"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," which just concluded its first season, is a new kind of musical comedy — on television.

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“#CrazyExGirlfriend is about the pursuit of happiness,” Rachel Bloom tweeted Monday night, just prior to the show’s Season 1 finale. It’s also about the creation of happiness: Every time I watch this show, I feel light and silly and joyful. Part of that is because “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is at its goofy, raunchy heart a musical, and musicals have a way of lifting us up, of amplifying our emotions. And part of that’s because it seems a happy miracle that this unique show ever came to television at all.

Bloom, who plays the title character and created the show with Aline Brosh McKenna (whose screenplays include “The Devil Wears Prada”), grew up loving Broadway musicals but made her name on YouTube with a series of comic music videos, starting with the viral sensation “F— Me Ray Bradbury.” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” picked up by the CW after Showtime declined the project, combines both of those sensibilities. Its very contemporary comedy effortlessly slips into song, like Mary Poppins stepping off the rooftop into the air. (You can’t help but think of musical references when talking about this show.)

At its center is Rebecca Bunch (Bloom), a twentysomething Manhattan lawyer who on a whim moves to West Covina, California, after realizing that she’s in love with her summer-camp boyfriend from some 15 years ago, Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III, playing Josh as a sublimely happy, clueless bro). This is crazy behavior and Rebecca knows it, but she can’t stop herself, even after discovering that Josh — who has no idea why Rebecca moved there — has a rather fierce live-in girlfriend named Valencia (Gabrielle Ruiz). With the help of a new friend from work, Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin), Rebecca schemes to find her way into Josh’s heart — even as another man, soulful yet troubled bartender Greg (Santino Fontana), becomes an on-and-off romantic interest for her. Greg and Rebecca have, in her words, “a Sam and Diane thing going on, except that it’s unpleasant and unsexy.”

That’s it, pretty much – a love triangle/workplace comedy, in which all the major characters except the placid Josh are a little bit nuts. (Or maybe more than a little bit.) But the musical format ties in perfectly with the characters’ over-the-top-ness – why not, when overwhelmed by the emotion of the moment, burst into song? In style, the songs are a happy mishmash: a dancey Fred-and-Ginger style romantic ballad (“Settle for Me,” which in classic “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” fashion isn’t that romantic if you listen to the lyrics); a rap battle (actually a JAP battle, between two Jewish-American princesses); a “Sexy French Depression” song filmed in moody black-and-white; a cheerful holiday tune “California Christmastime” (“Even our Santa has a suntan/He’s also an unemployed stuntman.”)

Though the show’s frank and often raunchy (has a song featuring anal waxing ever been aired before?), it’s kindhearted towards its characters, all of whom are on their own journeys. A sweet subplot in Season 1 was Rebecca’s goofball yet gentle boss Darryl (Pete Gardner) realizing that he’s bisexual – and in love with White Josh (played by David Hull, and so-called by the bros to distinguish him from Josh Chan, who’s Filipino). Paula, a generation older than Rebecca, finds new purpose in her life by helping Rebecca stalk Josh, and is brokenhearted late in the season when she learns of her friend’s attachment to Greg instead. This plays out in a terrific “Rose’s Turn”-ish song in the finale, in which Paula makes it clear that she is NOT having any more of this betrayal — and reveals that, through a slip in the lyrics, she’s always thought of Rebecca as her daughter. (We have met Rebecca’s mother. She’s a nightmare. And has her own song, “Where’s the Bathroom,” a litany of complaints.)

And Rebecca, played by Bloom as a bundle of neuroses tied together by an unshaken belief in true Disney-style romance (she even, at one point, chats with birds just like Mary Poppins), blunders through the story, perpetually doing the wrong thing but doing so with utter conviction. In the final moments of the season, she blissfully reveals something she shouldn’t have (watch the eyes of the person she revealed it to, for a perfect definition of horror) . . . and, just like that, Season 2 is set up. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” though critically praised, has very low ratings, and it wasn’t at all a sure thing that Season 2 would be announced — or that it won’t be the show’s last. Watch it while you can, and be happy.