TV Critic Dominic Lyons reviews Channel 4's latest dark comedy The End of the F***ing WorldWritten by Redbrick on 21st November 2017
Review: Broad City
TV Writer Lucy Durkin expresses her love for the critically acclaimed comedy series Broad City
As the name would suggest, this diverse and inclusive show centres around the lives of two unique women, Abbi & Ilana. Written by it’s stars, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Wexler, it proudly shows the melting pot that is New York in all its colourful and brash glory, truly doing its name justice. I know that it’s not grammatically correct to write Abbi & Ilana, but it seems wrong somehow to not have their names as close as possible on paper given their full-frontal friendship. Their bond definitely helps to argue the case that best friends can be soulmates.
“Their dynamic is never stale; although they are very different from one another, they accept one another without the formulaic resentment so loved by TV shows
A recent episode allowed for the show to push one of the few boundaries it has left, animation! A lot of times when TV shows branch out beyond their usual format it doesn’t work (I’m looking at you Scrubs season nine and Archer season six), but, despite my initial nervousness, it did. Although known for its ever-changing colourful and often bizarre opening title sequence, the hallucinogenic mushrooms that the girls are tripping on created the perfect opportunity to explore the unique animation style that has become a core part of Broad City's image. I was very hesitant during the first animated sequence as I was worried it was going to be too much and take away from the main reason I love the show so much – Abbi & Ilana.
“It’s the attention to detail that demonstrates just how much effort and care that Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer put in to the show, and we are all rewarded from it