Don’t Trust the B*tch in Apartment 23
Monday, 7.30pm, Arena Krysten Ritter ( Breaking Bad) and the gang continue in their edgy sitcom about an innocent in New York. June (Dreama Walker) is from Indiana but is quickly becoming more streetwise, thanks to the antics of her flatmate Chloe (Ritter), the bitch of the title. Tonight June, who reluctantly moved in with Chloe when her exciting new job fell apart on day one, wanders the streets of New York near penniless. We are privy to her thoughts and also to those of an a la carte diner who pops more expensive food into her lapdog’s mouth than June has tasted in a month. Inspiration strikes when June attends a Korean church service with home-made jam as a money substitute for the collection plate. Some great sequences follow as June and Chloe join forces to make jam, scantily clad and in the spirit of mud pies. What June doesn’t know is that their antics are being filmed for a fetish site by their nerdy neighbour across the way. Designed as pure entertainment, The Bitch is full of daffy coincidences (the nerdy neighbour is also a health inspector who impounds the jam) and quirky characters with almost no substance. James Van Der Beek plays a fictionalised version of himself as the former star of Dawson’s Creek. Tonight he launches a new super-tight jeans line with the slogan ‘‘ put your cheeks in a beek’’. When he and Chloe set off to see a new 10-storey sized billboard of his tightly squeezed tush there’s an unfortunate juxtaposition with another billboard. Pure fluff, but seriously funny.