Saturday, December 30, 2006

I Have Figured Out "The L Word"

I just finished watching the Season 3 premiere and finale of "The L Word." They are both featured free On Demand so that you get all attached and order Showtime to watch Season 4. I watched both of these episodes on Angela's suggestion. They busted a CW all over the episodes, cutting out all the sex and swear words, but you could still get the gist of the action. And I've figured it out..."The L Word" is just a normal soap opera. Instead of portraying heterosexual relationships, they portray lesbian ones.

I know I am stating the obvious...but I really believed them when the show first started and they said it would "truly" portray the lives of lesbian women. Perhaps they are. Perhaps the point of the show is that lesbians on TV do the same insanely unrealistic things that straight people do.

I'm going to think on this some more...but not too much more. I'm not going to subscribe to Showtime, so what's the point?


Kelly said...

Ilene Chaiken, the creator of "The L Word" cut her teeth, so to speak, at the table of Aaron Spelling. This show is a lesbian soap, through and through. Unfortunately, it's not a very good one.

I watch it mainly for Jennifer Beals, Pam Grier and some of the great guest stars they've had on, including the late, great Ossie Davis and the always wonderful Holland Taylor.

At this point, it's morbid curiosity really. How bad can it really get and all. Some of the women are hot and it's great to have the visibility. It isn't excellent television like "The Wire" but at least it's something.

tuckergurl said...

I netflixed Season Three and am in the middle of it. It is a total soap opera which is fine by me. It is more fun with the sex and the cursing though. That's really the only reason to watch it.

I am sad that I got addicted and do not have Showtime but this show ain't worth spending money on. Forget it!iyesatu