Broad City: The Beauty Of Random

I love this show.

A part of me just want to type ‘I love this show’ for the next two pages but I guess I can’t do that (Or can I?).

For those who do not know about the show (which is really sad), Broad City follows the lives of Ilana and Abbi two friends who are trying to make it in New York. Each episode shows us their adventures (mostly misadventures) as they try to navigate through life as Jewish American women in their twenties.

Sounds pretty simple yeah?

I started watching Broad City early last year and it’s been the most fun ride I’ve had in a very long time.

With three successful seasons and a fourth currently ongoing, a couple of things makes Broad City a unique experience for me. I’ve thought really hard about how to best describe these things and only one word comes to mind: Randomness.

Broad City is a very random show. In fact, it’s so random sometimes I find it very difficult to believe it’s scripted and that is what makes it truly genius.

Creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (who play the main characters) were able to create a show that mirrors everyday life to near perfection. Granted some of the events are exaggerated for better understanding or comic relief but Broad City remains one of the most relatable shows I’ve seen in years.

Every episode gives you a unique experience with the characters and most times, it feels like you’re watching a really fun documentary as opposed to a typical TV show. This adds to its randomness and unpredictability because just like in real life we have no control over most of the events of our day irrespective of how well we plan.

Amidst all the chaos and drama, Broad City still has a way of passing relevant messages to its audience. It’s a very socially conscious show and it doesn’t shy away from the issues that plague our society today approaching them in a fun and likable manner.

If you haven’t seen Broad City, I think you should check it out.

Disclaimer: If you finish a couple of episodes and still can’t figure out what you’re watching in a logical sense, don’t worry. It’s totally normal.

Okay, folks, that’s it from me today.

Catch you soon.

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