We used to think the “B” in ABC stood for Broadcasting, but a new trend is telling us otherwise.
Tonight, the second series in so many months premieres with the letter B in place of the word Bitch. First there was GCB, and now Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.
What’s next? World News with that B—-, Diane Sawyer, Dancing with the B—-s or The View: 5 B—-s Who Won’t Stop Talking Over Each Other?
But who are we to complain? Network TV has come a long way and we’re thrilled to have this snarky new sitcom to break a few more taboos. The show’s actually quite clever, even if the mismatched roommate scenario dates back to sitcom cave paintings.
With a fast-paced onslaught of barbs, insults and double-entendres, it’s similar to another one of our favorite shows, 2 Broke Girls, minus the annoying laugh track. We’ll take a single-camera comedy any day.
The show’s premise is that Chloe (Krysten Ritter, Breaking Bad) is a B—-. She suckers people into becoming her roommates, scares them off and reaps the benefits of having half (or more) of her rent paid with no roommate to take up space. The series begins as she’s caught having sex with the fiancé of her new Midwestern roommate, June (Dreama Walker, Gossip Girl). On June’s birthday cake.
From there, it only gets raunchier.
Masturbation jokes involving Jessica Tandy. Getting young children drunk. And talking about the huge endowment of Chloe’s ex-boyfriend James Van Der Beek (playing himself and sometimes his Dawson’s Creek alter ego), whom she lovingly refers to as her straight Gay BFF because of their now-platonic relationship.
It’s funny as H—, B—-s. So set your F—–’ DVR.
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23
9:30/8:30 p.m. Central
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