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Don't Trust the B in Apt 23

Does anyone else love this show? It's hilarious, Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek are really hot, Dreama Walker is adorable.

by Anonymousreply 9409/18/2015

It's very amusing.

JVDB is smoking hot, and his gay assistant is a riot. The homoerotic undertones are hilarious, as is Ms. Ritter.

by Anonymousreply 111/25/2012

Yep, love this show! I think it needs to be on FX or something. The type of humor is not the "Modern Family" type middle American humor to be a ratings success on a broadcast network.

But the show is hilarious. The cast does a great job and the writing never goes where you expect it to go.

by Anonymousreply 211/25/2012

My favorite scenes so far are Chloe calling up her married lovers at home on Thanksgiving just to mess with them and June saying that James gave her "blue tubes"

by Anonymousreply 311/25/2012

Being a Breaking Bad fan, I only started watching because of Ritter, expecting to hate almost everything else. I was wrong and now I love it. Chloe taking over People magazine should be enough to get Ritter an Emmy nom.

Sad that it will probably be canceled.

by Anonymousreply 411/25/2012

I also loved the show where Chloe got a foster child because she needed an assistant and didn't want to pay for one. She's a diabolical genius.

I hope it doesn't get canceled. That would be very upsetting.

by Anonymousreply 511/25/2012

It's hilarious. The entire cast is excellent. Too baf that it's just the few of us that are watching. Ratings for the show stink.

by Anonymousreply 611/25/2012

Despite being a horrible stereotype Luther still makes me laugh. Soo glad they made him a regular instead of the weird asian neighbor.

The other weird neighbor doesn't work. I don't know why they keep him. At least they don't give him much to do.

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by Anonymousreply 811/25/2012

I actually forgot about the weird Asian neighbor. I noticed that the pervert neighbor was gone but then he showed up in the Thanksgiving episode. I think they're both ok in small doses. The guy that works with June at the coffee shop is boring, they should get rid of him.

by Anonymousreply 911/25/2012

I forgot about the coffe shop guy. He adds nothing to the show.

Chloe, June, Luther and James are perfect. No need for other regular characters.

by Anonymousreply 1011/25/2012

Yes, another one here that loves the B.

The People magazine takeover was hilarious. Yes, all are right that it's way too edgy to be a success on network television.

When ABC inevitably cancels it, hopefully FX is waiting in the wings to pick it up. This type of humor is right up their alley.

Ritter is very talented and perfectly cast.

by Anonymousreply 1111/25/2012

I agree that it would be perfect for FX. It would go well with Archer or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They all have the same kind of demented humor that I really enjoy.

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by Anonymousreply 1311/25/2012

I love the Beek's hairy body.

by Anonymousreply 1411/25/2012

The Beek has aged VERY well (and this is coming from a lesbian). He looked a lot better than Mark Paul Gosselar in their scene together.

Chloe: "I hope they kiss"

by Anonymousreply 1511/25/2012

I usually don't care for gay stereotypes but I too find Luther to be hilarious. It's really a well written show--a rarity these days. I think they initially planned on the blonde being the main focus; but Chloe makes the show IMO & she has great comedic timing. Love that bitch! It will probably be cancelled soon unfortunately because most tv watchers are mouth breathers & probably don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 1611/25/2012

I second the meh. Only slightly more amusing than Broke Girls.

by Anonymousreply 1711/25/2012

This is one of those shows I wanted to check out when it premiered and didn't. Sounds like maybe I should.

by Anonymousreply 1811/25/2012

The episode that this most recent one played back to was absolutely the funniest thing I'd seen on TV in ages. If you haven't seen it, check out the episode from last year when Chloe sets June up with the perfect man. The writers really deserve accolades. Best comedy on TV.

by Anonymousreply 1911/25/2012

When I watched the first episode, I couldn't believe how far they were taking things, it was very graphic dialogue and themes and has continued to be pretty risque, but that's one of the reasons why I love it. I couldn't believe ABC didn't try to censor some of the dialogue. The whole cast is great, I loved Ritter on Breaking Bad and that's why I wanted to see this show, she's really good as is James Van Der Beek, someone I never paid any attention to before - the whole cast is good, even the coffee shop guy, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 2011/25/2012

This show, Parks and Rec, and Happy Endings are the best sitcoms on the air. Love it.

by Anonymousreply 2111/25/2012

[quote]The guy that works with June at the coffee shop is boring, they should get rid of him

They will when it's canceled at the end of the season.

by Anonymousreply 2211/25/2012

What ever happened to the neighbor who was obsessed with Chloe in season 1? I miss her!

by Anonymousreply 2311/25/2012

R23. I don't know if she'll be back. I thought the neighbor who jerks off in window was gone but he reappeared in the last episode so maybe she'll be back soon.

