Don’t Trust the B*tch in Apart­ment 23

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 7.30pm, Arena In the cur­rent pay-TV cli­mate, dom­i­nated as it is by ex­ploita­tive re­al­ity fluff, it’s hard to take se­ri­ously a pro­gram with a ti­tle such as this, es­pe­cially with that gorm­less as­ter­isk. You know, say what you mean or shut up. But with zero ex­pec­ta­tions, this turned out to be a pretty good sit­com with some ter­rific el­e­ments. Most im­por­tant of these is the pres­ence of Krys­ten Rit­ter as Chloe, nar­cis­sis­tic nutjob and the bitch of the ti­tle. What an in­cred­i­ble trans­for­ma­tion for the woman who played Jesse Pinkman’s hero­inad­dicted girl­friend Jane Mar­go­lis in Break­ing Bad. While Rit­ter plays the bitch, the main char­ac­ter is June (Dreama Walker) a naively ide­al­is­tic girl from In­di­ana who re­luc­tantly moves in with Chloe when her dream job with a New York mort­gage com­pany falls apart on day one. An­other cute el­e­ment is James Van Der Beek, play­ing a fic­tion­alised ver­sion of him­self as the for­mer star of Daw­son’s Creek. Tonight Chloe sets June up with a guy who, to June’s hor­ror, turns out to be Chloe’s dad. You might ex­pect this to turn up on freeto-air be­fore too long. It cer­tainly runs rings

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