Hey, I’m not overly found of the bitch myself, but that’s why God gave me a remote control. I’ve watched this one a couple of times now and it just doesn’t work so well for me. I’m not upset that they push the limits of taste and seem to be going out of their way to keep the censors on their toes. It’s not that at all. It’s not the recreational drug use either or the under-age drinking. It’s the general lack of funny and the over-dependence on the shock factor. The two main characters are intended to be a modern era Odd Couple. One is the quintessential ‘good girl’ from the sticks and the other, naturally, has to be the jaded ‘bad girl’, aka the bitch. Dreama Walker (blonde and wholesome) plays the goody-goody and Kristen Ritter has the meatier role of the B—- in question. The dynamic between the two roommates is the only appeal this show has. The support characters, including James Van Der Beek stretching his acting chops by playing himself (I’m really not being sarcastic), are one-dimensional and paper-thin.
Bottom line here … Don’t Trust the B—- makes me nostalgic for 2 Broke Girls. That can’t be a good thing.
As for our old friend the Parents Television Council, it’s hardly a surprise that the B—- has the PTC folks up in arms. Their usual bitching, however, is more strident that usual:
The program is a sexist mixed-bag of hedonism, drug-use, alcohol abuse (including the main character plying a 13-year old boy with alcohol to get him drunk) and explicit levels of promiscuity that are shocking even by today’s broadcast TV standards.
Please take action now by contacting the show’s sponsors [Company A, Company B, Company C] and holding them responsible for paying ABC to beam the offensive content on Don’t Trust the B—- into every home in America.
The series represents a continuing and disturbing trend of using offensive, profane language in the very title of the program, where it is nearly impossible for families to avoid.
But beyond the offensive and inherently misogynistic title, the repugnant content of this program should raise the concern of every parent in America — and it should convince every responsible corporate advertiser in America to avoid associating its name with this series.
I’m not sure about the ‘trend of using offensive, profane language in the very title of the program’ –a couple of ‘bleeped’ program names does not make a trend–but I can’t really fault the overall description. It’s just the usual over reaction that makes me shake my head. And suppose there actually is such a ‘trend’. I would think the PTC would be all for it since such titles would make it remarkably easy for your average Bible-belter to figure out this was a show to avoid.
But do we really need to play the ‘boycott’ card again? How about this instead: Don’t watch and you won’t have to boycott anybody because you won’t ever see the adverts in question and thus will not be tempted by the items/service/product being sold.
Yeah, ABC is responsible for this horror. And yes, ABC is owned by Disney, the same company that introduced Selena Gomez to the world. Really, which is the greater evil? How about you PTC folks boycott the Disney Channel instead? Now that would be a public service.