E4 are currently airing the (so-called) “second season” of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 here in the UK (in all its randomly-ordered, storyline jumbling glory), and I’m enjoying it just as much the second time around… perhaps even more so, now that I know there’s only a finite supply of funny left to be savoured.
This week’s instalment was ep #2.7 (“A Weekend in the Hamptons”), in which Chloe takes the gang to stay at an old friend’s house in the eponymous Long Island resort, on an impromptu bender. I was watching the flashback to a previous party, and wondering who the hottie standing next to our heroine was… only to later check the credits and realise that it was Olivia Taylor Dudley, of Mindy Project typo fame! This episode is a much better showcase for her talents (and, no, I’m not just talking about the scene where she takes her top off), since it gives her actual dialogue and a character to play… namely ‘Katarina’, a reformed party-girl struggling to cope with a pair of new born twins, who’ve reduced her to a tense, terse shadow of her former, funner self. I thought she gave a good performance, and would love to see her come back in the third season… except there won’t be one now, will there? GODAMMIT!!!
P.S. I also thought Liza Lapira was very funny (and cute) in this episode… just a shame she got saddled with such a non-starter of a character.