Sophia, a misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business grows, however, she has to learn to cope with life as her own boss. This show is loosely based on the true story of Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso.
June moves to New York City to pursue her dream job at a mortgage company, which comes with its own apartment. However, the company is shut down on her first day and the apartment is taken away. June moves in with Chloe, who is a con-artist and all-round party girl. At first, they don't get along. When Chloe's attempts to con June backfire, they end up becoming friends.
The episodes were aired out of order, even on Netflix. The correct order is: 1. Pilot; 2. Daddy's Girl; 3. Mean Girls; 4. Making Rent; 5. The Wedding; 6. The Scarlet Neighbor; 7. Whatever It Takes; 8. It's Just Sex; 9. The Leak; 10. The Parent Trap; 11. Shitagi Nashi; 12. Bar Lies; 13. A Weekend in the Hamptons; 14. A Reunion; 15. It's a Miracle; 16. Love & Monsters; 17. Sexy People; 18. Paris; 19. Teddy Trouble; 20. Monday June; 21. Dating Games; 22. The D; 23. The Seven Year Bitch; 24. Using People; 25. Ocupado; 26. Original Bitch. See more »
The first episode is confusing and scary because Chloe's personality is simply so foreign and her behavior so carelessly wicked. However, as one adjusts to the idea of Chloe, James, and June, the more affectionate one grows of them.
Chloe is the exciting NYC "it" girl with an amusingly self-absorbed celebrity BFF, James Van Der Beek. The story begins when June, a naive, hopeful girl, moves in as Chloe's new roommate. Throughout, June questions different aspects of Chloe's rejection of human qualities, and Chloe, in return, questions June's naiveté/boringness. Through Chloe, June learns to be a little more city-smart and life-savvy, and through June, Chloe takes baby steps towards humanization. While the framework may not strike as being particularly impressive, the situations and personalities employed in each installment are lovably whimsical, and surprisingly escape oversentimentality.
One should treat these characters truly as characters and accept that everything will be exaggerated, maybe stereotyped, though faintly resonating with reality. It will be helpful to have an idea and a humored opinion of New York City, Indiana/Midwest, American celebrities, and Japan to appreciate the humor of Don't Trust the B----.
This show is goofy, sassy, young, and charming, and for those who crave a short comedy series that's girly but not "too" girly, I recommend it a try. Don't Trust the B---- (and Luther - oh, Luther...), you are fabulous.
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