2 Broke Girls: Season 5 (2015 - 2016)

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2 Broke Girls

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Critic Ratings: 2

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User Ratings: 72
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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 12, 2015
2
Air date: Nov 19, 2015
3
Air date: Nov 26, 2015
4
Air date: Dec 10, 2015
5
Air date: Dec 17, 2015
6
Air date: Jan 6, 2016
7
Air date: Jan 13, 2016
8
Air date: Jan 20, 2016
9
Air date: Jan 27, 2016
10
Air date: Feb 3, 2016
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Season 5 of the sitcom about odd-couple friends Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs), who pool their meager earnings as waitresses to start a cupcake shop, begins with the ladies having to fight off the city when it wants to demolish their business to open am I-MAX theater. In other developments, Caroline attracts the attention of a Hollywood studio wanting to make her riches-to-rags story into a film. While Max must deal with heartbreak after her new crush Randy (Ed Quinn) breaks up with her. Together, the partners decide to use the movie money to expand into a dessert bar and find a new location.

Cast

Kat Dennings
as Max Black
Beth Behrs
as Caroline Channing
Matthew Moy
as Han Lee
Cody Murray
as Conductor
Steven Weber
as Martin Channing
Jonathan Schmock
as Real Estate Developer
Alec Mapa
as Lawrence
Dink O'Neal
as Dr. Serden
Gail Borges
as Commissioner
Earl T. Kim
as Singing Inmate #1
Wes McGee
as Massage Therapist
Kevin Meaney
as Brother Dan
Ben Stillwell
as Preppy Teen
Josh Sharp
as Glasses Nerd
Cesar Cipriano
as Chef Helper
Chad Michaels
as Cher Impersonator
Shelby Rabara
as Girlfriend
Charan Prabhakar
as Delivery Guy
Hash Patel
as Customer
Bobby Reed
as Walter Gary Vance
Daniel Lujan
as Singing Inmate #2
Aaron Braxton
as Singing Inmate #3
Jimmy Wachter
as Barbra Impersonator
Brett Maline
as Short Thin Nerd
Blair Beeken
as Ticket Woman
Melanie Moseley
as Gang Girl #1
Lawrence Kao
as Hipster
Dean Sharpe
as Player 2
Emily Churchill
as Contestant Picker
Karen Huie
as Customer
Melissa Christine
as Smoothie Girl
Herschel Sparber
as Singing Inmate #4
Jerry Ying
as Customer
Courtenay Taylor
as Death Bitch
Craig Ricci Shaynak
as Singing Inmate #5
Amir Levi
as Show Tune Guy
Carin Chea
as Woman Story Teller
David Kaye
as Narrator
Dawn Drake
as Announcer
Michael Earl Reid
as Homeless Guy
Steve Moriarty
as Diner Cook
Feraz Ozel
as Game Con Guy
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Critic Reviews for 2 Broke Girls Season 5

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Currently, 2 Broke Girls is my go-to title when it comes to summing up just how crummy a sitcom can be.

Feb 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Although puns are standard fare for many sitcoms and can be done well, the jokes in 2 Broke Girls rely almost exclusively on the bad variety.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 2 Broke Girls: Season 5

