This dynamic is interesting and funny, especially because of the edgy humor. It's too bad Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 doesn't air on a network that can handle the content. One gets the impression that everything is toned down. It's surprising that ABC even allows pixelated nudity! But by flirting with the controversial and not delivering, especially in the title and theme "song," it actually makes the network seem rather unhip. Either ABC should go for a groundbreaking network series or don't, but being a tease doesn't serve anyone as well as it should.
Though watching June and Chloe is fun, the most hilarious character on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is James Van Der Beek. Playing a version of himself, Van Der Beek sheds any of his remaining Dawson's Creek image, and shows a maturity as an actor. It's also awesome to watch him poke fun at himself and his situation in a meta way. Being plagued by his past, unable to escape it on the series, actually does the opposite for him in real life. Not to mention, he adds that special something to what would otherwise be an amusing, but not particularly must-see, show. Van Der Beek will be the fan favorite, and if the series gets a second season, he will deserve more of the credit than anyone.
Watch Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.