Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Want To Be Here
October 12, 2018 7:27 PM - Season 4, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Rebecca faces the consequences of her guilty plea; Nathaniel looks for solace in a retreat; Josh searches for answers.
posted by JimBennett (19 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Woo Macchu Picchu!
posted by Etrigan at 8:16 PM on October 12, 2018 [2 favorites]


Ugggggh I struggled so hard with the first half of the episode, like I trust the writers and I know the cringe comedy always comes out somewhere good but Rebecca in prison was super hard for me! SO MUCH CRINGE
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:37 PM on October 12, 2018


Yeah, the Rebecca privilege stuff was like an anvil to the head. Though I did enjoy Heather’s remarks about it and Valencia telling her off.

Nathan in the Woods was great.

Also, the Harvard/Princeton stuff made me giggle. But Paula should have used Penn instead.
posted by lunasol at 10:49 PM on October 12, 2018 [1 favorite]


"Maybe I'm just Broken"

Ahhh American Ska.
posted by Faintdreams at 4:30 AM on October 13, 2018 [1 favorite]


I thought the jail thing was an unsubtle dig to OINTB. I can't be the only one.
posted by kandinski at 7:01 AM on October 13, 2018 [4 favorites]


kandinski I too thought it was a dig a OINTB and also the very direct Chicago-esque song.
posted by Faintdreams at 9:34 AM on October 13, 2018 [3 favorites]


ra-ta-ta. ra-ta-ta. ra-ta-ta.
posted by JimBennett at 1:05 PM on October 13, 2018 [4 favorites]


my favorite part of this episode was probably the great/cringe-worthy reminder that canonically rebecca bunch is actually a terrible singer. rachel bloom is very convincing at singing like someone whose enthusiasm far surpasses their talent
posted by Kybard at 4:30 PM on October 13, 2018 [8 favorites]


I loved Nobody Else is Singing My Song (or whatever it's called). I'm also really happy that they didn't drag out the Rebecca in prison story arc. I was so dreading that this season.
posted by sardonyx at 7:47 PM on October 13, 2018 [5 favorites]


I was hoping the prison arc would culminate with an Arrow crossover, but okay.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 12:19 AM on October 14, 2018 [4 favorites]


I do miss White Josh and Mrs Hernandez though. ... I know its only episode one but ..
posted by Faintdreams at 4:59 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yes! That's what this episode was missing - White Josh! Where was he? He would have been so good at calling Rebecca and Josh on their bullshit.
posted by lunasol at 9:48 AM on October 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


I was hoping the prison arc would culminate with an Arrow crossover, but okay.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 12:19 AM on October 14


Oh. My. God! That's a mental image (and the accompanying laugh) I didn't know I needed but I absolutely do. Thank you so much for this. I mean it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility. They're both on the same network, and it's not like the Arrowverse doesn't do musicals. Yes, I know Amell said he won't sing in one, but he's perfectly happy to do so in every convention clip I've seen. Maybe Oliver and Nathaniel could get into some bro-ish tortured macho off involving singing, dancing and salmon ladders.

Please tell me you've written the fanfic for this.
posted by sardonyx at 11:21 AM on October 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


I did not realize how much I missed this show.

I love George never getting his song. I loved their take on Cell Block Tango, down to that moment where she almost tips over her chair. I loved her hatred of Cats, even though that was totally my first musical love.

The Josh storyline was hard for me, but I'm glad it culminated in a reminder that you don't need a disorder to benefit from therapy. I delayed getting help for so long because I thought I was just being a lazy hypochondriac looking for an easy answer to 'normal' growing pains. So while I completely agreed with Hector and Heather's dismissal of Josh's self-diagnoses, I also hated hearing them ignore his feelings.
posted by politikitty at 11:54 AM on October 15, 2018 [2 favorites]


Why won't anyone tell Josh he's just stoopid?!?!
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:33 PM on October 15, 2018 [2 favorites]


because that is super mean.
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 8:23 AM on October 18, 2018


Why won't anyone tell Josh he's just stoopid?!?!

I am fairly certain that they have (I remember White Josh in particular leading one of these charges), but Josh's genial good-heartedness extends to himself as well, so he dismisses and/or forgets anyone pointing out Yeah, maybe you can't do anything you want....
posted by Etrigan at 8:26 AM on October 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Ugh, Rebecca, just go to Hawaii already. Why does everything have to be so hard?
posted by GrammarMoses at 9:23 AM on October 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


I wanted Rebecca to go to Hawaii too, but Nathaniel's response when she turned it down was super not-cool. Or at least showed that they're just in very different places.
posted by lunasol at 1:49 PM on October 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


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