At long last, a show on TV that’s breezy and mindless but fun and entertaining at the same time
As we have been saying repeatedly and incessantly cribbing about, it’s been a rather dull season on TV so far. Okay, maybe not so dull in the mystery, action and drama sections but among the sit-coms? Think about it. When was the last time you saw a comedy series that made your sides hurt? And before you say Big Bang Theory or How I Met Your Mother, consider the absolute disappointment the current season has been. In the light of such a traumatic summer, when we heard about the new series that debuted last week, Don’t Trust That B**** in Apartment 23, we just had to check it out. And we are glad we did.
Now, all that we know, its from the pilot, but it’s pretty funny stuff. June (Dreama Walker), a trusty blonde from Indiana, has just arrived in Manhattan with the promise of a cushy job and a plush apartment. Not two hours in the city June finds out her Firm has shut down (on charges ofembezzlement, no less) and her flat has been sealed off. With nowhere to go, she is cast adrift, desperately scouting for roommates. After much searching, she seems to fall into an apparently ideal roommate arrangement that we quickly find out is anything but.
Chloe (Krysten Ritter), who seems like a dream roommate turns out to be a New York party girl with “the morals of a pirate.” Through the course of the first episode, June slowly realises what she has let herself in for. To the point where an shocked June arrives home to find Chloe making out with June’s fiancée, on top of her birthday cake!
Chloe’s straight BFF James Van Der Beek comes as a surprise add on, who plays himself as the incongruous hero unable rid himself of his Dawsons Creek’s days.
Apartment 23 is delightful, it’s screenplay witty and full of gags. If the pilot is anything to go by, we strongly recommend, you keep an eye out for it.