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Flashback Friday: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

Since I was unable to post this week's TBT yesterday, I decided to make up for it with a Flashback Friday today. But instead of posting about music, I'll be paying tribute to an awesome TV show that was gone too soon: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

Exactly two weeks ago (yes, I'm often late due to my eminent laziness), on April 11, the pilot episode turned two years old. In the opening scene, June (Dreama Walker) comes home to find her new roommate, Chloe (the amazing Krysten Ritter), having sex with her fiancé on her birthday cake as "Infinity Guitars" by Sleigh Bells plays in the background.


And that was just one of many crazy, unexpected things that happened throughout the show. For instance, Chloe tried to set June up with her father (a fact initially unbeknownst to June) just so he would cheat on her mother, who happens to be in a wheelchair. The list goes on, but I don't want to spoil the fun for those who haven't yet watched this brilliant sitcom (what you waiting for??).

Titular bitch Chloe is more than just an amoral, scheming, sociopathic party girl/con artist with perfect legs and a killer fashion sense. She is also refreshingly—and sometimes brutally—honest. She does and says things that few people dare to. We also get to see occasional glimpses of her less cynical side, especially as she becomes involved with hunky Australian actor Benjamin in season 2. Granted, her commitment phobia did get the best of her when she had him deported after realizing she's not ready for a serious relationship.

However, in January of last year, fans of the show were struck with tragic news: Apartment 23 had been officially cancelled due to low ratings, leaving eight episodes unaired. My initial reaction could be best described by these two following GIFs:

And then it became something like this:

Me lashing out at whoever at ABC was mainly responsible for the cancellation

The show's title probably didn't help much—not only it's too long, it contains a censored swear word. Like, didn't ABC learn anything from their own show GCB (short for Good Christian Bitches) or CBS' $h*! My Dad Says? But airing episodes out of order and little to no promotion from ABC might have contributed to the show's downfall as well. Three months after the cancellation, ABC finally announced that the remaining eight episode would be available through the network's website, as well as iTunes and Hulu.

At the risk of sounding completely obsessed, I still miss Apartment 23 very much, and I highly doubt any other sitcom will ever be this witty and original. Aside from Max from 2 Broke Girls and Samantha from Sex and the City, Chloe is one of the characters I've most related to in quite a long time. Chloe herself would probably tell me I have to "walk away from the past in slow motion as it explodes behind you like in a John Woo movie," but I can't help it, this show meant a lot to me. Needless to say I'm looking forward to seeing Krysten Ritter's comedic gold on the small screen again soon.

I've just realized it's Saturday already. Whatevs, I'm still posting this. May the bitch stay with us 4ever. #JusticeForApartment23


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    1. – Make sure you watch it, my good sis


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