Jul 9, 2018
14 Beefcake Stars of "Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23"
It's a buddy comedy about a wholesome, idealistic girl from hayseed-stereotyped Indiana, June Colburn (Dreama Walker) and her apartment mate, the fun, glamorous, and utterly amoral Chloe (Krysten Ritter), who makes her living through scams and frauds (but this is the New York of Friends, not Seinfeld, so even the evil are rather nice). Through a constant stream of mishaps, crises, and long-cons, June learns to be more spontaneous, and Chloe develops a conscience, of sorts.
Their partner-in-hijinks is James Van Der Beek of Dawson's Creek, playing "himself" as obsessed with his dwindling fanbase and trying to make a comeback on Dancing with the Stars. Celebrity competitors and colleagues often appear: Dean Cain, Frankie Muniz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Richard Dean Anderson.
There's not much gay presence, except for screaming-queen Luther (Ray Ford), James' assistant, and some gay-subtext vibe between James and Mark (Eric Andre), the manager of the coffee shop where June works.
But the beefcake is constant. The 26 episodes feature at least 14 hunks, mostly with their shirts off.
1. and 2. James Van Der Beek and Eric Andre (above).
3. Michael Blaiklock (left) as Eli, the "pervert" who openly spies on them through the open window and offers friendly advice.
4. Michael Landes as Scott, Chloe's father. She sets June up with him, without mentioning that parental thing. Personally, I don't have any problems with dating guys old enough to be my father, or young enough to be my son, but June freaks out.
5. Ben Lawson as Benjamin, an Australian director who becomes part of Chloe's Halloween scam: she always makes someone's worst fear's come true. But Chloe doesn't realize that Ben is scamming her, too, making her worst fear come true: the fear that she will genuinely care for someone.
7. Hartley Sawyer as Charles, a dumb guy with amazing abs who June hooks up with to demonstrate that she's not a prude. Unfortunately, she is then conned into becoming his girlfriend.
More after the break.
I think she's a little too picky.