Don’t Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 is an excellent and original sitcom. Though aimed at the twenty-something crowd, the show crossovers age groups quite easily –unless you are from Tea Party Middle America. The leads and the supporting cast are solid. The characters are original. This situation comedy also has its very own style. Here’s to a long lease on life for Don’t Trust the B---- In Apartment 23.
The show begins with June walking in on her fiancé having sex with her new roommate Chloe on top of her birthday cake. It then flashes back to the four weeks preceding that.
June is fresh from Ohio or Iowa or something like that and all ready to start her new job in New York City in her new apartment before her fiancé can join her in a couple of weeks. Everything crashes around her and she is had to find an apartment. She meets Chloe (Krysten Ritter) who seems to have great BFF. Just after she gives Chloe first and last month’s rent the neighbor tells her “Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23”.
Chloe is a bitch but June soon proves she too can play hardball. The Pilot ends with the girls having reached a new agreement.
James Van Der Beek plays Chloe’s friend James Van Der Beek of Dawson’s Creek fame.
There are a lot of little things in the pilot episode of The Bitch in Apartment 23 that indicate this sitcom is going to be a hit. Just the scene where June shows up for her first day at work and its many background jokes prove that.
This sitcom airs Wednesdays 9:30 on ABC starting April 11th. I can’t wait to get the Season One DVD set.