francescajohnson:“Rebecca, for the whole show,…

francescajohnson:

“Rebecca, for the whole show, has tried to be people she’s seen in movies and TV shows because she has no sense of who she is internally. And so she has tried to—every time she takes on another persona it’s like trying on a new costume. The same goes for this Fatal Attraction, she says, ‘OK, you left me at the altar, you called me crazy, great. I’m crazy. I’m crazy and I’m fucking sexy and I’m a dynamo.’ She’s going to come in with this persona, but again, it’s the same mistake she keeps making, which is like, Rebecca, what do you really want? Who are you really?”

You know, I watched one episode of this and…

To backtrack for a moment, I have an oddly specific form of empathy, I guess. Every time Selina gives a speech in Veep and it goes wrong and she’s struggling to maintain her composure in public, picture me all but crying and covering my face with my hands. I Can Not Bear It.

I have never once managed to watch more than five minutes of the UK office, and every time I tried to watch Alan Partridge I wanted to crawl behind the sofa until the episode was over. The scene in Never Been Kissed where Josie 1) gets high and 2) embarrasses herself in front of everyone who knows her by dancing with the band…still makes my blood run cold even now.

All of which I mention, because I watched the first episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and…Rebecca is so obviously in pain, and so consistently embarasses herself in front of people – and can’t stop herself from doing it, even though she knows what she’s doing…

Seriously, does it lighten up? Because I don’t think I could stand many episodes of that kind of comedy.