The Olympics still put a lot of Queerest Things to Watch Last Week on hold, but Legends of Tomorrow and Everything Sucks helped fill that void.
- Legends of Tomorrow – Season 3 Episode 11 “Here I Go Again” [Live]
Wow, y’all, I think this was one of the best Legends episodes ever. It reminded me of the If-then-else episode of Person of Interest, but with more humor.
Zari finds herself stuck in an hour-long time loop that ends with the ship blowing up at the end of each iteration. Every time the loop repeats, she tries to figure out what is causing the ship to explode. She follows each member of team Legends to see how they are involved and winds up discovering personal information about them.
In one loop Zari and Ray/Atom follow Sara onto the jumpship and discover she’s there to have a private call with Time Agent Ava. It’s obvious Ava is being flirty, but Sara won’t pull the trigger on inviting her to the ship.
I loved this so much. It was a natural scene of 2 people getting to know each other in the lead-up to a relationship. It was cute and perfect.
After they find the bomb, Zari seals herself and the bomb in a room and gives each Legend an inspirational speech based on what she learned about them.
It turns out the whole thing was a simulation run by Gideon so Zari could come to realize she needs to commit to joining the team. It was a very The Machine move by Gideon. Gideon explains this to Zari in her human form while Zari is unconscious. I love when we get to see Gideon as a person.
At the end of the episode Zari gives Sara some advice.
#Avalance is my favorite queer thing happening on TV right now. It’s an organic relationship arc without any coming out element. It’s the kind of story queer people want, and Legends is giving it to us.
Tonight it looks like Sara and Ava will finally be going on a date. I can’t wait! In the meantime here is a video of Sara and Ava’s jumpship call.
Knowing Sara has been hiding in the jumpship to talk to Ava makes me very happy. Here's their call from Season 3 Episode 11 "Here I Go Again." I love @TheCW_Legends! -T #LegendsOfTomorrow #AvaLance pic.twitter.com/TUgDwc5taW
— LezWatchTV 📺🏳️🌈 (@lezwatchtv) February 20, 2018
- Everything Sucks – All of Season 2 [Binge-Watch]
This show dropped 2 Fridays ago on Nextflix and immediately Twitter started chatting about how good it was. My wife and I jumped on it and stayed up late watching the entire first season.
It was SO GOOD! The show is a coming-of-age story, set in the 1990s, revolving around Kate and Luke, two kids in the high school AV Club in Boring, Oregon.
The series starts in 1996 with Luke O’Neil, a freshman at Boring High. He and his friends are seen as nerds and social outcasts. They join the AV Club where Luke meets and develops a crush on Kate Messner, the principal’s daughter and a sophomore. Kate, however, starts questioning her sexuality and has a crush on drama student Emaline Addario, who is dating fellow drama student Oliver. Kate starts getting harassed after Emaline spreads rumors of her being gay around the school.
To negate this Kate agrees to go out with Luke.
The running story throughout the season is the hate between The AV Club and Drama Club. They put their rivalry aside when they decide make a movie together directed by Luke. Meanwhile, Kate’s father Ken starts a relationship with Luke’s mother Sherry, which complicates matters for Kate and Luke.
Kate eventually comes out to Luke and ends their relationship. Luke remains her friend and even though he’s still in love with her, he’s supportive of her coming out journey.
This show nails Kate’s coming out experience so well, and 14-year-old Peyton Kennedy does a phenomenal job with the role. I didn’t have a hard time in high school (I didn’t know I was gay yet), but my wife went through experiences similar to Kate’s and so many scenes hit home with her.
The show stabbed me in the heart in a good way, and the best part was a happy ending. Don’t watch the video if you don’t want to be spoiled.
— LezWatchTV 📺🏳️🌈 (@lezwatchtv) February 19, 2018
The season ended with a real cliffhanger; I hope that means we’ll be getting a season 2.
P.S. McQuaid looks so much like my brother did in the 90s, and it was tripping me out.
- Cable Girls (Las Chicas Del Cable) – Season 2 Episode 4 “Guilt” [Binge-Watch]
I knew Cable Girls had a transgender story arc in season two. To be honest, I was a little worried how it would be treated because the show is half soap opera. However, when we got to the scene where Sara/Oscar tells Carlota about their childhood and how they are feeling, it was really emotional and well done.
I knew #CableGirls had a transgender story, and I was a little worried how it would be treated because it is a soap opera after all, but this scene was really emotional and well done. 😢 ❤️Ana María Polvorosa did a really good job 👏🏽 -T pic.twitter.com/pGNoNAEEDZ
— LezWatchTV 📺🏳️🌈 (@lezwatchtv) February 24, 2018
We made it to the end of season two and are now all caught up. I enjoyed this show so much; I was sad when we found ourselves with no more episodes to watch. It looks like there will be a season three, but if not, I’m gonna be like…
I know many folks love the Olympics, but I’m ready for it to be over and have my regularly scheduled queer shows back. I hope I have a lot more to write about next week.