Oh, how we yearn for the simpler days, where teenagers hung down by the creek and engaged in harmless love triangles, before the age of tweets, threesomes and trash TV. Thankfully, ABC's 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' will soon return us to those days, staging (or at least trying to stage) a 'Dawson's Creek' reunion! We know former 'Creek' vet Busy Philipps will drop by to help James Van Der Beek get things underway, but what does the first photo of the special tell us?
Don't Trust The B in Apartment 23
Granted that it's somewhat late on a Thursday afternoon, there isn't a whole lot going on in the TV news sphere (well, minus that awesome 'True Blood' casting and 'American Horror Story: Asylum' trailer), so we thought we'd take a minute to talk to you about an issue near and dear to our own hearts: whipped cream bikinis. First popularized by Ali Larter in the 1999 James Van Der Beek classic 'Varsity Blues,' whipped cream bikinis have long represented the perfect hybrid of dairy lovers, and skimpy fashion enthusiasts.
So you can bet that when ABC puts Krysten Ritter into one for the second seson of 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23,' they've got our attention.
Earlier this month, fans of 'Dawson's Creek' were delighted to learn that ABC's 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' and its James Van Der Beek approximation would finally broach the subject of a 'Creek' reunion, even bringing in former series star Busy Philipps to play around with the idea. Still, as much as we love the parody of the idea, what does the current 'Cougar Town' star have to say about an actual reunion?
Talk about going meta. In its first season, 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' (or however you're supposed to say that) surprised viewers by including 'Dawson's Creek' star James Van Der Beek not as an original character, but as a hackneyed, has-been version of himself! So now that season 2 sees the down-and-out Dawson looking to cash in on his former fame with a 'Dawson's Creek' reunion, what former child sitcom stars will split the 'Middle' and get 'Saved By the Bell?'
Boy, do we hate when good TV series have unclear names, or difficult-to-pin down titles for filing. But regardless of how you recognize ABC's 'Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23,' there's no denying the comedic gold of 'Dawson's Creek' star James Van Der Beek playing himself as a has-been, opportunistic version of himself. The series always plays fast and loose with 'Dawson's Creek' jokes, but is a reunion finally happening? Who from the old cast will pop up in the premiere?
With all of their new shows announced and releasing photos and footage by the minute, it's up to ABC to fill out their schedule for the fall, and make some interesting decisions regarding placement. For instance, who's going to take the big slot on Sunday nights, now that 'Desperate Housewives' has concluded its eight year-run? And which new shows get cherry placement?
Ah, the glorious age of TV on the internet. Where once life was a complete and total crapshoot of where to find your favorite shows or catch an early sneak-peak of anticipated premieres, now we need only click. So how has ABC followed up on their early premiere of 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23?'
You know, between this, CBS's failed attempt at adapting '$h*! My Dad Says,' and the hotly contested 'GCB,' you'd think networks would stop trying to slip curse words into their show's titles, given the nightmare it creates for marketing and search ability. But if you're going to have a confusing title, you might as well get your product out there!