2 BROKE GIRLS “Pilot” Advance Review


Tonight is the premiere of CBS’ new comedy, 2 BROKE GIRLS. Taking an old premise, poor girl dealing with rich girl down on her luck, and adding the twist of the girls coming together for a common cause, to both become rich, one would think this show might be different enough to make it. However, I had the opportunity to watch the pilot episode in advance and I have serious doubts that this show will last past the fourth episode.

The show stars Kat Dennings as Max, the “poor girl” who has waitressed all her life and Beth Behrs as Caroline, the “rich” girl who lost her fortune due to a family Ponzi scheme scandal. Although Kat has a long history of roles on various TV shows and movies, she has never had her own starring role. Beth’s biography is even smaller. Indeed, there is not one recognizable face, at least to me, in the cast. Although this could be something that is actually an asset, good writing would be necessary and, here, 2 Broke Girls fails.

The jokes start right off the bat as does the annoyingly loud laugh track. The barbs are fired fast like on Melissa and Joey, but without the timing that Melissa Joan Hart has. The references are very current somewhat like Gilmore Girls, but again without the skillful delivery. The show is at its most likeable when Max and Caroline are teamed together and planning their business, so it is possible that the next few episodes will see this show start to grow into its own. Unfortunately, after this first episode I am not sure that many viewers will take the time to give it a chance.

There are a few funny moments, my favorite involves an accidental subway kiss. The good moments, though, are few and far between and were not enough to keep my interest. It is doubtful that I will tune in next week.

2 Broke Girls debuts on CBS tonight at 9:30 ET. If you decide to tune in or happen to tune in, come back here and let me know what you thought? Am I being too harsh? Should I give this show another chance? Shout it out down below.

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