2 BROKE GIRLS "And Strokes of Goodwill" Season 1 Episode 3 – Last week’s episode marked a serious drop in quality from the show’s excellent debut. This week picked up quite a bit, keeping the focus firmly on the relationship between Max and Caroline, leaving unfunny distractions like Max’s babysitting job and her ex-boyfriend firmly by the wayside. It made for a much better episode of 2 Broke Girls, but still wasn’t close to fulfilling to promise of potential which the first episode hinted at.
2 Broke Girls‘ greatest asset is its two leads, Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings. Dennings’ natural sardonic wit combined with Behrs’ boundless energy makes for a great comedic duo who can raise the quality of the jokes. Dennings’ delivery in particular has made some pretty sketchy jokes totally work.
One thing I like about the show from a technical standpoint is the use of a live studio audience: they aren’t laughing at things that are not funny, and it’s definitely not a laugh track injected in after every half assed joke. This makes the show far more authentic: when Caroline came out dancing and singing, it was a funny moment, an honest moment (as in I’ve totally done that five million times, and so, probably have you) and because of that it was not a laugh out loud moment and I appreciate that the studio techs did not feel the need to generate false laughter into a situation that did not call for it. Read More...