Tuesday, 20 September 2011

2 Broke Girls - S1 E1 - Pilot

Max (Kat Dennings) is a waitress in a greasy diner who doesn't expect much from life when she meets Caroline (Beth Behrs), a down on her luck socialite who sees potential in Max's ability as a pastry chef - together they resolve to raise the $250,000 required to open their own cake shop and are sure to have wild and hilarious adventures along the way...

Spoilers after the jump.

I'll try the live comments format I used for the How I Met Your Mother review.

*# denotes minutes into the show

1 - (Of Kat Dennings) She looks kinda like a young Eliza Dushku or a skinny(er) Leighton Meester.

2 - (Max finds her soon to be fired co-worker in a compromising position) In a freezer? Ew.

Classy show...

3 - (On Matthew Moy, playing the immigrant owner of the diner) Is he an american actor? (He is) 90% of the reason I picked up this show is because I saw an Asian actor in it, but it seems so far like they've gone for horrible caricature C.S. Lee/Ken Jeong style with him. Ugh. It is only the pilot but...

4 - Bryce Lee would be an awesome name by the way.

6 - Smiling DOES ruin your lower back, actually.

7 - (New hire Caroline claims she has lost everything and has no money left) You still have your multi-story pearl necklace and a giant gaudy ring. Ever think of selling them off?

9 - This is obviously the 69th St Diner in Brighton Beach from Grand Theft Auto IV.

10 - (Max returns home to a Jersey Shore wannabe boyfriend) Ew gross. Figures

11 - (Caroline slept all night on the El train) How did she not get robbed????

12 - (On Caroline's situation) A little like the Cordelia thing in Buffy, it seems a little hasty that she'd be destitute and have nowhere to go so fast. She went to Wharton and has no job? What about her mother?

14 - (Max is a babysitter for an UES twentysomething) Brad and Angelina - creepy thing to call your twins...

15 - (Caroline) Hand washing her uniform? Yeah, right.

17 - (the old, [and very hip, lovable and smartmouthed of course] black cashier seems to know a lot about Max's whims) How would you know, Earl, you only just got here yourself!

18 - Cute lip pursing (It's a signature of Max's displeasure by now, as she kicks out her boyfriend)

19 - This show has annoying bumper music.

21 - (Caroline is able to kidnap one of her possessions from her former life) That horse is gonna get sold.

Okay. It was okay, I liked it fine. The girls are cute and the situations are fun. It's also very broad and tacky at times. I don't think it has a lot of mass appeal and wouldn't back it to last, but it is in a plum schedule spot, conveniently situated between How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men although how much that's worth in the DVR era is debatable. I'd watch it again though. It has a nice gimmick in that running total figure they will have at the end of each episode as they work towards that £250k goal. It's a little tough to believe that with her Wharton acumen and connections Caroline wouldn't be able to draw the venture capital fund from somewhere, no matter how many people her father conned.

"2 Broke Girls" airs Mondays on CBS at 8:30 pm EST

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