2 Broke Girls Is the Female Entrepreneur Energy I Need

Rewatching the show as a freelance writer made me appreciate it more.

Taru Anniina Liikanen
6 min readFeb 2, 2022


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I know I know, we’re all over the #GirlBoss vibes. I’ll admit I was never a big fan of that movement to begin with, and I don’t need Sophia Amoruso and Rachel Hollis in my life — or my timeline.

But I just rewatched all six seasons of 2 Broke Girls (it’s too hot to get out of the house in Buenos Aires right now and we’re deep in our third Covid wave, okay?) and it was a delight. Especially after becoming a freelance writer at the start of 2020 and seeing what it’s like to struggle to make money.

I think there’s a lot of good about this show and its view of women starting a business.

If you don’t know what the show is about, it’s a sitcom created by Whitney Cummings and Michael Patrick King. The show centers Caroline Channing (Beth Behrs), an heiress and socialite turned broke and disgraced after her father’s Ponzi scheme has come to light, and Max Black (Kat Dennings), a broke waiter who makes sarcastic comments about the hipsters taking over her neighborhood.

They meet when Caroline finds a job at the same diner in Williamsburg. Because she’s also homeless and only owns the clothes on her back, Max reluctantly offers her the opportunity to stay at her apartment, and they soon become friends.

Caroline has an Ivy League business education, while Max is amazing at baking cupcakes, so they decide to unite those two passions and start a cupcake shop.

Over the six seasons of the show, the two women go from broke and, in the case of Caroline, homeless and disgraced, to finally having a successful dessert bar.

Cockroaches, Cupcakes and Dating

There are a couple of things I love about the show, compared to so many other sitcoms about young people in New York.

You Better Work

The best thing about this show is that it shows the girls working a lot to be able to finance their business.

To make extra money, they find side gigs, from cleaning apartments to watching kids or working in a juice bar at a gym. They work all



Taru Anniina Liikanen

Finnish by birth, porteña at heart. Recovering political ghostwriter and comedian. Bad jokes my own.