One of my favorite shows is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is preparing for its second season on CW, premiering October 21st. I cannot contain my excitement for the next season! The series combines comedy with fantastic musical numbers. After watching a particular new episode I usually will have the songs stuck in my head for the rest of the week. The main character, Rebecca, has two men in her love life, who she is always having trouble deciding between. The fanbase of the show has started to pick sides and identify as “Team Josh” or “Team Greg”. Josh is Rebecca’s college summer love. He is charming and outgoing, but things fizzled out. She has never been able to get over her obsession with getting back together with Josh. She even moves to West Covino, California for him, in hopes of getting back with him, against her better judgement. While she tries to rekindle their relationship, and overcome her obstacles such as Josh’s current girlfriend, Valeria, Greg, who is Josh’s friend, enters the scene.
Greg is anything but charming. He is sarcastic, and awkward, irresposible, and very well might be an alcoholic. However, he has a soft spot for Rebecca and they end up building up some romantic and sexual tension. But what I have realized is that both of these men are unhealthy choices. We shouldn’t be choosing one of these men, and instead we should be rooting for Rebecca to realize that she doesn’t need a man to be happy. She is stuck in this fairytale fantasy, and needs to wake up from it and realize she can be by herself, and not everything in her love life will play out like something from the pages of a storybook.
Below is an article that discusses the Team Josh vs. Team Greg vs. Team Rebecca debate.