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      13.12.2012 00:01
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      An interesting experiment

      [Spoilers in this one!]

      I first heard about TLW when I was about 12 years old and I used to turn over after Animal Hospital finished on BBC 2 and watch Charmed on LivingTV. I saw an advert or the end of an episode and I remember thinking "huh. I get it. They want to make everyone think 'The L Word' is 'lesbian', but really, it's 'love'." I'm here now at age 19 to disseminate that theory.

      The L Word has many facets to choose from when approaching it.

      From the LGBT point of view, TLW was the first time that gay women had a show dedicated to their lives - not just as peripherary storylines, and not as one-time joke characters, but actual female characters who lusted after, had sex with, and made lives together with other women.

      From the point of view of television, TLW is a massive series, comprising six seasons and 70-something episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was funded by Showtime and written and co-created by Ilene Chaiken. Though there were several distinct storylines, most episodes featured what amounts to softcore lesbian pornography within them.

      The cast of TLW is large, with characters coming and going (or falling into the Vortex) between seasons, as well as most of the characters undergoing some sort of personality transplant as the series wore on (more on that later).

      The very first words spoken in season one episode one were "I'm ovulating", thusly alienating any males who tuned in the hopes of porn. This is our introduction to lesbian power couple Tina & Bette. Throughout season one they attempt to find a sperm donor and deal with issues like having a mixed race child and miscarriage. Throughout their six years in this series, Tina and Bette break up, make up, display bisexuality as a form of betrayal to the lesbian sisterhood, cheat on each other, and have a lot of well-acted sex scenes together. JBeals (Jennifer Beals, who plays Bette) is basically the jewel of this series, as a beautiful, intelligent, passionate and artistic woman who struggles with infidelity, race and her feelings towards her father.

      Season 1 also introduces Jenny Schecter, who is who the audience sees through, as her eyes open to the "lesbian world" of 2004 LA. Jenny moves in in episode one and through a tumulous break-up of her relationship with fiance Tim, finds her niche along with the other lesbos.

      Shane, well, what do you say about Shane? Shane is what everyone knows, whether they watch this show or not, and Kate Moennig basically carries the flimsy characterisation, as Shane's main, if not only attribute is that she is "hot".

      And of course there is Alice and Dana, Alice who is, again, Leisha Hailey and all her manic humour, and Dana, who works as a perfect foil for her while exploring her sexuality for the first time.

      Any and every issue is brought up in The L Word: from gay marriage to cancer, homophobia to child abuse, cancer to deafness to transgender issues and finally, murder. However, rarely is it that The L Word dares to scratch the surface of these issues and delve deeper inside them: as they are constantly being brought up and then dropped just as suddenly, they feel more like a ploy for "otherness" and uniqueness than genuine progressive attitudes to subjects rarely shown on television or discussed at all. The writing feels more like that of a soap opera than a serious drama; if only the writers could have put more effort into what came after instead of focusing on episode titles beginning with "L"!

      In particular, TLW's treatment of the character Moira/Max, a transitioning female to male transgender introduced in season 3, is especially horrific, culminating in a biologically-impossible pregnancy and impending single fatherhood for him after his gay lover abandons him. Though rarely does a character get a worse treatment than Jenny Schecter, formerly the "eyes" of the audience into a burgeoning subculture, who in her time in this show cheats, lies, kills a dog, goes crazy multiple times, is kicked and absolutely ruined as a character, only to be murdered with no killer revealed. It really is only Mia Kirschner's acting that salvages the writing of Jenny in any respect.

      As the series went on, the writing became even stranger and a self-aware - such as a moviemade with all the characters being played by actors within it the in-show movie. I... struggle to explain the levels of ridiculousness this is, it really is amazing to watch.

      The acting in TLW is generally of a high standard, especially considering few of the "inner circle" frequent characters are played by lesbian or bisexual actresses. It is obvious that many characters are carried by their actresses, so much so that it would take too much time to list them all. In the DVD extras there are several truly hilarious self-aware commentaries by Leisha (Alice), Kate (Shane) and Erin (Dana) which really show how much was in the acting.

