Monday, April 22, 2013

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: a RIOT!

the Poster:

the Plot:
The series follows June (Dreama Walker), as she moves to New York City to pursue her dream job, until she finds out that it no longer exists and she ends up moving in with a con-artist party-girl named Chloe (Krysten Ritter). The two don't get along at first; however, when Chloe's attempts at scamming June backfire, they end up forming an unlikely friendship.

the Cast:

  • Krysten Ritter as Chloe, the eponymous "Bitch in Apartment 23". She is an amoral and shameless con artist, party girl, and swindler whom June described as a girl who "may or may not be a psychopath", and who becomes June's roommate. At first trying to scam June like she does all her other "roomies" by charging her extra rent, Chloe eventually comes to like June and welcomes her. She works by "providing entertainment" to diplomats at the United Nations.

  • Dreama Walker as June Colburn, who moves to New York (from Indiana) when her dream job at a mortgage company provides her with a huge apartment. However, on her very first day, the company is shut down when the owner is arrested for ripping off millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme and the apartment building is sealed, forcing June to find a new place to live where she moved in with Chloe. She tries to be tolerant to Chloe's reckless lifestyle and tries to find her place in New York because she is too ashamed to return to her Indiana hometown over losing her job and career and facing her overbearing parents. She worked as a barista at a local coffee shop for most of the series, but was hired as a junior analyst for a Wall Street firm.

  • James Van Der Beek as a fictionalized version of himself, the former TV star of Dawson's Creek, who is a good friend of Chloe's and desperate to revamp his sagging acting career.

  • Michael Blaiklock as Eli Webber, the peeping-tom next-door neighbor who spies on the girls through a window across an alleyway. He works as a city health inspector.

  • Eric Andre as Mark Reynolds, who would have been June's supervisor at the mortgage company. He becomes manager of a local coffee shop within three hours of losing his job and hires June. He develops a crush on June and the two begin dating in the series finale.

  • Ray Ford as Luther Wilson, personal assistant to James Van Der Beek. Luther and Chloe have a rocky relationship: Luther once denied Chloe money for rent and Chloe wouldn't read Luther's screenplay.

  • Liza Lapira as Robin, one of Chloe's former roommates, who was swindled like the others. But she still lives down the hall from Chloe and is obsessed with her. She works as a nurse at a local hospital and makes a lot of money that she won't hesitate offering June for a chance of anything Chloe.

the rest of the Photos:


 Chloe's parents. she pitched her father, Scott (Michael Landes) to June in one of the episodes

 Chloe describing James to June 

the Best Episode would be "Love and Monsters"! sweet sangat <3

James, who is terrified of most Halloween-related things, throws an annual "positivity party" on Halloween. June finds out that Chloe is dating a man named Benjamin and is happy to see her friend in a real relationship until she learns the truth: Every year at one of these parties Chloe picks one person who she considers a "loser" and ruins their lives. She has found the perfect target by pretending to love Benjamin only to leave him thinking of his mother, who left when he was seven, by making him think of her as his mother. Benjamin reveals that he got wind of her trick through James and has been pulling the same trick on her by having her live her life as if it were a chick flick.

it was both funny and endearing that Chloe finally met her match in Benjamin (Ben Lawson). I'm rooting for these two!

the Riviu:
what can i say. KR's Chloe had me at hello :) she was wicked most of the times but to be truthful, really deep deep down there was really sweet. she cares about her friends, misunderstands and manipulates her parents and had this twisted view in life.

June was this strait-laced girl who fought hard to retain her good values but ends up somewhat corrupted. she was naive indeed yet her morals often got Chloe to do the right thing.

anyway, it was cool for JVDB to play himself, airing his insecurities and all that. he and Chloe make a believable partner in crime indeed!

i was smitten by this series that i couldn't stop watching it back-to-back. the only reason i'm giving it 4-star was the continuity of the series sort of jumped a bit, technical issues somewhat. yup, the series got canned T-T

and yes, i rather hate that Luther character!

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