- Twitter hid post from an account linked to Iran’s Supreme Leader Today 10:17 AM
- How to stream Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera for free Today 8:00 AM
- ‘Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy’ finds the balance between tragedy and comedy Today 7:30 AM
- How to stream Michael ‘Venom’ Page vs. Paul Daley for free Today 7:00 AM
- How to watch the NBA Dunk Contest 2019 online for free Today 6:50 AM
- The best new TV shows to stream this weekend Today 6:00 AM
- Bug lets Twitter save your DMs—even after you delete them Friday 7:21 PM
- Guy mansplains song to Japanese Breakfast, the female artist who wrote the song Friday 6:38 PM
- Ann Coulter’s Twitter bio links to a vulgar parody account Friday 5:22 PM
- Popular YouTube music channel gets income yanked for ‘repetitious’ content Friday 4:14 PM
- New website will endlessly generate fake faces thanks to AI Friday 3:41 PM
- Man fakes getting stood up at Outback Steakhouse Friday 3:03 PM
- FCC looks to tackle robocalls and spoofed texts Friday 2:57 PM
- How to protect yourself from the data breach that affected 744 million accounts Friday 12:56 PM
- How to stream Rob Brant vs. Khasan Baysangurov online for free Friday 12:21 PM
Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC-BY-SA)
The hybrid comedy follows twenty-something Kyle who comes to Austin to finally convince his old best friend from camp they are perfect for each other. Unfortunately, she just got engaged. A lot of guys would give up, but Kyle is not one of those guys. To Kyle’s surprise, even though he came to town looking for “the one,” he might end up with much more than that.
This is essentially what happens to Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) at the beginning of the popular CW series, right down to the camp part, though Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has moved beyond that premise to offer an honest exploration of mental health.
It’s not clear if 25—which comes from Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and will be produced by Rogen and Evan Goldberg—will have that nuance, but the gender-flipped premise rubbed the internet the wrong way. There were also some questions about whether a show that features a man pursuing an ex who has clearly moved on is something we really need right now. An old Donald Glover bit about why women don’t have fun crazy ex-boyfriend stories was circulated in response.
FINALLY WE CAN START GENDER-FLIPPING SO THAT DUDES HAVE THEIR OWN STORIES
LIKE, WHEN WILL WE GET REY IN STAR WARS, BUT LIKE, A GUY? WHEN WILL WE GET GREY'S ANATOMY BUT WITH ALL BROS? WHEN WILL MERYL STREEP BE A DUDE FINALLY OR WHATEVER
WHEN WILL MEN FINALLY GET GOOD ROLES? https://t.co/KkCpgW4nVc
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) February 8, 2018
— Thomas L. Strickland ☕️ (@ThomasLS) February 8, 2018
crazy ex-girlfriend w a dude is just a true crime show and we already have like 80000000 of those, move along pls https://t.co/CcrauEulNC
— Helena Fitzgerald (@helfitzgerald) February 8, 2018
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fans also made a grand reaction GIF showing in the comments of the AV Club tweet.
— Average Historian (@lwanveer) February 8, 2018
— Gabby (@GabrielleVill17) February 8, 2018
H/T AV Club
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.