After so many weeks where the focus of this show has been decidedly anything but what the title implies we have an episode that is all about the Benjamins. Last time we were with Max and Caroline the snarky one had found out that her boyfriend [yeah, things were getting serious] Deke was a rich kid. Cue the feeling of betrayal, brace yourselves for the emotional fallout.
Her decision is to break up by breaking into his dumpster house and taking back her toothbrush and her second favourite gnome, Gnomosexual, both clear signs to Caroline that this relationship might actually have a pretty decent foundation. Even though Deke catches her in the act and speaks to the heart of her actions [“you’re too big a babypants to tell me you’re breaking up with me”] her reason is unassailable: the rich and poor don’t mix. Continue reading
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Tagged 2 Broke Girls, And the ATM, Beth Behrs, Caroline, Cast, CBS, characters, cheesecake, Current Total, Deke, Earl, Eric Andre, Han, Jennifer Coolidge, Kat Dennings, Luis, Matthew Moy, Max, McRichyMcNeverHadToWorkForAnything, million dollars, money, Oleg, Phill Lewis, poor, review, rich, RichyRichPretendedHeWasPoorenstein, rom-com, romantic comedy, S3E16, Sophie, television, the Monopoly Man, TV
Welcome back to the CWR 2 Broke Girls Reviews, everyone! Did you miss the show? Did you miss me [writing about the show]? I’m going to say upfront that I appreciated the break like nothing else, and coming back was . . . difficult. Approaching a show from that angle is far from helpful, and I ended up analyzing every little thing, as I am wont to do regardless. But then the tone of the episode, and perhaps the rest of this season, became crystal clear.
2 Broke Girls is channeling the rom-com vibe like a successful séance. Continue reading
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Tagged 2 Broke Girls, And the Big But, Bebe, Beth Behrs, Bond villain, Caroline, Cast, CBS, characters, cheesecake, chinchida, Current Total, dat ass, Deke, Earl, Eric Andre, Estrella Nouri, Han, Jennifer Coolidge, Judith with the Bootith, Judy with the Booty, Kat Dennings, kiss, Luis, Matthew Moy, Max, Oleg, review, rom-com, romantic comedy, S3E13, Sophie, television, tone, TV, Zao
It all started back in August of 2011 with a post on r/pics titled “2am Chili.”
The recipe for delicious-looking chili in 29 panels became an instant hit, and blew up to garner 2,208 upvotes and almost 2,800 comments. Its appeal was obvious, too. A simple step-by-step cooking instruction doesn’t receive all that much excitement, but insert a fairly aggressive stick man who has some serious opinions about food and tells you that the spice blend you just made “smells like touchdowns” and you’ve got something special on your hands. Continue reading
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Tagged 2am chili, art, artist, cheesecake, comics, cooking, Cooking Comically, entertaining, Fame Day, food, fun, funny, internet, muffins, recipes, reddit, Tyler Capps
You know how I’m always whining about how this show has no momentum as far as its story and how all I really want is for the characters to head in basically any direction? It’s like this entire episode was written to make me shut up already.
We start things out with this week’s zaaaaany character of the week, a one-armed maid named Paulina. I expressed some pretty heavy disdain with the fact that Max and Caroline would ever hire a cleaning lady, but the idea that Sophie cut them a good deal by assigning them an amputee was actually pretty funny. Continue reading
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Tagged 2 Broke Girls, acting, And the Pastry Porn, Bebe, Beth Behrs, Caroline, Cast, CBS, characters, cheesecake, chef, Chef Nicolas, Current Total, dream, Earl, eccentric, fan service, funny, Gilles Marini, Han, Jennifer Coolidge, Kat Dennings, Luis, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Matthew Moy, Max, Oleg, pastry school, physical humour, review, S3E9, Sophie, tart, television, TV, zany
If there is anything that 2 Broke Girls excels in doing it’s creating outlandish characters. Whether it’s Dennis Endicott III, the self-proclaimed Thrift Shop Scout and Brooklyn’s Crazy Kitsch Genius [“And the Window of Opportunity”], Cronut Craig the black market baked goods dealer [“And the Cronuts”], or the simply-named Catherine, who had altogether too many cats [“And the Kitty Kitty Spank Spank”], these are individuals who stick with you in how truly zany they are.
This episode the girls’ travels to the latest restaurant, Harlow and Daughters, whose likely Mumford-and-Sons-inspired title aside is the setting for two brand new eccentrics. There’s Brian-Brian, the gay waiter in fashionably[?] old-timey garb and, one of my all-time favourites thus far, York the drinks waiter. It’s just York. “York as in York.” Continue reading
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Tagged 2 Broke Girls, And the 'It' Hole, Beth Behrs, Brian-Brian, Caroline, Cast, CBS, characters, cheesecake, chicken cutlets, Current Total, Earl, eccentric, fan service, funny, Han, Harlow and Daughters, Jennifer Coolidge, Kat Dennings, Luis, Matthew Moy, Max, Oleg, outlandish, physical humour, review, S3E8, Sophie, television, TV, York, zany