TV Review: ‘2 Broke Girls’

TV Review: ‘2 Broke Girls’

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Two Broke Girls (CBS), Mondays at 8:30/7:30c

 

A sitcom about a feisty brunette surviving a waitress gig with a polar opposite co-worker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn? Count ME in!
 
The new fall show, 2 Broke Girls, premiered on CBS this Monday. The pilot focused on Max (Kat Dennings), a waitress working at a diner, who is unexpectedly met with a new waitress-in-training, Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs), a New York socialite who recently lost her trust fund and possessions, leaving her penniless and homeless (think Material Girls). Out of the goodness of her heart, Max lets Caroline stay at her apartment. Let the hilarity begin…or not?
 
The teasers made the show seem cool and funny, in a not-trying-too-hard kind of way, which definitely attracted viewers at first. But two minutes into the pilot, it became clear the show would not be the breakout gem of this fall’s tv lineup. Although a few jokes were laugh-out-loud funny, the pilot as a whole, wasn’t very memorable. And the forced pre-recorded stage laughter didn’t help much either. We’ve seen the odd couple routine done before in 80s and 90s movies. It’s time for something new!
 
Despite the cliché theme, the show isn’t totally hopeless. Clever one-liners and possible curve balls in the show (a love interest or two, perhaps?) can save the show from falling into a black hole. Yeah, ME’s first impression wasn’t a great one, but we’re willing to give 2 Broke Girls another chance. Guess we’ll just have to wait until next week!  
 
What did you think of 2 Broke Girls? Will you be tuning in next week?

— Grace Gavilanes

Photo by Monty Brinton, CBS

Click here to watch the series premiere


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