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
Never. Let. Go. (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
After Showtime passed on the original pilot, a number of small cable networks showed an interest, but it didn't look like anything was going to pan out. At the urging of a friend, co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna
sat down to binge-watch Jane the Virgin
(2014), and she soon realized that it was tonally similar, so she pitched "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" to The CW, which quickly green-lit the series. See more