June 2018 Roundup: Farewell Sense8, Hello The Bold Type

Rabbit Rabbit! It’s time to look back at our June 2018 roundup.

  • 39 shows added
  • 107 characters added
  • 1 character died

Finale Farewells

June was incredibly bittersweet for us as we waved adieu to two shows.

Fostery Infomercials

First, we said goodbye to The Fosters. While Tracy and I do tend to malign the show for it’s obvious flaws, we poured some drinks and watched the three-episode infomercial for Beaches– Oh, wait, no, we watched the three-night finale of the weird and messy Adams Foster clan.

The show ended with Lena running for office, Brandon marrying a Republican’s daughter, Judicorn nearly failing out of school, and Callie and Mariana deciding to live together in LA to help be closer to Jude… This also sets up a spinoff called Good Trouble. The new show is named from Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) who has often urged people to get into ‘good trouble’ to help save democracy. Since Callie’s off to be a lawyer, this is likely to a political show.

We’ll tune in and check if there’s any queer. Probably Stef and Lena will show up, and if we’re lucky, Aaron.

Sense8ional Fan Serice

Oh Sense8, I miss you already. Lana Wachowski hit a home-run with the finale of that wonderful show. It was absolutely fan service, and while I do think there was some mythos that could have been left out, they said the ending was “For the Fans” and they absolutely meant it.

I don’t know if there’s anything to say that I haven’t already. I just miss it and I probably will for a while.

Welcome Back Ladies

At the same time, two shows we like a lot are back. The Bold Type charged out of the gate strong. Kadena is clearly a focal point of the season, as is Kat’s race. The latter was something I’ve talked about with a lot of people, and it’s nice to see it being addressed. I personally was a little worried about the show, knowing the show’s creator left. Thankfully all my fears were unfounded.

June ended with season two of GLOW dropping. I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but yes, we get a lesbian wrestler. Finally. And she’s a hoot. It’s only 10 episodes, and they’re 30 minutes, so you can blow an afternoon watching the gorgeous ladies of wrestling. I felt like the second season improved greatly on the already fun season one. The pacing of the story was better, and it was a tight season.

Sliding in More Stats

We’ve slipped in some stats improvements while we’re at it. Percentage calculations are better, but we’ve also added in a new measurement for death. You can now look at how deadly a station or nation is. Which means I can tell you that Telemundo killed off 100% of their queers.

Screenshot of stations with dead characters and their percentages

But I can also show you how NBC has the most deaths overall of any TV network.

Example of some stations with dead characters in a barchart

And finally, after a comment from Harold They’re Lesbians about percentages and a certain show with a 70.95 (that .05 was driving them mad), I rewrote the code that outputs the show score averages, high, and low, and I re-ran the score calculation on everyone. Guess what?

No one has a score of 0 anymore! Which is really okay. It should be a lot harder to get a 0. Just like getting a 100 should be incredibly difficult, you should be a show that really really sucks to get that 0.

Check out the new stats pages:

Summer Break Continues

It doesn’t really feel like a break if you ask me, but technically it is. Elementary is going strong and there are some shows across the pond to look forward too.

Stay tuned.

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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