It’ll be interesting to see how 2 Broke Girls performs, given that it’s been only warmly received in the states, and the trailer online of the first episode runs for nearly four minutes and feels like it has all the laughs in it. 4 min in 22 is not a good ratio of laughs to show. That said, the pop culture references abound and the casting of the two central girls is good. God knows Channel 9 need a break (and something other than Big Bang Theory to be screening all the time). From the press release:

2 Broke Girls, the outrageous new comedy series from the creator of Sex and the City, premieres Tuesday, February 14, at 8.00pm on Channel Nine.

A lot of young girls move to New York City to “make it”, but Max and Caroline are just trying to make their rent. Two girls from very different backgrounds – Max, poor from birth, and Caroline, born wealthy but down on her luck – wind up as waitresses in the same colourful Brooklyn diner. They strike up an unlikely friendship that could lead to a successful business venture. All they need to do is find $250,000 to start it up. Sassy, streetwise Max Black (Kat Dennings) works two jobs just to get by, including her waitress night shift at the retro-hip Williamsburg Diner. Sophisticated Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs) is an uptown trust-fund princess having a run of bad luck that forces her to reluctantly give waitressing a shot.

At first, Max sees Caroline as yet another in a long line of inept servers she must cover for, but she’s surprised to find that Caroline has as much substance as style. When Caroline discovers Max’s knack for baking amazing cupcakes she sees a lucrative future for them, but they first need to raise the start-up money. While saving their tips, they work with Oleg (Jonathan Kite), an overly flirtatious Russian cook; Earl (Garrett Morris), a 75-year-old cashier and cool cat; and Han Lee (Matthew Moy), the new, eager-to-please owner of the diner.

Working together, these two broke girls living in one very expensive city might just find the perfect recipe for their big break.

2 Broke Girls, created by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City), infuses classic comedy with something
new, current and young, proving that life can be fun – even if you’re broke.

2 Broke Girls – premieres Tue 14/2 8pm, Ch9.