Wow, I only have three Queerest Things I Watched Last Week since the Olympics put a lot of shows on pause. Here’s what I got for y’all.
- Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 10 “Daddy Darhkest” [Live]
I’ve mentioned before that I embarked upon a multi-month project of binge-watching all the Arrowverse shows in synch. I made it all the way to this season, but The CW doesn’t allow you to stream all of the episodes from the currently airing season. For Arrow and FLASH, I’ll wait for this season to be over and then watch them all on Netflix. However, for Legends of Tomorrow, I broke into an Amazon gift card so I could watch every show from this season and be 100% caught up.
Legends of Tomorrow is, hands down, my favorite of the Arrowverse shows.
An obvious reason is Sara Lance – the kickass, biseuxal, time-traveling, assassin Captain of the Wave Rider. She is the prefect balance of tough, independent, strong, funny, snarky and kind. And I love that she gets more action with women and men throughout time than the rest of the Legends combined. She is the patron saint of this website and one of my favorite queer characters of all time.
I also like all the male characters on this show which, to be honest, is a rare occurrence for me. They are all funny, quirky and don’t spend time mansplaining and questioning Sara’s authority. All the dudes respect her leadership, which is refreshing on a super hero show.
The other women on the show are kick-ass and interesting in their own ways. Overall, the show takes itself the least seriously of the Arrowverse and I appreciate that. There’s the usual fighting Big Bads but also campy humor and creative uses of time travel as a plot device.
I was so happy the show was back last week after what felt like an excruciatingly long mid-season hiatus. The best part of the show right now is the build up to Sara and Ava’s relationship.
At the start of the show, Ava hologram calls Sara and gay Leo’s commentary is so cute.
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I’ve been enjoying Earth-X gay Leo being part of the gang since the big crossover, but alas, he’s going back to his Earth to propose to his cute boyfriend. I hope they have a wedding, and the Legends are invited!
Also, Sara hooks up with John Constantine from Arrow on this episode. I love that the writers do her bisexuality justice by not forgetting she’s into dudes, too.
At the end of the episode, Sara calls Ava back, and she is being cute on the holophone. Even Gideon’s in on it.
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I am digging the slow-burn, but at the same time we’re almost halfway through the season, let’s get to it already!
- The Fosters – Season 5 Episode 15 “Mother’s Day” [Live]
Oh, Fosters, I keep obligation watching you.
On this very special Mother’s Day episode (a holiday that is 3 months away), Stef’s mom comes for a visit and winds up going to a queer girl bar with Stef and Tess. Stef is a stick in the mud the entire time (no surprise) while her mom (played by the amazing Annie Potts) dances with the ladies.
Mariana figures out exactly what’s going on with Tess and says one of the funniest lines in Fosters history.
Oh my gosh, that made me laugh out loud.
The kids throw a Mother’s Day brunch for Lena, Stef and Stef’s mom. They give Stef’s mom a star named after her, and Stef and Lena get a “Harmony Soul Retreat.” I was chatting online with Mika at the time and instructed her to never buy me a star or harmony retreat. Ever.
But the most miraculous and amazing thing about the 3 month early Mother’s Day Brunch was Stef and Lena looked like they actually liked each other!
Which brings me to this week’s Stef and Lena Passion Index.
Hold on to your kitchen sponges, because this week we had…
I’m grading this on a bit of a curve, but I’m giving it 4 sad sponges.
- Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable) – Season 1 Episode 4 “Feelings” [Binge-Watch]
I’ve been watching Cable Girls and enjoying it so much I wanted to get my wife into it. After some nagging, we sat and watched season 1 last weekend, and she was instantly hooked. I started over again with her from the beginning.
There is so much I love about this show. I’m a fan of soap operas, and this show has a good balance of soap opera formula and decent quality. It’s women-centric and tackles feminism in 1920s Spain, without being too heavy-handed or overly simplistic. Throw in the queer characters and stories, and it’s the perfect recipe for a show I will love.
In this episode, Carlota and Sara kiss in the street after doing a little vandalism to taunt Carlota’s oppressive parents.
I love post-hi jinx kissing in the street scenes.
That’s all I’ve got. We have another 6 days of Olympics to go, but hopefully there will be more queer things for me to watch this week.