Wow – Foxtel just keep bringing us the best of shows that the networks reject. They will premiere Don’t Trust The B*tch in Apartment 23 on Monday September 3rd at 7.30pm. I can tell you that it is one to watch. I see many shows I never review – yet this is a stand out!
Starring Krysten Ritter from Gilmore Girls, James Van Der Beek from Dawsons Creek and Dreama Walker from The Good Wife, it concentrates on Chloe (Ritter), who is a New York party girl with the morals of a pirate who bullies and causes trouble for her naive and small town roommate June (Walker.)
This bitch is funny. She kills me and I love her!
Looking past the frustratingly neutered title (either change it or leave it as it was meant to be!), Don’t Trust the B*tch in Apartment 23 is a very likeable and fun new comedy.
Dreama Walker stars as June, whose great new job and company-supplied apartment all go away in one fell swoop. Desperately needing a place to live, she’s more than happy to move in with Chloe (Krysten Ritter), who seems perfect when they first meet – friendly, comforting and offering delicious chicken sate. But the neighbuor down the hall has a warning regarding Chloe – “Don’t trust the bitch in Apartment 23!” And soon, June begins to see why…
Yes, Chloe is a pretty cutthroat, conniving girl, who’s playing a bit of psychological warfare with June, in order to scam her out of some money. But wait a second, does this girl actually have a kind side too? Might she also, in her own, very messed up way, want to help June?
Well, yes, this is a TV show, so of course she does. But the important thing is, it’s all pretty damn funny to behold. Chloe gets a lot of great moments in the pilot, from nonchalantly strolling into the kitchen naked to proclaiming that her male best friend, James (more on him below), and her didn’t work out a couple because it was like “trying to fit a cucumber into a coin purse.”
Walker has the less flashy role as the straight woman, but she manages to get some decent laughs as well, via June’s big reactions to Chloe – I particularly liked her delivery on the line “You have made me an accomplice in drugs!”
And then there’s James Van Der Beek as James Van Der Beek. It’s hilarious! Van Der Beek is very enjoyable (and looks to be having a hell of a time) playing a fun-loving, casual-sex having, just here to hang out version of himself –and certainly is a good sport about a script that has more than one character refer to him as “Dawson.”
Don’t Trust the Bitch (yes – I uncensored it!) is fast-paced and offers a lot of laughs. Better than 2 Broke Girls and it’s a comedy Channel 7 had the rights to. Why do free to air give up the great ones? Oh well, Foxtels advantage.
Don’t Trust The B* starts on Monday September 3rd at 7.30pm on Arena.