Thursday, March 22, 2012

What I’m Watching: 2 Broke Girls

2 Broke Girls: Season 1, Episode 19 “And the Spring Break” (B)

I don’t believe that this show is losing its quality as it goes on, but rather that its focus as of late hasn’t been totally on the money. We’ve seen Max and Caroline experience luxury before, and this was hardly the most memorable instance of that. Caroline’s efforts to turn dog-sitting into spring break and to pose as Ashley were entertaining to a point, and it’s hard to fault the charming Caroline for being so peppy all the time. What was most endearing about the episode was the fact that Max brought Earl a present from their time away, which he wholeheartedly appreciated. That’s the kind of relationship I’d like to see expanded upon on this show, and I think it would be a much better focus than the friends-with-benefits romance now going on quite in public between Oleg and Sofia. This show was renewed last week as part of CBS’ affirmation of its success as a network, and so there will be plenty of opportunities for Max and Caroline to have adventures in Brooklyn. Often, shows tends to shift priorities and change the importance of cast members in their second seasons, and perhaps some neighbors other than Sofia and a new employee at the diner could be beneficial to the show’s overall well-being. This show still has five episodes to go in this season, and I look forward to seeing more of Max and Caroline, and a bit more of a spotlight on the show’s initial central theme: their cupcake business.

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