      The music used in TLW is bad to fair. I appreciate the use of Client, Peaches, Goldfrapp, Uh Huh Her (Leisha (Alice)'s music project) but all of this is lowered by the themetune of season 2 onwards. It is simply the worst opening to anything I have ever seen in my life. I wish I could believe it was sarcastic.

      In summary, The L Word is a phenomenon all of its' own, a self-perpetuating machine of laughs and groans. Sometimes boring, sometimes borderline pornographic, it defies any label that came before it. If you're gay or curious, welcome to watching this out of obligation: bring up a chair, alcohol of your choice, and watch this with friends while devising a drinking game, and read some reviews of it on autostraddle if you love to laugh. This is truly the best way to experience TLW and all its twists and turns, melodrama and misinformed-ness. But please keep in mind that this is not "the way that, the way that we live".

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      19.02.2012 01:16
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      Must see its actually so life changing for some people!

      Well it's hard to sum up an incredible programme like this one in just a review.
      To start what can I say...there are 6 amazing series of this show it's set in America its about a group of lesbian women and there entangling love lives and their forever binding friendships. I recently got into it after my friend put the first series on it starts off strong so anyone put off by homosexuals intimacy wouldn't enjoy this.

      There are 6 main characters that managed to work there way through 6 series's, allowing the public to dive into their love life's and personal lives.

      The first series started with getting to know all the characters and some of their traits...it's main focus was around portraying the drama and love between lesbian freidndships and relationships. Jenny a young moment who moved into the local area with her fiancé first witnessed a sexual encounter between two lesbians when she first moved in, however she wasn't (yet) one of them. She lived with her fiancé (Tim) but at a house warming party met Marina who was also a part of the lesbian friendship group. Her and Jenny connected immediately the sexual tension lurking in the air. Throughout the series they become closer they were intimate from the start. Marina was the love of Jenny's life but what happened next...that would be telling to much you have to watch it to feel the real emotion that we all felt when watching these women explore! Tina and Bette were also a lesbian couple introduced in the first series who both played a big part in the lesbian friendship groups lives. The couple have been together for over 8 years after meeting at an art gallery. They are a couple anting to start a family .Through the series we discover their love life, how they connect intimately and as friends and what challenges lie ahead of them.
      Alice- the only bisexual character in the programme lurks through intriguing relationships in all the series but often is put in many sticky situations which wouldn't often happen in places like England. She is a fun , outgoing character, through the series we start to see her love life develop and also hit rick bottom on several occasions.
      Shane- the most masculine female of the group, very manly almost like a stereotypical lesbian. One thing Shane cannot deal with is relationships, she enjoys sex with no strings attached. A real down to earth character, who's their for everyone.
      Kit- Bette's sister who owns the planet this is the local hang ut area for the lesbian friendship group. She falls in love deeply in series one promising she won't but things to get better for her in time...
      These girls are the main characters of series one along with Dana who scrapes into the programme for three series's I professional tennis player, therefore in the first series tries to keep it on the down low that she is a lesbian. But things in her life make this difficult through the series involving intimate encounters and falling in love. When Ana is with her friends nothing gets in her way she knows how to have a good time but still has to pretend she is straight whilst in the public eye.

      Series 2- this series starts off with TIna and Bette trying to fix their relationship and resolve issues, Loyalty within most lesbians relay ships is often questioned through the series's. Bette's life goes down hill from series 2 to the end of the same series dealing with you work related issues, loyars and her past events. Shane is also one of the characters who becomes intertwined in a relationship with a beautiful women in this series named Carmen. She vales to never fall in love with a girl but Shane just can't help her heart falling for someone. Tina also has a new love interest during this series and Alice and Dana have some discussing to do about their relationship.

