Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Take Three: The L Word: Generation Q

The L Word: Generation Q: Season 1, Episode 3 “Lost Love” (B+)

I liked this episode, which assured all of its characters interesting storylines that aren’t anywhere near resolved, making it feel worthwhile to return for future episodes. I was especially happy with the rehabilitation of Finley as a character after she found out that the woman she slept with wasn’t only a churchgoer but the minister of the church. Reframing it that way allows for her to have a bit more depth and talk a little less, and I like that Rebecca is portrayed as compassionate and understanding, eager to get to know Finley and make a relationship with her new romantic interest work. Alice’s desire for Nat to have friends resulted in her questionable decision to endorse a renewed friendship with her ex-wife, one that didn’t get terribly far but succeeded in making Alice extremely jealous. Dani’s father offering to pay for their wedding came with some worrisome strings, and Sophie was not at all happy to learn about any of those. Micah felt guilty immediately after sleeping with a random guy when Jose cancelled on him, and I do hope that Jose will choose to be open with him about what he had to do so that they can salvage what they have together. Shane buying the bar is a positive step, and her romance with Lena seems to be going well. After Angie nearly got expelled, Bette managed to turn around the debate, but choosing indulge in a problematic affair won’t help her political aspirations at all.

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