Blu-ray Review: Strong Actresses Carry First Season of ‘2 Broke Girls’

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CHICAGOCBS’s “2 Broke Girls,” which recently had its first season released on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Warner Bros., isn’t about to break the mold of TV comedy. There are some sitcoms that try something new and there are others that merely fit a pattern. There’s nothing wrong with that. We’ve had buddy comedies since they started making sitcoms and while “2 Broke Girls” may be little more than a “Laverne & Shirley” update, it is well-done enough to make its familiarity easy to overlook.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

The greatest strength of “2 Broke Girls” comes from its two stars, particularly Beth Behrs, who has criminally underrated comic timing. She’s very good here. And while Kat Dennings started off a little rocky at the beginning of the first season, she develops a strong rapport with Behrs. Watching these two riff off each other is easily the reason the show has developed a pretty loyal following. The first-season numbers for “2 Broke Girls” were impressive enough that it’s easy to think that this show could be on for a very long time. I’m talking “Two and a Half Men” longevity. So be warned when you pick up the first season that this could merely be the beginning of a multi-season collection.

As for the Blu-ray release, Warner Bros. is one of the best studios that could release your favorite show. They treat fans of this comedy right not only with strong HD transfers (too many comedies from other networks/studios aren’t even being releaesed in HD) but Ultraviolet copies so you can take your favorite funny ladies on the road. The special features are a little light but this isn’t the kind of show for which one expects a wealth of bonus material.

2 Broke Girls: The Complete First Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 4, 2012
2 Broke Girls: The Complete First Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 4, 2012
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Synopsis:
One’s street-smart and working-class born; the other’s book smart and nouveau bankrupt. Together, unlikely roommates and unlikelier friends Max (Kat Dennings, Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist) and Caroline (Beth Behrs, American Pie Presents: The Book Of Love) are two broke girls waiting tables in a Brooklyn diner while trying to save $250,000 to start a cupcake business. It won’t be easy, but the pair’s outrageous, saucy humor and blossoming friendship make chasing the American dream a priceless adventure. Enjoy all 24 outrageous Season One episodes form Emmy winner Michael Patrick King (Sex In The City), plus sweet extras!

StarClick here to buy “2 Broke Girls: The Complete First Season”

Special Features:
o 2 Girls Going 4 Broke: Behind The Scenes With Cast and Creators As They Discuss The Show’s Origins
o Unaired Scenes

“2 Broke Girls: The First Season” was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 4, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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