Premiered: October 13, 2017
On: The CW
Starring: Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, David Hull, Scott Michael Foster, Gina Gallego, Erick Lopez, Esther Povitsky, Michael McMillan, Steve Monroe, Burl Moseley, Danny Jolles, Johnny Ray Meeks, Amy Hill, Steele Stebbins, Zayne Emory, Jay Hayden, Michael Hyatt, Michael Hitchcock, Lyndon Smith & Paul Welsh
In the third season of the CW musical comedy, Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) takes a dark turn that allows for viewers to have serious conversations about mental health.
After being left at the altar by Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III), Rebecca has a mental breakdown. While her friends try to support her, they realize that she needs professional help if she’s going to move on.
From the start of the series, it was obvious that Rebecca was not in the most stable frame of mind. This season finally dives into her dealing with those mental and emotional issues.
Though a bit zany, this show has always been at the forefront of important conversational topics. Through the music and comedy, the issues are kept light, but they’re out for people to speak about.
Final say: Brilliant writing and acting. ★★★★☆