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2 Broke Girls Review: Taxing my Sense of Humor

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For one of the funniest freshmen shows to premiere last fall, 2 Broke Girls has been sliding down hill into a yawns-ville the last few episodes. This week we were treated to Caroline attempting to help Max take care of her taxes... for the first time ever.

Max & Caroline Search a Dumpster

I really wanted there to be something hysterical and new in "And the Messy Purse Smackdown." Sadly, short of the pseudo-food fight that Caroline and Max had in the dumpster, there wasn't anything unique or overly funny about the half-hour. We got more of what we already gotten, for example:

  • We’ve seen Caroline and Max fight, a lo.
  • We know that Max had a bad childhood and never thought about the future.
  • We know that Caroline wants to help everyone (especially with money).
  • We know that Sophie and Oleg see their relationship differently.

This felt like one of those episodes where the writers were told: “It will air the day taxes are due, so it has to be about that.” And this was the resulting product.  

One of the biggest confusions for me on this show right now is why the writers don’t feel the need to push the cupcake business forward more. I understand that they want to keep Oleg, Han and Earl, but watching Max announce to the diner that her days of waitressing were over because of a $200 check was completely ridiculous, even for this sitcom.

On top of that, during the ending balance, they didn't include the $200 made in that check in the total. So now even the production staff has lost interest in keep up an accurate total? 

With only two episodes left, I really hope that things turn around and that this show can end its first season on a high note. Otherwise, I fear more than the girls balance will be dropping next season. This week Early and Han had the best dialogue included in our 2 Broke Girls quotes. Go see for yourself!

Girl’s Current Total: $675.00 ($875.00?)


Editor Rating: 2.8 / 5.0
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User Rating:

Rating: 3.3 / 5.0 (42 Votes)

Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Nick Zano (Johnny) is doing a few episodes on 90210.


I agree. The series is going nowhere. The writing is bad. Max is repetitive and unfunny. Caroline is still funny/entertaining enough despite being repetitive. The Han/Earl exchange was funny. I liked the dig at KK.


i wish they would bring back the artist, i think his name was Johnny, i could be wrong but he was cute and added to the show. I still laugh while watching the show but it does need a lil boost.


I thought the total was odd too. BUT it was a cheque from a previous job. I believe they added the 200 in to the total back when they did the job, so the 200 didn't need to be added again. That's just my thoughts on that. I did however find Sophie's Kim K bash AWESOME! This is one of my favourite shows. Best episode so far for me was the episode where they went to the Jewish kids party.