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.

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