Sometimes Broad City can get just a little too specific. Many of the jokes this week didn’t land for me, like I wasn’t in on some hilarious joke everyone else knows about. On paper, it sounded hilarious – Abbi and Ilana wander all over the city trying to find the perfect party or as Ilana put it the “Narnia of Partias.”
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Anyone who knows me knows that my mom is best friend, so I have a high standard for the way mother-daughter relationships are portrayed on screen. In Knockoffs, Ilana’s grandmother has died so Ilana is spending the day with her mother Bobbi.
“Wisdom Teeth” is a perfect episode of Broad City. When Lincoln takes out Abbi’s wisdom teeth, Ilana attempts to take care of her during her recovery. Although she tries her best to be responsible, all hell breaks loose in the most absurd ways.
Abbi and Ilana’s effortless and infectious affection for each other is the beating heart of Broad City, and this week we see them on a movie date fueled by a free movie ticket scheme. They see multiple movie,s bring their own snacks hidden in built-in compartments of their jackets, and disturb their neighbors because of how much more fun they’re having than everyone else.
There was a time in my life when I thought funny rape jokes were impossible, but Abbi and Ilana have brilliantly proved me wrong with Broad City season 2 premiere “In Heat.” The episode starts out with a tricky subway sequence in which the girls have to get to the front of the train.