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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2011
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  • Starring: Matthew Moy, Kat Dennings, Garrett Morris
  • Summary: Caroline (Beth Behrs) is forced to find a job after her trust fund is emptied and she ends up at the Williamsburg Diner, where she meets veteran server Max (Kat Dennings).
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Creator: Michael Patrick King, Whitney Cummings
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 19, 2011
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Sep 9, 2011
    88
    The girls' chemistry should keep the show breakdown free. [19 Sep 2011, p.59]
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 12, 2011
    83
    After the forced opening minutes, it's the best multi-cam-com of the season.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Sep 19, 2011
    75
    Max and Caroline's Odd Couple interaction is nothing you haven't seen before. But thanks to the show's two bright young stars, who deliver their shared dialogue with a nice, natural ease, their scenes together have enough charm and humor to make these struggling Girls look like winners.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 19, 2011
    70
    Depending on your tolerance for edgy humor, 2 Broke Girls ain't broke, but a greater effort by the show's writers to be funny without being overly crude/cruel would help fix it for a broader audience.
  5. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Sep 20, 2011
    60
    It could be that, like a lot of sitcom pilots, Broke Girls is trying too hard. But when the jokes work, they're funny, so there's hope.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Sep 16, 2011
    50
    I liked this first episode better the first time around. Upon further review, its excesses and kitchen sink humor aren't wearing as well.
  7. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Sep 19, 2011
    50
    The pilot begins promisingly with Max unfurling an Aaron Sorkin-like rant at a customer foolish enough to snap his fingers to get her attention. But after that there are too many one-liners about semen stains and orgasms that aren't clever, just pronounced very loudly to carry over the titters of a studio audience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 68
  2. Negative: 27 out of 68
  1. Jan 11, 2012
    10
    The T.V. show is rough and it is sometimes a little perv, but it makes me laugh, indeed, it is ironic, funny, hilarious, but it fails in theThe T.V. show is rough and it is sometimes a little perv, but it makes me laugh, indeed, it is ironic, funny, hilarious, but it fails in the lines. It makes you curious. Expand
  2. Oct 15, 2011
    10
    Great thing about this new comedy show is that it got story structure for it to continue for at least em, to reach 4 seasons. Absolutely, theGreat thing about this new comedy show is that it got story structure for it to continue for at least em, to reach 4 seasons. Absolutely, the 2 lead characters got stunning charisma which enabled the show to enamour a huge audience. Some characters might need to develop more in order to become 'fully-functioning' characters but nonetheless Dennings and Behrs tandem is enough to solidify the show. With its new concept and promising lead characters, this show might be a frontrunner in comedy television. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2012
    9
    I love the show! The girls are both funny and entertaining! Great job on a new sitcom! I wish it was longer and started earlier! I can't waitI love the show! The girls are both funny and entertaining! Great job on a new sitcom! I wish it was longer and started earlier! I can't wait to see the 2nd season! Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2011
    6
    Watched a four minute trailer of the pilot last week on YouTube. It was great. And as it happened to turn out, it also contained every funnyWatched a four minute trailer of the pilot last week on YouTube. It was great. And as it happened to turn out, it also contained every funny joke from the entire pilot. This show has the potential to get a lot better if they can tighten up the writing. There's chemistry between the two leads and they're both fun characters in the classic Laverne and Shirley mode. Having them needing to save money for a cupcake business and showing the accumulated tally at the end of the episode seems like a fun little hook. Curious to see how this storyline plays out. However, the supporting characters are thin racial stereotypes who provided zero laughs (for me, at least.) That said, I'll keep watching for now, especially since the few new sitcoms that have premiered so far this year have been so lackluster. (Sorry NBC.) I'd love to see a multi-camera sitcom with the wit and intelligence of Modern Family. This isn't it. But here's hoping it can close the gap. Expand
  5. Sep 27, 2011
    3
    I chuckled at the pilot, and thought I'd check out episode #2. I'm done with this one already. This is just a typical sitcom with lame, forcedI chuckled at the pilot, and thought I'd check out episode #2. I'm done with this one already. This is just a typical sitcom with lame, forced jokes, an over-the-top laugh track and not one character worth caring about. Kinda sad to Garrett Morris just sitting there, being fed a weak line or two. Expand
  6. Sep 26, 2014
    2
    ¿Dónde está la gracia de esto? Las dos protagonistas no tienen ni pizca de humor, son tediosas y los chistes de la serie no tienen nada de¿Dónde está la gracia de esto? Las dos protagonistas no tienen ni pizca de humor, son tediosas y los chistes de la serie no tienen nada de gracia, siempre se recurren a cosas muy típicas y las risas de fondo están exageradas. No hay ni un secundario (¡ni uno!) que me guste. Una serie horrible. Expand
  7. Apr 29, 2013
    0
    This show is not a good representatation of the economy today. It is superfical and not a good representation of the job market and makes itThis show is not a good representatation of the economy today. It is superfical and not a good representation of the job market and makes it such a laughing matter that it is not funny! Not a fan of this series and not funny in the least. Lots of other shows that were much better. Very disappointed. Expand

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