R21. I agree about Parks and Recreation and Don't Trust the B. They're the best comedies on tv, along with Archer. I like Happy Endings, too.

by Anonymousreply 2411/25/2012

Archer? What dat?

by Anonymousreply 2511/25/2012

It's a demented cartoon about an extremely hot and stupid secret agent with severe mommy issues. It's on FX. I think the 3rd season is starting in January.

by Anonymousreply 2611/25/2012

You realize, R15, that he's only 35, right? How did you expect him to look?

by Anonymousreply 2711/25/2012

R27. I wasn't expecting him to be ugly but he looked even better than he did as a teenager.

by Anonymousreply 2811/25/2012

The actor who portrays Chloe's dad is kind of foxy.

Why all this talk about the show being cancelled? It just got renewed, didn't it?

by Anonymousreply 2911/25/2012

Guess I am the only hater here. I saw one episode. Where, in order to alleviate household chores, the bitchy one signs up for a foster kid.

I know comedy is a world of strained reality, but why didn't she just buy a genie and make a wish? Because that is about as realistic as taking in a foster kid.

And then... the foster kid was working so hard to be her assistant! Because I suppose the writers thought the way to make an unrealistic premise funny is to heap an unrealistic attitude and consequence on top of it.

Also, these girls are minimally employed but seem to have time for a daily blowout.

Also, the bitch isn't a bitch. she's an asshole. Assholes are selfish and do damage to others around them; bitches degrade the social standing of others around them in an effort to be top dog. Big difference.

by Anonymousreply 3011/25/2012

I saw Krysten Ritter in an interview once, and she came across as kind of an asshole. I much prefer 2 Broke Girls, even though they have nothing in common.

by Anonymousreply 3111/25/2012

I don't like it much, either, R30.

TV By the Numbers lists it as "certain to be canceled."

by Anonymousreply 3211/25/2012

It isn't the type of show that is going to appeal to everyone R30. It doesn't go for realism at all, even by sitcom standards. It is a absurdist, demented humor.

by Anonymousreply 3311/25/2012

R30. I don't care if sitcoms are realistic, they're usually funnier when they're not (with the exception of Curb Your Enthusiasm). But I have to disagree with you about that episode being unrealistic. Chloe is a brilliant con artist who I'm sure would have no problem getting a foster kid in just a few days. That's also the reason Chloe has a lot of money.

As for the asshole/bitch distinction, you may be right but Don't Trust the A in Apt 23 doesn't rhyme so clearly that couldn't be the title. Come on you're being ridiculous :-p

by Anonymousreply 3411/25/2012

I love this show more and more with each episode.

by Anonymousreply 3511/25/2012

How was Krysten Ritter ever a model?I'm mean she's tall and skinny but she looks awkward and gangly.I guess she was a model long enough to attain the attitude because she does come across in interviews as a bit cunty.

by Anonymousreply 3611/26/2012

The coffee shop guy is comedian Eric Andre. He has a "talk show" on the cartoon network. Absurdist and funny as hell.

by Anonymousreply 3711/27/2012

R36. I think she's good looking but being very tall and skinny and not having a totally hideous face seem to be the only requirements for being a model.

by Anonymousreply 3811/27/2012

I love JVDB in this show. He is hot and has the right dose of self deprecation. Sexy daddy bear.

by Anonymousreply 3911/27/2012

It's not stellar, but it often makes me laugh. Kind of like Will and Grace.

by Anonymousreply 4011/27/2012

Who is the hot guy who plays Chloe's dad? He looks vaguely familiar.

by Anonymousreply 4111/27/2012

Michael Landes, R41. He played the original Jimmy Olsen on Lois & Clark.

by Anonymousreply 4211/27/2012

His name is Michael Landes. I think he was on that Superman show with Dean Cain. I remember him from the outstanding afterschool special "Please God, I'm only 17."

by Anonymousreply 4311/27/2012

Thanks R42 and R43, that's where I know him from/from where I know him/whence?

by Anonymousreply 4411/27/2012

It's okay...but like many comedies the humour is rather obvious and every joke or ridiculous situation needs to be spelled out by having a character comment on what is happening. Why do writers do that?

by Anonymousreply 4511/27/2012

Anybody who can get the Beek's whole forehead onto the small screen deserves a reward.

