"Two Broke Girls" Review: The Final Piece to the CBS Monday Comedy Puzzle?
Have you ever gone to a movie that looked really funny in the promos only to discover that all of the good jokes were in the promos?
That’s the feeling I got watching the new CBS comedy, “2 Broke Girls” as I had already seen EVERY single joke in the promos. And that’s a shame, because otherwise, I probably would’ve really enjoyed it.
Maybe I just watch too much CBS…
The two girls in the title are Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs). Max is a sharp-tongued Brooklyn waitress who doesn’t take crap from anyone—especially customers. Caroline is an heiress whose assets have just been frozen because of her father’s legal troubles. Their two worlds collide when Caroline gets a job in Max’s restaurant.
No surprise, the two clash instantly. But when Max learns more about Caroline’s life, she starts to feel sorry for her and the two realize they may be able to help each other.
There are some storyline issues like Garrett Morris’ character having absolutely no purpose and a pointless story involving Max’s boyfriend. But the show has real potential for future storylines as the girls team up to find ways to make money. And Kat Dennings is very appealing, even as she’s insulting everyone.
CBS has been looking for the final piece to its Monday comedy puzzle for a long time and I think they’ve finally found it. They just need to have a word with their promo department…
“2 Broke Girls” premieres Monday, September 19th at 9:30 p.m. on CBS, before moving to its regular timeslot of Mondays at 8:30 p.m...
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