      Series 3- this series begins 6 months after the birth of Tina and Bette's daughter, Their are also several new faces introduced in this series one being moira a masculine women who knew she wasn't in the right body and later on in the series decides to transform to the male gender however suffering some harsh consequences on the way. It is also Dana's last series I won't spoil it and say how but consequences where extremely unfortunate and left her friends and Alice in the lurch. Alice also becomes ore well known in this series for her chart, this chart is of all the lesbians in the US that have had a sexual encounter with one another connecting lesbians who have never met to one another, it is most intriguing to the audience and the other lesbians in the friendship group. Tina's rebound girlfriend in series 2 has now gone from Bette's enemy to a close friend in the friendship group with all the girls. Helena who is rich, feminine and beautiful wows the girls with her indifferent personality and buying there happiness.

      Series 4-Things never work out exactly how people want them to and they didn't for Bette and Tina, in this series Bette finds a new lover (jodi), a deaf one too which makes it harder for the relationship to work properly however they both work really hard at it and fall in love. Tina also finds someone else but of the male gender her feelings for men start to reappear and she finds herself attracted to one man I particular Henry. aLice struggles having to move on from Dana but has the support from all her friends. Meanwhile Shane and Carmen are still going strong together intimate as ever and Jenny is focusing on a new project. Alice throws a spanner in the works with Bette's new boss and finds her lover Tasha Williams. They meet through a player who hits records in Alice's sex lesbian chart.

      Series 5-Shane is back to her devious self not being able to say no to temptation, Tina and Bette recouncil with one another intimately and during the series discuss what they should do with their futures. Jenny comes out of her shell through series 4 directing her own movie about her friends and their daily lives, irritating the girls and losing friends. Alice and Tasha go through many rocky periods but work it all out in the end. Intimacy and sexual encounters in this series are a most definite for sure! Jenny and Tina also have to work together which makes matters harder and more awkward. But Jenny meets a girl called Niki her lead role in the film and hook up.

      Series 6- unfortunately the programme ended this series, it ended dramatically though however TIna and Vette finally recouncilled, Jodi dismissed from the picture in the previous series. the group have a lot of tense between them especially with Jenny knowing that her film was about all the girls but in the end they realised friendship and love within a group and a partner is key to living a happy life and they all tried to patch it up. Obviously nothing ends sweetly even if you try for it to happen. One of the characters dies but who? And how?

      Got to watch it to find out! A true masterpiece these actresses are amazing incredible and a joy to watch because most things that happened in their life can happen to anyone. It's a really heart felt story of a group of beautiful lesbian women forming friendships staying strong and loving one another in several different ways. Thumbs up to the girls a must see for sure! It's impacted my life for the better!!

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      02.01.2010 21:43
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      Title should get me some reads

      The L Word is an American drama series that follows the lives of a group of gay women and the issues they face in their relationships and careers, some of the issues are linked to their sexuality but many of the other issues covered in this series are just the same as if it were an American drama that focused on teenagers in Orange County, so infidelity, drug addiction and domestic violence all feature along with other adult themes.

      No doubt the fact that the show focuses on lesbians will bring it a number of male viewers looking for titillation. The show is based in Los Angeles and opened with one of the main characters Jenny played by Mia Kershner moving to LA to live with her boyfriend and to become a writer however she meets an interesting bunch of women all of whome would be described as lipstick lesbians as they are all attractive and she experiences her own sexual awakening.

      Jennifer Beales is the main actress that I recognised in the show, she plays Bette a museum curator, her girlfriend Tina is played by Laurel Holloman, their is also Erin Daniels who plays Dana a pro tennis star and finally my favourite character is Alice, played by Leisha Hailey who is bi-sexual and very hyperactive, she has some hilarious lines and is very funny. The token male is Tim, Jenny boyfriend, a swim coach and great eye candy for the girls, he is played by Eric Mabius. There are many other characters in the show and some come and go throughout the series.

      I certainly find this an enjoyable series, it has a light hearted side to it and is very funny in places however it also has some more seriuos story lines as well to it. It is a bit glossy but then you would expect that from American TV.

