In case you missed it, there are two lady-centric shows this spring: Best Friends Forever and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. I watched both of them. Let’s dive in.
I had mixed feelings about Best Friends Forever. I liked that the two friends were comfortable talking about their sexuality even in front of dudes, and that they had a loving, supportive friendship. I HATED that everyone told the newly-single friend that she had to get down to her “fighting weight” a la Joan inMad Men. What is this, the 1960’s? The actress is thin and gorgeous, and people are insulting her pants (which do not look bad/make her look fat) and telling her she could lose some weight (WTF? She seems pretty normal to me). Best Friends Forever writers – please give us more of a fun, real friendship and less of the made-up weight problems, silvous plait!
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 was also good, and I think part of me appreciated the blossoming friendship on that show more – both characters have the potential to lose their archetype status – and reclaiming the word bitch as a positive thing as the character grows. I like that the “bitch” actually turns out to be a pretty loyal friend despite a barrage of character flaws. Don’t get me wrong – all characters, jokes, and even the concept has a lot of growing to do before I give this show any form of a stamp of approval – but I think I like where we’re going here. Plus, James Van Der Beek and Dawson’s Creek references won them at least 10 Becka points…
What do you guys think?