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We’re all about some bad-ass female friendships here at That’s Normal so of course, we love Broad City – Kate tells you why you should binge it if you haven’t already (seriously get on it, it will take like a day, tops). And season 4 is finally here! It feels like we’ve been waiting years, but there will finally be more Abbi and Ilana to get us through these trying times. Here are the reasons we’re excited for season 4.
If you watched season 3 of Broad City, you know that Hillary is their kween. Her cameo was one of the many highlights of the season and it was really exciting to watch a show talking about the election in practically real time. Fast forward to now and you know these girls are going to roast Trump. I for one am totally here for it.
Both Ilana and Abbi have been incredibly vocal on Instagram and Twitter about their disdain for our current president and in a show that is a hyperbole of their real lives, the current political landscape is not something that can be ignored – rightly so. At its core, this show is raunchy, over-the-top, and centered on being a feminist kween so any social commentary comes through that lens which makes it much more bearable and appealing to a mostly female, millennial audience. Trump sucks, but hopefully, we can still find a way to laugh about it despite the world going to shit.
Broad City has been consistently praised for its realness. As a woman in her mid-twenties, I can confirm that life can be that ridiculous. I mean, who hasn’t gotten stuck in a port-a-potty on the back of a truck?
But in all seriousness, I love that this show embraces being kind of weird, because believe me, I’m more than just kind of weird. Ilana and Abbi are proof that so-called weird girls are normal. It’s ok to be sexual, it’s ok to embarrass yourself, it’s ok to fart at inopportune times, and it’s definitely ok to love your best friend A LOT. Broad City proves that your friends will put up with that shit and more importantly that there are other weird girls like you out there who are going to love you as you are – and guys who will too (but who cares about them).
Side note: these “weird” girls created their own show, wrote it, starred in it, and as of this season directed it too – while doing other artistic and cool things (like writing and illustrating a book, recording a podcast, and starring in movies) at the same damn time. #proudtobeweird
As someone who doesn’t really have an interest in living in New York City, but sometimes likes to pretend they could, Broad City shows NYC at it’s best/worst. The city is as essential to the show as both Abbi and Ilana are. Things wouldn’t be complete without the nasty subway or the creepy roommate. We’ve had enough shows that glamorize living in the city, but Abbi and Ilana give a much more realistic version of the city. It’s hard to make it there and none of us can actually afford Carrie Bradshaw’s “normal” apartment. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying and that’s what this show comes back to. It might take a while to get there, but Abbi and Ilana have more than enough highs (weed pun intended) to balance out their lows.
We all love a cameo and Broad City is filled with them. I’m happy to have Abbi and Ilana grace my screen but bring in some famous friends and life is golden. In the past, we’ve seen Amy Poehler (also an executive producer and kinda the reason this show is on your TVs), the aforementioned Hillary Clinton living her best life, Fred Armisen (in a diaper, no biggie), Rachel Dratch, Amy Sedaris, and SO MANY MORE!
Season 4 will be continuing the streak of amazing guest appearances as evidenced by the trailer. We see RuPaul, Steve Buschemi, Wanda Sykes, Shania Twain, and Jane Curtin in the minute and thirty seconds alone so I can’t even imagine what the entire season will bring us!