2 BROKE GIRLS “And The Pretty Problem” Review

2 BROKE GIRLS “And The Pretty Problem” Season 1 Episode 7 – If I was able to make my review a sound clip it would probably be a ten minute long, constant sigh. The show is really good. Somewhere under the vagina jokes and the Italian stereotypes and the flat supporting characters there is a great buddy comedy which occasionally shines through. But there is too much of the vagina jokes, of the Italian stereotypes and the flat supporting characters to be able to wholly enjoy this show for what it sometimes is.

The characters of Max and Caroline are fully fleshed characters (which, in and of itself, is an oddity on television) with intricate psychologies and character ticks and flaws. Max does not want to try in case she fails, she never wants to put herself out there just in case she fails, but at the same time she enjoys praise and basks in it.

Caroline is filled with confidence and she’s savvier than her ditzy persona would suggest, but this episode (and last week’s) hinted that she might have a problem dating non-white guys, which is a pretty interesting conceit for a character and feels weirdly authentic, in that authentic, shallow way.

But as interesting as these characters are, the writing, which is often very good – like the Irish guy who flashed his freckled penis or the opening with the old women – lets the show down, with predictable punchlines and, when a joke is quite good – like the vagina bed – an inability to let the joke just linger in the mind of the audience.

I still like this show, and I really like Dennings and Behrs, but I just wish the writers would give us more of Oleg with a meat mallet and less of the gay Michaels.

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