Tuesday, January 14, 2020

What I’m Watching: The L Word: Generation Q

The L Word: Generation Q: Season 1, Episode 6 “Loose Ends” (B+)

I was wondering whether we’d seen any of the other characters from the old show, chief among them being Tina, who is the only surviving main character who we haven’t seen from way back in the first season. Having her show up at Bette’s door because their daughter called her is an interesting development, one that wasn’t ultimately all that comforting since Tina still resented that this whole problem came up because Bette made space for someone besides her in her life. While they were reconnecting, it was sweet to see Shane and Quiara bonding over helping Angie to profess her love for Jordi, something that went very well. Their dynamic might need a bit more working out, but they’re getting there, which of course means that Finley gets the boot. I’m pleased that her character is becoming more tolerable every week, and I’m now prepared for her to hook up with Sophie as Dani finally hooks up with Bette, though I’ve been saying that for a while now and it hasn’t yet happened. You’d think Shane would be a bit more understanding of the havoc that she reached on Tess’ life to cause her to relapse, but she’s always been a heartbreaker who never fully took responsibility for the consequences of her decisions and actions. Alice and Nat were on the same page for one second when Gigi came out about their relationship to the waitress, but it increasingly feels like Alice and Gigi are siding against Nat, expressed perfectly in her sitting in the back seat in traffic as Gigi honked repeatedly just to get her angry.

In other news, this show has been renewed for a second season, which was hardly guaranteed!

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