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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  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: Neil Drumming
    Feb 3, 2014
    80
    The premiere does feel a tad stretched at times. But next week’s episode gets deeper into the girls’ money troubles with the help of guests Rachel Dratch and Janeane Garofalo as oddball yet oddly authentic employers. By then, the humor is humming along nicely and--what do you know--Broad City” has found its rhythm.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jan 22, 2014
    80
    A delightful, knockabout new sitcom.
  6. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jan 22, 2014
    80
    Broad City has a more pronounced DIY vibe, a more surreal, sloppy and affectionate nature: The episodes are more narrowly focused on its two leads getting up to haphazard mischief.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jan 22, 2014
    80
    While Broad City is not heartwarming comedy, there’s an undertone of need and connection between them that helps their friendship make sense: Ilana needs Abbi’s dependability, Abbi needs Ilana to give her a kick into gear. Together, they give the early episodes an off-kilter sense of fun that recommends sticking around for more. Broad City is not the next Louie yet, nor should it try to be, but it’s a promising version of itself.
  8. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 22, 2014
    75
    Its two featured newcomers skid along just fine, earning exceedingly small victories en route.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Reviewed by: Davis Harper
    Feb 11, 2014
    63
    As opposed to a more mainstream comedy like The Mindy Project or Two Broke Girls, Broad City sits at the margins of comedy and doesn't muddle its humor by sticking its conclusions about the human condition right under the audience's nose.
  12. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jan 21, 2014
    63
    [Broad City] feels like a series of sketches that often hit but sometimes miss.
  13. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Jan 16, 2014
    58
    The show veers precariously between low-budget and lazy, and the sketches are hit-or-miss. Still, Jacobson and Glazer make an appealing odd couple. [24 Jan 2014, p.64]
  14. 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.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 129 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 129
  1. Jan 23, 2014
    3
    I watched the first episode and honestly didn't laugh once. The jokes weren't funny, the plot was lame and the acting seemed REALLY forced.I watched the first episode and honestly didn't laugh once. The jokes weren't funny, the plot was lame and the acting seemed REALLY forced. Like high school girls doing skit comedy. maybe it will get better with the next episodes Full Review »
  2. Feb 20, 2014
    0
    God this show is terrible. Even Hannibal Buress can't save this steaming pile. With Workaholics not pumping out anything good Comedy CentralGod this show is terrible. Even Hannibal Buress can't save this steaming pile. With Workaholics not pumping out anything good Comedy Central now has an entire hour of unwatchable **** Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »