On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, I gave the Motherland: Fort Salem premiere a try and immediately fell in love and Twenties continues to be one of the best queer comedies ever on television.
- Station 19 – Season 3 Episode 9 “Poor Wandering One” [Live]
Here’s my #Marina Station 19 report from last week’s episode: 23 seconds of screentime.
They were an enjoyable 23 seconds. There was no crying, fighting or angst — just cute in the bed moments. But in this same morning in bed montage, Victoria and Dean got a platonic 25 seconds and Andy and Sullivan got 37 including a sex scene. Plus, they all got more screentime during the rest of the episode while Carina was back at Grey Sloan.
More. We deserve more. Please, Shondaland, give us more.
- Motherland: Fort Salem – Season 1 Episode 1 “Say the Words” [Live]
Supernatural shows are not my cup of tea, so I wasn’t anxiously awaiting the Motherland: Fort Salem premiere. But, as y’all know by now, I’ll watch almost anything with gay in it so I gave it a try.
I LOVED it.
The premise is the witches won the Salem Witch Trials and now we live in a Matriarchy. Okay, I’m on board with that. The show centers on 3 young witches drafted into the witch army to fight terrorist threats. Abigal is the gung-ho one who has completely drank the witch army Kool-Aid. Tally is the chipper one and Raelle is the surly one who doesn’t want to be there. Of course, Raelle was instantly my favorite.
Raelle soon meets Scylla, a somewhat mysterious recruit who says she doesn’t have to do regular army drills because she’s in charge of the dead. The two of them hit it off immediately and did a drug that looked like floating ecstasy. They get busted by drill sergeants and were ordered to stay away from each other, but that didn’t work.
Goodness, Freeform! The scene got a little NSFW after that.
I can’t wait to see more of this show! I will definitely be tuning in every week.
- Twenties – Season 1 Episode 4 “You Know How I Like It” [Live]
What was our favorite charming hot mess, aspiring TV writer and showrunner’s assistant Hattie up to last week?
She’s still crashed at Marie and Chuck’s house.
She didn’t understand 3am was too late to text Marie she’d be having a guest sleepover.
She is also trying to climb the ladder at work even though she was warned by her co-workers the last assistant who tried to do that got fired in front of everyone. (Don’t worry she’s now working for a nice white gay man on the CW series Vampire Babies — I love how meta this show is!)
She approaches Ida B. with an ask for more responsibilities by pitching it will make her life easier. Ida actually gives her a writing assistant task to get the files for a real court case by the end of the day.
Hattie works her ass off getting those files (plus tampons and a smoothie) for Ida as requested. When she hands them to her she says they changed their mind and don’t need the files anymore. But she invites her to attend an advanced movie screening they’re having on the lot.
She attends the screening with Ida and it feels like a date. I didn’t think the show was going to go there, but it looks like it is. Whatever Ida is up to it is completely inappropriate.
I think I need to end each of my Twenties recaps with a Gif of a phone all from Hattie’s mom because she is hilarious.
This week: I don’t know what life will bring this week in these crazy times we’re living in, but TV will bring us the fourth season of One Day at a Time and the premiere of Vagrant Queen.