Broad City : Season 1

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75

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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  • 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

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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: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Apr 12, 2014
    10
    I real surprise. I found myself favoring this show over the bathroom humor of workaholics (although there is admittedly a hilarious bathroomI real surprise. I found myself favoring this show over the bathroom humor of workaholics (although there is admittedly a hilarious bathroom scene in episode 7). The wedding episode was one of the funniest things I've seen on television in quite a while. Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2015
    10
    The best comedy show out there. The gags are just incredible, every single episode is funnier than the previous.

    Continue like this and you
    The best comedy show out there. The gags are just incredible, every single episode is funnier than the previous.

    Continue like this and you will make billions!
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  3. Feb 27, 2014
    10
    Fantastic show. People are so attuned to one "form" of sitcom that any other attempt at creating comedy just flies over their head. IgnoreFantastic show. People are so attuned to one "form" of sitcom that any other attempt at creating comedy just flies over their head. Ignore them because Broad City is good and most importantly VERY confident of what it wants to be. That is incredibly rare for any series this early, the leads' friendly chemistry bouncing off each other perfectly and the low-stakes of the story makes it far more relatable than any "twenty-somethings in big city" show you've heard of in past decade (looking especially at you GIRLS).

    On top of it, Broad City is plain funny. It's leads or it's side/recurring characters throwing off incredibly smart array of comedy ranging from vulgar to deadpan.

    This is great and hilarious stuff and I can only imagine how good this will get a few seasons in.
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  4. Mar 7, 2015
    8
    This show is a great alternative to the repetitive comedy of many other shows, especially WORKAHOLICS, which this is so often compared to.This show is a great alternative to the repetitive comedy of many other shows, especially WORKAHOLICS, which this is so often compared to. I've never seen characters so original or relatable as I have here. An excellent show that I would absolutely recommend. Check it out! 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. Nov 6, 2016
    3
    The actors can't even pronunciate the lines they wrote for themselves, or act. I don't know if they're trying to fit as much content into eachThe actors can't even pronunciate the lines they wrote for themselves, or act. I don't know if they're trying to fit as much content into each episode as possible, or if they are on coke, but speed reading lines makes the show an obvious cringefest, and obviously poor on many levels. It's also just not funny. Ever. It's as if the show only exists to prove that not everybody's life should be made into a show like they think it should, just because they have access to Youtube. Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2016
    0
    Felt like this was a forced version of a female version of workaholics. I wanted to like the show, but I can't. I will try to watch the nextFelt like this was a forced version of a female version of workaholics. I wanted to like the show, but I can't. I will try to watch the next two seasons, because my friends insists its funny. The skits aren't funny and the characters are rather annoying. It's a good show for immature high school girls experimenting with pot, other than that I don't see the appeal. Expand

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