      Thereare a few rauncy sex scenes in it to keep the male perverts happy however nothing that over steps any boundaries however I can imagine this show is not on the xmas list of the religous right in America. Overall a fun show to watch and can be addictive when you get into it.

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      10.10.2009 13:58
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      highly recommended

      "The L Word" ran for 6 series between 2004 and 2009. It is currently shown on the Living TV channels but box sets of each series are available. A spin-off show featured in a women's prison was piloted but never picked up.

      The show followed a group of women who live in the West Hollywood (or WeHo) part of Los Angeles, who are predominantly lesbians. Throughout the series', viewers would follow their love lives, family dramas and career paths.

      Bette and Tina are probably the dominant characters at the beginning; Bette, an art academic is the matriarch of the group. Tina is her long term partner, an aspiring film executive. The two of them have been together for a long time but fundamental differences in their life experiences and personalities threaten to tear them apart, yet ultimately keep drawing them back together.
      Shane is probably one of the most fascinating characters - androgynous and promiscuous and a complete heartbreaker, finding it impossible to stay faithful to the stream of women that fall in love with her despite getting involved in a number of relationships.
      Then there is Alice, an aspiring media star whose sharp wit and strong opinions often belie her sensitivities. Dana is a professional tennis player who is still largely "in the closet" and largely unlucky romantically. The only straight character in the principal cast is Kit, Bette's sister who has endless troubles with men but finds her life turning around when she purchases the gang's chief restaurant hangout - "The Planet."
      The lives of the group are turned upside down with the arrival of Jenny, an intense, troubled, complex and mysterious woman who moves in next door to Bette and Tina with her boyfriend but soon works her way into the group in more ways than one.

      This really is a fabulous series that I feel has not really got the attention it deserved in the UK. I may be wrong but I cannot recall any of the terrestrial channels showing this. It was produced by Showtime, a paid subscription channel which has been somewhat overshadowed by the recent successes of HBO but has a number of highly acclaimed, edgy drama series under its belt regardless - Dexter, Californication, Weeds and The Tudors. "The L Word" is daring, smart, not afraid to tackle difficult issues and ultimately really well put together.

      It is very well scripted, giving its characters and plotlines room to breathe, thereby making them more convincing. It is obvious that a lot of thought has gone into how the stories and the character arcs have been constructed. There are some nice imaginative touches that are really well executed such as fantasy sequences and flashbacks to the characters earlier lives. This is really not as gimmicky as it sounds, and at times has added a bit of much needed humour and levity to the programme.

      The characters are really well considered, constructed, acted and developed. They are well rounded as each one has their obvious flaws as well as their redeeming features, yet still remain intriguing. This is ultimately an entirely female programme so it is really nice to see characters that are not reduced to caricatures. Also, perhaps more so than in many other programmes that I have watched, it is utterly convincing that such disparate personalities would be really good friends. Needless to say, the performances are universally great and there is really chemistry between the actors. There have been numerous well-known actors featured in the show over the years - Alan Cummings and Cybill Shepherd to name a few, but these have been well developed and not mere ploys to get higher ratings.

      There are a lot of sex scenes in this show, probably more than I have seen in any other show, at least one an episode. There is also a lot of explicit discussion. However, many of them are integral to the plot and sensuous rather than gratuitous, comical or purely for shock value *coughs* Sex and The City*coughs*.

      It is beautifully shot and the chosen locations are great, but this is partly because the characters are largely extremely well-off, with amazing properties.

      It does, however, have some leanings towards pretension. Given that a number of the characters are heavily involved in the arts, artistic notions are often brought into the plotlines and rammed down your throat which can be a bit clunky and grating at times.

      However, this is a show that faces sexuality and gender issues head on more than any other show than I can remember seeing in a long time and handles them in an intelligent, sensitive but upfront way. That in itself is something to be commended. Yes it looks expensive and glossy , but underneath is real substance and depth.

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        02.10.2009 16:18
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        I can't remember life before TLW

        The L Word was dubbed the Lesbian Sex and the City - with the tag line Same Sex, Different City. It is centred around a group of very successful women, primarily Lesbian and their ever interlinking love lives.

