On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, I loved High School so far and, hallelujah, we found out Carmen Moyo is gay on the The Good Fight!
- Derry Girls – Season 3 [Streaming]
After a wait that felt like forever, Derry Girls‘ third and final season dropped on Netflix. My wife and I were determined to make it last and allowed ourselves one episode a day. However, our willpower was weak as hell and we watched it all in 4 days.
The girls and James had their usual hilarious shenanigans and our favorite Wee Lesbian got a moment with another cute lezzie.
The Northern Ireland conflict has provided the backdrop to the show and the series finale broke the vibe of not addressing in a serious way and it was really well done. I think it was a perfect ending even though I would have enjoyed a few more seasons.
If you haven’t watched it yet I’m jealous of you. It’s a fabulous, highly recommended weekend binge.
- The Good Fight – Season 6 Episode 6 “The End of a Saturday” [Streaming]
I’ve spent nearly 12 years of my life watching the Good Wife/Fight universe. It is one of my all time favorite series, and I trust The Kings with wlw stories and characters. That is why I was so disappointed when Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) left the show in a weird and not good way. I haven’t done any investigating or have any facts to prove this, but I think Rose Leslie quit and they had to write her out. This left one of my favorite shows without one of my favorite TV lesbians.
I do love the show overall so I continued to watch without getting my hopes up a new queer character would replace her.
Last season a new lawyer named Carmen Moyo joined Reddick & Associates played by Charmaine Bingwa. I felt optimistic for a hot minute, not just because I think she’s super cute, but because Charmain is gay in real life. Her character was a new young lawyer who quickly proved herself to be super talented but was mostly involved with the firm’s criminally-inclined clients (clients like Lemond Bishop on The Good Wife). She remained mysterious and very personally closed off all last season.
Well, last week we discovered Carmen Moyo is gay!
OMG! What a gift to us queer fans!
Later in the episode we also find out Carmen’s girlfriend is pretty much Marissa’s doppelganger.
Hmm. I don’t know what to make of this.
I know the obvious conclusion is Carmen and Marissa are going to have a thing, but the show rarely leads us to the obvious. However, Marissa has teetered on the edge of queerness here are there throughout the series so maybe she’ll jump off in this last season.
I’m just bummed we only get an out gay Carmen Moyo for four more episodes.
- Home Economics – Season 3 Episode 4 “Wedding Bouquet, $125” [Live]
While the state of queer representation has hit a dismal point, Home Economics has been consistently serving up quality queer content week after week. Last week we got some of Sarah and Denise’s relationship backstory on a flashback episode.
Yeah, I saw how hot Denise looked with that haircut too.
If you like sitcoms, add Home Economics to your watching schedule. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
- Reboot – Season 1 Episode 6 “Bewitched” [streaming]
Reboot is a show on Hulu about Hulu producing a reboot of the fictitious early 2000s sitcom, Step Right Up. It’s very meta. The showrunners are Hannah Korman (Rachel Bloom), an up-and-coming indie film screenwriter who wants the show to be modern and clever and her estranged father, Gordon Gelman (Paul Reiser), the original Step Right Up creator who wants the show to stay dated and corny. Alongside them are a writing room cast of characters spanning both generations and a dysfunctional group of actors in the fake show itself.
It’s really funny and surprisingly queer. In episode 3 we find out Hannah is a lesbian, and she is not the only big queer reveal on the show.
Last week a new character, Mallory from HR (played by queer IRL actor Stephanie Allynne) is introduced and Hannah’s dad, along with the rest of the writers room, is trying to set her up with Hannah. Hannah does gather the courage, but according to HR rules you can ask out a co-worker but only once. More than one time constitutes harassment.
I wonder Mallory from HR will be a recurring character. I hope so.
- High School – Season 1 Episode 2 “Shock to Your System” [streaming]
The wife, kid and I are big Tegan and Sara fans. Next week The Kid and I are going to see them for my 7th (or 8th, I lost count) and his 5th time.
High School is a TV adaptation Tegan and Sara’s memoir of the same name. My wife read the book, which was convenient for me (maybe annoying for her) because I could repeatedly ask her questions the whole time we were watching the show like she was a Tegan and Sara encyclopedia.
4 episodes dropped last week and they exceeded my expectations.
Quality queer teen angst. 💯
It’s so good, y’all. I watch a lot of teen series and they usually fall into the obviously written by grown ups/After School Special category or Euphoriaesque tragedy porn. This is neither, it’s honest, well-done and unapologetically queer. I also appreciate how the series goes into the lives of the folks in Tegan and Sara’s orbit, like their parents, in a way the book does not.
I VERY highly recommend watching High School. You don’t have to be a Tegan and Sara superfan or familiar with them as a musical duo at all to enjoy the series. I can’t wait to watch the rest of it.
This week: Every couple in the Greysverse is fighting. Why does Shonda hate love? I really hope Maya and Carina turn things around and I have my fingers crossed for new intern Mika Yasuda being queer.