CBS's 2 Broke Girls follows two waitresses struggling to make ends meet. In the "Pilot," viewers are introduced to Max (Kat Dennings, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist), a cynical, street smart girl who can bake cupcakes. Max is upset when her boss (Matthew Moy, Scrubs) hires Caroline (Beth Behrs), a billionaire's daughter who loses everything when her father is arrested for sneaky, illegal financial transactions. But Caroline proves to actually be a hard worker with big ideas, which is how she convinces Max they should start a cupcake business together - as soon as they can raise $250,000 to cover start up costs.
Believe it or not, this series is actually pretty good! Or at least, the "Pilot" is. The previews make it look like a silly, lightweight show about two girls who work in a restaurant. Instead, it's a buddy comedy about two young women trying to do something with their lives. Both bring equal qualifications to the table, so their partnership will not be one-sided. Both could use a good friend, too, which is what brings them together, along with sheer chance.
Max definitely speaks with the voice of Whitney Cummings, who created 2 Broke Girls along with Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City). Whitney's unique sense of humor shines through in a number of the lines. Caroline, who is expected to be a stereotypical ditz, has shades of Charlotte from King's previous series, if Charlotte was blonde, lost all of her money, and found an inner strength to get her through. The two are an interesting combination, which should keep things fresh for some time to come.