Thursday, October 20, 2011

What I’m Watching: 2 Broke Girls

2 Broke Girls: Season 1, Episode 5 “And the ‘90s Horse Party” (B+)

On what other show would the main characters decide to pimp out their horse in order to charge hipsters exorbitant amounts of money designed to pay off Max’s student loans? That kind of plotting makes this show incomparably unique, and fortunately, it’s funny too. Last week started with Caroline needing to get her bite guard back, and the impetus for this installment is Max having a crazy amount of bills that she keeps in places where no one could ever find them. Caroline’s excitement at being able to manage such things is very much in line with her personality, and I enjoyed seeing that side of her come to light and annoy Max almost more than anything else has already. Getting all of the hipsters to come out to the horse party was pretty great, and I liked how Max stepped in to defend Caroline’s honor and roast her ex-boyfriend William in front of his friends. While it would have been fun to see Caroline chew him out for dumping her after her father got sent to prison, it was fine that she didn’t actually confront him. This episode provided a fun spotlight on one supporting character in particular, and that would be Han, who wins a lot of points for his truthfully ironic “Talk to the Han” shirt. He may have lost some of those points by choosing a certain hipster to dance with, but he gets credit for actually managing to attract a lady, which was his goal all along.

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