Besides, since JWS is an actual datalounger, we should all hate the Beek for breaking his heart!

by Anonymousreply 4611/29/2012

R46. Who is JWS?

by Anonymousreply 4711/29/2012

Has anyone noticed the odd breaks in continuity? "Whatever it Takes" was obviously dusted off from the Season One reserve and Tuesday's "The Scarlet Neighbor" should have aired weeks ago. What gives?

by Anonymousreply 4801/09/2013

Yeah, r48, very annoying

The network obviously doesn't care anymore about the show and is now burning through the rest of the episodes.

Luther as Beek's wingman was hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 4901/09/2013

"Oh Chloe you're taking vitamins. I'm so proud of you!"

"Yeah. Vitamin "C" for careless"

Then she pops in the morning-after pill. LOL!

Love this show!

by Anonymousreply 5001/10/2013

It's annoying that they're playing the shows out of order. It does seem like they are just burning off episodes before cancelling it.

by Anonymousreply 5101/10/2013

I'm just catching up on Breaking Bad and am heartbroken about Jane. I'm a new fan of Krysten Ritter, so maybe I'll give this show a shot.

by Anonymousreply 5201/10/2013

I actually find B has more laugh out loud moments than Happy Endings, which will obviously get renewed over this if there is a choice. Shows like this are wasted on ABC.

by Anonymousreply 5301/10/2013

It's hysterical, but sadly ABC seems to be on a mission to cancel and destroy all of its shows that aren't "Modern Family", "Dancing With The Twats" or done by Shonda Rhimes.

by Anonymousreply 5401/10/2013

R47, John Wesley Shipp. Please catch up.

Is this the Michael Landes we are speaking of?

by Anonymousreply 5501/10/2013

ABC stands for Always the Best are Cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 5601/10/2013

I wish ABC, NBC, and Fox didn't all have to have back-to-back comedies on Tuesday night. I'd watch Bitch, but only if there's not an episode of New Normal or Mindy Project. If only ABC would replace Suburgatory or that alien show with Bitch on Wednesday...

by Anonymousreply 5701/10/2013

The first time I ever saw Michael Landes in something was about 20 years ago, when he played "Young Michael Stedman" on a couple of eps of thirtysomething.

by Anonymousreply 5801/10/2013

Thank you R55, I've been waiting for that answer for a while :-)

R57. Don't Trust the B is also on Sundays at 10:30 now.

by Anonymousreply 5901/10/2013

Thank you, R57. I had no idea. I guess they canceled that show that comes on after Revenge. I wish they'd leave Bitch there.

by Anonymousreply 6001/10/2013

I meant thank you R59. (I'm R57.)

by Anonymousreply 6101/10/2013

HE and Bitch did absolutely horrible on Sunday despite good lead-ins from OUAT and Revenge.

by Anonymousreply 6201/10/2013

They filmed 13 episodes last year, but only aired 7. So now this season they're sprinkling in some of the leftovers, which is why there are weird continuity issues and the neighbor characters disappear and then reappear randomly. I really liked the show last season and I've liked all the episodes produced for the second season, but the ones held over from last year aren't that funny and I can see why the network chose not to use them last year during the show's shortened run.

Also, for what it's worth, I know someone who met Krysten Ritter last year and said she was really sweet.

by Anonymousreply 6301/10/2013

I think these eps have been good, it is just jarring because it is clearly out of order so they a different energy than what we came to expect from the actual second season episodes. The dynamic between the characters isn't as established

Still, think they have been hilarious. This show is so well written it is amazing and the cast (especially Ritter) just makes it work. Going to be a tremendous lost to lose this show. More so than Happy Endings as this show has a more unique voice.

by Anonymousreply 6401/10/2013

Eh, there's much better stuff on right now. The Mindy Project, for instance.

As for this: [quote]The type of humor is not the "Modern Family" type middle American humor to be a ratings success on a broadcast network.

You don't know what the fuck you are talking about. Last night's Modern Family had jokes about eldergays and bears. That's "middle American humor"? You're an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 6501/10/2013

[quote] You don't know what the fuck you are talking about. Last night's Modern Family had jokes about eldergays and bears.

Served in a delightfully stereotypical way, as always. Fun for the whole family!

by Anonymousreply 6601/10/2013

Oh please, R66. Modern Family is a comedy. It mines gays for laughs just like it does straights. It's also pretty smart about it, and often quite funny.

by Anonymousreply 6701/10/2013

If you can't see the difference in the type of humor used in a show like Don't Trust the B, or say Always Sunny in Philadelphia...versus the type of humor used on something like Modern are a fucking idiot.

