While some might have a problem with the "B" in the title, ABC’s new gig that premiered April 11 is fresh and funny, and filled with fast-paced jokes and amusing sarcasm in nearly every scene.
In the series, Dreama Walker is a small town girl, who comes to the big city (New York) with big dreams, only to find out that people are not so welcoming and things are not so easy as one might expect. Disappointed on not getting her dream job and apartment – because the company is closing down - June lands on a small job in a coffee shop and finds an apartment, which she has to share with Chole (Kristen Ritters)… the ‘B’, who possesses an impressive ability of breaking havoc wherever she goes.
Chole plays a gifted con artist, who is famous for torturing her roommates to the extent that they leave the apartment once they have paid their deposits. But June is no ordinary. She fights back, and that too in a hilarious way.
The writing from show’s creator, Nahnatchka Khan, is strong, confident yet somewhat loose to let the comedy part slip in. “Don’t trust the B---- in Apt. 23” is this season’s one of the funniest sitcoms, as it takes some of the stuff that has already been around while promoting an all new appreciation for funny women.
Opening up about her new creation, Khan says, "Women behaving badly has not sort of in the past been something that's just readily accepted," Khan said in an interview. "Either there's an actress that can pull it off or it's the right venue, but you could probably count on your hand the number of times worked. So I think that people have to be ready for it, prepared for it, and you just have to get the right person in that slot."
Khan has her first few episodes of the play crafted in a way that would leave the viewers hating Chole while trusting the actress to come out of her ‘unlikability’ through her own charisma, as June and Chole finally come not just to terms but develop the weirdest friendship you’ll ever see.
James Van Der Beek plays Chole's friend and Michael Blaiklock, her perky neighbor. The controversial title has already been cut short by many to “apartment 23” or simply “Don’t Trust”.