James Van Der Beek as Himself - Apartment 23 on ABC

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lathe darkman (some dude), Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink


yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I thought ep 2 was much funnier than ep 1

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised how much I dug this, both episodes

da croupier, Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Didn't like last night's episode at all. Ritter was too hateable, other girl was too manic. Van Der Beek's bits with Kiernan Shipka were funny, though...especially the tag at the end.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Ritter's tightrope walk of hateable/relatable(/smashable) is the show's greatest strength imo

✧✧✧✧✧✧@are.forever (some dude), Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:36 (five years ago) Permalink

"Clear my schedule!"
"It's been clear for weeks."

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:38 (five years ago) Permalink

the foster child thing felt very overdone to me, as a gag. also lol overachieving neurotic woman tries to do too much and flips out also a bit too played.

s.clover, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:52 (five years ago) Permalink

1st ep >> 2nd ep >>>>>>>>>>>>> 3rd ep

That's not a good trajectory imo.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:53 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i mean it's always been kinda doomed tbh, i'm just getting whatever enjoyment i can out of the ride. still mystified that this show has its own thread.

✧✧✧✧✧✧@are.forever (some dude), Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:54 (five years ago) Permalink

i am mystified that you are mystified.

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

i just liked riter from breaking bad and am a sucker for meta stuff like the van der beek thing, and i start threads about stuff i like, sorry if i broke ILX shitty sitcom protocol

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:13 (five years ago) Permalink

this show is stupid, but dammit, i do love Krysten Ritter in this. feels like a more "it's always sunny"-fied version of New Girl

still not really on board with the van der beek thing, but i did love that indiana jones joke from the second ep

Nhex, Monday, 30 April 2012 02:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I think of gr8080 as ILX's van der Beek

(tho his head looks less like a mailbox)

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2012 02:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Ok I really liked this ep. Managed to find myself pretty consistently surprised by the twists. The writing kept things fast paced. I found myself accidentally narrating the action outloud like a young child or something, just sort of to help myself keep up. The humor is still broad and "edgy" not at all like the character-driven stuff ilx/avclub tends to go for.

s.clover, Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:40 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah def best one to date

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:42 (five years ago) Permalink

still haven't watched this, but it looks like there's a chance it's gonna be an either/or situation with this and Happy Endings for renewal.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:43 (five years ago) Permalink

HE should and will arise victorious

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:58 (five years ago) Permalink

i seriously doubt this will be renewed, but then again i never expected Happy Endings to come back, let alone be the best new sitcom of the year, so what the hell do i know about ABC execs

Nhex, Thursday, 3 May 2012 03:09 (five years ago) Permalink

but yeah, i like this show... i wish they would kinda just let the B be a B without having every episode give her a face turn, but eh

Nhex, Thursday, 3 May 2012 03:10 (five years ago) Permalink


what the hell do i know about ABC execs

They have an unwavering faith in Tim Allen.

I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Thursday, 3 May 2012 03:11 (five years ago) Permalink

At this point I think she's like less a B than just a self-involved narcissist with the attention span of a gnat. Which is a much more fun character.

s.clover, Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:12 (five years ago) Permalink

massive lol at this last night

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Thursday, 3 May 2012 13:50 (five years ago) Permalink

lots of free drugs & a baked potato bar was a good line

johnny crunch, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:19 (five years ago) Permalink

i loled at "vodka launch", feels v zeitgeisty

♆ (gr8080), Friday, 4 May 2012 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

otoh i have more liquor rep and bartender friends than the average person i guess

♆ (gr8080), Friday, 4 May 2012 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

i honestly wasn't sure if that was real or something they made up

Nhex, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:08 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah bro you can't put anything out in to the world anymore without a launch party

♆ (gr8080), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Someone in the AV Club comments called this show out as a live-action pastiche of American Dad with Chloe as the Roger character and that image has really stuck in my head, particularly with Ritter's semi-gangly body language.

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:38 (five years ago) Permalink

oh it's really mean to compare this show to american dad

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:43 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe it'll be as good as american dad at some point, but it'll take some time

Nhex, Friday, 4 May 2012 04:17 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...


woah guys! michael bolton! playing himself! i think this whole celebrity-playing-unflattering-version-of-themselves meta thing might finally go semi-mainstream soon!

some dude, Sunday, 14 October 2012 01:18 (five years ago) Permalink

i know it's been discussed on other threads, i just wanted to troll gr80's thread again

some dude, Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:15 (five years ago) Permalink

oh my bad, carry on

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:30 (five years ago) Permalink

hi al

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Sunday, 14 October 2012 04:08 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

y was there an ep of this sponsored by ppl magazine

johnny crunch, Sunday, 25 November 2012 00:28 (four years ago) Permalink

show has been pretty funny lately, feel like it's hitting its stride

The Doc Morbama (some dude), Sunday, 25 November 2012 00:38 (four years ago) Permalink

thanksgiving episode really delivered. they're walking a line between either humanizing ritter too much or just making her increasingly terrible (or just leaving her be and having the character end up one-note), but for now they're pulling it off. it's like if you built a whole show around kramer subplots.

s.clover, Sunday, 25 November 2012 00:55 (four years ago) Permalink

well, bcz Quell doesnt remember it

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 25 November 2012 02:54 (four years ago) Permalink

So _Vamps_ is a really good film, and Ritter is perfect for it.

s.clover, Sunday, 9 December 2012 01:18 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

"You from Queens"

in other news, both this and happy endings seem like their ratings are pretty bad and they could be cancelled.

s.clover, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 05:21 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah they're both in burn-off mode, i think off the schedule by march

da croupier, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 06:13 (four years ago) Permalink

nothing says faith in a sitcom like a sunday night at 10pm slot

da croupier, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 06:17 (four years ago) Permalink

On the bright side, two new eps per week!*

*I have to look for a bright side.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 January 2013 06:18 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

well, its unofficially officially a wrap:


s.clover, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 04:19 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

man i loved thsi show

maura, Thursday, 18 April 2013 20:44 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hulu has these up now.

stefon taylor swiftboat (s.clover), Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:13 (four years ago) Permalink

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