Cast: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris
Release Date: September 20, 2016
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 7/10
In season five, Max and Caroline continue to wait tables at the diner while trying to build their new business — a dessert bar! Caroline goes to Hollywood to meet with studio executives to discuss the idea of making her riches-to-rags life story into a movie. Max tags along and meets Randy (guest star Ed Quinn) — who becomes her new beau — but will it last outside Hollywood? Sophie and Oleg are expecting, and pregnancy can’t slow these two lovebirds down. Han finds himself in trouble when he can’t repay his debt from gambling on women’s tennis, but the diner gang rallies together to help him. Earl gets his feelings crushed when he discovers his old jazz band is having a reunion and he is not invited to play — it’s up to Max and the diner gang to make it happen!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
In season five of the hilarious sitcom ‘2 Broke Girls’ Max (Dennings) and Caroline (Behrs) find themselves in a number of high stakes scenarios unlike anything they have had to overcome prior. This season the two will try and help Earl get the respect he deserves in the music world, assist their boss Han with some of his own personal troubles and even take a trip to Hollywood once Caroline gets a reminder of what the rich life tastes like and is presented with a rare opportunity. While tackling all of this as well as helping Sophie and Oleg with their baby troubles and plenty more, these two girls must additionally try and expand their business or possibly even take it in a new direction while simultaneously trying to juggle everything else. But then again, what day in the life of Max and Caroline wouldn’t be filled with its share of hilarious hurdles?
The fifth season of ‘2 Broke Girls’ delivers all of the ridiculous mishaps, money issues and hilarious obstacles, not to mention just flat out fun fans have come to expect and love from the series. The fifth season follows a slightly more serialized formula than many of the previous season runs which works surprisingly well and actually helps the viewer get to know these two characters even more intimately than ever before as huge opportunities and a trip to Hollywood along with more result in the fifth season of ‘2 Broke Girls’ likely being one of the best yet and displaying no signs that the sitcom is becoming at all stale or tired after five years, only continually keeping things more fresh and unique than ever. Fellow fans of this hilarious and often shockingly raunchy comedy series definitely won’t want to miss out on all of the fun insanity the fifth season has to offer. Those who may be hesitant to pick up a copy of the ‘Complete Fifth Season’ DVD release will likely want to make sure and rent the episodes or catch them on demand somewhere at the very least.
Overall, diehard fans of the series will likely want to make sure to grab a copy of ‘2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fifth Season’ on DVD to add to their collections and have the ability to revisit this hilarious season anytime you please. Casual fans of the series that may have missed season five during its run last season on CBS will likely want to make sure and rent or find the episodes on one of the numerous streaming services out there if you are hesitant to drop the cash on the DVD set, it’s a continually hilarious and high stakes season that any fan of the show won’t want to miss out on.
The DVD release of ‘2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fifth Season’ features a 16×9 friendly video presentation utilizing the show’s original 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio on all of the fifth season’s episodes. The video presentations look pretty decent for the most part as far as DVD allots, providing fairly sharp and detailed presentations on every episode. There are some mild instances of video noise and a few other minor artifacts present throughout, although nothing notable enough to detract from the overall viewing experience. Overall, while not perfect, these are pretty solid Standard Definition video presentations that should appease most fans that have collected the previous DVD season releases.
The DVD release includes a 384 Kbps 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundtrack on all 22 Season Five episodes. These multichannel soundtracks deliver consistently crisp and clean audio presentations on every episode in the season. While not overly active most of the time, all five available channels are occasionally utilized in order to send the music and general ambience such as crowd chatter and more throughout the various speakers, and never causing any dialogue which may be occurring simultaneously to become distorted. Overall, these are more than capable 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundtracks that deliver in every way required of them.
The DVD release of ‘2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fifth Season’ includes a couple of enjoyable extras. Included on the release are ‘Deleted Scene(s)’ from a number of episodes (running approximately 13 minutes in length altogether), in addition to a ‘Gag Reel’ (running approximately 4 minutes).