Is it possible to make all of your financial dreams come true without any complications? Unfortunately, the road to financial success was paved with problems on CBS’ hit show “2 Broke Girls,” which delivered some decent laughs in its second season.
“2 Broke Girls” followed two very different waitresses who came from opposite ends of the tracks, but they found common ground in their current financial predicament. Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs) work at this local diner and realized that they could bond over the fact that they were both broke. Caroline was a former society princess who lost everything and needed guidance on how to live on a very limited income. Despite their differences, Max became her close friend and was able to come out of her shell with Caroline. They decided to go into business together, but it wasn’t always easy for them to get the start-up money to make their cupcake business a reality. Can Max and Caroline work together to make their shared dream come true? Will reality prevent it from happening?
Unfortunately, those questions won’t be answered any time soon on the show, because that would take away from the show’s main premise. If Max and Caroline came into some money, the show would immediately lose its realistic charm. The show has successfully balanced its sweet tone with the occasional colorful joke that could potentially turn off viewers if they went too far. Denning’s Max usually was tasked with uttering some the show’s dirtest jokes, but her mostly deadpan delivery helped save each episode. Sadly, the show’s supporting cast could use a little more to do than being mere background players, especially Garrett Morris’s Walter who always made viewers laugh without doing much. Let’s hope that Jonathan Kite and Matthew Moy will have storylines of their own, or at the very least get involved in at least one of the girls’ crazy weekly schemes. Now, that would be something worth laughing about.
In terms of improvement, Behrs’ Caroline has come a long way from being the former rich girl grasping for a piece of her past. She seemed like she was a little nervous in the show’s early season one episodes. Nowadays, Behrs has given Caroline more of a playful grit that allowed her to be just as wild as Max. In a recent episode, she was tasked with behaving badly in a club to make her new boyfriend comfortable with her once privileged past. Behrs went for it in such a way that viewers couldn’t help but laugh. It was also hilarious to see Behrs flip out when her character’s trademark pearl necklace unexpectedly fell apart. She made Caroline’s reaction a cross between silly and sad as the last piece of her past disappeared on her. Behrs and Dennings have a genuine rapport that makes viewers want to root for them to be successful, even if it takes them forever to do it.
“2 Broke Girls” premiered on September 24th and airs Mondays at 9:00 PM on CBS.
Verdict: A show that started off strong, but it might starting to show some signs of trouble.
TV Score: 3 out of 5 stars
1 Star (Mediocre)
2 Stars (Averagely Entertaining)
3 Stars (Decent Enough to Pass Muster)
4 Stars (Near Perfect)
5 Stars (Gold Standard)