2 Broke Girls Season 2 Review “And the Temporary Distraction”

Kind of an odd “2 Broke Girls” this week, with “And the Temporary Distraction.” Basically, the girls got a temp job in light of their cupcake shop going down in flames, which is perfectly understandable. What was sort of strange was how vehemently Max’s reaction to Caroline’s success was. I mean, I get that Max wouldn’t want Caroline to give up on their dreams, but would it have killed her to let Caroline make a little decent cash in the meantime, to help reignite those dreams via incoming cash flow?

It didn’t make much sense to me in the long term. I guess we’re supposed to think that, had Caroline continued down this road, she would have given up the cupcake dream altogether for a more corporate life, but it didn’t entirely track for me. Granted, this is “2 Broke Girls” we’re talking about, which is not exactly known for its thought-provoking plot-lines, but you get what I mean? Why get Caroline fired when they clearly need the money in the short-term?

Oh well, moving on… Beyond that, it was a reasonably funny show, with some great lines here and there as per usual, although the office denizens were remarkably unfunny, I thought. I didn’t laugh once at Eli or the secretary that showed Max & Caroline around. Thank God they’re not sticking around that place, under the circumstances. It would have been a fun-sucker, that’s for sure.

Here are some of my favorite lines, for your enjoyment!

Max, after Caroline is unable to resist “Tina the Turner” and her charms: “That’s what I get for sending a straight woman to do an emotionally dead woman’s job.”

Max, after turning on the sign from the cupcake shop in their kitchen: “Oh, you mean the arrow from the shop? I put it on so you know where the insults are coming from.”

Oleg, after a piece of his cupcake costume (see above pic) falls off and into his mouth: “I just swallowed one of my balls!”
Sophie: “Well, now you know how I feel.”

Max, coaching Caroline on how to act as a temp: “That light in your eyes? Dim it down- way down. Show me. (Caroline looks at her, dead-eyed.) That’s actually really good! How’d you do that?”
Caroline: “I thought about our future.”

Eli: “Is this a modeling agency? Did I get off on the wrong floor?”
Max: “I don’t care where you get off, as long as it’s not here.”

Han, after catching the girls slacking off: “In Korea, you all would be left on the curb and taken away with the garbage.”
Max: “Is that how you got to America, Han?”

Caroline, trying to sell Max on her taking the new job position: “It comes with health care. Think about it. You wouldn’t have to decide between birth control pills and morning-after pills.”
Max: “Are you trying to take away a woman’s right to choose?”

Max’s words of wisdom: “Lots of things blow up in your face. That’s part of being a woman. You just towel off and keep going.”

So, good lines notwithstanding, a bit of an iffy one overall. I didn’t completely buy the storyline, and it didn’t seem logical to me. I get that’s it’s just a goofy sitcom, but that’s not really an excuse. Thank God for Kat Dennings is all I’m gonna say. Better luck next week, gals.

What did you think of “2 Broke Girls” this week? Did you, too, have issues with the plot? Would you have liked to see more of the office? How about more of Caroline as an exec-type? That’s seems about right to me, though not the funniest set-up in the world, “The Office” notwithstanding. Are you glad they decided to stick with the cupcake dream? What do you think their next move will be? Let me know in the comments!