Don’t trust the b—- in apartment 23 is a new sitcom that aired on Thursday night. “B—-” obviously stands for bitch, but I guess they can’t advertise it like that on TV. Just like how GCB couldn’t be advertised as Good Christian Bitches. Maybe one day we’ll all get past the word bitch and they’ll be able to write it as well as say it? Or not. At least in this case, b rhymes with 23, so I think they thought their rhyme was super clever.
This show revolves around June, played by Dreama Walker, who’s just moved to New York, landed a great job, is engaged, and right where she feels like she’s supposed to be in her life. But then the company she’s supposed to work at is shut down before she can even start, and she finds herself with no place to live. Thus begins her search for a roommate.
And she finds one. Who seems nice and perfect at first and is great at selling herself. But then turns out to be a total bitch. Or should I say b—-. Turns out Chloe, played by Krysten Ritter is a bit of a con artist, going through roommates fast by scaring them off with her questionable morals and inappropriate behaviour. She does this so that she can get their deposit for the rent money, only to have them leave right away because they can’t stand to live with her. Pretty clever actually, however horrible. Chloe resorts to tactic such as inviting June to join her in a foursome, walking around naked, and walking in on her while she’s in the tub and making inappropriate and awkward conversation.
Thinking her new roommate will soon leave, just like her past roommates have, Chloe is surprised when June, who is super sweet and naive, actually fights back, selling all her furniture to get back at her for stealing from her by taking more money from her than was actually needed to pay the rent. But then when she says she really needs her ottoman back, June helps her even though she’s been a total bitch. Chloe has a newfound respect for her after this.
Chloe then discovers that June’s fiance has been cheating on her. But when she tells her she obviously doesn’t believe her because she knows she can’t trust the bitch. So naturally, Chloe sets it up so that June walks in on them having sex on her birthday cake. Because that was the worst case scenario she could come up with to convince her what a cheating bastard he was.
There’s a lot going on here, but the best thing by far about this show is James Van Der Beek playing himself. He plays Chloe’s friend, who she says is “like her gay bff but straight”. And he plays himself well. I never watched Dawson’s Creek, but I love it when actors play themselves and can make fun of themselves which is exactly what he does. I think I would watch this show just for him.
I’m interested to see what the rest of the series holds, now that the roommates are sort of friends, and Chloe shouldn’t really be conning June or trying to get rid of her anymore. But I guess she’ll just continue to make her life difficult in order to teach her lessons about the hardships of living in New York. If I never amount to anything, maybe I’ll end up stooping to something like that, getting rent money off people and then scaring them off. Although I probably won’t have to try very hard to get a person to not want to live with me.