2 Broke Girls 1.16 "And the Broken Hearts" Review

2 Broke Girls takes aim with golden arrows in its latest effort "And the Broken Hearts" from its first season, which sees Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) rushing Earl (Garrett Morris) to the hospital after a heart attack just before Valentine's Day, while Caroline attempts to re-kindle an old flame.  "And the Broken Hearts" continues the trend of 2 Broke Girls lacking purpose, and while ambitious ultimately fails to generate any real laughs within its situation.

Boy, it’s tough having How I Met Your Mother as a lead-in to 2 Broke Girls.  I’m generally not a fan of any three-camera sitcoms, but How I Met Your Mother has some very strong half-hours now and again, and I thought tonight’s "The Drunk Train" was a good example of that.  I even wanted to like tonight’s 2 Broke Girls, given its billing as one of the episodes to take the girls out of the diner, and potentially inject some actual drama into Earl, one of the least grotesque and most likeable characters having a heart attack that puts him in the hospital.  Even then, sometimes it's just nice to have a Valentine’s Day episode that doesn’t harp so terribly on romance, especially since neither of the girls has been developed with a current romantic lead. Read More...


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