The L Word Season 1 AND 2
Welcome to my newest segment/feature, Television Tuesday! I plan to review series, seasons, or even just individual episodes of various T.V. programs so that you can know what to watch and what to skip. Do please note that this will not be a regularly occurring bit like my Flashback/Film Friday segment, seeing as how it can take a long time to watch a whole season and I don't watch as much T.V. these days so I can't always be posting my thoughts on the latest episode of [insert lame Hospital drama that isn't ER here] because I simply don't keep up on current series. With that intro out of the way let's begin by reviewing the first and second seasons of a show that wrapped up its series not too long ago, The L Word.
Showtimes' The L Word was revolutionary. There had been token lesbian characters on shows, and there were television programs with gay males (Queer As Folk, Will and Grace), but a show where the main characters were gay females? That was new. Why would I, a straight male, be such a big fan of this series? Well, I wrote huge college paper as part of an independent study project about the portrayal of male and female homosexuality in media, and spent a lot of time "reading" Queer as Folk and The L Word. In the process I became a fan of Queer as Folk but a big fan of The L Word because I found the characters a bit less stereotypical than Queer as Folks' cast. I won't use any parts of that paper as it may bore you to death unless you are really into academic writing on gender and sexuality. I will however, break down why this show was great despite some opening stumbles--plus it has the amazing Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, anyone?).
|Beals showcases how she is an amazing actress in this series.|
4 out of 5 stars.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
The L Word: Season One if you want the first.
The L Word: Season Two if you want the second.