Posts Tagged ‘The L Word’

Hello all edubbers and random, lonely blog browsers! Today we are announcing a very exciting, new initiative here at edub. We have decided to enact a brand-spanking new, weekly installment for your reading pleasure. What could it be, the overzealous, but very cute, reader asks? It is all your dreams and more.

We have decided to create an editor-to-editor, unfiltered, live-blogging TV show g-chat session! We’re officially starting with MTV’s controversial spin-off of the wildly successful and impressive series SKINS. Who’s excited?! Probably not the PTC! Who cares about those geezers anyway? (And if you haven’t seen season 1 of the UK version, there are a few spoiler alerts toward the bottom. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

So to kick off this ridiculously exciting, mind-blowing gift to humankind, we present:


Tea stands for too many inane slang terms and a ridiculous amount of shock-induced commentary on persecution.

Ediddy: shall we “officially” begin

Slamwich: i heard the noise! I think I have to be in a different window. yes! I’m ready

Ediddy: but seriously MTV with the age limit… that’s just frustrating. ok i dont want to start of from a place of anger.

Slamwich: I wonder if they would’ve had that for undressed

Ediddy: you know i loved undressed

Slamwich: no one said anything about undressed

Ediddy: it’s the gay ep. of course they would do that.

Slamwich: The show was called undressed for gosh sakes

Ediddy: did you hear that taco bell pulled from advertising. mark that as a WIN for skins. those idiots and their law suits

Slamwich: It’s the first non-beef beef taco. You’re welcome PETA

Ediddy: it’s death in a shell

Slamwich: Mmmm a delicious crispy shell

Ediddy: haha right

Slamwich: TV-MA warning. Watching last week’s scenes

Ediddy: perfect

Slamwich: Theme song!

Ediddy: i want to take a busload of pills

Slamwich: Who doesn’t?

Ediddy: uk theme song is way better

Slamwich: I want the UK theme song to be my ringtone

Ediddy: most definitely. i will say they hit the “hot” part of “hot lesbian” right

Slamwich: What does Northern Soul mean?

Ediddy: #imapedophile

Slamwich: Is that a thing?

Ediddy: northern soul is a type of music…ya, like mod music, like fast paced r and b, aka this song

Slamwich: Were those pills or candies?

Ediddy: hahahahahah. pillz. im guessing speed. oh shes sassy. i also wish i was cool enough to do that with my laces and converse. shown up by a teen again

Slamwich: This girl likes EVERYBODY! She’s a Papi in training.

Ediddy: i just spit out a pasta. and they are having sex

Slamwich: Did she just go home with that woman? Whhaaaaa?!

Ediddy: ok wait up. are they in high school?

Slamwich: Oh that girl looked much older at night

Ediddy: hahaha ya. no thats the kid from her class. oh hay shes a jewish lesbian

Slamwich: The dad looks just like Tony’s dad. I think they’re saving on “dad looking” actors

Ediddy: “werent you the tomboy that liked to climb trees”

Slamwich: That screams young teenage lesbian

Ediddy: right, who’s young white son is that

Slamwich: “The L Word upsets grandma.”

Ediddy: in more ways than one. the straight girl called her boobs puppies. just sayin

Slamwich: Does anyone actually say that?

Ediddy: i dont

Slamwich: LOTTA LICKIN?????

Ediddy: HAHAHA. That dad is awesome. i like daisy – they are cute as friends

Slamwich: She seems nice. A little heavy with the innuendos and puns.

Ediddy: A LITTLE

Ediddy:  i love this music. this “northern soul” hahaha. but really

Slamwich: Oh is that what this is? I’m learning new things.

Ediddy: cadie is by far the best character

Slamwich: I’m calling her Black Cassie. Blassie

Ediddy: yea thats what it is – like upbeat, dance r and b – it’s a brit thing. oh yesssss. blassie it is. i can’t get over how much Tony looks like Bruno Mars. i love blassie

Slamwich: Finn from Glee +Bruno Mars = That kid that plays Tony

Ediddy: hahaha


Ediddy: chris and his hair. also, i think chris tries to look like a rainbow. oh teenagers and bright colors

Slamwich: These kids were 9 when that Super Bowl happened. That joke was a reach.

