Two Broke Girls – Review

Genre Drama, Comedy
Created by Michael Patrick King, Whitney Cummings
Starring Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite, Matthew Moy, Jennifer Coolidge
Released on September 19, 2011 – April 17, 2017
Duration 21–22 minutes
No. of Seasons 6
No. of Episodes 138
Flixxpanda Rating 7/10
Channel Amazon Prime Video

Yes, judge me all you want for watching Two Broke Girls but to be honest all of us sometimes need a bit of comedy on dark subjects to get us through the day. The world today is not an easy one to survive in.  Every time I open twitter or a news channel I see horrifying news. I sometimes need someone to make a stupid joke so I can function like a normal human being. Although, I will admit the show does take it a bit too far on quite a few occasions.

I cringe at the rape jokes at times and the stereotypes on Gay men, Asian people, Black people and so on. The show has possibly insulted every major race to exist on the planet and I agree it’s not okay, but sometimes I can take the lighthearted humor. I can loosen up and laugh it off, I’m not saying it’s okay all the time, but it’s the tone that makes the difference.

When one of the main characters Max makes a joke about how she was unconscious when she lost her virginity, that’s a horrifying thing to happen to someone, but she’s making the joke about herself and that she’s miraculously somehow okay with it. That’s what makes it semi-acceptable to me.

So what’s the Two Broke Girls about? Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs) has lost her fortune along with everything she ever owned when her dad is convicted for his crimes in some sort of money laundering scandal. She turns up in a diner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn trying to get a job as a waitress. She lies on her resume to enhance it because she has no clue how to wait tables and this is where she meets Max Black (Kate Dennings). Max has had a rough life with an addict mum who has abandoned her on multiple occasions apparently and a dad who- well, she doesn’t know who her dad is. Max is witty and always has a comeback at the tip of her tongue whereas Caroline is polished and polite.

Two Broke Girls has been praised for the chemistry between the two leads and I must say it is remarkable. Caroline and Max are complete opposites, yet they make the perfect team. They decide to start a cupcake business together, so that one day they can quit their jobs at the diner and become successful independent women.

Two Broke Girls is what people would call ‘trashy-television’ but I personally enjoy it. It’s hilarious if you’re about 16-ish. Definitely not a show for young children considering all the sex jokes and so on. But I think you should give it a shot. I found it a perfect stress-reliever and isn’t that all we want at the end of the day?

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