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A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California.
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Series cast summary:
Rachel Bloom ...  Rebecca Bunch / ... 62 episodes, 2015-2019
Donna Lynne Champlin ...  Paula Proctor / ... 62 episodes, 2015-2019
Vincent Rodriguez III ...  Josh Chan / ... 61 episodes, 2015-2019
Pete Gardner ...  Darryl Whitefeather / ... 51 episodes, 2015-2019
Vella Lovell ...  Heather Davis / ... 45 episodes, 2015-2019
Gabrielle Ruiz ...  Valencia Perez / ... 42 episodes, 2015-2019
Scott Michael Foster ...  Nathaniel Plimpton III / ... 36 episodes, 2017-2019
David Hull ...  White Josh / ... 34 episodes, 2015-2019
Erick Lopez ...  Hector 30 episodes, 2015-2019
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To most looking in, Rebecca Bunch has a great life: a high powered job as an attorney in a prestigious New York law firm, great future prospects in her chosen profession, looks, brains, and money. But she has always suffered from anxiety and depression, for which she is on a plethora of pills. Those maladies are largely from being pushed by her overbearing Jewish mother, which also led to Rebecca's father abandoning the family when she was young. When on the streets of New York Rebecca runs into Josh Chan, her boyfriend from summer camp ten years ago when they were sixteen, she remembers back to that time as the happiest time in her life, happiness which eludes her. When Josh mentions that he is imminently moving back to his hometown of West Covina, California, Rebecca decides to pursue happiness in moving to West Covina herself, telling people it's because she got a fabulous job there, where in reality it's to rekindle a relationship with Josh, which she believes is what will make ... Written by Huggo

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I can fix this. (Season 2) See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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English

Release Date:

12 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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According to Rachel Bloom, the show explores the idea that if a person moves for another person and they are not romantically involved, it is actually evidence that they have personal issues. See more »

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The show is set in West Covina, California and is described as being "Just two hours from the beach, four hours in traffic." Actually, Seal Beach in Orange County is less than an hour away about 30 miles to the southwest of the city. Also, Santa Monica Beach on the other side of Los Angeles is only 35 miles away. See more »

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F-Me Josh Chan !
17 October 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

Some might already know Rachel Bloom from a song called "F-me Ray Bradbury" (The F-word fully visible and audible in the lyrics) which was nominated in 2011 for a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.

Anyway this is a TV-series created and starred by Bloom in about the same concept and style as the previously mentioned song. Literally, since the show is actually a ...musical, with songs and dancing numbers that are mixed with the plot.

It is about a successful young female lawyer who gives up a promising job in a big N.Y. law firm, and moves to California, in a small town, pursuing happiness with her first boyfriend who left her 10 years ago.

I was expecting more awkward moments with such a premise but the show (at least the pilot episode) saves us from such clichés scenes and it does it wittily. There are also some "political" statements seemingly mixed in the script that maybe give the show a little more substance (like the things women suffering just to be beautiful for men).

To summarize: It is a fantasy dramatic comedy musical, that is different from other series out there. Some people will like it or love it, some will look for entertainment elsewhere. See it, and decide.

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