Going for broke

28 Apr


My most recent discovery from the world of sitcoms, 2 Broke Girls is not exactly exactly a comedy masterpiece. Lots of jokes fall flat, some of them are also quite repetitive and the plot barely hangs together. Think of it: a rich girl (Caroline, played by Beth Behrs) goes broke after her banker dad loses all their money and goes to jail. Instead of going to stay with her relatives (obviously not all of them are incarcerated) and getting some fancy job which wouldn’t be a problem with her connections and social standing, she goes waitressing while sleeping on the subway (wait, what?).

The other of the two broke girls, Max (Kat Dennings), is a more realistic character, yet with her wit and baking talent and the fact that she has been clearly working since she was 15 and living in New York, it’s astonishing she hasn’t advanced anywhere past a basic waitress at a diner by her mid-twenties. Though, seeing how she insults customers at the slightest provocation, it’s amazing how she could hold on to any job that requires people skills.

But well, it’s not that bad really. The show is amusing and cute and, sometimes even outright hilarious. Kat Denning’s Max, clearly the leader of the waitress duo, delivers a combination of cynicism and hotness that is more often found in male TV characters. She’s sassy, smart, cool and just so luscious. Also, the cashier, Earl – is quite the legendary character. A sort of TV’s Sam Jackson or Morgan Freeman.

So yeah, despite the imperfections, 2 Broke Girls is definitely worth a watch on weekend nights – when you feel like being entertained, without needing to focus too much. Though I would still insist that the part about the horse is way out of line. Don’t even get me started on that horse


One Response to “Going for broke”

  1. Mooselicker April 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I watched maybe 2 episodes of this and agree. My biggest problem was that they’re broke yet they own so many little knick knacks and fancy furniture. Also, move out of Brooklyn. That’s a really damn expensive place.

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