Parents' Guide to

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fun, musical romantic comedy with sweet star, depth.

TV CW Comedy 2015
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age 14+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 13+

Amazing satirical musical comedy

On one hand the show does center a woman who searches for happiness from men, but it is clear the show is a satire of these types of characters in rom-coms and media generally. In doing so the show serves as a deconstruction of romantic comedies. Given the synopsis it may be surprising the show is quite nuanced and feminist. All of the characters experience growth and the ending is nicely planned. The show has also been applauded for its handling of mental health themes. The show is about as explicit as network television can get in terms of language and sexual content. There aren't many sex scenes though and they are not too graphic. The songs are witty, well written, and very catchy. However, if you are not a fan of musicals, the songs are more in alignment with an SNL parody song than classical broadway show tunes. With that being said, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," parodies basically every genre of music while maintaining quality for all 4 seasons.
age 14+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (18 ):

This unique series combines romance, humor, and full-on musical numbers to create lots of laugh-out-loud moments. Thanks to solid writing and good timing, the Broadway-style performances work together seamlessly to create some entertaining zaniness.

However, beneath the bright lights and glitter are the old stereotypes about women looking to men for happiness and dropping everything for the love of a man. Rebecca Bunch's stalker-like behavior only adds to this. It's meant to be fun, but some may find it difficult to enjoy given some of the values it seems to reinforce.

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