Thursday, April 26, 2012

Do Trust the B in Apartment 23

Um, I had never heard of Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 until a couple of weeks ago. When I saw Kristyn Ritter was one of the leads, I kind of didn't care - I know Kristyn from her days on Veronica Mars and her acting was less than impressive, to say the least. She almost ruined her role for me, and it was a pretty important one. But I was bored one day and Hulu was showing a preview of the first two episodes, so I decided to give it a chance. The first half of the first episode still did not sell me on the premise and characters and acting, but by the end of the second episode, I was in love. I take back every bad thing I ever said about Kristyn - she totally owns Chloe, and completely sells her as a self-centered sociopath that you might just actually enjoy being friends with. Dreama Walker is endearing, but not annoyingly or cloyingly so, as Midwestern good girl June - because turns out she's got an edge, and can hold her own with Chloe. As for James Van Der Beek as James Van Der Beek - god bless him for having a sense of humor and being able to make fun of himself, because the version of himself that he plays on the show is hilarious.

So if you're looking for a comedy that's quirky and not afraid to come thisclose to crossing the line but is still actually funny, check it out.

Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What our favorite TV characters are wearing...

As the television season draws to a close and there are more and more repeats on - ::sniffle:: - I thought I'd take a minute to just talk about some of my favorite things some of my favorite characters are wearing, that way I can dress like them during the summer hiatus, and it will be like they never left me at all! :)


Elena Gilbert, The Vampire Diaries (CW): I am in love with this leather jacket and am determined to have one. This particular brand and style is the KRMA Jade leather jacket and it's, like, $600...I tried to find a more affordable substitute but as Prince so wisely wrote, nothing compares to you...KRMA. I'll just have to save up my pennies to buy this one.

Jess Day, New Girl (Fox): So, thick, plastic, unisex retro frames a la Buddy Holly and Elvis Costello are totally in and they're kinda cute - Zooey Deschanel looks super feminine and adorable in them, which I dig (don't worry, guys, you'll look masculine in them, though). The pair Jess is wearing here are Wacks frames by Oliver Peoples, which run upwards of $200, and while I wasn't willing to compromise on my leather jacket, I found almost identical but more affordable frames by Geek Eyewear here - see, they even have the same tortoiseshell frames that Jess is rockin'!

Get in the conversation, people - what are your favorite things that your favorite TV characters wear?