Quick Take: Courtney K likes APARTMENT 23 and thinks you will, too!
Roommate horror stories. If you don’t have one, you’re in the minority. Most of them consist of missing food, bounced rent/bill checks, dirty dish and trash standoffs, filthy living conditions; but the Bitch in Apartment 23 takes the cake. Well not so much “takes the cake,” but more like “screws her new roommates fiancé on it.”
Meet Chloe (Krysten Ritter), the Bitch in question. She cons prospective tenants into handing over security, and first/last month’s rent then tortures them until they move out. It’s a pretty solid scam. Sweet faced June (Dreama Walker) falls for it after a bit of New York bad luck lands her in Manhattan without a job and without a place to live.
There’s the standard round of quirky supporting characters, none more hilarious than James Van Der Beek playing an incredibly douchey version of himself. He’s really the standout. The exchanges between fictional-James and Chloe are priceless, like “Hey TigerBeat!” Too, too funny! I’m willing to watch weekly just to see how bad Dawson can be.
DON’T TRUST THE B—- IN APARTMENT 23 premieres tonight. It’s light and fuzzy but with raunchy undertones. With HAPPY ENDINGS on hiatus, it appeals to my Doctorate in Snark side so I’ll be watching, will you?