Broad City: Season 1 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: From its talented producers to its clever writing and superb leads, Broad City boasts an uncommonly fine pedigree.

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1
Air date: Jan 22, 2014
2
Air date: Jan 29, 2014
3
Air date: Feb 5, 2014
4
Air date: Feb 12, 2014
5
Air date: Feb 19, 2014
6
Air date: Feb 26, 2014
7
Air date: Mar 5, 2014
8
Air date: Mar 12, 2014
9
Air date: Mar 19, 2014
10
Air date: Mar 26, 2014

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Amy Poehler is an executive producer for this comedy, the brainchild of comedians Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, who also star as Ilana and Abbi, a pair of twentysomething, pot-smoking best friends in New York City who seem to have an inexhaustible supply of awkward situations, absurd encounters and excellent excuses for not working too hard -- if at all. In Season 1, Abbi and Ilana try to scrounge up the money to buy tickets for a secret Lil Wayne concert; Abbi bug bombs her apartment, and Ilana loses her keys, so the ladies face a life on the streets just in time for Abbi's first art gallery show; and Abbi promises a neighbor she'll wait for his package, but misses its delivery, so she goes to extremes to recover it. Their inner circle includes Lincoln (Hannibal Buress), Bevers (John Gemberling), Jeremy (Stephen Schneider) and Jaimé (Arturo Castro), and the list of guest stars includes Fred Armisen, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Mantzoukas and Amy Sedaris.

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Critic Reviews for Broad City Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (15)

They [the creators] know how to nail situations/characters, while snappy edits cull fluff, leaving only comic gold. (Plus great guests like tonight's Hannibal Buress or Feb. 5's Janeane Garofalo.)

Jan 21, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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There's a lot to like about Broad City, and much of that appeal has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the Comedy Central series is by women (including executive producer Amy Poehler) and about women. But some of it does.

Mar 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Broad City's Ilana Glazer, one of the show's two stars, makes IDGAF look both easy and fun, a kind of ecstatic, contagious IDGAF!

Jan 23, 2014 | Full Review…
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Its two featured newcomers skid along just fine, earning exceedingly small victories en route. It's a decent bet that many viewers will be left with smiley faces.

Jan 22, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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All told, the series represents the sort of sharp sensibility and fully realized comic point of view that the network has long been chasing, albeit with decidedly mixed results.

Jan 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Absurdist buddy comedy is female-friendly, but very edgy.

Jan 21, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Broad City is a brilliant half hour of comedy that mines familiar and original material in equal parts.

Jan 8, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The show's tone is also confident in a way that is singular and doubtlessly forged by the struggle to come up through the overcrowded Web and bolstered by the approval of someone like Amy Poehler.

Jan 27, 2014 | Full Review…

For all the laughs, this series has something deadly serious to say about the view from where Abbi and Ilana live.

Jan 27, 2014 | Full Review…

This outgrowth of a cult-hit web series is a lighter, wackier and often funnier version of HBO's Girls.

Jan 20, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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