Walk down memory lane with The L Word.
Missed an episode of
Showtime’s over-the-top and completely addictive lesbian soap? These
experts haven’t. To prepare you for The L Word’s sixth and
final season premiere on Sunday 18, some of the Web’s most vocal L
Word bloggers recap the best—and most devastating—story lines from
the past five years, with a few season-six spoilers thrown in for good
measure. Bonus: To keep things from getting too snarky, some of the cast
members weigh in on their most memorable moments. Single tear.
Hot girls take their clothes off! Welcome to this totally realistic
portrayal of (fantasies about) lesbian life.
DS: When the girls shared their coming-out stories
during the Dinah Shore trip, it felt so real that, admit it, you sang
along with them to “Closer to Fine.”
CT: Jenny watches manatees in order to find inspiration
to write, so we have to watch them, too.
There’s a new theme song by Betty, and it will stay in your head for the
next four years.
DS: And on Feb 20, 2005, the TV gods gave us Carmen de
la Pica Morales. And it was good.
CT: Alice and Dana prove that your girlfriend will
always cheat on you with her best friend.
Trannie in, tennis star out.
CT: Max begins transitioning, providing audiences with
a portrayal of queerness that does not include lipstick or True Religion
R: You know, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say I
was not a fan of the untimely death of Dana Fairbanks.
Episodes magically morph into 45-minute infomercials for a networking
DS: The epically hilarious
conference call that reminded us why we loved this show in the first
R: Dana just died? Anyone depressed or anything? Anyone
wanna mention it? Okey-doke.
Heads explode when the show becomes a movie-within-a-show—directed by
CT: The exploitation and misrepresentation of
stereotypes of Chicana sexuality ends with the disappearance of Papi.
DS: Since when has Alice been so closed-minded? Where’d
the old totally accepting, I’d-even-date-a-lesbian-man-or-a-vampire
The Forecast: Season 6
absences are explained, new faces appear (hello, Elizabeth Berkley and
Lucy Lawless!), an icky love affair is born, and Jenny kicks the bucket.
Since Showtime has already revealed that Jenny dies in the first two
minutes of the new season, the only question now is whodunit. Which is,
of course, why we all tuned in to The L Word in the first
place—the crime solving.
Bettina breaks up, 65 percent of the show’s core audience will kill
themselves, so I’m sure they’ll end up together. Shane’ll be hot per
always. Probs the last episode will be a musical ending in nuclear war.
Although everyone has their own theory about who killed Jenny, the
important thing is that she is finally gone.
The L word premiers
Sun 18 at Pacha at 8pm and on Showtime at 9pm
corresponding with Seasons 3 & 4 were added by us and were not a part of
the original article