“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”: 3 Reasons You Should Watch this New TV Series | Speaking of China

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  1. Autumn
    Autumn November 23, 2015 at 7:28 am | | Reply

    The title put me off so much that I was NEVER going to watch that show.

    Thanks for the heads up. I still hate the title, but I might give it a shot.

  2. Phil Chung
    Phil Chung November 23, 2015 at 8:55 am | | Reply

    Sounds bit like one of those cheesy high school tv show. I’m afraid that doesn’t sound entirely appealing to me, but I’ll give that a shot. Is catch up service available on the net?

  3. Holly Hollins
    Holly Hollins November 23, 2015 at 9:07 am | | Reply

    The show didn’t catch my eye but I may check it out.

    I’m still in love with, “我的娜塔莎” (my Natasha to non-Chinese speakers.) Even though it’s a Chinese drama and no English subs…also a WWII based drama in the beginning. I still will re-watch and recommend to anyone since it’s AMWF. 🙂

  4. David L
    David L November 23, 2015 at 10:56 am | | Reply

    I really like the show. I am probably biased because I am an AM, but I do think the humor is really sharp, even the musical pieces. It is really amazing how many Asians are on mainstream American TV this year. And I am a huge fan of Rachel Bloom because of her support for “Asian bros”, as she puts it. But her show also does a really good job of showing Asians as real people, not just as exotic props, as a lot of other mainstream shows have done. Also, they don’t “ethnically cleanse” West Covina – there are lots of Asians in the background.

    I think unfortunately the ratings haven’t been great, even for a show on the CW network. Am telling friends/family about it, hoping it doesn’t go the way of Selfie, but wondering what else can be done to support this show.

  5. pt
    pt November 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the info. Will be checking out this show.
    BTW, there’s another show on AMC call “Into the Badlands”. It stars Daniel Wu.

  6. Marta
    Marta November 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm | | Reply

    That sounds fun! I will check if my Xiaomi box has it 😀

  7. H. P. Sheng
    H. P. Sheng November 23, 2015 at 11:35 pm | | Reply

    For curiosity sake, I would like to watch this TV serial. But being quite ignorant about TV program in general, where can I find the Channel CW and what time does it show on Monday?

    Thanks for your reply.

    P. S. Also I was very touched by the free sample movie “Never Forever (2007) except at the end the story gets hazy. Now, how can pay the Amazon for watching
    the rest of AMWF movies?

  8. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen November 24, 2015 at 1:27 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for passing this on. I just watched the first episode. The musical numbers were enjoyable, especially the singing and acting of the woman who plays her friend, Paula. I wasn’t impressed with Rodriguez’s acting skills.

  9. Fred
    Fred November 25, 2015 at 5:32 am | | Reply

    The actor above does not look 100% Asian. May we count him as an Asian American actor?

    1. pt
      pt November 25, 2015 at 11:30 am | | Reply

      @Fred – Asian-Americans don’t look 100% Asian? WTF?!? That’s like saying European-Americans don’t look 100% European.

      1. Seck
        Seck November 26, 2015 at 2:07 am | | Reply

        It is like this. When you become so good-looking, even Asian guys don’t believe that they are actually Asians.

        It goes like this.
        “The uglier you are, the more Asians you become.”

        That’s the mindset of Asians/Asian Americans.

        Once came across a Chinese guy from Mainland, and started chatting for a while. When I said I’m a full 100% Han Chinese, he didn’t believe that I’m a Chinese. He’s said I must be mixed with some other races.

        I’m 5’11”, fit, with rugged jaw, round eyes, and dark hairs.

        The funny thing is when I did my 23andme, it says I’m 98% Chinese genotype.

        The bottom line is when you do look like Wang Leehom, Godfrey Gao, both tall, rugged jaws Chinese, ignorant Chinese won’t realize they are actually Chinese. They started comtemplating whether they are mixed with some South Asian, Middle East or whatever to crack their brains.

        The more you look like Jackie Chan (super talented though), the more they believe you are truly a Chinese.

        That’s my personal observation after coming across lots of ugly Chinese guys.

        Sounds so irritating and self-righteous comment to your ears?

        Yes, come and walk into my shoes and feel it when other Chinese said you must be mixed with some other races. I just wanted to smack their faces.

  10. Fred
    Fred November 26, 2015 at 7:12 am | | Reply

    @ Seck.

    I do not agree with your assertion that the prettier the person is, the less likely he/she will be viewed as Asian and that the uglier the person is, the more likely he/she will be seen as an Asian. I have only seen this viewpoint several times. For example, I know a fellow lawyer named Katia Cheng and she is very pretty. Many guys tell her including me when I first met her that she must be 1/2 Asian and 1/2 Caucasian. She vehemently denied being mixed race as she is 100% Han Chinese from Hong Kong. At first I did not believe her. She finally showed me the photo of her biological mother and father both of whom look 100% Han Chinese. She simply said that she was born this way looking somewhat like a mixed raced girl. Sooooooooo many boys chased after her that it was not even funny because she is extremely pretty.

