Wednesday, April 11, 2012

TV Recommendation: Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23

First of all, yes, ABC's Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 has an awful, awful name, but try not to hold that against it. (See also: Cougar Town. What's your problem, ABC?) The pilot, which premieres tonight at 9:30/8:30c, was thoroughly delightful. The two main actresses have done good work on other shows - you may know Krysten Ritter from Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, and Dreama Walker was quite memorable on The Good Wife - and they play off each other well here. James Van Der Beek, who seems to have developed quite the sense of humor about the whole Dawson thing, plays a hilarious version of himself. (Just wait for the flannel.) The humor is snarky without often crossing the line to "mean," which usually turns me off. I'm a little concerned about how long the premise will believably last, but as long as they don't give Ritter's character huge redemption arcs too often - and just have moments of humanity between her over-the-top antics - they should be good. So please, ignore the name and give this one a try!

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