After hearing so much about the show and seeing Abbi and Ilana on Doug Benson’s weekly YouTube web show Getting Doug with High, I decided to watch some clips of their show on YouTube. After dying of laughter, one rainy Saturday (and I mean pouring rain) I went through all ten episodes. I gotta say I felt like a basehead afterwards waiting for my next fix. Which I’m still waiting for.
Unlike that other critically acclaimed show documenting the struggle of the 20s, this show is actually funny. Add to that the fictional Abbi and Ilana are people I would hang out with and more than likely have a great time with. This show at its core is about the friendship and misadventures of Abbi and Ilana. These are two girls who actually care about each other and don’t plot against each other, so seeing a genuine friendship stay intact through all their misadventures is key. Ilana might be the wilder one, but when Abbi let’s her guard down she ends up in funnier and more outlandish situations than her friend.
What’s also cool about this show is that they gave a major supporting role to the hysterical Hannibal Buress (my nigga!!!) as Ilana’s “boyfriend”. And what makes me even more happy is that they portray him as successful regular dude, unlike that other show that had Donald Glover *snickers* on for two episodes.
Also, so much of the New York culture is infused in this show it’s easy to relate to even if you’ve only spent a week living in the five boroughs. Even though it’s heightened and quirky, you get it right away. Everything about the rooftop party rung sadly true to quite a few I went to.
My boy also pointed out how on point the soundtrack to this show is. And yea, I gotta agree. I mean this dope track is the theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvN2WKUP76w. Plus I love the running joke of “Can you play some 90s hip-hop?”. An era of rap music for which I can talk about for days on end. But, I can talk about hip-hop for weeks anyways.
I turned my boy onto this show and he texted me right after he finished saying how sad he was that there we’re no more episodes of the show. And I agree, ten episodes is too short for this sitcom. I’ve turned a few people on and they all come back saying how funny it is and how short it is. So Abbi and Ilana, if you by some miracle happen to read this, you gotta to convince Comedy Central to give you more episodes.
So, if you’re reading this go watch Broad City now. Also, check out Ilana’s YouTube webseries Chronic Gamer Girl which is pretty funny also. Also, check out the Broad City web show that inspired the Comedy Central show. Abbi if you are reading this holla at this giant black man! What up ma?! Can’t wait to see the Broad City stand-up show this fall.