On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, Twenties on BET is the comedy with a queer lead we need in our lives, and I give the weekly Station 19 #Marina report.
- Station 19 – Season 3 Episode 8 “Born to Run” [Live]
The #Marina #Station19 report from last week is a short one.
The station all went through an extra-long shift, and before it was over, a truck took out a group of bikers and killed almost all of them. It was a rough day for Maya and the rest of the team, and when their shift ended at 8 am, most of them headed to the bar. Maya gave Dr. Carina a call.
It’s sweet that Maya had Carina come over first thing in the morning. I loved Carina being caring and supportive when she broke down, but I would like some fun, happy, new relationship energy times with them, too.
I hate when shows go right from meeting to conflict and skip over the exciting part of new relationships. I really hope this is not what they are going to be moving forward — all conflict and no fun.
I also want Bishop to pay Carina a visit at Grey Sloan and make this a true crossover relationship like Victoria and Jackson’s. Bishop needs to meet the Grey’s Queer Posse.
- Twenties – Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” [Live]
I’ve been looking forward to Twenties on BET since it was announced last year. Lena Waithe wrote this semi-autobiographical series 10 years ago when she was in her 20s and we finally get to see it now.
The series centers around Hattie, a young, Whitney Houston-obsessed, charming mess lesbian and her two straight girl best friends.
Early on in the pilot, you learn Hattie is dating a girl named Lorraine and she just got evicted from her apartment. You also meet her mom who is not at all like the mom on Master of None.
Hattie is an unemployed aspiring TV writer. Her two besties Nia and Marie are further along in their careers, and Marie lets her crash at her place and helps her get an assistant job with a TV producer.
I loved all the characters and got sucked into the series immediately. I’m enjoying the experience of Lena Waithe doing comedy. The show is so clever and funny, and I love how it uses classic movie music and Whitney Houston to set the mood.
The show airs on Wednesday nights on BET. There are 3 shows so far and they are only 20-some minutes long so it’ll be quick to catch up.
This week: Regular 9-1-1 is back tonight. We’ll see what Hen and Ren are up to.