The world would probably be a much better place if well-written shows like Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 got renewed. Alas, we don’t live in that world; our world – the darkest timeline – consists of 10+ seasons of Two and a Half Men. Earlier this year, ABC axed Don’t Trust the B due to low ratings, which – personally – I blame on ABC not promoting the show enough and constantly moving it around on the schedule. But that’s just a guess. I’m not really a numbers person.
Bubbly, small-town girl June Colburn (Dreama Walker) goes to Manhattan after getting hired to work on Wall Street, and moves into Apartment 23 with new roommate Chloe (Krysten Ritter), the epononymous “bitch” of the show. Chloe is seemingly nice and well-adjusted, at first, but June quickly realizes the truth about her new roommate. An incident involving sex and June’s birthday cake, however, brings June and Chloe closer together. As the series progresses, so does June and Chloe’s budding friendship. The two have a great dynamic; Chloe, especially, is a fun, outrageous character. James Van Der Beek, Chloe’s friend, is a series regular; the actor plays an exaggerated version of himself. His assistant, Luther (Ray Ford), was promoted to a series regular in season 2. Both Van Der Beek and Luther are very strong characters.
Well, despite the show getting canceled, there is light at the end of this dark tunnel: The final eight unaired episodes have been released on ABC.com. Watch it here.
And if you weren’t watching Don’t Trust the B before, then this is your chance to catch up with the show. It’s only 26 half-hour episodes.
Overall, the series had a lot of potential, if it had been allowed to continue. Most importantly, however, it was funny and the cast was full of many talented and hilarious people.
So check it out. Here’s a short clip to get you in the mood: