TV Club: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend proves that it has no underlying issues to address with a perfect finale

The next time you feel life has cheated you, in your next moment of sadness or frustration with the world or your own lot in life, take a breath and recite these words:

“At least that wasn’t the last episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

Many a great television show has ended without the chance to wrap things up, and many others have created covert finales, designed to double as satisfying series-enders if a renewal order never arrived (ex: Gilmore Girls, or more recently, Sherlock). It’s an understandable impulse. To create something that’s forever incomplete must surely be frustrating, so you can forgive writers for wanting to play it safe.

Aline Brosh McKenna has no interest in that safety net and no time for nonsense. The co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and writer-director of “Can Josh Take a Leap of Faith?” knocks the season home with a perfect finale that …

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