        The first series centres largely around Bette and Tina, a couple who are trying for a baby. It explores the pressures in their relationship of a failed pregnancy, a highly successful career and covers the effects of 'Lesbian Bed Death' as the pair become more friends than lovers, a common occurence in Lesbian relationships.

        Another primary character is Jenny, who is 'straight' when we first meet her, she is a struggling writer who has moved to LA to live with her boyfriend Tim. Incidentally Tim is Bette and Tina's neighbour, Jenny quickly gets curious and absorbed by the groups lifestyle.

        Marina is Jenny's love interest, she is absolutely stunning and very exotic, but Jenny is heading for heartache by hoping her and Marina have a future. Marina owns the Planet, the funky down town cafe come late night bar where the group like to meet up and hang out.

        Alice is the only openly Bi character in the show, a lot of her story lines deal with her relationship trials and tribulations, she is loveable, very quirky and funny.

        Dana is a pro-tennis player and if it gets out that she is Gay, it will ruin her career (according to her manager), but will it? I love Dana and her story progresses to a tearful ending in a later series.

        Shane is a great character, a previous high class boylady (not sure what the correct term is for a girl who makes herself look like a boy and prostitutes herself?), she has a dark past. But now, a highly sought after hairdresser, all she cares about is getting laid and of course her group of best friends. She is absolute eye candy!

        The stories range from really relatable topics, to very unusual situations, which could only happen in Hollywood. Providing you are not put off by some of the explicit scenes shown, which lets face it who would be? then you are destined to enjoy this show. It is fantastic and just what the Lesbian Community need on TV.

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        01.04.2009 21:20
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        Give it a go!

        When I first saw the L word advertised, I have to admit it wasn't exactly appealing to me. Not that I'm againest homosexuality but the idea of watching a bunch of women getting it on wasn't what I really had in mind watching. Then one day when I was bored my friend suggest I watched it as she had the complete box set. A little warily I thought i'd give it a go.

        At first I found it hard to get into, finding each episode quite long in length. However after watching a few of them I got addicted! Before long I'd found that i'd already picked out my favourite characters and couples and felt like I knew the characters well! The storyline is not all about girl on girl action, theres a lot more depth to it then that and you see the complications of love throughout and at times it can pull on the heart strings as well as make you laugh. Anyone can watch this, gay or straight! Even as a straight girl I could relate to the situations in the programme! If you love sex in the city, you'll love this too!

        At the moment theres six series so thats a lot of catching up to do but it's well worth it! I just hope theres more to come!

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          07.11.2008 02:46
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          Great Series

          I am a HUGE fan of this show. I was introduced to it by some girlfriends (just friends :). We rented the first season and watched episode after episode after episode (I LOVE watching tv series on DVD). You do not have to be a lesbian to appreciate this series. However, watching too many episodes may have you a little curious about lesbianism. It is a great drama with a great story line. It is extremely addictive. Seasons 1-3 are the best! after those 3 seasons that show has gone downhill a little bit, it is getting pretty dramatic, but it is still REALLY good.

          The show is a fictional story about the lesbian community in California. It basically follows the lives of a core group of lesbians through their trials and tribulations in their lives, and the experimentation that goes on in the community.

          There are several different characters that make up the chore group of this show. There's Bette who is the educated, strong, bright, sensable one who is very involved and revered in the art world. She has an off and on relationship with the character Tina Kinnard who had never been with a woman before she met Bette. Tina is the sweet and easy going and fell madly in love with Bette after meeting her at the gallery the Bette was working at.

          Another character and one of my personal favorites is Alice, who is the fun, outgoing, hilarious, and not afraid to speak her mind type. Alice is the one that keeps the group laughing.

          Shane is the girl who gets all the girls. For some reason every lesbian that Shane comes in contact with is attracted to her and wants her. Shane doesn't do relationships. She is the player lesbian.

