Now that PLL is taking a break, I HAD to find a temporary replacement just to ease the pain. As I scrolled hopelessly through my TV guide in search of a new show, I landed on Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23. I thought to myself what the hell let’s try it!
Chloe is a New York party girl with “the morals of a pirate” who tries to bully her naive small town roommate June out of their shared apartment. James Van Der Beek is Chloe’s best friend who tries to keeps the peace between the two girls.
Now that you’ve got the gist of the show, here are five things I learned and five reasons why you should watch:
1) It’s already been targeted by the Parents’ Television Council for its racy humour. PTC asked sponsors of the show to stop running their ads calling it a “new all-time low for broadcast television.” You know if PTC doesn’t like it then it must be good! Usually sexual humor on sitcoms turn out lame but this show is pretty X-rated. Chloe has sex with her roommates fiance on top of her — wait for it — birthday cake. Shudder.
2) Van Der Beek *Insert girly scream here* plays a fictional version of himself. In the first episode alone he makes at least six Dawson’s Creek jokes, including mocking the show’s theme song. Win.
3) Krysten Ritter plays Chloe, the psychotic mean girl in the show, who I really love to hate but strangely can’t. Krysten’s character Chloe is a sadistic freak but I still love her. This is what we call a flawed character, people.
4) I’m so sick of reality shows with grimy guidos and wanted to get into a classic sitcom. There are so many relatable characters… though no one really wants to relate to a bitch.
5) The show is set in NYC so it’s no wonder it includes a small town girl with big dreams, a psychotic madwoman (who will probably turn into the pigeon lady in Central Park) and a has-been celebrity.