Ok, so this show didn’t run for very long, two series. But I wish it lasted a bit longer, but then again, if it did Krysten Ritter may have not been Jessica Jones and that would be devastating, so this show ended and she found her new role. Nevertheless, she’s fab in this, the blunt, rude bitch, who “may or may not be a psychopath”. Chloe (Krysten Ritter) the roommate who hates human emotion vs June (Dreama Walker), the one who sees good in everyone, the optimistic, small town girl who is way too trusting.
When June moves to New York in the first episode, everything goes wrong. She loses her Wall Street job, she loses her apartment and worst off, she loses her fiancé who she caught sleeping with her new roommate Chloe on her birthday cake. June’s life is then completely turned upside down, especially when Chloe’s plan to con June out of Apartment 23 doesn’t work and Chloe has to accept her as a new roommate.
There are also many other characters. Introducing the creepy guy who lives opposite, Eli (Michael Blaiklock). The girl who lives down the hall, Robin (Liza Lapira). Additionally, Chloe’s best friend, James Van Der Beek as himself, the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ actor. Then there’s June’s friend at her new job at the coffee shop, Mark (Eric André). Finally, James Van Der Beek’s assistant, Luther (Ray Ford). Eli, hard to explain, he’s very sexual in his language and his mind. Robin is obsessed with Chloe, to say the least, she would do anything to be Chloe, or the very least, be her friend. No matter how hard she tries she’s never successful in getting into Chloe’s life, she’s always that neighbour obsessed. James Van Der Beek is determined in making his career life great again, by trying whatever he can to be in the paparazzi’s eye. This includes, teaching, Dancing with the Stars, being mentor etc etc etc. Mark, like June, lost his job on Wall Street and became manager at the coffee shop, thanks to him, June was able to get a job after losing hers in the first episode. Luther dedicated to his job and his love to make everything perfect for James. As you can see all the characters are so different and they bring different elements to the programme.
Chloe drawn to inappropriate men, always partying and drinking. James’ one and only best wing man. A girl who goes to extremes that you would never expect, surprises that are just hilarious. She’s rude and blunt, someone who always tells it as it is, but also a con artist and a liar. She is the best character in the programme, and brings the humour. She’s all about the spontaneity and fun. Everything is about Chloe.
This is a programme for older ages, due to all the sex references, mentioning of drugs, the alcohol, partying and the very occasional swear word. Just a by the way.
‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment In 23’ is an easy watching programme, it makes me laugh. I guess it’s one of those programmes that you either love or hate, but it’s such an easy watch. Watch as June changes into a completely different person as Chloe has her effect, but also as Chloe understands what it is to have a female friend. Although, of course Chloe never changes from her partying, drunken life. (And all the episodes are on Netflix.)