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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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You've been hearing it for months—actually over a year: "Watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Do you watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend yet? No? What's wrong with you? You need reasons to? Fine.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which enters its second season on Friday, Oct. 21, stars its co-creator Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a lawyer who quit her high-paying job in New York to move to West Covina, California for Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III). Yes, Rebecca has finally come to terms with the fact that she moved across the country for her childhood ex-boyfriend from camp. To quote the new season two theme song: "They say love makes you crazy, therefore you can't call her crazy. ‘Cause when you call her crazy, you're just calling her in love." She's not crazy, she's in love. But in love with whom? Somebody or an idea of somebody?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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The second season picks up right where season one ended: Rebecca finally landed Josh, the two slept together the night of his sister's wedding. She then admitted to him that she moved there for him. Oops. But things quickly take a turn, as they often do in a show that is not afraid to take everything viewers have become comfortable with and turn it on its head.

Season two is bigger and somehow better than the perfectly tight season one. The character twists—and there are many, including new careers and personal realizations—are logical and so well planned.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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There are a lot of shows out there, but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cuts through the noise with its smart plotting. You can tell the character beats and growth have been planned for some time. Other shows out there take note, this is how you develop characters. Where else are you going to find a healthy romantic relationship between two men that is such a non-issue it's great? Or a show that is so unapologetic in making its lead character, well, crazy? Led by Bloom, the cast, including Donna Lynne Champlin, Santino Fontana, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, are all at the top of their games.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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And then there are the musical numbers—including a take on Beyoncé's "Lemonade," a Marilyn Monroe-esque song about love triangles (and geometry), a brief song about having sex while on your period and a throwback pop-rock song (think Blink-182) about ping pong—which are wittier than ever. This show goes deep, both with lyrics and biting dialogue. It's hard to believe this show is on The CW.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is better than ever. It's a palate cleanser of the best kind, especially for those with reboot and superhero fatigue. Go for the ride on the Crazy train, won't you?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premieres Friday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. on The CW.