    1. David
      David December 5, 2015 at 7:45 am | | Reply

      No matter what the hue, white men chase after Asian women. They chase after Filipinas who are pretty dark.

  11. Seck
    Seck November 26, 2015 at 9:40 am | | Reply


    You already agreed my assertion (by Katie Cheng) although you do not agree with my assertion (Your statement).

    Of course when I said “The uglier you are, the more Asians you become” is a tongue in cheek comment, it’s not always the case. But from my personal experience, it seems to be the case. A part of the case is well-groomed Asians always stand out in a crowd whenever you go. Most Chinese don’t give a damx on their hairdo, their clothes, instead will spend thousands of money on buying a Rolex watch for their girlfriends.

    So when you become tall, fit like LV model Godfrey Gao, you are automatically labeled as “mixed-race” which is sad, also reflective of what Chinese people think of themselves.

    My personal anecdote; whenever I come across a stranger, they always wonder where I’m really from. Well, I’m not from mainland China. They can’t figure out my ethnicity. One time when we were having a dinner out, a Chinese guy from mainland asserted that I must be mixed. I told him my father and my mother are 100% Han Chinese. But he resists that since it’s been long my parents migrated out of China, there must be a racial mixing before I was born.

    For a moment, I was angry, not because of his accusation but because of his strong assertion on my family roots. By the time I got my 23andme results, it’s clear as sky that my mother DNA was from northern part of China, that’s why I’m freaking tall 5’11” and my brother is 6’1”. My father DNA was from South East China (Fujian, Taiwan). And then working out help me to become fit. So I’m automatically labeled as “Mixed race”. Funny how things turn out.

    Vincent from the “My crazy ex-GF” does not look like East Asian, but he does have a look of Asian for sure.

  12. cho sueng gao
    cho sueng gao November 26, 2015 at 1:55 pm | | Reply

    This guy looks like a spanish man. Like ricky ricardo not william hung. Am I the only one that thinks this?

    1. Pierce
      Pierce November 27, 2015 at 9:21 am | | Reply

      You’re just a classic example of a troll. Few followers on Twitter and you don’t tweet. In addition, you do what every insecure loser does: you claim that Filipino men are Spanish and not Asian. You probably aren’t even Asian.

      1. passer-by
        passer-by November 27, 2015 at 7:03 pm | | Reply

        please study the history of Philippines and you will know if blood of Europeans run in some filipinos is true.

        1. pt
          pt November 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm | | Reply

          Emphasis on the word “some”.

      2. passer-by
        passer-by November 27, 2015 at 7:11 pm | | Reply

        By studying human genes,geneticists find that everyone is “mix-blood”.

  13. Fred
    Fred November 30, 2015 at 6:08 am | | Reply

    @ Seck.

    I did not say that I agreed with you. In fact, I disagreed with you. I only said that I encountered this “warped” point of view only several times in my life, one of which was the case of Katia Cheung. But on the whole, I rarely encountered the viewpoint that the prettier one is, the less likely he/she is Asian and the uglier one is, the likely he/she is Asian. I have seen some very pretty Asian girls from Korea, China, Japan, etc. but yet I never ascribed them with the being part Caucasian.

    In my life time, I have been ascribed as being part Caucasian several times much to my dismay. In my opinion, I do not look any where near Caucasian but somehow someone said that I had some mixed blood.

    I have to admit though that mixed race children are so pretty and some mixed race girls of Asian and Caucasian descent are soooooo darn pretty that they are almost irresistible.

    Take care Seck.

    1. David
      David December 5, 2015 at 7:48 am | | Reply

      @David. pretty smart too! You live in Torrence. Try visiting Gretchen Whitney High School in Cerritos. Plenty of super-smart mixed Asian-white kids there!

  14. Fred
    Fred November 30, 2015 at 6:15 am | | Reply

    I also agree that many Mainlanders from China give less consideration to their physical appearance and physique as they tend to dress with less fashionable clothing and do not exercise to develop tone and definition in their bodies, unlike models such as Godrey Gao. When I was in Hong Kong last year, I observed the ordinary people on the streets many of whom were Mainlanders and they did not dress with grace or style unlike the people in the U.S. I, too, do not dress with grace and style ordinarily as I do not see the point of spending so much money and time to look outstanding especially when I am a married man who has no need to impress girls. I guess that Chinese tend to be more humble and give less weight to attire.

  15. Bruce
    Bruce December 12, 2015 at 3:05 am | | Reply

    Hahahahah I’m back !! I dress sloppy sometimes but most of the time I dress nice. Having a nice body can really make you look good. I told all my friends that I can make a $1 shirt looks like $250 if I wear it. Most asians think that by wearing a brand name shirt will make them look high class even if they don’t have the figure to match it. You really need to exercise to have the physical appearance so the clothes can wrap around your body nicely. It’s just my opinion .

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