This is what Mickey looks like when she does the same:
Rebecca isn’t a total slob; she cleans up nice, and let’s not forget she’s a successful lawyer who left a high-paying corporate gig in New York to pursue Josh — the kind of truly crazy move I can’t imagine Mickey making. While Mickey and Gus just kind of fall into their relationship, Rebecca hunts down Josh like a lioness stalking her prey. It’s not a great look, and it eventually backfires when Rebecca rushes to plan a wedding in just two weeks and Josh, unsurprisingly, gets cold feet and backs out.
Where Crazy Ex is all too happy to portray Rebecca as an unhinged woman who can’t stop sabotaging her life, Love has too much of a hard-on for Mickey to really do the same. Sure, she’s a screw-up, but she makes self-sabotage look so sexy — and in the end, she gets the guy. Although it’s painfully clear that Gus and Mickey are not a good match, Love keeps casting Gus as the answer to Mickey’s problems, a ballast that will keep her in check. But Crazy Ex-Girlfriend takes a more complex view of its central romance, casting Rebecca’s dogged pursuit of a man she hasn’t seen since she was a teenager in an appropriately unflattering light. The show understands that Josh isn’t the answer to Rebecca’s problems; he’s another problem.