2 Broke Girls: Season 1 (2011 - 2012)


Season 1
2 Broke Girls

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Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs have undeniable chemistry, and although 2 Broke Girls is at times is bogged down by predictable jokes, this old-fashioned odd couple sitcom is rich with laughs.



Critic Ratings: 41


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User Ratings: 189

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Air date: Sep 19, 2011

Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs), two struggling waitresses at a Brooklyn diner, try to save money to open their own cupcake shop. In the opener, Max is disgusted when once-wealthy Caroline starts working at the diner, but the two soon hit it off and become roommates.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2011

Caroline innocently interferes with Max's plan to break up with Robbie by taking it upon herself to facilitate the matter.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2011

Max takes Caroline thrift-store shopping, but things turn ugly when a battle erupts over a coveted T-shirt.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2011

Max gets a glimpse of Caroline's once ritzy life when they break into Caroline's former townhouse to retrieve her much-needed night guard.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2011

Max and Caroline throw a '90s-themed party at the diner to raise money for their cupcake business, but Caroline is horrified when her rich ex-boyfriend attends the party.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2011

Caroline and Max try to install a Murphy bed in their apartment.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2011

Caroline and Max take a cake-decorating class to master the art of making cupcakes for their business.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2011

Max and Caroline take an apartment-cleaning job to make extra cash, not realizing it's the apartment of a hoarder; and Max learns that Johnny is keeping a secret from her.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2011

Max and Caroline are hired by Johnny's jealous girlfriend to make cupcakes for an art show featuring his work, but she has an ulterior motive in mind.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2011

Max and Caroline work as elves at a department store's Santa Land to earn extra money.

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One's street-smart and blue-collar born; the other's book smart and nouveau bankrupt. Together, unlikely roommates and unlikelier friends Max (Kat Dennings, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) are two broke girls waiting tables in a Brooklyn diner while they're waiting for real life to begin. Saving $250,000 to open a cupcake shop won't be easy, but the pair's saucy humor and blossoming friendship make chasing the American dream a priceless adventure.


Kat Dennings
as Max Black
Beth Behrs
as Caroline Channing
Matthew Moy
as Han Lee
Brooke Lyons
as Peach
Noah Mills
as Robbie
Kelly Beckett
as Cashandra
Lou DiMaggio
as Detective James
Miki Ann Maddox
as Hipster Girl
Steven Weber
as Martin Channing
Bunny Levine
as Mrs. Cohen
Alex Berg
as Wine Guy
Greg Worswick
as Michael #1
Mindy Sterling
as Mrs. Stein
Mario Diaz
as Steam Punk Guy
Donnell Turner
as Officer James
Sonya Eddie
as Freddie
Mary Testa
as Esther Rachael
Brandon Bell
as Officer Mars
Amaris Dupree
as Puerto Rican Girl
D.C. Douglas
as Conrad Dean
Ayda Field
as Constance
Tim Chiou
as Edwin
Ari Zagaris
as Couple Man
Carla Gallo
as Stephanie
Bruno Amato
as Officer Gonsalez
Sarah Buehler
as Tough White Girl
Janelle Giumarra
as Couple Woman
Morgan Murphy
as Sedate Girl
Mike Moh
as Korean Hipster
Kate Frisbee
as Kay Jean
Joey Baker
as Hot Body
Nik Tyler
as Drunk Hipster
Cale Hartmann
as Hipster #1
Rick Shapiro
as Guy Behind the Glass
Renée Taylor
as Hinda Fagel
Brooke Dillman
as Manicurist
Thomas Fowler
as Customer
Laura C. Spencer
as Jewelry Counter Girl
Dan Warner
as Guard #1
Corey Podell
as Dog Lady
Jimmy O. Yang
as Person in Line
Adam Korson
as Hipster #2
Daniel Edward Mora
as Working Class Guy
Anthony Cutolo
as Delivery Guy
Alex Enriquez
as Hipster #3
Jay Willick
as Dr. Anshell
Chuti Tiu
as Customer
Ryan Gaul
as Jeremy
Hal Devi
as Guard #2
Phong Lee
as Bro #1
Brian Thompson
as Body Mod Guy
Bill Parks
as Band Member
Eugene Shaw
as Band Member
Megan Heyn
as Semhar
Greg Lewis
as Customer
Nick Jameson
as MTA Announcer
Marcus Choi
as Michael #2
Dan Wells
as Michael #3
Beth Crosby
as Woman Executive #1
Jennifer Jean Snyder
as Woman Executive #2
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Critic Reviews for 2 Broke Girls Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (23)

Really, though, improve the joke menu. At least just a little.

Sep 19, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Its greasy-spoon spunk is regularly palatable, good for a cheap chuckle.

Sep 19, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Introductions have to be quick, and this is a slam-bam one. 2BG should stick around for a while.

Sep 19, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The two lead actresses are funny and endearing with great chemistry.

Sep 19, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The best multi-cam-com of the season.

Sep 19, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

While Kat Dennings can surl with the surliest of all surlsters, she and Beth Behrs play off each other extremely well - which is why it would be nice to see them work as a team, or at least drop the constant sniping.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

In a nutshell, there's nothing 'creative' about 2 Broke Girls, and to consider it one of the worst sitcoms of the last twenty years wouldn't be a stretch at all.

Feb 24, 2020 | Rating: F | Full Review…

There's quite a bit of potential with the show if only you could mute the laugh tracks, erase the setting, dispose of the character stereotypes, get rid of everyone else on the show and basically isolate Kat Dennings.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The jokes are a lot racier than you'll find on other shows and they can be hit and miss but the show is not boring and it has so much potential. I'm still very much a fan.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

If the show Cummings writes for but doesn't star in winds up lasting longer than the one that has her name and face front and center, she may yet have to hand the It Girl crown over to Zooey Deschanel.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Overall 2 Broke Girls is smart and funny...

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

2 Broke Girls is good for some laughs and Dennings's appeal makes it hard to resist.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 2 Broke Girls: Season 1

  • Jul 26, 2020
    Never politically correct but incredibly funny, these two stars make the show one of my all time favorite comedies.
  • Jul 15, 2020
  • May 14, 2020
    The Caroline Character is the most annoying character I have ever seen. The only reason I actually watch the show is because of the max character. Is there anyway a spin off of the show can be made without Caroline.
  • Feb 05, 2020
    It is a great sit com and a great time passer.
  • Oct 24, 2017
    The only way to distinguish this from a Disney Channel sit-com is the age of the actors
  • Aug 14, 2016
    Despite what few of the critics say, this is an aspiring sitcom of the 21st century. I can almost compare it to the old sitcom 'Friends' with all the sarcasm and jokes. As it is a sitcom, I do not think the jokes are to be taken personally. And the characters, Max Black and Caroline Channing, both has an awesome chemistry which I am waiting to see once again this October!
  • Jun 27, 2016
    2 Broke Girls: Season 1 it's cute, it's nasty, it's fun
  • May 13, 2016
    The "girls" always seem to be smirking at their own lines, which may as well have been scratched in the dirt by a chicken.
  • Jan 21, 2016
    This show is trash, it's boring and not funny.
  • Dec 28, 2015
    Awful show, bad acting, bad jokes. CANCEL

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