If you haven’t already, please do check out this awesome series created and written by two New York comedians, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. The show was picked up by Comedy Central and has Amy Poehler as exec producer, so you know it’s got the golden-girl-power stamp of approval.
Broad City focusses on semi-fictional characters, Abbi and Ilana, two BFFs who manage their way through life’s mishaps with food, weed, friendship and censor-free emotions. These two are less existential than the girls on Girls, meaning they’re more fun. They have their crises, yet instead of reacting by holing up in a flat by themselves with Bon Iver music or going off the deep end, they skip to eating junk and laughing about their situation or try to fix it, with intended hilarity; this MO makes them a hell of a lot more relatable and less depressing. Ilana and Abbi are perfectly complemented by the rest of the cast, including disgusting human and room-mate, Bevers (John Gemberling); endearing gay friend, Jaimé (Arturo Castro); and Ilana’s paramour who just wants to be her boyfriend, Lincoln (the hilarious Hannibal Buress. Where has this guy been hiding? A mine? Because he is gold).
1 Lines like these
2 Cameo by Leslie Knope in full bitch-mode
3 An awesome soundtrack
4 A great secondary cast
5 This scene
All you need is their version of Drake’s “Started from the Bottom” to get yourself into FULL addiction mode. Love the shout out to Missy Elliot’s “The Rain (Super Dupa Fly)” music video.
And it has been picked up for season 2. Yay.