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What are Two Broke Girls Worth so Far?

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

On our current podcast Daniel Manu, the executive editor for televisionwithoutpity.com, said that when it came to the sitcom that Whitney Cummings stars in, he wasn’t impressed.  This was mainly due to the constant loud and brash dialogue her character has throughout the show.

However, he did seem to like the sitcom she produces, Two Broke Girls.

As I watched the first episode last night, I could see Cummings’ imprint on this show right away.  The first of the two broke girls we meet,  Max (Kat Dennings), has a very similar personality to Whitney.  She’s blunt, brash and sometimes overly rude and sarcastic.

Later in the show, with the help of some cheesy dialogue, we’re led to believe that underneath all of that attitude is some heart.  The problem is that by the time we see that, we’re 85 percent the way through the show and it’s harder to believe that such an aspect to her personality is even genuine.

Caroline (Beth Behrs) was a bit easier to get used to and therefore,  I was more interested in learning about her.  So far her “rich girl having to get her hands dirty” character hasn’t been too cliché and that’s always a good thing.  You can’t say the same thing for the over-the-top rich woman that Max babysits for.  Yikes.

The rest of the jokes were hit or miss for me.  There weren’t many “LOL” moments.  I was especially shocked that the “Ha!  She’s actually gay” joke was again utilized.  Max accidentally touches lips with a woman when they bump into each other on the subway.  While the “take that off my bucket list” line was funny…the woman later handing Max her phone number was a huge stretch of a gag that fell flat.

I understand that it’s only the first show and I am willing to give this program some time.  At least it wasn’t as bad as watching the first episode of Mr. Sunshine where I knew I wouldn’t be coming back.

I love the idea of counting how much money they make at the end of each show.  For now, I plan on watching them make a little more.

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