Not saying one is better than the other, but they are clearly different. I don't see how that is a argument to anyone sane.

by Anonymousreply 6801/10/2013

r68 = Robert Reed

by Anonymousreply 6901/10/2013

Tuesday nights episode's highlight for me was seeing Chloe emerge from the portopotty, followed out by a clown. . .and then another clown. . And another clown. . . I've been grinning over that gag for days.

by Anonymousreply 7001/10/2013

The clown gag had me laughing as well, it was really funny.

Bitch needs to be on HBO where they can really be bitches.

by Anonymousreply 7101/11/2013

I watched a few episodes at a friend's house and thought it was very "appeal to the lowest common denominator" type fare. Maybe I'll give it another try.

by Anonymousreply 7201/11/2013

If it were lowest common denominator it would be a hit.

by Anonymousreply 7301/11/2013

June stabbing her coworker was hilarious. And the look on Chloe's face as she watched was even better.

by Anonymousreply 7401/11/2013

I just saw the People magazine episode where Bitch goes after Brenda. Laughed out loud.

by Anonymousreply 7501/11/2013

really shows what a "mean girls" type of generation Gen X & Y is....hate this kind of humor. Prefer "Sex & the City."

by Anonymousreply 7601/11/2013

Sorry for the off-topic, but it's time to ask, is everyone else only seeing their "watched threads" right now? I can only see threads I've previously posted in, what an annoying glitch.

by Anonymousreply 7701/19/2013

It's been cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 7801/24/2013

They just CAN'T cancel this show...I LOVE it. It's one of the few network sitcoms I watch with any regularity...move it to cable.

by Anonymousreply 7901/24/2013

That's a bitch. It's one of the few comedies worth watching. Why do these idiots schedule comedies against comedies? If people in the real world did their jobs in a way that makes sense in H'wood, they would be out of a job.

by Anonymousreply 8001/24/2013

You people have shitty taste.

by Anonymousreply 8101/24/2013

I liked it but then someone said that "former model" Krysten Ritter was kind of a bitch in real life and that kind of dimmed the appeal of the show.

by Anonymousreply 8201/24/2013

I watched the pilot. Loved Dreama and Krysten and Beek, but I could not suspend my disbelief. It was just too much.

by Anonymousreply 8308/20/2014

R21 and R24 are 12.

by Anonymousreply 8408/20/2014

Krysten is the new Jessica Jones.

by Anonymousreply 8512/04/2014

Wrong link. Here's the right one

by Anonymousreply 8612/04/2014

R86, that's a shame. She was on some of the most innovative shows of the past few years and now she's jumping into yet another fucking Marvel project.

by Anonymousreply 8712/04/2014

Krysten Ritter is quite unattractive, she has good hair, it's healthy and thick, that's about it. Her nose is awful, it looks like a bad nose job, she has a horrible profile.

At a former job, I used to assist the Fashion Editor booking models. I do not remember Krysten Ritter at all. If she was with any of the top modeling agencies I dealt with at the time, Ford, ID, Wilhelmina etc, I sure do not remember her.

She might have modeled for a very brief period before she started getting steady acting work, she's sure not a model I remember seeing in top print ads, such as Famke Janssen and other actresses who had steady print and runway work during their modeling days. Famke was on a lot of top magazine covers.

by Anonymousreply 8812/04/2014

I just discovered this show thanks to Netflix and I fell in love with it instantly. It'll be remembered as one of "the ones that got away."

by Anonymousreply 8912/04/2014

It should have moved to cable or streaming since it could get away with more. It was brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 9012/05/2014

Yep this was a great show tragically cut short, it shoud have aired on FX.

by Anonymousreply 9112/05/2014

FX would not have allowed it to be explicit enough. This show needed HBO.

by Anonymousreply 9212/05/2014

I've been watching this show on Netflix and it's fucking hilarious!!!

Can't stand Mark (and often, June); however, Kristen Ritter and James van der Beek are at the top of their game. Too bad this show got cancelled after 2 seasons. I wish I would've watched it when it originally aired.

by Anonymousreply 9301/27/2015

Just discovering on Netflix now -- Krysten Ritter is hilarious! Loved "The Scarlet Neighbor", where Chloe had to announce to her neighbors that she was a registered sex offender, and her hottie teenage neighbor replied, "What's up?"

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