Ediddy: definite reach. also the make out sesh. foul


Ediddy: i sort of love this teacher

Slamwich: I love this cast of nuts he gathered.

Ediddy: right. what a gang

Slamwich: This just got weird.

Ediddy: seriously

Slamwich: Oh wait, that’s the drug dealer

Ediddy: yea. still weird

Slamwich: Totally forgot what he looked like.

Ediddy: i have that hoodie that stanleys wearing. you know just smokin a cig in the bathroom

Ediddy: also, can i just say, im really glad they put the straight girl in the argyle sweater and not tea

Slamwich: Tea dresses like Uncle Jesse

Ediddy: HAHAHA. she kind of does. it’s part of her nothern soul. did she just pull out a mini bottle of alcohol? that was awesome.

Slamwich: Is she drinking at school?

Ediddy: haha

Slamwich: I knew kids who made vodka lemonades in Math class senior year.

Ediddy: bettys scarf is unacceptable. yeah, my friend was big on vod in her evian

Slamwich: Betty may be president of the Junior League in her free time.

Ediddy: tea has that woozy look DOWN. Hahahahahahaa. totally

Slamwich: Is that supposed to be her sister?

Ediddy: i have no idea. she looks out of place. oy nana. oh man, i had that audrey poster. this is not happening

Slamwich: To Audrey freakin’ Hepburn….and NANA. REALLY SKINS??!

Ediddy: hahahahaha  skins just went black swan on us. “i want the sex” is hands down the greatest line ever.

Slamwich: Who talks like this to their grandma?

Ediddy: i think it’s cause she’s a bit cuckoo

Slamwich: What is this music

Ediddy: NOT northern soul. im snoring too nana im snoring too. jk that was deep


Ediddy: i dig this relationship. dad and daughter. this is nice.

Slamwich: He seems like a nice guy. I think I like Maxxie’s dad better. He taught dog’s to dance.

Ediddy: thats true. hard to top that… creeeeeepy apple man. mob ties are so clutch

Slamwich: I wish my mom would pay me to go on dates.

Ediddy: seriously – im not digging this new effy

Slamwich: Haven’t seen much of her

Ediddy: yea. playground drunken fun with adr laughter, this is too much. omg she puked

Slamwich: Just watching this makes me want to ralph

Ediddy: hahahaha

Slamwich: and then she did!

Ediddy: yea the spinning could stop. although it’s cool visually

Slamwich: The actors had to hate this

Ediddy: haha. i love tea

Slamwich: Pluck the lady harp… this Tony is something else. No one thinks of this stuff at 16

Ediddy: i know – the slang/puns/words. not workin. what’s going on here. what are they even talking about.

Slamwich: it’s lke code


Ediddy: oh dear, are they NORTHERN SOULING?


Ediddy: yea i can dig this

Slamwich: No one dances to slave songs and gets away with it

Ediddy: hahaha good call. semi-inappropriate. this is actually why taco bell backed out. oh hay cartwheels in dresses. he is trying a little too hard to hit his moves

Slamwich: 4-year-old style

Ediddy: gross. this hook up

Slamwich: You know who could’ve done Tony’s roll 5 years ago? Penn Badgely

Ediddy: ya good call… um hold up

Slamwich: Really Tea? Respect Yo’ Self

Ediddy: hahaha. no joke. oh thank god. laugh it off girl. we all make mistakes

Slamwich: That was…30 seconds long

Ediddy: wait im confused. they actually had sex? or did they stop?

Slamwich: I thought they did. Should I rewind or is that pervy?

Ediddy: let’s do it. for the sake of research. i went back to the kiss

Slamwich: Okay, we’re dancing, we’re dancing,

Ediddy: yeah i think the face pain is supposed to indicate that they did it, but woah, that was fast

Slamwich: No wonder she complained.

