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Bad shows, good actors.

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This round of “Why do bad shows happen to good actors?” is focused on 2 Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings.


2 Broke Girls started out alright, and has seemed to bottom out somewhere in the category of “pretty lame with 1-2 laughable moments per episode.”  Clearly, people still watch and enjoy this show because their ratings are still high.  I find it irritating that shows with horrible writing and acting manage steady, high ratings, while brilliant shows with genius writing get cancelled or pushed to mid-season (note: Arrested Development; Community).

Personal issues aside, 2 Broke Girls lost its spark.  It gained a new spark with the addition of actor Eric Andre; his chemistry with Kat is fantastic and that pulled the show up a notch, in my opinion.  Kat Dennings is the real selling point here, though.  Her comedy is unique and her delivery conveys her confidence and comfort with who she is.  When gauging her acting and comedy abilities, it’s better to check out the Thor films (especially Thor 2; in my opinion, she was the best part, besides Tom Hiddleston).  To be fair, she has little to work with on this show (writing, acting, storylines, you name it), which makes her shine even more.  With the unexplainable success of this show, Kat Dennings seems to be hurling toward a very successful career while maintaining her uniqueness and individuality.


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One thought on “Bad shows, good actors.

  1. Kat Dennings is defnitely a great actress. I didn’t care for her character in the Thor movies, but the one problem I had with Thor was the characters who didn’t need to be there. I guess you could also say, “Why do good movies happen to good actors whoese characters are useless?” In terms of 2 Broke Girls, I haven’t watched it. I respect Kat, though, for continuing on with it positively. TV shows are difficult; you put so much time and energy to creating something you think is good and then no one watches it, or people watch it, and don’t like it. I hope that Kat is able to leverage better roles off of her part in the Thor movies. 🙂

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