Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 The Complete Series
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When naïve Midwesterner June (Dreama Walker) moves to New York City, she finds her corporate job has disappeared and her roommate Chloe (Krysten Ritter) is an amoral party-girl. June's life-view is put to the test as she struggles to adapt to Chloe and her colorful cast of friends including James Van Der Beek, hilariously playing himself. The two roommates eventually form a friendship that leads them both to unexpected places. This complete series proves why Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23 has earned the reputation of being one of the most original and edgiest comedies on television.
Includes the 8 unaired episodes from Season 2.
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As far as the burn on demand discs - mine arrived and all four discs worked perfectly and included all episodes which all played on my DVD player.. Only reason I took off one star is as others have pointed out - there are no special features, interviews, etc. The cast here worked so well together, I have to imagine there was a blooper reel that would have been a great addition to the set.
The scene stealing moments from the show usually came from James Van Der Beek, playing himself in a very stereotypical vain celebrity way, and his assistant Luther, played by Ray Ford. There are, of course, a lot of Dawson's Creek jokes throughout and a great cameo appearance by Busy Phillips explaining to him why the entire Dawson's Creek cast hates him.
The show was not really around long enough to have a bunch of major story lines. It only lasted two partial seasons, and most of the shows were the typical story of the week kind of things you get from half-hour sitcoms. The big themes that did make it to the show were Chole trying to get June to loosen up, while June in turn tried to get Chloe to tone down her party girl ways. There was a pretty hilarious few episodes revolving around Van Der Beek getting on Dancing With the Stars and a rivalry with Dean Cain, and a story line between June and her "friend zoned" former co-worker Mark.
The shows humor is definitely not for everyone. It was very raunchy with adult comedy, back before that became more of a norm that it is now. It made jokes about drug use, heavy drinking, casual sex, race etc. No topic was really off limits. Depending on your sense of humor it is a show you will likely either love or hate. It was definitely its own thing, and it would have been nice to see it get a more extended run. Had it been on one of the cable networks like comedy central, it probably would have, but it was just not right for ABC.
For those who get the DVDs, they are one of Amazon's made on demand DVD-R products so you just get the episodes and nothing more. Some reviewers had issues with missing episodes. I did not have that issue with my set, but you will probably want to watch them quickly to make sure they are all there or that you do not get duplicate discs (which I have had happen with other DVD-R sets).
As for the technical problems, my upconverter DVD player could not load up the last two tracks on disc two, although I was able to play them on a standard DVD player. There were no problems with the other discs.
UPDATE: After further viewing, I discovered a major problem with the 4th episode on disc one. Beginning at about the 13 minute mark and lasting about 4 minutes, the video became a jumbled mess and was virtually unwatchable. This is a great show, but I can't make a recommendation to purchase this video until the manufacturer can fix all the technical problems. I tried to play the problem area in 4 different machines (2 DVD players, an upconverter DVD player and a DVD recorder) and all had major problems with that particular segment. It actually played best through my Panasonic DVD recorder, but was still pretty bad.
Unfortunately, the network decided to cancel the show just after midway through Season 2 leaving a number of unaired episodes. This set is complete so any fans out there this is the way to finally view those clever missed episodes.
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