A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this sitcom, produced by the creators of Sex and the City, offers lots of smart, witty, and risqué humor. There's some strong sexual innuendo (including references to women's genitals), some salty language ("damn," "piss,"), and lots of pop culture references to actors and shows like One Tree Hill and Jersey Shore. The humor sometimes uses stereotypes (about ethnic groups, for example) to get a laugh.
What's the story?
2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about two young women trying to earn a living while saving money for a cupcake shop. Kat Dennings stars as Max Black, a working-class waitress and nanny who suddenly finds herself working in a Brooklyn diner alongside Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs), the now-penniless daughter of a former New York billionaire who was convicted of scamming Manhattan's upper crust in a Ponzi scheme. As they serve up platters to locals, the women must contend with the pathetic flirtations of Olaf the cook (Jonathon Kite) and boss Han "Bryce" Lee's (Matthew Moy) quirky management style. The restaurant's friendly cashier, Earl (Garrett Morris), keeps their spirits high. Adding to the fray is their quirky neighbor, Sophie Kachinsky (Jennifer Coolidge). The two soon become unlikely BFFs, and discover that Max's baking talent and Caroline's elite business school education will make for a lucrative business relationship.
Is it any good?
The show's odd-couple concept isn't completely original, but it has enough modern-day twists to make it feel fresh and contemporary. Meanwhile, it delivers lots of laughs thanks to some great writing and polished comedic timing.
The sassy banter is smart and fun, but the show's risqué humor and mature themes make it best suited for older viewers. Some viewers have reported being offended by the ethnic and sexual humor in the show that, while often veiled, is very edgy. It's definitely not the kind of humor that appeals to everyone, but many will be highly entertained.
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