Ediddy: that was a cute moment, the “they must be stupid.” “sometimes” bit… so they just bumped and did it. shes gonna get preggo. hello spinoff

Slamwich: Ooh I hope not.

Ediddy: lesbian and a baby

Slamwich: Teen Mom Skins. It would combine the best of MTV

Ediddy: lesbian teen mom. Seriously. i cant take this drug dealer seriously. /still creepy

Slamwich: The Dad just scored some points with me.

Ediddy: yea dads awesome

Slamwich: Good job Super Dad

Ediddy: oh audrey

Slamwich: Did she just talk to Audrey?

Ediddy: you know it. this audrey-nana-tea thing, im sensing a theme, uh oh this is gonna be serious

Slamwich: Negro Spirituals AND Holocaust stories??? #superbowlofsuffering

Ediddy: gay holocaust stories. nana just said queers

Slamwich: Oh no way! They are laying it on thick.

Ediddy: (best hashtag ever, btw)

Slamwich: If she dies in this bed, I won’t be surprised.

Ediddy: no joke /this is poignant

Slamwich: Nana’s love is in Wisconsin

Ediddy: a farmer  of course

Slamwich: I will find her when I’m home next week.

Ediddy: i have to say they are finding new ways to talk about old themes i guess…and with the DAGGER… RUTHIE

Slamwich: It would’ve been more poignant if we hadn’t just seen two teens swing dance to negro spirituals

Ediddy: ya that put you off for sure

Ediddy: rocking the letterman. oh of course, tea and michelle are bffs. Did she just say it’s nice to “be jumped like that”?

Slamwich: I thought she said “Boys can be dumb like that” sometimes. Betty FTW!

Ediddy: word… good, follow up the homophobia with a fag joke

Slamwich: Yeah, that wasn’t the best approach.

Ediddy: oh jesus. k word. our n word. should i be angry?

Slamwich: This episode is running on all the persecution cylinders tonight

Ediddy: seriously. what just happened

Slamwich: They wrapped up the Stanley story line

Ediddy: hahahahahha. “i matched you” is not a thing. NOT a thing

Slamwich: Ahh my recording cut off!

Ediddy: OH NO. where were you

Slamwich: The last thing I got was ” I matched you.”

Ediddy: oh ok.  betty called. Tea said she had to go to tony. then ignored betty. and is now dancing to slave music. music is her anti-drug. and tony looks sad

Slamwich: NOBODY WINS!

Ediddy: that’s it. Wow. what an episode

Slamwich: Tea is too hard to please

Ediddy: next week is Chris. looks 100% the same as the UK one. his mom leaves and he stays with the teacher

Slamwich: Which I am okay with. I liked that storyline.

Ediddy: agreed. chris is cool.

Ediddy: so final thoughts?

Slamwich: The acting is by no means strong. But this week’s episode was definitely better than last week’s.

Ediddy: thats true. i stick to the point that cadies will be the best. teas interesting at least

Slamwich: Yeah she has a lot of layers. I don’t know if we needed all of them crammed into one episode or not.

Ediddy: thats the problem. it’d work as a series. exploring her life id say. but so much for 40 minutes, it short changes everything

Slamwich: Yeah she could hold her own. Which I don’t think I’m going to say for all the other ones.

Ediddy: yea thats true. im already bored of tony

Slamwich: Yeah I was kind of happy when he got run over by the bus in the UK version. I would be alright if that happened again. He could die this time. Put Effy in sooner. Make the friends struggle a little bit. If they drink this much now, just wait until their ringleader dies.

Ediddy: thatd be interesting. haha

Ediddy: well you think you’ll stick with it? im all for it

Slamwich: I’m 2 eps in now! I’ll probably keep watching.

Ediddy: they certainly tried to pack the shock in. hahahaha. we were both attacked in that one

Slamwich: They did. We get it Skins: You’re bold.

