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CRITIC’S CORNER

- Robert Bianco USA TODAY

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND CW, 8 ET/PT In honor of Monday’s leap year date, why not try out one of TV’s most unusual comedies: a satirical musical that marches to the beat of its own, delightful­ly odd drummer? This week you get a very funny, incredibly random sight gag involving a former TV series regular; a wonderfull­y done spoof of Les Misérables; a sweetly amusing romantic twist — and in the end, an important advance in the show’s central story. After lying and scheming to win the man she followed to West Covina, Rebecca (Rachel Bloom, the season’s most joyous discovery) finds the best way to earn love is show love to others. So show a little love, please, to Crazy: The show has earned it.

GOTHAM

FOX, 8 ET/PT This Batman prequel returns with a new guest, Nathan Darrow, playing a new villain: a cryogenics engineer named Victor Fries. We’ll assume you can see where that’s headed.

LUCIFER

FOX, 9 ET/PT Where this attempt to turn the devil into yet another Fox consulting detective is headed is harder to guess. Improbably enough, the show started out well — but by this outing, it has become bogged down in mythology and in a ludicrous subplot revolving around an angel and a therapist. Worse yet, it pushes Lucifer past that line between amusing and annoying — and that’s a dangerous border to cross.

 ?? JESSICA MIGLIO, FOX ?? Nathan Darrow plays it cool as a villainous guest star on Gotham.
JESSICA MIGLIO, FOX Nathan Darrow plays it cool as a villainous guest star on Gotham.
 ?? DANNY FELD, CW ?? Rachel Bloom continues her nutty journey as the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
DANNY FELD, CW Rachel Bloom continues her nutty journey as the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
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