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The Subversive Show With the Terrible Name

crazy ex-girlfriend Maureen Lenker By traditional television standards, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend should not work. Saddled with a problematic title, laced with tongue-in-cheek musical numbers, and centered on an extremely flawed female protagonist who uproots her entire life to pursue her teenage crush, it seems an unlikely programming choice. But it’s these choices, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s self-effacing, knowing engagement with them, that makes the show stand-out television.
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