Ediddy: ha. i am obviously taking this show personally. it was a blatant attack on jewish lesbians

with black friends

Slamwich: I’ve already started my strongly worded letter

Ediddy: on nice stationary i presume

Slamwich: And speaking of which, these kids are living in Baltimore: Where are their black friends???

Ediddy: haha. Word. blassie does not count

Slamwich: Neither does racially ambiguous Betty.

Ediddy: hahaha. do you think she’ll be back?

Slamwich: I originally thought yes, but now that I think about it, probably not.

Ediddy: i know it’s weird – because in a normal show she would. but since they obviously change the story so much.  she probably wont

Slamwich: Yeah. But she won’t have a place in anyone else’s episode.

Ediddy: exactly.


Ediddy: well a+ for queer identity on tv. c for story. f for slang

Slamwich: F for the use of wade in the water, B+ for the use of the word “puppies”, A for supportive dads



And there you have it folks. Did you make it through? Did you care to even look?

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1.Strapped for time
2.Feeling Creative
3.Anxious to talk about these shows

    What’s the end result? My reviews of The L Word series finale and the Breaking Bad season premiere in haiku form. Not familiar with this form of Japanese poetry? (Sidenote: Where were you in third grade?)

    It’s three lines and 17 syllables long. It’s a 5-7-5 pattern my friends. Try to keep up. Usually Haikus are about things existing in nature or the seasons but this won’t be the first time an American has bastardized something from Japan. (Sorry about Godzilla and Benihana!)

    The L Word Finale Haiku Review:

    Mystery unsolved

    Who killed Jenny? I think

    you can Bette on it

    The Breaking Bad Season 2 Premiere Haiku Review:

    Ten more deals to go

    Kidnapped? That will slow things down

    Bad is great again

    Follow these links for L Word and Breaking Bad reviews with a little more meat to them.

    Image via tv.ign.com

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    Tonight is the series finale of The L Word. At six seasons it’s Showtime’s longest running show and I hope it receives the proper send-off it deserves.

    However, we may not find out who killed Jenny Schecter tonight. Instead, the show’s great mystery might remain unsolved. Executive Producer Ilene Chaiken spoke with Kristen Dos Santos about the possibility,

    “Everyone assumes that Alice did the deed since she is the center of the spinoff, but she may have been framed.” Ilene says, “Everything is safe to assume, or at least everything is fair to assume.”

    Oh gees. Why does every show I love insist on ending without real closure? Why can’t anyone take a page out of the Fresh Prince handbook once in awhile?

    But this would leave the time, space and opportunity for an L Word movie. Crazy? Dos Santos talks with the gals about that possibility too.

    Image: PopWatch

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    I’m back from Florida. It’s hard to come back from vacation but I’m amped to come back on a Wednesday. Let the updates begin.

    • And finally, my favorite Non-TV related Link of the Week: AHHHH! Ugly Cat! Seriously scary!

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    Better question: Is it even possible to jump the shark in your final season?

    I’ve been a longtime fan of the Showtime drama and I was quitely dreading its last season. The season premiere kept me invested. I’m all about a good murder mystery and I kind of hate Jenny so knowing someone offed her is okay with me. But last night’s episode was a bit too much and I think we’re creeping toward a slippery slope that could make for a crappy send-off.  Stop reading now if you haven’t caught last night’s episode yet.

    Last night’s shark jumping moments:

    • Max is pregnant? Really, we’re running with the pregnant transman storyline? Noooooo. If Max goes goes on an Oprah like TV show to tell her his story, I’m out.
    • Phyllis and Joyce are getting married. Hey L Word, if I wanted to watch TV that’s been ripped from the headlines I’d watch Law & Order and its many forms.
    • Jenny and Shane are hooking up. Oh come on! We were finally getting somewhere with this fight and now they’re not only friends again but lovers? Quite a jump for a week.

    And finally, Elizabeth Berkley made her first appearance as Bette’s former college roommate. If she cheats on Tina I will come through the TV and punch her in the face.

