2 Broke Girls "Pilot" 9/19/2011 S01E01.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Enrique, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001


    It's better than I expected it to be.

    (second time in a week I said that)
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Much of it felt forced and stiff, but I'll chalk that up to it being a pilot. I like the premise of the two girls becoming friends and working/living together. I also like that the heiress isn't a typical ditzy blonde, but is extremely smart and educated. However, I find it hard to believe that someone with her education and connections would have to stoop to waiting tables in a diner. Seems like she should be able to get a great job or find someone that could loan her money to start her own company.

    But I liked it overall and will keep watching.
  3. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    I liked the Paris Hilton joke. I know, low hanging fruit, but still funny.
  4. Fleegle

    Fleegle Chef-In-Training

    Jan 15, 2002
    She is, for all intents and purposes, Bernie Madoff's daughter. She is being shunned by everyone she ever knew and many people she doesn't. Anyone who has money to lend her is pretending she doesn't exist.
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003


    I understand that, and it kind of makes sense. But she's got to have some friends of her own that don't care what her dad did. And she's got to have people she's worked with or went to school with that know how sharp she is.

    But it's a sitcom, the premise is thin, who really cares. What matters is if they make the show funny and somewhat believable going forward.
  6. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK
    I liked that they didn't make her the stereotypically spoiled rich girl. She's smart, and there's definitely some signs of the privileged life she lived, but she got back on her feet pretty quickly and they didn't fall into the trap of overplaying her.

    I also thought the dollar count at the end of the episode was interesting. If you didn't catch it, they're tallying the money they earned towards their cupcake business (which, conveniently would be in the second season, assuming one year per season).
  7. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    They gave a paper-thin explanation for working at the crappy diner: she wanted someplace that no one she knew would ever stumble in and see her there. If you buy the premise that what her dad did is so heinous that none of her friends or colleagues would have anything to do with her or give her a decent job, then I can buy it (in sitcom-world).
  8. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    Liked it enough to set the season pass. I will continue to watch. We'll never forget that the blonde (sorry, can't recall the character name at the moment) came from a privileged background. They will do plenty to remind us of that. But I think they will continue to show her as a smart caring person that's not like her dad. And she'll soften up the cynical brunette.
  9. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    Yeah. I don't expect reality, but keeping a horse fed while broke would be too unrealistic. Sell it or eat it.
  10. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

    Sep 7, 2001
    That's what you get for watching previews in the first place!

    Definitely low-brow humor, which I'm not opposed to at all but I agree the horse has got to go. Definitely funnier than Free Agents which is hanging by a thread.
  11. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    I liked it and will keep watching.
  12. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Though she said something like "I went to monster.com and searched for some place nobody would find me", but worded it in a way that it sounded like it was literally something she could type into monster.com.. it sounded bogus in the show. (product placement? I'm usually not one to jump on that..)

    The existing waitress.. easy on the eyes..
  13. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Bedford, TX
    A new item on the menu at the diner? :eek:
  14. MegaHertz67

    MegaHertz67 Registered Smart Ass

    Apr 18, 2005
    I liked Mad Love too. I thought it was as good as Happy Endings and better than some other stuff that made the schedule.
  15. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    Initially I wasn't going to watch this but decided to give it a shot at the last minute since I had an open tuner. I'm glad I did. I liked it and really like Kat Dennings even though I've never seen her before. SP set.
  16. Flop

    Flop Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Agreed. I at least made it through this show and chuckled a few times. Free Agents was deleted after 10 minutes.
  17. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    From the previews, I had NO desire to watch this, but my wife wanted to. I have to admit, it was much better than I expected. I think the two main characters could grow on me. I'll give it another couple of weeks.
  18. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    No, I don't think so. It was something to the effect of "somewhere no one from the UES would ever be caught dead." I doubt monster.com has a checkbox for that.

    It's a good thing it had a laugh track because otherwise I would have had no clue what was supposed to be funny. I didn't so much as crack a smile the entire episode, and I'm usually pretty easy to please.
  19. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I literally laughed out loud when the guy at the counter asked where his waitress was, then you heard the waitress in the cooler moan very loudly, and the other waitress said "She's coming!"
  20. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I agree about the horse. I really hope we don't see that ever again.

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