Two Broke Girls is returning on CBS with season 7, but will it be yet another season for old jokes?
Before you cheer up for the reboot of Two Broke Girls’ seventh season, let’s find out the formula behind the success of Two Broke Girls and every “Girl” series in the US.
- The formula behind the success of Two Broke Girls
- Unfinished storylines of Two Broke Girls that need attention in season 7
- Two Broke Girls to be back with 7th season on CBS, but will be a transformed show
Knowing what Two Broke Girls was, are you really rooting for the reboot for season 7? Reports have it that Two Broke Girls has learned its lesson and is coming back transformed, to complete the unfinished storylines!
The formula behind the success of Two Broke Girls
Over the years, female-led sitcoms have marched on the TV. A set formula has worked for them. Tripping over their feet, embarrassing themselves in front of the guy they fancy.
They feature good looking leads who are crap at their relationships. They have a good heart but often get it wrong. They are clumsy. They just don’t know how to walk in heels. This has always been the definition of ‘feminism’ (or the lack of it) on TV.
In Two Broke Girls, Max played by Kat Dennings is self-assured at work but a bad judge of character when it comes to men. Created by the creator of Sex and the City, Michael Patrick King, Two Broke Girls is a story of two white waitresses (Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs) who work in a Brooklyn restaurant, whose boss is Asian-American Han Lee (Matthew Moy).
Short, asexual, and work-obsessed, Lee is ridiculed for his broken English and failing to “get” the US culture.
Ridiculing Asian-Americans for their accent and culture is so common on US TV that most of the times it goes unnoticed. The racist quips and stereotyping Asian-Americans is a concern for the people of different ethnic backgrounds living in the US.
For all the wrong reasons, TV continues to depict these stereotypes, giving in to the success of these formulas. Will Two Broke Girls come with a changed perspective in season 7? We are yet to see that.
Unfinished storylines of Two Broke Girls that need attention in season 7
Two Broke Girls will be back with season 7 to wrap up its unfinished storylines. Years before, Kat Dennings had mentioned on being asked about her return in Two Broke Girls season 7:
“Maybe one day we’ll wrap it all up with a two-hour special where we see all of these things happen. I would love that. I think the people that watched the show for so many years deserve some closure, and I would love to give that to them”.
The finale episode of season 6 did not leave us on a crazy cliffhanger but surely left us hungry for more. The ending had opened a new era for Max and Caroline. Kat was always willing to return for a special season. Years later, her wish is getting fulfilled by CBS. The network is giving a chance to Two Broke Girls along with other old series to create the magic one more time.
Two Broke Girls to be back with the 7th season on CBS, but will be a transformed show
Addressing all our concerns about the show regarding racism and white feminism, the creator of Two Broke Girls promises to bring back the girls “transformed”. We may even see a new cast on the show, probably some from the Afro-American community to maintain the ethnic balance and rightly depict America on TV.
Will Two Broke Girls be able to break stereotypes in season 7?
That is yet to be seen. The official announcement by CBS is still pending. Would you want to watch the show again?
Let us know in the comments box below if you think CBS is doing right by rebooting Two Broke Girls.