Friday, December 30, 2011
'Two Broke Girls' is very funny with great leads, hilarious writing and fantastic supporting characters like Han (Matthew Moy) and the lusty chef Oleg (Jonathan Kite). This is a great example of using your cast to enhance the funny. I feel that there are no egos on the show and that everyone is working overtime to produce something entertaining.
I am six episodes in and am totally sold on the whole concept of the show which is hilarious to me because the pilot was something I watched back in September and hated. There's a lesson in that for all you TV loving mutants out there. Don't just write off a show because you had one bad experience with it.
Both Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs are really talented comedians and their odd couple relationship works in so many rewarding ways. The characters are sympathetic and unique.
I am especially impressed with Behrs who could have done a Paris Hilton imitation but her Caroline has so much more substance to her than we would ever attribute to Hilton. I found myself loving her performance more than Kat's (who let's admit can never ever let me down). The 'five dollar dance' Behr did in the Good Will store is going to become a comedy classic. I couldn't embedded the clip but do yourself a favor and go watch the dance HERE.
The show is also really filthy which is something I never expected to see from CBS.
Nice to watch SNL veteran Garrett Morris get some good lines like "That woman just gave me her phone number. That's all I need. Another menopausal white woman scratching at my window like a cat in heat."
Plus any show that makes a horse named Chestnut part of an already stellar cast is always going to win here at the Cave of Cool. I can't talk enough about how much I love performing horse like Chestnut and Comet the Wonder Horse from The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
This show is very funny and very 'cleavagie'. If you miss it you can't catch it in syndication in about five years. I have high hopes it will be around that long.
BONUS - I hope that women, especially, watch this show. I hope that it gives you some insight into the male psyche. I hope you understand (on a purely biological level) why Kat Dennings is irresistible to the male of the species.
She is almost 'Shatneresque' in her ability to 'get the joke'. She understands on a larger pop culture level what it MEANS to BE a Kat Dennings. That attitude is what makes her remarkable.
I am fortunate to know many women like that - I don't want to say their names for fear I would miss one. Know that you are ALL magnificent in your own ways. The mere fact that I follow you so obsessively should attest to the truth that you are a remarkable, talented, funny, strong and crazy group of bitches. I live in a pride of lionesses and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 11:12 AM