On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week Shameless has their queerest episode ever, Nichole comes out at The Denim Turtle and Marge fails the Bechdel Test.
- Supergirl – Season 3 Episode 9 “Reign” [Live]
There wasn’t a lot of Alex on this episode of Supergirl. The mid-season finale was focused on the big Supergirl/Reign battle. However, Alex did mention Maggie when she and Kara were having their 100th round of “are you ok?”
But we all know what the most exciting queer thing to happen on Supergirl last week was… the return of Vasquez!
Of course us fans did what we do and immediately shipped Alex and Vasquez. I love actor Briana Venskus’ response to this.
I’m thoroughly enjoying the people who think I actually wish Vasquez and Danvers were a thing. Gals, cool your jets, Vasquez has a low key Bae she doesn’t even need to brag about ✌🏽❤️😛 #SupergirlCW
— Briana Venskus (@TheVenskus) December 7, 2017
I love actors who play along with the fans.
- Shameless – Season 8 Episode 5 “The (Mis)Education of Liam Fergus Beircheart Gallagher” [Catch up]
Wow, y’all, this episode of Shameless was so delightfully queer!
First, Ian and Trevor got back together — yay!
And then Veronica and Svetlana did it…twice. It looks like TV’s most dysfunctional triad is back together.
Meanwhile back in Fiona and her lesbian tenants land, Mel does Fiona a favor and gets her the contact info of 2 artists who want to buy a vacant church down the street from her building. It looks like Mel & Fiona’s extreme hate/hate relationship is cooling down a little. I don’t know where they are going with this. At first I thought something was going to happen with Fiona & Nessa, but now I’m not so sure.
Then everything comes to a head with Ian and Fiona when they discover they are on opposite sides of the who should occupy the vacant church battle. Fiona wants it to be an art gallery and Ian wants it to be a homeless shelter for Trevor’s at risk queer youth.
I’m on team shelter. Hopefully we’ll see who gets the church next week.
- Fresh Off the Boat – Season 4 Episode 6 “A League of Her Own” [Catch up]
I’m not a regular watcher of Fresh Off the Boat. As a first-gen kid of an Asian immigrant parent, I wanted to like it, but I think it misses the mark. There’s comedy gold to be had there (my mom’s voicemails are hilarious alone), but instead the show is very traditional Americanized comedy.
Regardless of all that, I started watching this season because I heard Eddie’s best friend Nichole was going to come out. That story has been cute, and while binging a few episodes last week, I got to the one where she comes out to her parents.
She first comes out to her stepmom in a lesbian bar called “The Denim Turtle,” and it’s pretty sweet and hilarious. When the bartender realizes what is about to happen she gets everyone ready.
Then the big moment happens, and fortunately they get to pop the champagne.
Applause and Melissa Etheridge blasting; isn’t that we all wished happened after coming out to our parents?
- The Simpsons – Season 29 Episode 2 “Springfield Splendor”. [Random On Demand]
I was a big Simpsons fan in the 90s but I dropped off watching since then. My wife and kid on the other hand, love the show and they watch it all the time. While the kid was watching last week I noticed Alison Bechdel on the screen! It was totally hilarious.
- Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 Episode 12 “Camelot/3000” [Binge Watch]
I’m making good progress in my watch all the Arrowverse shows in the order they aired project. My goal is to be all caught up by the time all 4 shows come back from mid-season hiatus.
I made it to this episode where Sara Lance kisses Guinevere the Queen of Camelot.
Sara definitely has the most game of all the Legends.
- Arrow – Season 5 Episode 14 “The Sin-Eater” [Binge Watch]
Also, during my Arrowverse-a-thon, I was pleasantly surprised to see Rutina Wesley on my screen as a bad-ass leader of 3 escaped female super villains.
I missed her in season 4 when she first appeared in Arrow. I wasn’t yet obsessed with Queen Sugar like I am now.
- Broad City – Season 4 Episode 10 “Friendiversary” [Live]
Ilana pulled a Sin Rostro last week!
I want to start a collection of pulling your head off to reveal your true identity gifs and randomly show one for our 404 page.
That’s it for last week. Next week will Shameless be queer enough to hold us over while most shows are on hiatus? We’ll see.