November 2017 Roundup

Late! Late I know. I actually scheduled this and forgot to press the button.

We made it through sweeps, which is more than I can say for a lot of TV characters. But first, the recap!

  • 34 new shows
  • 109 new characters
  • 4 died this month

Sweeps Week

Talk about sweeps

Sweeps brought us to 303 dead characters, however, and no matter how you look at it, it’s not a good thing.

New Features

Tracy’s started a new weekly feature, the Queerest Things We’ve Watched. Every Monday she’ll give you a gay old recap of the shows she’s watched and how queer they are.

Meanwhile, I’ve been hammering away at some annoying backend things, like all the shows being sorted under ‘the’ instead of their real name. Also there’s been an upgrade to better images for the tropes and some magic to make things run more securely. And faster. Which no one care about but me, but suffice to say, we made the site faster.

In Other News…

Amidst all the other news, allegations were made against Jeffrey Tambor regarding his actions on the set of Transparent. On November 19th, he made the decision not to return to the show. While a fifth season of the show is still planned, it’s not known what shape that will now take.

What’s Next?

We’ve got some plans for 2018, but we’ll cover those at the year-end roundup next month. For now, it’s a constant refinement of clichés and tropes, and an endless update of data. On and on and on we go.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a book of web series to work through. No really. A book!

About Mika Epstein

Mika has been deep in the fandom world since she could say 'Trekkie.' With over two decades experience in running fansites and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife and their cats in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.

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