• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 11, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 85
  2. Negative: 9 out of 85

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  1. May 9, 2012
    9
    Okay, after four episodes of pure hilarity, I can safely say that I really really like this show. I know the actor-playing-a-stylized-version-of-himself trope has been done and overdone countless times, but James Van Der Beek is just so charming and funny that he makes it feel fresh. The writing is sharp and fresh and has a uniquely definite voice of it's own. It's smart, funny, charming, and clever and is definitely worth a watch. Expand
  2. May 15, 2012
    10
    loving it! Loving it. Auntie Mame meets Maleficent the evil Queen. "My Favorite Year with Holly Go-Lightly" A few years ago there was play about a con woman called "as Bees in Honey Drown" that was a hit off Broadway. This has that same, twisted, twisty vibe. You can't wait for the next awful surprise that the **** will spring on poor poor June. Krysten Ritter is A Superstar, this role is a tour de force and her beautiful face just captures me. Collapse
  3. aev
    Jan 30, 2013
    10
    This show is hilarious! At first I wasn't too sure about it. The first episode is not that great, but as the season progressed it just became really good. I would definitely recommend it, but do not just judge it based on the pilot.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Apr 27, 2012
    60
    It's an unpretentiously low-down sitcom about a female odd couple--morally speaking, that is--with characters sufficiently odd, plots that unfold with sufficient zest, to lure a viewer in.
  2. Reviewed by: David Eckstein
    Apr 13, 2012
    80
    Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 offers a new take on an old formula and it succeeds. It's weird, well cast and, most importantly, funny.
  3. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Apr 12, 2012
    50
    Apt. 23 isn't particularly funny, but at least it doesn't have a laugh track to beat you over the head with this fact.