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Entertainment: Broad.Fucking.City

For the most part I’ve given up on television because of how women are represented. We’re either overly sexual, weak or complete bitches and that’s not real life. I don’t know any females who act like the girls on HBO’s Girls but if I did I’d probably punch them square in the vagina.
One dimensional female characters bore me which is why I’m so happy Broad City exists. The show, which airs on Comedy Central, is a heightened version of Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson’s friendship. The two UCB alumni started making webisodes about their lives in 2009 which are so funny and can be found on YouTube (my favorites are “The Commute” and “Date Night”).
Ilana and Abbi are just two 20-something’s living in New York. They have shitty jobs, weird roommates and they smoke a lot of pot. The girls write, produce and star in all the episodes with Amy Poehler as Executive Producer.
Alessandra Stanley from the NY Times called Broad City “more linear, unpolished and narrowly comedic than Girls on HBO” which in my opinion is a good thing. Life is unpolished. I want to see women on tv I’d want to be friends with; women who are smart and funny and un perfect because that’s life.
Hannibal Buress also has a recurring role on the show as Lincoln, Ilana’s friend with benefits. Buress was such a good choice for this character, he’s oddly hilarious without overshadowing Ilana and Abbi. The show has had cameos from Fred Armisen, Janeane Garofalo and tonight season finale featured Amy Poehler herself.
Broad City is Comedy Central’s highest rated new show since 2012. Averaging 1.2 million views per episode it’s no surprise they’ve been picked up for a second season. If you haven’t seen this show yet I definitely recommend binge-watching this entire past season right now, you’ll thank me later.

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