Broad City: Mochalatta Chills
January 22, 2015 11:21 AM - Season 2, Episode 2 - Subscribe

New opportunities arise as Abbi is finally able to train somebody at Soulstice and Ilana finds success as a corporate overlord.
posted by Pendragon (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I hope they go somewhere else with Bevers, the gross roommate thing is getting old. Loved Ilana's power trip. And the police line-up was brilliant.
posted by Pendragon at 11:31 AM on January 22, 2015 [2 favorites]

I was underwhelmed by this episode, disliking its very traditional sitcom construction. However, once again Talking Point Memo's new feature Dear Television, with its running weekly analysis of Broad City, deepened my understanding of what Glazer and Jacobson are doing. In this case (not so much with last week's) I've revised my opinion of this episode upward quite a bit. The structure is still very predictable and the situations trope-y, but there's an underlying and clearly deliberate theme.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:49 PM on January 22, 2015

I was also underwhelmed by this episode, and I'm not sure the article Ivan linked to convinced me the episode was better than I thought.
posted by wittgenstein at 1:41 AM on January 23, 2015

I lol'd, but this was also the first full episode of this that I've watched. I suppose that means I should go back.
posted by bleep at 7:52 AM on January 23, 2015

I also thought it was kinda disappointingly sitcom-ey, but honestly the Edge of Glory scene was so spectacular that it basically made up for everything else.
posted by Itaxpica at 11:46 AM on January 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm so tired of Bevers! Please get rid of him ASAP. Also, what was that birthing talk about? Abbi & Ilana don't strike me as the baby-wanting type. Here's to hoping for a better ep next week.
posted by travelwithcats at 12:16 PM on January 23, 2015

Bevers is a treasure, and I love the discussion he's having and how he code switches when Abbi walks in on him.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:55 PM on January 23, 2015

YES the Edge of Glory. Great song, psyched to see Abbi going for it. I don't see Abbi and Ilana as the baby-having type except that I think that Ilana wants to do all of the things. And when Abbi was all about Jeremy (btw, where is Jeremy???), she talked about how she wanted to be married for a little while before they start having kids. I liked Ilana's power trip but I really liked the white power suit.
posted by kat518 at 6:11 PM on January 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

My favorite thing about the Edge of Glory bit was waiting for Bevers to come out of the refrigerator or through the window or something else insane just to get the "EEK!" moment, but then... it didn't happen. Trope defiance is fun.
posted by Etrigan at 6:31 AM on January 25, 2015 [3 favorites]

I loved this episode. But then again, I love to hate Bevvers. More Bevvers please!
posted by cashman at 5:01 PM on January 27, 2015

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