2 Broke Girls : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. People Weekly
    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: Verne Gay
    Sep 19, 2011
    83
    The well-written pilot has a couple of brazenly vulgar sight gags, but nothing that will shock "Two and a Half Men" fans.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Sep 19, 2011
    83
    The best new sitcom of fall, CBS' 2 Broke Girls is rich in laughs and snappy performances.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 12, 2011
    83
    After the forced opening minutes, it's the best multi-cam-com of the season.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 19, 2011
    80
    Like many sitcoms, 2 Broke Girls stretches a little to set up the premise, but once it gets there we're sold, mainly because the two lead actresses are funny and endearing with great chemistry.
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 19, 2011
    75
    Broke is rich with laughs, warmth and credibility. The performances by the two lead actresses are instantly winning, both individually and as they play off each other.
  7. 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.
  8. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Oct 14, 2011
    70
    It promises to be a journey that should draw plenty of viewers.
  9. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 20, 2011
    70
    This show goes for Broke with its snappy dialogue, occasionally crossing the taste barrier with its grotesque ethnic caricatures (the girls' Asian boss in particular). But the girls have great chemistry.
  10. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Sep 19, 2011
    70
    Its greasy-spoon spunk is regularly palatable, good for a cheap chuckle.
  11. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Sep 19, 2011
    70
    Despite a diversionary opening salvo of post-feminist raunch and unfortunate racial stereotyping, 2 Broke Girls is a solid, old-fashioned sitcom about two mismatched girls taking on the big city and makin' their dreams come true.
  12. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 19, 2011
    70
    The show is a rampage of frequently inappropriate and always cuttingly funny jokes about sex, drugs, money and most of all the penthouse/flophouse culture clash between the two characters.
  13. 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.
  14. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 19, 2011
    70
    The odd-couple pairing is one of the oldest ones in the TV playbook, and the two mismatched waitresses in 2 Broke are good company, at least in the show's initial outing.
  15. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 16, 2011
    70
    If this promising half-hour finally comes up short on Nielsen's balance sheet, it won't be due to a deficit of energy or charm.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 459 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 77
  2. Negative: 34 out of 77
  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. Full Review »
  2. Owl
    Sep 23, 2011
    3
    Really, critics LIKE this show? The writing was lame. Obvious jokes and conflicts. The leads do have charisma, but they are being fed TERRIBLEReally, critics LIKE this show? The writing was lame. Obvious jokes and conflicts. The leads do have charisma, but they are being fed TERRIBLE lines. And the ethnic stereotyping borders or reaches, the offensive level. The Chinese-American character calls himself Bryce Lee?! Really? Sigh. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »