Adios ‘Bitch in Apartment 23,’ but Long Live Beek Jeans

Posted in TV on January 30th, 2013 by Nick

Who doesn’t love BJs?

I never thought I’d say this, but James Van Der Beek is amazing. And so are his “Beek Jeans.”

I’m somewhat bummed to hear that ABC has quietly pulled Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 from its line-up, but it’s hard to blame them. Starting as a mid-season replacement in the 2011-2012 TV season, Bitch in 23 always had modest ratings. Hell, the network even premiered it after one of its staple comedies, Modern Family. Then, it was surprisingly renewed. To say the fledgling show didn’t have a fair shot, well, isn’t quite fair. From a network perspective, it’s a pretty cut and dry scenario. It simply under-performed.

But dammit, this show had some great moments. Although Krysten Ritter was fantastic as “the bitch”  Chloe (who truly got away with some zany shenanigans while still remaining extremely likable), James Van Der Beek was really the star here. Playing a fictionalized, uber-douche version of himself, “James” starred (and flopped) on Dancing With the Stars, considered reuniting with his Dawson’s Creek cast, and even created his own line of jeans. Beek Jeans.

I’m sad to see this one go, but having Bitch get axed makes me think that maybe…just maybe…Happy Endings will have a chance at survival.

Alas, thanks for the memories Bitch in 23. It’s been real. It’s been fun. It’s been real fun. Beek Jeans shall live forever. I bid Ritter and Van Der Beek luck in landing some kickass roles in the future.

Series Grade: B

Here is a picture of Dawson crying. I couldn’t work it in here, but really, I just wanted to include this picture of Dawson crying.



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