Mental Health

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' creators weigh in on the exploration of Rebecca's mental health

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' creators weigh in on the exploration of Rebecca's mental health

Don’t let the catchy songs fool you. The CW’s comedy-musical “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” has hit a more dramatic key in its third season.

The series that introduced viewers to Rebecca Bunch — the titular heroine who, in Season 1, upended her high-powered lawyer life in New York to move to West Covina and chase after an ex — has been delving deeper into the character’s mental health to put her questionable, often extreme, behavior into perspective. Rebecca, played by co-creator and star Rachel Bloom, has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, opening up new creative paths for the show.

“It's a story that we embarked on telling so many years ago, and I think we both...

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