This episode is on hulu to watch before the actual premiere, so we went ahead and gave it a try. This pilot has the most buzz for a comedy this year, and now we know why. First of all, James Van Der Beek plays himself in it and that is a magnificent thing. Second, Krysten Ritter is funny, unique looking, and has deserved a main role for a while now. She always plays the friend…or the druggy girlfriend. Thanks for giving Krysten something to do, Breaking Bad! Krysten’s Chloe is incredible. She’s the super bitch of our dreams, and her character is what’s going to keep people coming back.
In Apartment 23, an innocent business school grad, June, moves to New York City for her dream job. The day June walks into her new workplace, she finds that the company has gone under. Not only will June have no job, she will have no company-provided apartment. June gets a job at a coffee shop and meets super bitch Chloe. Chloe has “the morals of a pirate” and offers June a place to live…with her. Then Chloe starts acting out in order to get June to move out. Chloe would get to keep the rent.. But June has more pluck than Chloe imagined and starts fighting back.
We are eager to see more from this comedy, since the pilot was decent and weird. It wasn’t laugh-out-loud funny and it showed us too many jokes in the preview, which we saw last fall. But we really think subsequent episodes are going to rock. We are going to tune in when the second episode airs so we can see if this show improves and figures out how to avoid being a rehash of Two Broke Girls. The downside of having this new sitcom is that we will lose Happy Endings for a while, and we already know Happy Endings is funny. Bottom line: We’re not hooked yet, but we are interested. Leeard will give this show an A for all time, since they used a Childish Gambino song in the first scene of the series. Awesome. Ern will give it a B+ (and all subsequent grades, since Leeard really will love this show forever, no matter what, because of that song).