by The TV Guy’s Stepmom
As the new TV season approaches, I’m reminded that it’s much more fun reviewing shows I like…2 Broke Girls had a promising premise-the daughter of a Bernie Madoff-type finds herself, for the first time ever, living in the real world, working as a waitress in a diner, sleeping on a Murphy bed in the apartment of her new best friend and fellow server, hardscrabble Max .
Daddy’s in prison and the family fortune is gone. The episode where Max and Caroline visited a Goodwill Industries thrift shop, a store they dubbed “the Will,” gave me hope that the focus would be on heiress Caroline being schooled in the ways of the world by Max.
Instead, things went downhill rather quickly-the writers go for the cheapest laughs possible-this brand of gutter humor is inappropriate for network TV, and it’s not funny. The supporting players are crude stereotypes who bring nothing to the party.
The female leads, Kat Denning and Beth Behrs, are engaging; they deserve a better vehicle than this. If 2 Broke Girls finds its way back to what I thought was its original premise, the audience (and the cast) will benefit.