BroadCity_S3In an era where we’re on the zillionth season of The Big Bang Theory, it sometimes feels like shows with lasting power are hard to find. More accurately, GOOD shows are a dime a dozen. Thankfully there are shows like Broad City to help us along and make us laugh. 2016 marked the release of the show’s third season and it’s still going strong.

Abbi and Ilana are back at it again: the dream team BFFs are out trying to find love (or a temporary version of it), smoke as much weed as possible and get into the best/worst situations. The episodes don’t follow a particularly huge story arc so you can definitely just watch whatever episodes you want but that’s part of the beauty of it. You can just put on any episode whenever you need something to enjoy.

I like to say to people unfamiliar with Broad City that it’s like HBO’s Girls but if it was funny and well-written. I realize this sounds like a dig at Girls and it absolutely is (OVERRATED, in my opinion) but I understand why so many people enjoy it. That said, Broad City is the condensed 22-minute comedy version with two stars that you love, even when they’re being completely unlikeable.

The highlight of this season for me was Abbi trying out Tinder. Oh my god was this episode amazing. I laughed for days, especially as someone who, at the time, was utilizing the site and trying to make the most of it. Hilarious.

Broad City Season 3 DVD Special Features:

  • Hack Into Broad City
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Behind The Scenes: Match of the Century
  • NOMO FOMO: An Art Show About Broads In The City

The Verdict
Buy it.
If you love comedy and if you already love Broad City, it’s absolutely worth owning. Checking in with these ladies regularly for a rewatch is never something I regret and each episode is funnier the more I watch it.

There are little Easter Eggs in the show as well like in Season 2 in the first episode when the girls are walking through the subway, an old woman says to Abbi, “Val, Val is that you??” and at the time, it makes no sense to us until an episode or two later when Abbi gets blackout drunk and we learn that she winds up at a speakeasy where her alterego, Val, performs jazz for the patrons.


Stephanie Cooke
Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics,, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more. Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her <a href="">personal web site</a>.

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