“You haven’t seen Six Feet Under? You are … so lucky,” the aghast 27-year-old Abbi tells her neighbor early into the second season of Comedy Central's Broad City, which kicks off again tonight. The same could easily be said for anyone who hasn’t yet seen this series, widely praised as one of the best new shows to debut in 2014. The show’s creators, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, star as fictionalized pre-fame versions of themselves—two “rollicking, flawed, lovable three-dimensional” best friends getting by in New York, prone to absurd, slapstick-y misadventures of the professional, personal, and sexual variety (Broad City quickly disabused viewers of the idea that it was a Girls knockoff).
As expected, the show’s second season stakes out familiar turf for itself: luxurious weed breaks, Bed Bath & Beyond trips, highly stylized music video fantasy sequences, more Soulstice. There are more cameos to look forward to (Wednesday’s premiere features Seth Rogen and Kumail Nanjiani). More body humor (blow-drying pubes and butt-sweat-absorbing napkins). More frank sex talk, including chatting about the intricacies of pegging at a shiva. And more brilliant one-liners that could seemingly only be birthed by a comedy show written by and starring two women who manage to be exponentially funnier in the first episode than dude-flick star Rogen. (Example: “You’re going to vagina-swallow Jeremy tonight.”)