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Broad City: Season 1 (2014)




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


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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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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.)

January 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.

March 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!

January 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.

January 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.

January 22, 2014 | Full Review…

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

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

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