2 Broke Girls Season 1 Blu-ray Review
“2 Broke Girls” wears out its welcome rather quickly.
The plot: Max is a sarcastic, sassy working girl whose life is turned upside down when a former rich girl named Caroline ends up as an employee at the diner Max works at. Clearly out of her element after her family lost their fortune, Caroline slowly but surely befriends Max who helps her adjust to a new life. In the 24 episode rookie season, you can expect to see plots about Caroline staying with Max and her boyfriend Robbie, Max and Caroline planning on opening a cupcake business, Max and Caroline bonding, a street artist named Johnny (and his girlfriend Cash), Caroline’s horse, side jobs, cupcakes, a neighbor named Sophie, and Caroline’s family troubles.
Of the new fall TV shows in 2011, “2 Broke Girls” was undoubtedly one of the biggest hits, but I can’t quite understand why. Sure, it has some cutesy pop culture references, a talented cast, and a few laughs here and there, but ‘Broke’ is a fairly dumb, raunchy “fish out of water” sitcom. Like most sitcoms, the premise wears thin rather fast and the jokes about hipsters, sexual acts, and racial stereotypes about an Asian-American diner owner (Han) and a perverted Ukranian cook (Oleg) are nothing short of eye-rolling.
Thankfully, the cast manages to make it watchable as I stated above. Kat Dennings (best known for roles in “Thor,” “Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin”) is a charming lead here, but you can’t help but wonder why she is even starring in this as her film career is taking off. The most intriguing (and smart) piece of casting, however, is former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Garrett Morris. He was always a rather underrated SNL vet and it’s nice to see him on the small screen again.
Summary: “2 Broke Girls” is a decidedly mindless sitcom, but it’s still better than a lot of scripted comedies out there. Make of that as you will.
The sitcom is presented in 1.78:1 1080p and, surprisingly, it looks incredibly crisp and clear. A lot of sitcoms tend to look so-so in hi-def, but this one certainly does not.
As with most sitcoms, there’s not a lot of sound use outside of the laugh track, dialogue, and some music. Naturally then, the 5.1 DTS-HD audio track does not have a ton of work to do. With that said, the show sounds as best as it possibly can with this audio track.
* Ultraviolet Digital Copy.
* 6 minutes of alternate scenes/jokes.
* “2 Girls Going 4 Broke”-A featurette in which the cast and crew talk about the inception of the sitcom, the setting, and the humor. Set footage is also included.
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