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Caroline Realizes Max Wasn't Crying Last Night on '2 Broke Girls' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 27th 2011 12:00AM
'2 Broke Girls' - 'And the Break-Up Scene'Now that we're past the pilot, which had plenty of good jokes in it, we're starting to see what kind of a show '2 Broke Girls' (Mon., 8:30PM ET on CBS) wants to be. It clearly wants Max to have a snarky retort for absolutely everything that's said to her, while Caroline is the surprisingly grounded one.

Only it's not really working. Or at least, Max's constant quips are starting to wear thin. It's like she's trying to be Chandler from 'Friends,' without any of the moments of sincerity or reality that grounded him from time to time.

We get that this is a tough exterior of sarcasm she's built around her, but it's being slathered on a bit too thick. On the flip side, we're completely surprised to be liking Caroline more and more.

This week, her earnestness and innocent sincerity was actually sweet, even when misguided, like when she thought Max was crying alone in her room. That joke, while crude, was worth it if just for Caroline's impression of what Max sounded like. It's a complete reversal for how the pilot left us feeling.

We need Max to be believable in her vulnerable scenes in a way that Caroline has been. We believe Caroline has lost everything but is refusing to let it get her down. Here, Max is losing her boyfriend and yet she's more concerned with getting the fun of breaking up with him. If she doesn't feel anything, we can't feel for her or root for her.

Plus, we get it. You like coming up with clever put-downs and sarcastic responses to what people say to Max. But she doesn't need to have a snarky comeback to every ... single ... line that comes her way. Every once in a while, just let her have a real conversation. We know you're a comedy, and we applaud your commitment to the jokes, but we have to care about these characters and believe in their situation, too.

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Leticia Castro

What lipstick is Mack wearing?!!! Gotta have it!

October 26 2011 at 12:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Leticia Castro

What lipstick was Mack wearing?!!! Gotta have it!!!

October 26 2011 at 12:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melanie Egan

Here's the difference: the actress who plays Caroline can act.............while the one who plays Max can not. It's quite simple really. I think everything about Caroline is perfection and then the second it gets turned back to Max the whole thing falls off the cliff. It's painfully obvious she's going through the lines in her head as she spits them out. Just totally wooden and unbelievable. Shame really because it's a good show (so far) otherwise.

September 27 2011 at 1:16 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
shadowracer

It's Kat Dennings, she could kick the downtrodden on the show and people would still root for her.
They snark only works with her in that role. Put a Lohan in that role and there's a character(and show) you hate instantly.

Ep 2 was funny. I'm in for a season. Hopefully Glee won't pick up and I can be done with that.

September 27 2011 at 1:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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