          Dana is the very famous pro tennis player who is not quite comfortable with being a lesbian yet. She is completely in the closet and afraid to come out because she will be in the eye of the entire world because of her famous status.

          If you are uncomfortable with sex, then this is not the show for you, because their is a lot of sexual conduct (pretty much every episode) in this show, but if you can handle a little nakedness you will love this show. It is full of drama and every episode will keep you hooked the entire time and leave you wanting more at each episodes end.

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            24.06.2007 00:58
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            Captivating story line, interesting caracters and a whole lot of fun!

            I havn't been this stuck in a series for years. I think Ally McBeal might have been last time! This series about the lives and loves, and the just sexual relations, of a group of lesbian girls in LA is much more than just a show about homosexual life style. After the first few episode I found my self really caring about what would happen to the characters. I was thinking more and more about what would happen with Beths and Tinas pregnancy project, or weather or not Shane would open up to her friends, and less about the whole sexuallity-issue.
            I found the series captivating, and I love the way they don't make homosexual life style or homosexual love into a "thing", they just show it for what it is.
            Although, well, to be honest, is there any group of people, homo or hetero, in which everyone is so perfectly beautifull as this group?

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              Fantastic Show.

              Now the L word is one of those programmes that I didn’t watch on TV but was always told how good it was so when I gained an Amazon voucher I decided to treat myself to it and see what all the fuss was about. This review is solely based on the first season of the show as I have yet to see the second.

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              Tagline;

              ‘Same Sex. Different City.’

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              What is it about?

              (Reading from the back of the box of the complete season 1 DVD)
              Midwesterner Jenny, an aspiring writer, moves to Los Angeles to live with her boyfriend. But when she becomes friends with an intriguing circle of accomplished and attractive lesbians – among them a museum curator, a café owner, a journalist, a hair stylist and a pro tennis player – she finds herself exposed to a whole new world. And, as it turns out, she’s more than curious.

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              Who does it star?

              Jennifer Beals – Bette.
              Erin Daniels – Dana.
              Leisha Hailey – Alice.
              Laurel Holloman – Tina.
              Mia Kirshner – Jenny.
              Karina Lombard – Marina.
              Eric Mabius – Tim.
              Katherine Moening – Shane.
              Pam Grier – Kit.

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              Things you should know about the season 1 DVD.

              4 disc DVD set.
              Price - £19.97 from Amazon.
              Runtime – 10 hours 59 minutes.
              Special features – commentary, season 2 preview, gallery, cast biographies and wardrobe closet.
              Certificate – 15.
              Number of episodes – 13.

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              Verdict;

              Now please do not start thinking that only lesbians should be interested in this show as I know a lot of people who actually didn’t watch it for that reason. This show is clever and very funny and although it is about lesbians it concentrates on the relationships between them so perfectly and the relationships they have with men perfectly.

              I will first tell you a bit about all of the characters.

              Bette - She is the highflying one of the group. She is a museum curator and works extremely hard. She is also very gutsy and is willing to take risks in her career that mat people would shy away from. She has a permanent girlfriend who is Tina and together they strive to become a family.

              Tina – Bettes other half. She is a very sweet character who wants nothing more than a family. Because of Bettes job she is often left on her own but she always picks herself up and is one of the more positive ones of the group.

              Dana – The pro tennis player and one of my favourite characters of the show. She is so funny! She is not totally at ease with being a lesbian yet and she is a bit of a worrier. She spends her time at home loving her cat and battles with trying to make it in the tough tennis world.

              Alice – Another one of my favourite characters. She is bisexual and is hilarious. She has some great lines in the show and I have often laughed out loud with some of her scenes. She is a bit hyperactive and when you meet her mom you understand where she gets it from. She prides herself on her lesbian board which is basically a huge diagram linking people that have slept with each other.

              Jenny – A writer who is totally oblivious to the whole lesbian community at first but gradually gets drawn into the intrigue of it all. She is not exactly a feisty character but not exactly a wimp either. She becomes very confused about herself and how to see and talk to people in her new neighbourhood.

