Eh. That about sums up my thoughts on “Sexy People”, this week’s episode of Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23. I’ve seen better and I’ve seen worse from the show, but for some reason I always expect this comedy to hit it out of the park with the humor.
This week Chloe stages a take over of People magazine and tries far too hard to channel Meryl Street in The Devil Wears Prada. Let’s face it, no one can do bitchy like Meryl, although Krysten Ritter comes semi-close. It’s not her fault that the writers of Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 completely ripped off scenes directly from The Devil Wears Prada… Ritter has to work with what she has.
On that note, did the writers seriously not think that no one would notice the “cerulean” speech plucked directly from the movie script? Or did they think that people wouldn’t care? I mean, June stepping into Anne Hathaway’s character was to be expected, June is essentially the persona of Andy, but come on. Don’t just rip off another movie. Use it as inspiration and as a parody, but draw a line somewhere.
Basically, “Sexy People” was all about how everyone in the world really cares about looks, even if they say that they don’t. It’s evidenced when People crowns James as their “Sexiest Man Alive” and all of a sudden Jane is smitten with him and can’t stop the lust from pouring out of her.
I did like the premise of the episode… mainly because we all DO judge on appearances, regardless if we try not to. It’s just a fact of life, and the media plays a huge part in our feelings. If a magazine or TV show says that we should like someone/something for a specific reason, suddenly said person IS more attractive to the masses.
Or I’m just incredibly shallow, even though I try really, really hard not to be.
That was pretty much what I took from this episode of Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23. What did you think?