Thursday, May 15, 2008

The L Word

The L Word
: is a television drama series on Showtime that portrays the lives of a group of lesbian and bisexual women and their friends, family and lovers in the trendy Los Angeles-area city of West Hollywood. courtesy of Wikipedia.

One of those shows you try not to watch with a lot of people. In this way, you'd be able to understand the show a lot better. I was never really aware that this was released 4 years ago. When it was aired in Velvet (around this year), it started out with Season 2. That's why I went out to look for the complete copy of the show. Luckily, I was able to find and even bargain 1-4 season copies. It went like a marathon at home. Glued to the monitor. Season 5, I believe, is still airing and doesn't have a dvd copy released just yet. My favorite character would be Shane. So aloof and isolated, but later in the series she comes around to sticking to one girl.

Personally, I like the idea of having this kind of show aired in public and running 6 seasons already. Because, mostly what I see now on TV are gay-guy programs, which is not bad since it's also a sign that people are beginning to accept this new kind of culture. But this particular show is even better. It doesn't generalize lesbianism altogether. It talks about how love is taken and shown in all kinds of forms.

This makes me feel more secured about my sexuality than ever.

"Step up or step off" quoting one of the cast members. Look past beyond the obscene parts and you'll know what the show is all about. I know that some people have yet to learn and understand this new age, where people no longer have to be stuck to that typical boy-girl romantic kind of love.
Criticisms and mockeries will come to rise , still
in time, people will come to realize and accept this fact. Butch, gay, lesbian or bisexual. These are just means to categorize physical appearance and attitude. Through this show, there's no more need to label a person. I'd recommend this to anybody, straight or gay, bored out of their minds or just plain curious.
This is the show for you. But don't get too carried away, not all cast members are gay. You can either love it or not. :)

I'm giving it 4 stars.

It's funny though, how at work people still question my sexuality. I don't really talk about it since it sort of makes me a bit uncomfortable. I just turn on my "showbiz-talk" mode on and say, "No Comment". They can never get past my totally outgoing personality. Oh, yes, I'm not kidding. I do have one of those which is quite the opposite of how I am in the inside. So that would mean I'm both outgoing and ingoing? Haha. You know what I mean. I have a bipolar personality, which I believe most people have as well they just won't admit it.

What if we were all gay?
What would happen?
I think the world will be a totally colorful place.
Don't you think?


Patty said...

This looks interesting.
Are they already showing this somewhere? Hahaha

apple :) said...

Woooo. Sounds different from the others and...Controversial :D

Adobobo said...

Ooh yeah, I've watched a couple of episodes of the L Word. If I remember correctly,the series first aired locally on etc's second avenue (I think), but I never got around to watching it.

Yeah, I agree. It's best watched alone; in my case, I live in a very conservative household, so I don't think the people here can "appreciate" the show's premise. I only know Shane (the hair stylist, right?), but I like the blond-haired girl better--the one who has a talk show or something on the radio.

Anyhoo, where'd you get your copy of the complete season? I also want to watch it from the first season eh.

Aux Zero said...

@ Patty: Yeah, currently on Velvet. :) you can watch 'em at too.

@ Apple: Definitely controversial, but hey, I love 'em.

@ Adobobo: I love Alice too. Sayang namatay si Dana in the 2nd season. If you want to watch 'em I can lend you my copies. Pero wala pa yung Season 5 eh. Mapapanood mo lang sa :)

Zhel said...

Nanonood din ako ng L Word. Nakakaloka. Yun lang.

i'm from Teentalk, napadaan lang :)

Sheynee said...

I used to watch L word with friends and a friendly friend. :)