              Tim – Jenny’s boyfriend who for all the girl readers of this review, he is gorgeous. He is the coach of a swimming team and is 100% committed to Jenny and idolises her. He does get very jealous quickly but he gets on with everybody and everybody loves him. He is the main man of the show and you cannot exactly tell if he likes or dislikes the fact that his wife hangs out with a group of such attractive lesbians.

              Shane – The hair stylist. She is the one of the group who always gets the girl she wants so as you can imagine on Alice’s lesbian board Shane has a lot of connections to her name. She is very funny though and very sarcastic.

              Marina – The foreign girl and owns her own café called the planet which is the local hangout for everybody. She is smart, sexy and knows how to manipulate. She is the only character that I feel the show does not delve into but she is a fun character and the way she persists after her conquests actually makes you feel sorry for the conquests.

              Kit – Bettes sister who is getting over a big drinks problem. Kit is not a lesbian and she shows them along with Jenny that homosexual and heterosexual relationships bring the same amount of trouble.

              Each character is extremely believable and every actor in this show is a well established actor so you do not have to worry about bad acting. The characters are all very fun and you will end up caring so much about the characters that I was shouting at the TV at some points.

              The episodes last around 45 minutes each and they go by so quickly with each episode being as strong as the last. The story lines they come up with are fantastic and you even get an insight into the book that Jenny is trying to create. I won’t go through every episode as they are all interlinked and I don’t want to give anything away but all thirteen are very unique and will entertain you.

              This is a very fun show and the sets are fun and the show does have some very strange points which I do not want to tell you as it will ruin it but let’s just say an episode with somebody singing around a car is very strange. You can tell that all the actors had a great time filming this show and it really comes across in the show as a great job.

              Now one thing I will tell you about this show is that although it is a certificate 15 I cannot believe it is not an 18 due to one thing – the sex scenes. Yes guys there are lesbian sex scenes don’t get to excited but some of the scenes are really unnecessary. They are very explicit and to be honest my sister watched the show after I did because she was watching something else and if we had watched it together we would have been embarrassed to watch some of the scenes. In fact on my own I found myself forward winding some of them because they were just so explicit.

              Also expect from the first series a few famous guest stars to pop up from time to time including appearances from Rosanna Arquette and Snoop Dogg who play some very interesting roles.

              The final thing I have to tell you about is the special features. The commentary is performed by Jennifer Beals and Ilene Chaiken who created the show. Listening to the commentary is very interesting and allows you some insight into how and why the show was created and also what it was like working on such a show and with such accomplished actors. The cast biographies give you a little bit of information on what the actors did before this show. I recognised a few faces such as Eric Mabius from Resident Evil, Laurel Holloman from Angel and Mia Kirshner from 24. Season 2 preview is quite short but just gives you a glimpse into what’s in store for the characters and just made want the second season to come out quicker. In fact if anybody knows when it is coming out then please let me know. The gallery and wardrobe closet to be honest are a bit boring as you can see a]everything that is shown on the show anyway so for me there was no need to repeat it and I would have preferred some cats interviews for a special feature.

              I think you will like this show if you are fans of comedy dramas. This show focuses on relationships between women, men and women, women and animals, people and jobs and people and their parents. There is enough comedy to keep people laughing but also to keep you on the edge of your seat to see what happens next. I got to the end of each episode and couldn’t wait to watch the next even staying up way too late and was tired in work the next day as I needed to know what would happen. I watched the entire box set in a week while working full time and spending time with my Dave on the weekend, that is how good this show is.

              I loved my DVD set and I can honestly say it is one of the best comedy drama series I have seen in a long time. I think it is smart, funny, real and totally 100% addictive. Plus if you decide you do not like the show there are so many pretty people to watch. For the guys take your pick and for the girls well Eric Mabius who plays Tim is gorgeous and loveable. This show truly gives you the message that being a lesbian is no piece of cake.

              Thanks for reading.

              xxx

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              A television series which centres on the lives and loves of a group of women living and working in Los Angeles.