    What are you thinking? Anyone else keeping up with The L Word? And if the spin-off features Alice in prison, does this mean she killed Jenny or was she framed? Which one of the ladies is daring enough to pull it off?

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    Yes, I know it’s Tuesday. However, tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I will be half drunk and eating Italian food at the neighbors’, therefore, no time to talk TV. Let’s go ahead and dish now.

    • Diane Sawyer almost lost her shit this morning on Good Morning America over…well…baby shit.
    • So apparently not everyone was pleased with last night’s Prison Break fall finale. I will sit through every episode of PB if it means I get to watch Lincoln bash the heads of random innocents he mistakes for criminals
    • Entertainment Weekly declared The Colbert Report the best show on television this year. Funny? Sure. But the best?
    • So Jenny dies on The L Word next season. The jig is up. The mystery now is who the culprit is.  My vote? Every single person who watches The L Word.

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    I’ve been looking forward to writing this all day. Let’s not wait any longer.

    • Seth Macfarlane came in at Number 1 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 25 Smartest People In Television. He’s a creative and enterprising guy but this still ticks me off a bit.
    • Former Presidential Candidate and wrinkly old man Fred Thompson is returning to TV in a guest-arc on Life on Mars.
    • Sean Avery got kicked out of the NHL indefinitely for referring to his ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert (aka Kim Bauer from 24) as “sloppy seconds” in an interview before a game last week. 24 fans are throwing him a ticker-tape parade.
    • Jeff Lindsay had a guest spot on Dexter this week. He’s the author of the books the show is based on.
    • Dallas and Starr of Amazing Race are in fact dating. They are going to have the greasiest/most media hungry children ever.
    • Hey style mavens: Guess who’s doing a line of shoes and handbags for payless? Our fierce friend Christian Siriano
    • I was fully prepared to ditch my premium channels next month until I saw this clip from the L Word season premiere. Blast! I’m already hooked again.
    • And for those of you with the premiums, FunnyorDie.com is streaming the  season two premiere of Flight of the Conchords on December 17. That’s a few week’s prior to its air date on HBO.
    • And finally, in a three-way tie, My Favorite Non-TV Related Sites of the Week: 1. Phone My Phone: Finally, the internet is using its powers for good…to help me find my cell phone when I’m home alone. 2. Prop 8 The Musical: A little late getting around the internet, but still pretty awesome and finally, for your consideration, a walrus playing a teeny tiny saxophone.

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    Daylight Savings Time ends overnight. Last year I pondered over which shows I’d watch if I had more time in my day. This year, I find myself thinking about the ever important flashback episode.

    It’s a pretty common device. Almost every show, especially sitcoms, has had a flashback episode or two at one point or another. As we turn back the clocks tonight, I thought I’d make a list of some of my favorites, in no particular order.

    • The Simpsons, “Lisa’s First Word.” – To put it plainly, this episode is adorable while maintaining the irreverance and sharp quips that make this show what it is. This episode goes all the way back to the show’s 4th season and opens with the entire family trying to get Maggie to talk. The experience reminds Homer and Marge of Lisa’s first word, a touching tale of a jealous toddler Bart, and a pre-balding Homer. There are smiles, and laughs and at the heart of it, a really great family story. What keeps The Simpsons so timely and popular is that they never seem to lose sight of that.
    • Gilmore Girls, “Dear Emily & Richard” – This episode from the Gilmore Girls third season finally shared the untold story of Lorelai’s pregnancy and how the initial rift between mother and daughter began. Some flashback episodes can seem kind of out of place in the story arc but series creator and writer Amy Sherman-Palladino did a fantastic job marrying the past, present and future into a really complex and beautiful episode. In my opinion, it’s one of the best in the series.
    • The L Word, “Looking Back” – While on a weekend road trip to Palm Springs, the ladies decide to share their first love/coming out/first love lost stories. On a show that can be deathly serious, this episode was surprisingly light and one of the funnier ones of the first season. It also started a wonderful tradition of L Word travel episodes which are now notoriously good spirited and offer a nice break from the serious lady drama. (You can check out Alice’s coming out story here. And yes, they are singing Indigo Girls in the car. I don’t know why you expected anything less.)

