Monday, September 19, 2011

Review - 2 Broke Girls Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot

Despite its many problems, 2 Broke Girls feels like a show with a lot more potential than most new comedies. The two characters, Max and Caroline, are set up very well through the half hour, before the show announces a monetary goal of $250K and even begins counting from zero. The premise is solid and could provide plenty of hours of entertainment. Kat Dennings is excellent as the hard-edged Max and Beth Behrs isn't bad doing the spoiled girl thing. By the end of the pilot, the show settles into its groove and gets pretty good. At the least, I'm tuning in next week.

Okay, so that's the good. And then there's the bad... The racial stereotypes are truly awful (and some might say offensive) and among the many one-liners are some really, really, really stupid ones. There is a large disparity between the great parts of the show, Kat Dennings and her character, and the bad parts, so I'm hesitant to endorse the show. Being that this is the pilot and much can change before the second episode, I'm hopeful the writers renovate the show and keep the good while getting rid of the bad.

Score: 8.5/10
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