It took me all of two seasons to realize that one of the creators of 2 Broke Girls is Whitney Cummings. I’ve only known about her from the sitcom “Whitney”, but her comic timing is the best I’ve come across in years and that reflects in 2 Broke Girls.
The story of two girls from different strata of the society having to come together, live together, and experience life together all the while trying to run a cupcake business is chock-a-block full of brilliant one-liners that are equally in tune with the present generation and at the same time classy enough to interest adults in general. The writing is pure unadulterated fun, with jokes walking the very thin line between passable and nasty, but the good kind of nasty, so that when once in a while they do cross the line, it doesn’t come across as crass.
Obviously, besides the brilliant writing, and a somewhat mediocre storyline, credit also goes to the cast that clearly has tons of fun while filming the show. Beth Behrs as the socialite turned penniless Caroline Channing brings the right amount of charm, but it is Kat Dennings as Max who shines throughout the series and undoubtedly gets the best lines. The two title characters aside, the entire supporting cast including Jonathan Kite as the cook in the restaurant where the two girls work, Mathew Moy as Han Lee, the owner of the said restaurant, and noted comic actress Jennifer Coolige all give the show a unique and entertaining angle making it one of my favourite on-air shows at present.
2 Broke Girls, although has a very basic storyline of the girls getting by in life and trying to get their own business to rocket off, can be perfectly watched erratically and this actually makes it even more likeable. Also, the title and the story might brand the sitcom as more for the female audience, but that is certainly not the case and it has the right amount of humour to entertain both the sexes. The show’s high point though is and hopefully will remain the intelligent jokes that make it watchable week after week.