    There are so many more episodes I want to highlight but this post would go on forever. The short list includes that one episode of Prison Break where they show how everyone landed in the big house; my very favorite episode of Greek, ” Freshman Daze” where we see just what drove Cappie & Evan apart; and the episode of West Wing where when we learn how the gang got involved with the Bartlett campaign. Pure magic!

    Anyone else have a favorite flashback episode? Let ‘er rip in the comments.

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    I love The L Word. It’s a well-written television show that focuses on women. Gay or straight, it’s about time somebody took a look at our perspective without all of the crying. I was sad to hear the show will have it’s final season in 2009, but at the same time I understand that six seasons is a long run for any show, and the longest run for a Showtime program.

    Now, I may have to choke a bitch.

    First, I hear a rumor today that Elizabeth Berkley has a multiple episode arc next seaosn. THIS Elizabeth Berkley. She will play the straight girl that got away from Bette in her college days.

    If that wasn’t unfortunate enough, apparently Showtime has an L Word spin-off in the works.

    Let my show have a graceful and meaningful death. It lived a long and full life and in this case, I don’t think a brand new work-up will do it any further justice. It’s like burying someone in a novelty casket…a novelty casket with advertising that makes you a boatload of money. Maybe something like this.

    Do you want that on your conscience Showtime? Then let the L Word die with dignity.

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    In Lieu of Flowers…

    The TV Addict put together a lovely montage celebrating our favorite characters and shows we lost this year. It’s pretty moving for a video mourning television shows.

    It just reminds me how many shows and characters I’ve missed over the years. I still smile when I see Mark Green on ER and Dana Fairbanks on The L Word. These characters aren’t my friends, they aren’t my family, but they come into my home every week and I get to watch them grow and change. When they die, even just on TV, it still stings a bit.

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    Ladies Leaving La-La Land

    Showtime announced that The L Word will end its run next year.

    The show will conclude with six seasons under it’s rhinestone studded belt, making it the longest running show on Showtime and one of the longest in cable TV history.

    I’ll miss the show terribly, but I’m glad it made it this far. I’m also the creative team gets 12 more episodes to wrap everything up.

    The sixth season will be nothing less than juicy.

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    I read a newspaper article about a new gay bar opening up in town with the unforunate name, Plan B. I laughed out loud. There are several bar names that don’t make homosexuality sound like a lesser orientation or option, but Plan B somehow won that coin toss. After a good chuckle, and a few head shakes. I decided it would be a nice time to have another Big Gay TV Weekend. Here’s what’s on the docket:

    • I recorded Miss America: Reality Check and How to Look Good Naked. The shows are hosted by some of my favorite fellas; Michael Urie and Carson Kressley. I am halfway through Miss America and it is going quite well. Not as funny as Crowned, but oddly enough the girls are more compelling. They have issues, they hunt, they hate pre-marital sex, they have big hair, the list goes on. Who knew?
    • In the spirit of my love of prison documentaries, I watched a drama on Logo called Bad Girls about life in Larkhall Womens Prison Facility. I’m not a huge fan of British TV, but this one of the best dramatic imports I’ve seen in a long time.
    • I am devoting a few hours tomorrow to my favorite episodes of Six Feet Under which revolve around David & Keith’s relationship. They’re on-again-off-again status was what kept that show moving for me. Probably because Brenda was so crazy.
    • Tomorrow is the season premiere of The L Word. Woohoo! If you don’t have the iron-like willpower that I possess, you can watch the full episode online right now on OurChart.

    It’s going to be a long weekend, but this is the stuff that winter break is made of. Plus I need to get all of the fun out of my system now before I hunker down for my Lost marathon.

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