Full disclosure, I haven't seen Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23.
The previews alone make me want to curl up into the fetal position and cry little bit. I couldn't handle that girl in Gilmore Girls as one of Rory's new sketchball college friends and I can't handle her in this. And James Van Der Beek--a B list celebrity at best--plays HIMSELF. In a primetime series. And the title not only rhymes, but features a word that has to be censored every time someone says it or types it. Really?
Apparently this season on Don't Trust the B, Mark-Paul Gosselaar ((Did anyone else know Gosselaar was spelled with two A's? Does it make anyone else want to pronounce it like a pirate would? Mark-Paul Gossel- ARGH. Just me?)) and Frankie Muniz are both making appearances...ALSO playing themselves. I don't know if they're just really trying to work the nostalgia angle on our generation to draw us in or what, but it sounds an idea just terrible enough to be hilarious.
Is it even legal to put Zack Morris and Dawson Leery in the same TV show? Can the network even handle that much 90's teenage angst at one time?
Of course, if it was really Zack and Dawson, you know Dawson would be the one over-thinking everything, whining about how hard life is living on a dock and dreaming of being a film director while Zack just leans up against stuff telling him to lighten up and go out with him to the Max to get his mind off things.
Y'know, that's a series I would watch. Who do I have to talk to to make Zack & Dawson a thing?
And then there's Frankie Muniz. When was the last time you heard anything about him? Is he still 12 years old? Survey says yes. But according to Wikipedia he's also been busy making a "R-rated teen sex comedy" that went straight to DVD. So he's got that going for him.
In the episode, James Van Der Beek tries to assemble a Dawson's Creek Reunion and runs into the other two 90's teen stars along the way. Also Busy Phillips shows up. This is SO meta, you guys.
[Real talk: I only learned what that phrase meant because of TV Asylum. I don't feel comfortable using it in real life conversations, but I feel pretty good about my use of it just now. We're all friends here, right?]
This plot line has intrigued me enough that I might just have to give this potential trainwreck a chance.
Have any of you seen Don't Trust the B? Is it worth giving up 30 minutes of time I could be using to watch Season 2 of FNL?