All tagged Jennifer Beals
After what can only be considered a shaky start, The L Word has gone on to fascinate, infuriate, repulse and attract audiences all over the world. It is the mark of a successful show though that like it or loathe it, the show has people talking. Showtime have already guaranteed our favourite TV lesbians at least another season on the air.
A deep, spiralling exercise of looking into its own naval, The L Word season 2 took all of the promise of season 1 and flushed it down the nearest toilet. Bad music, bad writing, bad bad bad.
I complain contsantly that television has a habit of shaving off all the rough edges of life and not giving it to us the way that life usually is; harsh, brutal, unforgiving. You can’t say that about season three. They made some dubious creative decisions, but you can’t say that they made the journey easy for us. And for one character the journey ended.
What we have is a mostly good pilot, with mostly great ideas, mostly good (and non-selfconscious!) performances, but with a few lessons to learn about social responsibility. Like it or hate it, no one can deny that the mere existence of this show was an incredible milestone in television history.