys a house, and flushes all her pills down the sink. She becomes friends with the firm’s paralegal, Paula, and begins an on-again-off-again relationship with Josh’s friend Greg, while trying to reconnect with Josh.

Main Cast

  • Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Nora Bunch, a lawyer originally from New York City. Suffering from depression and anxiety and prone to rash decisions, she uproots her life and relocates to the suburb of West Covina, California in an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend Josh.
  • Vincent Rodriguez III as Joshua “Josh” Felix Chan, Rebecca’s caring yet unavailable ex-boyfriend and the object of her affection.
  • Santino Fontana (Shades of Blue) as Greg Serrano, an “angry” underachieving bartender and Josh’s best friend, who has complicated feelings for Rebecca.
  • Donna Lynne Champlin as Paula Proctor, Rebecca’s co-worker and new best friend. To distract herself from her own failing marriage, she hatches schemes and gives questionable advice in support of Rebecca’s pursuit of Josh.
  • Pete Gardner as Darryl Whitefeather, Rebecca’s often clueless boss. A middle-aged divorced dad, he discovers he is bisexual and begins dating White Josh.
  • Vella Lovell as Heather Davis, Rebecca’s “cool” college student neighbor who gives sage advice and discovers she has feelings for Greg.
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