Apr 29, 2018

The Top 10 Hunks of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

The second and third seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are up on Netflix, continuing the saga of Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), who runs into her grade-school crush Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III) one day on the street, and drops everything to move to West Covina and stalk him.

It turns out that Rebecca really is crazy; she has Borderline Personality Disorder, characterized by extreme mood swings, impulsivity, obsessions, and relationship problems.  She moves too fast and overreacts violently to rejection or just "let's slow down."  People who suffer from BPD in real life have praised the show for its realistic portrayal, finally "getting mental illness right."

In addition to Rebecca's ongoing pursuit of Josh Chan and other guys whom she believes will make her life perfect, the palette of the show expands to include subplots.  Josh and his posse don't have perfect lives, after all.  Nearly everyone is involved in a toxic parent-child relationship.

It's one of the most diverse casts I've ever seen, and one of the most beefcake-heavy.

1. Josh (above) is riddled with insecurities, indecisive, and rather dimwitted (not quite Joey Tribbiani, but close).  He still lives with his mother, in spite of her entreaties for  him to move out.

2. He works for an over-accommodating boss (Johnny Ray Meeks and seeks advice from an over-accommodating priest (Rene Gube, left).

3. White Josh (David Hull), who is gay, has a major inferiority complex.  He can't understand why someone as great as David Whitefeather (Pete Gardner) would be interested in him (um...have you looked in a mirror lately?).

By the way, Vincent Rodriguez III is gay in real life, and David Hull is straight.

3. Hector (Erick Lopez) has an unhealthy dependency on his mother.  He's dating Heather (Vella Lovell), a perpetual college student, taking every class, sometimes twice, afraid to graduate and move to the next stage of her life.

4. Greg (Santino Fontana) dates Rebecca for awhile, then realizes that he's an alcoholic, and goes away to get help.

5. Nathan Plimpton (Scott Michael Foster), Rebecca's boss after Darryl sells the company, is an amoral schemer constantly trying to win his dad's love.

More after the break

6. Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin), Rebecca's older mentor and bff, finds that she enjoys complex, not-entirely-legal schemes; they take her mind off her failures at home and at work.  Her husband (Steve Monroe) cheats and has to get back into her good graces, and she overtly neglects her teenage sons (including Zayne Emory, left).

7.-8. Jim (Burl Moseley, right) is one of Rebecca's coworkers, and Darryl (Pete Gardner), her first boss, who is dating White Josh.

9. Dr. Shin (Jay Hayden) is one of Rebecca's psychiatrists.

10. Trent (Paul Welsh) is Rebecca's stalker.

See Also: The Gay Couple of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

1 comment:

  1. You forgot paranoia and (unusual for a Cluster B personality disorder) low self-esteem.

    Something in the way you love me won't let me be
    I don't wanna be your prisoner so baby won't you set me free
    Just open up your heart finish what you start when you make my love come down
    If you want it let me know baby let it show honey don't fool around
    Just try to understand
    I've given all I can
    Cause you got the best of me

    Yes, it's exactly like that.


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