Simply A Masterpiece
It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.
Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.
People like to compare this show to 'Girls,' and it's easy to see why, but it's really more like a female (and better) version of Workaholics or even Seinfeld. The adventures of two people who are constantly scheming but somehow always end up back where they started. They never grow or learn or move. And it's so funny! No nastiness or mean jokes at anyone's expense. No awful cringe humor. Just female friendship, hilarious one liners, Hannibal being hysterical and dumb genius stories. Love it.
Ilana Glazer is a true genius, taking nothing away from her partner-in-slime; Abbi Jacobson who is superb in her own rights, Glazer has that X-factor I have not seen in a comic-actor in decades, even more than Fey, McCarthy, Shannon,Wiig, or even Radner. Broad City, a mature comedy that does develop a topic every episode ( with splinter skits), is refreshingly original, edgy, risky, modern, and always hilarious. Very well written, great guest stars, unusual predicaments, and well paced/edited/directed. Very infectious : always leaving me wanting more and eager to see the next show. I hope this has legs and runs for a while, definitely one of those series Im going to get on blu-ray when its over.
''May contain spoilers''First of all i'm not much of a talker and this is my first review!When i saw trailers on TV for this show i decided to give it a chance and to try and watch it few times.Well,thats it!Show wasn't funny at all and even entertaining.Watched episode where two main girl characters was on skating in park,other one was where they going to party on boat.I watched even third one also where those two was searching best party all over city,but also didn't get to me at all.As much i tryed to stay open minded those was just toilet humor and nothing more.There is plenty series whith similar content that i cant consume as humor.Worst scene for me was when some guy was in a pool with dolphin toy and he was raping poor dolphin and screamin im havin orgasm,and trying to push acting with ovearacting to the point when is unwatchable.I just cent get rid off feeling that this kind of series is about how to make stoned people look funny,cool or i don't know what.For me best TV series for humor are mr.Bean,Seinfeld,Fresh Prince,South park,i grew up with those and they are still funny to me.This show compared to those listed before deserve this scoring i gave...
As the title says, I had VERY high hopes before I finally watched the first half of season 1. Trailers looked good, reviews were splendid.What a waste of time. I've heard so many comparisons with shows I still enjoy or did enjoy, but Broad City falls flat in any regard.The show tries to land on a middle ground between totally FUBAR and relatable in your every day live and it achieves none. Seinfeld was your regular piece where you could relate. It's Always Sunny and Workaholics were your piece of mind if you gave up on all boundaries.Broad City is neither and even in the most dull sense, it still didn't have a single funny moment. The whole show seems to get credit for two girls being stoned and get around. But guess what... that ain't funny. That's as regular, hilarious and inspired as your train being late again.After the first half of the first season, it really seems like Big Brother. Not absurd enough to blow your mind, and even if they try, those are ideas we have seen dozens of times on other shows. And if they don't reach out for that, the girls simple aren't interesting and catchy enough to even bother.The only good thing I can say about this show is what some might consider the worst insult. They look kinda neat. End of it. Not funny, not witty, nothing new, nothing shocking, nothing to keep you hanging on.It's actually NOT about women can't be funny. Fey, Poehler, Dreyfuss, they all were/are great. These two chicks just surf on a wave, but they are inferior to all those that came before, whether we talk format or actress.