So far in Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23, June (Dreama Walker) has been trying her best to get her life back on track and with a new internship plus increased responsibilities at the coffee shop, life certainly has returned in full force. To complicate things further, Chloe (Krysten Ritter) is also trying to organize her time effectively but with Chloe’s shortsightedness and general lack of empathy, it’s up to June to bear the extra workload.
June has received a demanding internship position with an overbearing boss but is happy to take it on because it could be her ticket back to Wall Street. Unfortunately for her the position is unpaid so she’ll have to continue working for the coffee shop. When the shop’s manager Mark (Eric Andre) suspects a fellow coffee shop employee is stealing, he ends up bestowing extra responsibilities on June to which she naturally accepts with a smile because she fancies herself a great multi-tasker.
While June is trying her best to juggle her new found obligations, Chloe is also working hard preparing for her busiest time of the year. During the three days when the U.N. holds its general assembly, Chloe becomes the nightlife guide for dignitaries and so she is hard at work memorizing flags and coming up with outfits that mix hyper-stereotypical cultural items together.
Earlier in the episode June criticized Chloe on not being responsible and so to get a better handle on all her affairs, Chloe decides to adopt a foster child and have the kid work as her assistant. June eventually gets caught up in this latest scheme and her juggling abilities gets tested to her ultimate limits.
Meanwhile, James Van Der Beek (James Van Der Beek) lands a role in a movie with Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally from Mad Men. Although he doesn’t know anything about the movie, he is really excited to work with Kiernan who he describes as a “small blonde Daniel Day Lewis.” When James finally gets through the whole script he becomes nervous because of the movie’s father-daughter body swap concept but he decides to be professional and research what it’s like to be a 12-year-old girl from Kiernan herself.
I really enjoyed the fact that the wackiness level of Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 is increasing. Chloe and June are still pretty much cookie-cutter characters but the plot devices dictating their actions are creative and outlandish (i.e. adopting your own assistant) which in turn separates this show from other, more standard sitcoms. Even though Van Der Beek’s role was a little more subdued in this episode, seeing his body swap movie in action brought the episode’s absurdity level to ten and provided the biggest laugh of the night. Too bad Kiernan didn’t get to do anything really silly because that would have been a hoot.
Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 is also becoming better at one-liners, the bread and butter of all good comedies. Here are two of my favourites from the episode:
Chloe: “June, I’m interested in what you’re saying. Write it down and put it in the basket next to the toilet”
June: “I am a great multitasker. Juggling is not just a fun past time that destroyed my wrists, it’s a way of life”
‘Parent Trap’ was an enjoyable episode that was aptly titled. With each plot getting more and more ridiculous, I feel that the show improves, allowing the writers to flex their creativity and wit and I hope the trend continues with each episode.
Personally, I’m starting to really get behind this show but let me know what your opinions are on Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 in the comments below.