On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, I’m back from a month of deadlines with all the queer things I watched in March like Luz and Amity on The Owl House.
My day job is co-owning a web development company with my wife. We had 5 site launches (and 2 more about to launch any day now) within 30 days. That’s a lot. But I still made time to watch TV even if I didn’t have time to write about it. Here is a list of what I watched in March.
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 4 Episode 4 “Interesting People on Christopher Street” [Streaming]
Susie Meyerson is the ONLY character I added to our database without definitive proof of her queerness. We have pretty strict standards here at LezWatchTV. The character either has to self-declare their sexual orientation or make it obvious via their behavior. We don’t do any reading between the lines, extrapolating or gaydar-only based conjecture. I added Susie because of digs Joel made on her implied sexual orientation and I’ve felt low-key guilty about adding her ever since. Well, my gamble paid off, because, in this episode, Midge, concerned for Susie’s romantic life, takes her to a lesbian bar.
I love how surly Susie is when he finally realizes where she’s at.
Susie doesn’t say she’s not gay, she even talks about knowing all the Butch Bars in the Village, she’s just career ambitious and doesn’t have time for relationships.
Also, Midge’s reconnaissance mission to find a lesbian bar is hilarious. She hangs out in a park in the West Village asking random strangers coded questions. Finally, a kind gay man played by John Waters gives her the info she is looking for. I’m glad the show paid tribute to pre-Stonewall NYC.
I still have my fingers crossed Susie finds romance in the 5th and final season. I’m shipping her and Dinah Rutledge.
- Grey’s Anatomy – Season 18 Episode 12 “The Makings of You” [Live]
Amelia and Kai are still in full-force off-the-charts chemistry mode. Amelia is wrapping up her work with Kai in Minnesota and needs help deciding when to go back to Seattle.
Those looks they give each other!
Kai takes Amelia to a small music/bar venue and they have a cute date before the band goes on, and (I saw this coming) — Kai is in the band.
I love Kai’s double life of super-serious medical researcher by day and musician by night. It’s hot.
A lot of work had to go into Kai’s flawless move. Having been in a lot of bands myself I know they must have told their bandmates, “Hey, I’m bringing a girl to the show tonight. Can you all please haul my equipment to the venue for me, do the soundcheck without me and make sure my guitar is ready and tuned so I can just walk up on stage and play like I’m the coolest indie musician in Minnesota? Thanks!”
Post-show bang, Kai and Amelia have the inevitable kids conversation.
Why can’t you have a queer couple on TV without a kid conflict story?
They keep hanging out during Amelia’s last night in Minnesota.
Kai is very accepting and patient even after seeing Amelia’s drama-filled life firsthand while spending time at Grey-Sloan.
Finally, we get to the end of their mega-date and Amelia has to catch her plane. Time to throw in some last-minute kid angst and a kiss.
I don’t like how Kai was so stoic when Amelia said, “I hope that part of me doesn’t scare you away.”
There have been 2 episodes since this one with zero Amelia and Kai content. I hope there is more!
- Station 19 – Season 5 Episode 14 “Alone in the Dark” [Live]
There’s not much to report on Marina on Station 19. They have been stuck in the same Looking For a Sperm Donor story for multiple episodes. Although, now they’re at the point where they’re considering Jack as a known donor.
I am all for forgiveness, but do y’all remember the devastating episode where Maya slept with Jack out of anger crushing Carina? This donor choice sounds like a stretch.
That did happen almost 2 years ago and they’ve gotten married since then so whatever. I just wish this wasn’t the ONLY thing their story revolved around.
- Legends of Tomorrow – Season 7 Episode 13 “Knocked Down, Knocked Up” [Live]
Speaking of queer couples with kid-related stories for the third time, Ava got Sara pregnant on the Legends of Tomorrow season 7 finale.
Now fingers-crossed Legends (and Batwoman) is renewed!
- The Owl House – Season 2 Episode 11 “Follies at the Coven Day Parade” [Live]
My family and I binged all of The Owl House a few months ago and we were all excited for new episodes! It is truly one of the best shows and Luz and Amity are one of the best ships on television right now. Even though it’s a teen animated series, their relationship is so sweet.
This episode had a classic conflict: character one is hiding something from character two to protect them. But this time it was a little different.
Luz is a human stuck in a supernatural world. She is torn between seeing her mom and the life she has built as a witch. She made a portal back to the human world she is hiding from her friends including her girlfriend. Luz leaves her phone behind and Amity sees a video that will probably spell all that out, but she respects her privacy and doesn’t play it.
Later Amity asks her about it.
Instead of multiple episodes of hiding the truth, Amity brings it up all while respecting her privacy and choices. It’s not a relationship-ending conflict it’s something Luz and Amity can talk out in an honest way.
This is why I stick to my belief that Gen-Z is better than all of us.
This week: There isn’t much to be excited about except a new Owl House episode.