‘Broad City’ Offers ‘Long Overdue, Unpretentious Portrait of Friendship Between Women’

by Daina Amorosano, Viacom


Amid its often-outrageous chronicles of twenty-something life in New York City, there is the sense that “Broad City” accomplishes something deeper. As The New Yorker recently wrote in its feature “Id Girls: The Comedy Couple Behind ‘Broad City‘”:

“It also offers something that, oddly, seems to be new, and that, to its legions of fans, is deemed long overdue: an unpretentious portrait of a friendship between women in which they don’t undermine each other or fret over how they look or define themselves by whom they’re sleeping with. The love affair at the heart of the show is between Abbi and Ilana.”

After averaging 1.2 million total viewers per episode in its first season, “Broad City” was renewed for a second, with the next season premiere date TBA.

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