October 18, 2011

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 82, Issue 3

Television: '2 Broke Girls' review

CBS has launched a trendy new sitcom about two girls from two different worlds.

The sitcom 2 Broke Girls is a series from the executive producer of Sex and the City, Michael Patrick King. The stars of the show are Kat Dennings (Max Black) and Beth Behrs (Caroline Channing).

The show is about the girls working at a diner in Brooklyn. Black has been maintaining two jobs and trying to get by. She is a hard-working girl and has been her whole life. On the other hand, Channing is the daughter of a big-time investment advisor from uptown, who recently become broke because of a scandal.

At first, both girls don't really consider each other friends. As the pilot unfolds, they realize they have a lot in common, even though they are from two different social classes.

Black always makes red velvet cakes that sell really well at the diner. Caroline gets the idea that they should open up their own cupcake business. They agree this could work, and might be their way out of the diner.

There is just one big problem with their plan. Channing did the calculations, and they will need $250,000 to start their cupcake business ... and they're broke.

At the end of the show, they tally how much money they have raised for their cupcake business. At the end of episode one, Black and Channing have $387.25.

It seems 2 Broke Girls is going to be another success for CBS. The sitcom is humorous, and all the characters have great chemistry with one another. The actors play off each other's comments well. I enjoyed seeing the tally at the end, because it means that every episode has a purpose. It shows the viewers how close Black and Channing are to opening their cupcake business.

2 Broke Girls airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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