[Crazy Ex Girlfriend] S02E05: Why is Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs?

Watch Date: 17 May 2020

Watched on: Netflix

IMDb link.

Netflix Summary:

Determined to bond with Valencia, Rebecca drags her to a healing retreat. Josh mopes about being alone, and Paula makes a new friend in class.


  • Rebecca was messianically quoting Roxane Gay the way far too many people quote Yuval Noah Harari. Or, if I’m being honest with myself, the way I quote Terry Pratchett or Deirdre McCloskey.
  • Out of all the characters, Darryl and White Josh have the magical (for the show) ability to resolve their issues within one episode, or at most two. So refreshing compared to the other trainwrecks around them.
  • The five dollar fine for mentioning Josh was hilarious (and probably useful) but I would be a terrible friend to Rebecca. Instead of fining her five dollars I would encourage her to keep venting, and then probably spread the drama around for good measure. “Are we the baddies?”
  • Paula’s new friendship with Sunil was made far more dramatic than it has any right to be.


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