Happy Martin Luther King Jr day! On today’s Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, the last one of the 2017-2018 mid-season hiatus, Runaways is done season 1, The Fosters is back, my wife and I are back on board with Mr. Robot, and I cross my fingers for a queer female firefighter.
- Runaways – Season 1 Episode 10 “Hostile” [Streaming]
On the Season 1 finale episode of Runaways, Nico initiated a kiss with Karolina.
Nico likes Karolina back! I believe this is a departure from the comics, right? Comic readers let me know. Still, I’ll take it. The season ends with the teens running away. They got renewed for a Season 2 and I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes.
- The Fosters – Season 5 Episode 10 “Sanctuary” [Live]
I know this is not a popular opinion to have, but I am not a fan of The Fosters. My wife and I watch it obligatorily out of a sense of lesbian mom duty. We yell at the TV while watching Stef and Lena barely like each other as their gaggle of kids make one terrible decision after another.
I wasn’t sad when I heard the show was coming to an end this summer. But when I also learned Callie and Mariana were going to have a spinoff show, I was like, “Please let there be no queer characters so I don’t have to keep hate-watching it.”
Anyway, back to the show. While Callie inserts herself ONCE AGAIN into other people’s issues, Ximena comes out to her.
This is great, I hope she stays on the show for the rest of the season, but doesn’t go on to the spinoff so I don’t have to watch it. Maybe she could have her own show, TV needs more Latinx queer characters.
- Grown-ish – Season 1 Episode 3 ” If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” [Web]
Zoey gathers her friends to help her interpret Aaron’s “U up?” texts and Nomi introduces her to her “U up” bitch.
I really love how Nomi is so straight-forwardly bi on the show. I’m feeling hopefull that they’ll keep it up.
- Mr. Robot – Season 3 Episode 4 “Eps3.3metadata.par2” [Binge-watch]
My wife and I call Mr. Robot “Mister Robit” because of the way Murray on The Goldberg’s pronounces robot. We’re fans. We absolutely loved Season 1. Season 2 was a little weird and not as good, but I wound up liking it by the end. This season we just couldn’t get into it, but then we stuck it out through the first couple episodes and it got good again.
On this episode of Mr. Robit Darlene meets agent DiPierro (Grace Gummer aka Meryl Streep’s daughter) at a bar. Darlene has been MIA for a while and agent DiPierro wants information from her. Darlene makes her engage in small talk before giving her any information.
I loved it, because she asks Dom all the questions we want to know.
I knew it! I knew agent DiPierro had a relationship with someone other than Alexa.
- Fresh off the Boat – Season 4 Episode 12 “Liar Liar” [Live]
Nichole finally gets to hang out with Jackie, but lies Vegan Cinderella style about her love for Jim Carrey, Third Eye Blind and other things Jackie dislikes.
By the end of the episode, Nichole fesses up to loving Jim Carrey and the rest. But the thing Jackie’s not cool with is Nichole not knowing a second language.
Third Eye Blind would have been my deal breaker.
- 9-1-1 – Season 1 Episode 2 “Let Go” [Live]
9-1-1 is Ryan Murphy’s new firefighters/police officers/911 operators drama on Fox. The wife and I decided to check it out. The first episode was enjoyable enough, but the second one was not as good. The cast seems WAY overqualified for a show like this.
The reason I’m writing about it here is because I have fingers crossed firefighter, Henrietta ‘Hen’ Wilson (played by Aisha Hinds), comes out soon.
If that happens, we’ll let you know.
That’s it for the the mid-season hiatus. I’m happy I was able to fill the time with queer things to watch. This week I’m looking forward to the return of regular shows and the new Black Lightning. See you all next week!