2 Broke Girls Might Be Good: A Non-New Yorker’s Take
By Alex Cranz
I’m pretty sure I would sincerely hate 2 Broke Girls if I lived in New York. The dumpy apartment of the poor waitress is enormous and has a gigantic yard and she works at a ridiculously clean diner full of hipsters and dates guys with well-defined lats. Her life is the worst because she’s so poor in New York.
Thankfully I don’t like in New York and I can look past all the glaring inaccuracies of poverty in New York and focus on what’s an actually kind of fun show.
But first, CBS please put the laugh track in a toe sack and dump it in the river. After a decade of really popular and well received single camera comedies the laugh track that’s long accompanied multi-camera comedies is distracting and outdated. This show would be a lot better if I didn’t have canned laughter cueing me on when to laugh.
Despite being a multi-camera sitcom and being inundated with the hallmarks of that form (huge and fake looking sets and canned laughter) 2 Broke Girls is surprisingly natural. Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs have chemistry that can’t be manufactured and they’re both charming as hell.
It’s a silly show with just the right amount of wit to keep me coming back next week. From the first scene where Kat Dennings verbally eviscerates two hipsters to that final shot of the two women drinking Starbucks and riding a horse together this is a show it amusing.
Now if they’ll just axe that laugh track and shoot on sight anyone who calls the friendship between the two women a “womance.”