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Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

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  • Starring: Abbi Jacobson, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer
  • Summary: Produced by Amy Poehler, the web comedy about two twenty-something best friends (Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) in New York City comes to television.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Creator: Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jan 22, 2014
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 10:30 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jan 21, 2014
    100
    They know how to nail situations/characters, while snappy edits cull fluff, leaving only comic gold.
  2. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Jan 21, 2014
    91
    Broad City presents a recognizable, recognizably hilarious perspective on what trying-but-failing looks like from the inside.
  3. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jan 21, 2014
    88
    This outgrowth of a cult-hit web series is a lighter, wackier and often funnier version of HBO’s “Girls.”
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 22, 2014
    75
    Its two featured newcomers skid along just fine, earning exceedingly small victories en route.
  5. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jan 21, 2014
    70
    The series got its start on the Internet and is more linear, unpolished and narrowly comedic than “Girls” on HBO--Abbi and Ilana are so feckless that they make Lena Dunham’s Hannah seem like Warren Buffett.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 21, 2014
    70
    Adapted from its Web format, Broad City is hardly a fully formed exercise just yet, but with a clear comic voice (Jacobson and Glazer are also the writers) it merits the time to find itself.
  7. 50
    Problem is, these same episodes lurch between nuanced observation of real-world trivialities and goofy sketch comedy exaggeration, and their flashes of spiky personality don't alleviate the feeling that, content-wise, the show is stuck in that regrettably familiar commercial cable bind: not safe, exactly, but not dangerous, either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    With the humor of Workaholics and the comedic presence of two hilarious women set in artsy New york city this comedy is a must see. It may beWith the humor of Workaholics and the comedic presence of two hilarious women set in artsy New york city this comedy is a must see. It may be too crass, dry or juvenile for some, others will adore that the most. I give this Sitcomedy 5/5 bags of popcorn. Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2015
    10
    In a world where the big bang theory and mike and molly reign supreme thank god they actually made something for me to enjoy. Love it remindsIn a world where the big bang theory and mike and molly reign supreme thank god they actually made something for me to enjoy. Love it reminds me a little bit of Curb your enthusiasm with a pay off at the end of the episodes. Watched this season in a weekend. Expand
  3. Feb 2, 2014
    10
    This show is AWESOME. I'm already addicted. I'd basically given up on sitcoms until this came along. This not only doesn't leave me feelingThis show is AWESOME. I'm already addicted. I'd basically given up on sitcoms until this came along. This not only doesn't leave me feeling dumber at the end of the episode (like most TV does), it's really fresh. Where has this show been all my life? Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2014
    9
    The show is brilliant. Being able to relate to some aspects; twenty something, low-income, acquired brooklynite, made it enjoyable to watch.The show is brilliant. Being able to relate to some aspects; twenty something, low-income, acquired brooklynite, made it enjoyable to watch. At twenty something life is short and moving in a hurry, make lite and laugh a little. Broad city brings the laughs! Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2014
    5
    There's really nothing especially clever about the skits, and while it's not as bad as some of these other reviewers are making it out to be,There's really nothing especially clever about the skits, and while it's not as bad as some of these other reviewers are making it out to be, after getting through 3 episodes it's pretty obvious all these two have to go on is cheesy weed jokes and self humiliation scenes. What's most discouraging about this show is the positive reinforcement we are seeing by the critics. It's as if standards have been lowered to the point where shows like this are considered smart and witty. Again, it's semi-watchable and offers the occasional chuckle or gasp, but the same repetitive skits surrounding these girls' lives isn't going to cut it for a full season. Expand
  6. Jan 27, 2014
    2
    The first episode was terrible. Hannibal Buress was the only bright spot in the entire thing. Just brutal, unfunny television. Can't imagineThe first episode was terrible. Hannibal Buress was the only bright spot in the entire thing. Just brutal, unfunny television. Can't imagine going back for episode two. Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2014
    0
    People keep saying "if you like Workaholics you'll love Broad City!"

    I watch Workaholics because the first two seasons reminded me of
    People keep saying "if you like Workaholics you'll love Broad City!"

    I watch Workaholics because the first two seasons reminded me of exaggerated versions of my friends. They've gotten really tryhard and way too over the top since midway through season 3 and I have stopped watching them.

    Broad City is everything I hated about recent Workaholics without any of the positives. Tryhard edgy **** that honestly wouldn't have even impressed me when I was a teenager because it's so **** stupid. Plus they push the fact that they're girls but they aren't typical girls! OMG SO QUIRKY LOL LMFAO and it's so god damn heavy handed that I can't stomach it.

    I can't wait until this show is canceled, I'd rather have another time slot filled with Tosh.0 reruns then this crap.
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