TV reviews

Review: 2 Broke Girls 1×1

Two Broke Girls

In the US: Mondays, 8.30/7.30c, CBS
In the UK: Acquired by Channel 4

There’s a lot of Whitney Cummings around US TV at the moment. Best known from Chelsea Lately, not only does she have her own show on NBC – the eponymous Whitney – she’s the exec producer and co-creator of 2 Broke Girls, a supposed comedy about two waitresses who decide to run their own cupcake business – once they have enough money to quit their waitressing jobs, mind.

In case the mildly tepid Whitney hasn’t put you off the concept of a sitcom written by Whitney Cummings, here’s a little nugget of extra information that might sway you: it’s co-created and co-written by Michael Patrick King aka “The Man Who Ruined Sex and the City“.

So not funny in the slightest, but it does have two redeeming features: a relatively likeable pair of central characters; and Kat Dennings (Thor). But that’s it.

Here – try to laugh your way through this trailer.

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Sitting Tennant

Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant (week 34, 2011)

Ooh, Sister Chastity is pulling out the stalking stops to try to regain the lead from Hebbie, here with pictures of David Tennant yesterday morning at Margate council offices (or somewhere similar). Hopefully that little bit of background information should inspire the captioneers…

  1. Hebbie: 235
  2. Sister Chastity: 230
  3. Erin C: 110
  4. Rullsenberg: 55
  5. Janice: 20
  6. esgaril: 10
  7. theriverlady, Toby: 5

Ms Rullsenberg consolidates her lead this week, but it’s Toby, returned fresh from his vacation, who gets the 10 points. Good luck this week everyone!

  1. Rullsenberg: 185
  2. Marie: 175
  3. SK: 135
  4. Toby: 110
  5. Electric Dragon: 95
  6. Jane Henry: 50
  7. Lisa G: 45
  8. theriverlady: 35
  9. Virpi: 25
  10. Hebbie: 20
  11. Joe B, Janice: 15
  12. whoficwriter, Jeri: 10
  13. kallan: 5

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable and doesn’t obviously infringe copyright, it will appear in the Sitting Tennant gallery. Don’t forget to include your name in the filename so I don’t get mixed up about who sent it to me.

The best pic in the stash each week will appear on Tuesday and get ten points; the runners up will appear on Friday (one per person who sends one in) and get five points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.

Tuesday’s “Downton SMASH” news

Film

British TV

Canadian TV

  • The Daily Show‘s Samantha Bee and Lolita Davidovich join Good Dog

US TV