Set in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the series chronicles the lives of two waitresses in their mid twenties—Max (Kat Dennings), who comes from a poor working-class family, and Caroline (Beth Behrs), who was born rich but is now disgraced and penniless due to her father, Martin Channing, getting caught operating a Bernard Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme—working together at a Brooklyn restaurant. The two become friends and build toward their dream of one day opening a cupcake shop. Among those working with them at the restaurant are their boss, Han Lee (Matthew Moy); Oleg (Jonathan Kite), an upbeat but perverted Ukrainian cook; and Earl (Garrett Morris), a 75-year-old African-American cashier. Also featured starting late in the first season is their neighbor and part time boss Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge), a Polish immigrant who runs the cleaning company Sophie’s Choice. During most of the first season Max is also a part-time nanny for the twin babies of Peach Landis (Brooke Lyons), who during the season adopts Caroline’s horse Chestnut. At the end of each episode a tally shows how much they have made toward their goal of $250,000 needed to open their business.
Slapstick comedy that isn’t trying hard to make you laugh. Simple script and hilarious ad-libs, those make this sitcom a one-of-a-kind show. Following these two girls making their way to the 250 grand they dreamt of is entertaining, especially when they made decisions that affects the outcome of their earnings.
If you’re one of those who make fun of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and other high profiles— well, this show is for you.
Sadly, there’s this local sitcom that is “accidentally” feels like 2 Broke Girlsy. Talking about creativity.