The truth is, James Van Der Beek is likeable as f*ck. It’s the ethos of his entire career. He has had plenty of roles since appearing in his claim to fame, Dawson’s Creek, but until recently none were more entertaining than when he played a fictional version of himself on the criminally underappreciated Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23. He was vapid, self-obsessed and hilariously shallow. Now, as the creator, showrunner and star of Viceland’s newest scripted comedy What Would Diplo Do? -- a fictional version of DJ superstar Diplo’s life as seen through his eyes via a collection of parables -- he’s showing the world what he’s truly capable of comedically, and I can’t imagine anyone else doing it so damn well.
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