  • Dec 15, 2016
    Traditionally few types of television shows offer a reflection of its viewers than the situational comedy. The sitcom has been a staple of most networks’ slate of programming since your grandparents had their first Philco TV set up in the living room. In the United States in the aftermath of World War II, the central theme of most sitcoms focused the working-class man either on the job or at home where his wife and children awaited daddy’s return from work. Shows like ‘Life of Reilly’ or ‘Father Knows Best’ were readily relatable by the millions of viewers that saw their experiences, albeit humorously exaggerated on the screen. TV was a personal media, in your home rather than in the glamor setting of the movie theater. With the ‘millennials’ currently occupying the role of current generation sitcoms have transmogrified into something closer to what they understand. An example has been part of the CBS lineup for over five years, ‘2 Broke Girls’. With the high concept premise of following the exploits of a pair of twenty-something young women as they struggle to break free of their dead-end jobs and launch their own business. Initially, there was a freshness to the series mostly because of the undeniable chemistry between the actresses portraying the titular financially changed young women. It was funny and rapidly formed a noticeable fanbase. The series eventually encountered the same obstacles as any television series; it had to remain fresh while retaining the elements that lead to the initial success. After five years, the show has fallen victim to its own internal typecasting. The jokes have become formulaic and the trademark politically incorrect humor has moved past tauntingly funny to borderline offensive. That is the most difficult observation I had to reconcile with the initial enjoyment of the series. I have always been a supporter of politically incorrect humor which was a significant factor of what initially drew me to the series. I have also been a fan of the type of character usually undertaken by Kat Dennings especially in her previous sitcom role in ‘Raising Dad’ from 2002, and most recently her supporting comic relief character in the MCU via her recurring character in ‘Thor.' Even the most brilliant will inevitably lose their luster when denied an avenue to grow. After almost five years together Max Black (Kat Dennings) and Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs) are still roommates living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and working in a greasy spoon diner owned by the diminutive Han Lee (Matthew Moy). There’ve been some brief personnel changes over this time, but they were temporary guest stars contracted by the show’s producers for specific story arc the only two other employees receive a short-order cook Oleg (Jonathan Kite) and the septuagenarian cashier, Earl (Garrett Morris). The only other regular character is Sophie Kachinsky (Jennifer Coolidge). As of the previous season finale, Sophie and Oleg finally became married in a ceremony plagued by the usual impossible zaniness found only in a sitcom. The final episode of season four also included a story arc that dominated the season. Max and Caroline, the perennial need of startup capital for the cupcake business were forced to take jobs in a high-end, snooty dessert bar. All the gains they had made during that season but as a result of a plot contrivance they were forced to buy first-class tickets to Paris and rather than cash them in decided to take the trip as a way to forget their troubles temporarily. It may seem completely unreasonable that a pair of young women so desperately trying to start a business keep sabotaging themselves there is at least a plausible excuse for this excursion. After having their dreams crushed time and time again, the audience needed to see them splurge and treat themselves at least once. Once back in Williamsburg a new season of trials and tribulations the beautiful burgeoning entrepreneurs. Some degree od reality is used to guide the events as depicted in the stories. Many are rather subtle and are easier to discern by someone with the considerable amount of time in Brooklyn. With over five decades in that borough, I’m certain my qualifications in this regard. Williamsburg is a neighborhood undergoing gentrification. Establish ethnocentric communities replaced by housing and business geared towards the millennials. This trend catches up with the diner, but a big real estate concern moves in forcing all businesses out of their establishments to build a new IMAX theater. The result of his maneuver would result in closing both Han’s diner in the walk-up cupcake window young ladies operates in the back. At the last minute, the demolition is halted when the convenient discovery of a stained glass window at the opening used by the cupcake business conveniently saves the day. By certifying the building as possessing historical significance, any demolition attempt is precluded. Although in reality, the process takes years to complete in a matter of minutes, that is before the next commercial, the building housing the diner is designated of historical interest and worthy of being preserved. This is just one of many examples of mobile reliance on plot contrivances to create a problem and easily resolve them. To the credit of the writers, they didn’t drag this situation out over several episodes which would’ve been insufferable to the most ardent fans. One of the long-running gags associated with the plight of the girls is that their apartment is barely functional. They live in a one-bedroom garden apartment which even in notably poor conditions would be out of their price range. This fact was addressed some time back with an episode that dealt with the fact that they are illegally subletting the rent-controlled apartment. The plumbing of this apartment ranges from poor to nonexistent so to take showers young women are forced to sneak into a nearby day spa. Of course, they get caught by irate members and instead of getting thrown out Max manage to get jobs at the in-house juice for. Another given is that Max finds an extremely attractive young man, Brian (Tip Scarry); the ruggedly beautiful yoga instructed an object of lust for all the married housewives in the club. This is another always overused theme running throughout the entire series. Max, practically grew up on the street, is quite open about her predilection for multiple sexual partners in her enjoyment of various illegal recreational psychotropic substances. The constant use of these jokes I did one time have been considered cutting-edge, but now the sheer overuse has degraded into the hackneyed. While it is true that the majority of television series are overwhelmingly formulaic a series deserving of longevity needs to demonstrate a modicum of originality. In every episode, you can image a clipboard held by the writers. With the appearance of each type of joke, it's listing on the paper indicated with a check mark. With each successive episode, the routine repeated affording no place for anything different. There will be a joke about Max’s ample bosom and ever on display cleavage. Accompanying these jokes is accompanied by a corresponding quip addressing Caroline’s less curvaceous frame. This opens the dialogue to compare Max’s worldliness with the overprotective and privileged upbringing. After years of the same circumstances, the audience is well aware that Caroline’s father convicted of a Madoff-styled Ponzi scheme and sent to prison disgracing his family. Five years ago the real case was fresh in the memory of the public, but by now the contemporary references are stale. Even the second tier supporting characters have been painted into a corner of repetitive dialogue. Oleg is gross, disgusting and hypersexual. The one change applied to him was focusing his creepy carnal infatuations exclusively towards a more than willing Sophie. When they need funding for in vitro fertilization, the humor descended into a more puerile level than usual. Considering the juvenile basis for all Oleg/Sophie jokes this statement is demonstrative of how predictable the series as sunk. At the conclusion of each episode as the credits begin to roll the total of money for the cupcake business is displayed. It has occasionally hit six figures only to regress to a few hundred dollars rapidly. There are occasions where the decline in funding was not a result of misfortune or mismanagement. One episode this season had Earl invited back to the jazz club that featured him during his career as a saxophone player. They spent $200 to buy him a new instrument. That episode was an example of humanizing the characters with poignant backstories. Earl lost everything as a heroin addict but has been clean for decades. This did help to ameliorate the persistent cavalier attitude towards recreational drug use by including a glimpse of how dangerous hard drug addiction is and how readily it ruins lives. There is a season six on the horizon, and I sincerely hope the can revitalize the show.
  • Sep 03, 2016
    No sitcom can compare to this one! Just a perfect start or end of the day if you are feeling a little down or just wanna watch something short , funny and memorable.
  • Sep 03, 2016
    Horrible acting. Shrill voices screaming lines from hack writers. Dante's third ring is more entertaining.
  • Aug 03, 2016
    And they call this POS comedy? PLEASE
  • Feb 17, 2016
    I really love this show and how at the end they tell you how much money they have earned. I'm not such a big fan of season 5 though because it's less about the actual cupcake business and more about what they do in their day to day lives which isn't a bad thing necessarily. I think the first 3-4 seasons are the best because I feel it's more relatable and makes me want to make cupcakes when I watch it.
  • Jan 20, 2016
    one of the most annoying shows on television (aside from certain talk shows). too bad because i really like cat dunning. not surprised there are no professional views available.
  • May 16, 2015
    These two crazy wrong bitches are so damn funny. I like how kat dennings brings the attitude "bitch , i don't care" into the character!

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