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The LezWatch.TV Team’s Favorite Queer Things of 2021

Welcome to the end of another pandemic year. Things are tough, but even in the midst of this 2-year-old dumpster fire, there are still things to be happy about. Here is a list of LezWatch team members Favorite queer things of 2021!

Work in progress Season 2

It seems quite unlikely at this point that WIP will be renewed for a third season, but I’m extremely grateful for what we’ve received from this show so far. Season 2 was a beautiful exploration of grief, fear, friendship, and responsibility.

At the end of last season, I really wondered if Abby would be able to live with herself after her unthinkable act of violence against Chris. This season has allowed her to understand all that she has done and all that is happening around her in the world at large (a realistic look at what COVID is doing to families in crisis and a community on the brink of disaster). ‘explosion). His dive into BLM in particular was a highlight of the year in sheer writing and directing brilliance. I was able to understand a lot of Abby’s more complicated decisions, but the queer community around her embraced her, slowly, and that gave me hope.

But what I was most looking forward to was when Abby and Chris would reunite. It was the perfect end to their relationship, and while I’m sad it’s over, I’m so eternally happy it existed. I want what’s best for both characters. Me too, I’m glad they met.

Light and The owl house

It’s a very common statement among adult Sapphic people, but oh my god, if I had only had a sight like this when I was growing up…I can’t even imagine what would have happened. This show makes me feel more free than ever to be myself and gives me the greatest hope for the future of gay kids being themselves.

Set in a world of fantasy, this show is grounded in a vibrant queer reality, with a beautiful WLW relationship at its center and a rotating cast of queer characters. Everyone is in favor of Luz and Amity getting into a relationship, and Raine being non-binary. It’s just something we accept, appreciate and move on. I can’t wait to live in a world like this. Although Disney has mistreated it, we’ll have some sort of recap season soon, and I can’t wait to see how it goes.

Fire shows (Post 19 & 9-1-1: Lone Star)

At the start of the pandemic, I decided things were getting overwhelming too quickly and I needed something to soothe my soul. Maybe popcorn animations would do the trick. I ended up watching the first season of Lone Star in one sitting, followed by a long marathon of Post 19. This year, both shows reached new heights. Post 19, in particular, has covered the pandemic as well as BLM very respectfully, I thought.

Fan-favorite couples Marina and Tremmett were exciting, if sometimes frustrating, to watch. I’m still very much enjoying S19 although it’s gotten a bit poorer in quality, but that’s never going to take away from what season 4 did for the show. Lone Star, on the other hand, was simply a treat in the best way. It’s a ridiculously entertaining show where you can turn off your brain a bit and fall in love with the characters and the crazy stunts they make and the fires they put out. A Sapphic rep on this show would be nice, given that they have Marjan who I could easily see as bi, or Nancy who some fans think is a lesbian. Why not, right? We are in 2021. It will be 2022 when the 3rd season airs next Monday. Go for it!

Pose et al.

I was going to group all the rest of my shows here, but Pose alone deserves a special shout out. Trans TV will never be the same again; he also needs to be held to higher standards simply for what Pose has done. Brilliant character work for three seasons, gorgeous directing, and a “period piece” that continues to feel relevant for this second – Pose had everything. His end was beautiful and bittersweet. I already miss Blanca dearly, but I will always carry a piece of her legacy with me, in my heart.

I would like to give a shout to Feel good (surprising and satisfying conclusion), Diary of a Future President (fuck you, Disney!), Betty (fuck you, HBO!), Tuca and Bertie (amplified queerness in its 2nd season, awesome stories, still incredibly creative and innovative), and Dexter: new blood (nothing weird, yet, but I have to mention it because it feels good to have a Dexter back that I can look at with pleasure!).

The future

There are shows I mentioned before with new episodes coming out next year, and others like Sex education, Love, Victor, et al. who have the potential for Sapphic characterization all the way.

It’s very unusual for me to have such cautious optimism, but I can’t help it. The world has been very dark and tragic lately; surely there are showrunners and writers who have figured this out and will give us a reprieve. Please!

We are lady parts

“Bashir with the Good Beard” and “Voldemort under my Headscarf” are still regularly shouted/sung in my house. It’s a pleasure to see a show that shows the different ways people practice their religion, and in a positive way. I’m also super excited for season two!

Q-Force

The show had no reason to be so fun. It was hilarious with so many hat tips for queer jokes that I enjoyed every minute of it. Goofy, over the top, and with all types of fags, it was just fun, fun and fun.

fantasy island

Speaking of shows that weren’t allowed to be as fun as they were, FI snuck in with an easy and simple Story of the Week where people were able to challenge their issues and address issues. of who they are and what made them who they were going to be.

BIFL

This rambling web series is dear to me because I find the creator to be one of the sharpest and wittiest minds around. Kelsey constantly amazes me with their talent, and knowing there’s a second season is the icing on the cake for me.

The owl house

Although the series is not treated as well as it should be from Disney, it is such a fun adventure. It’s pretty much the perfect series that I would set up the BetaMax to record every week. My hope for a clean, fun conclusion remains, and I want Amity and Luz to have their goofy bliss afterwards. As much as tweens can.

Homeland: Fort Salem

From the moment I saw the Season 1 trailers, I was hooked. Season 2 kept the angst and drama going, while pushing everything forward towards what will be a gangbusters series finale next year. These girls are going to change the world. You just wait. They will eliminate the Camarilla.

Mel and Liz happily ever after

In 2021, one of my weird wishes came true. I really wanted to add RED to our list of shows we love, but Mel and Liz would have to end in the right place for that to happen. I had faith in the creator of the show Germaine Belo, but after decades of queer fandom, I’m still preparing for the worst.

In the last season, Liz proposed to Mel, which is very special because she’s always been the one with intimacy issues.

They had a big, weird wedding and lived happily ever after. Hooray!

Shondaland

Shonda Rhimes has been broadcasting queer content on mainstream television since 2007. Grey’s Anatomy alone has 32 strange characters and counting! It’s now 2021 and Shonda doesn’t give a fuck anymore, she gives fags what they want!

For example, there was an entire episode of Post 19 where all Maya and Carina (my favorite ship on TV right now) did was have sex. I am not exaggerating. They counted “multiple orgasms” as one of their blessings.

Who puts this on regular network TV at 8 p.m. on a Thursday? Shonda Rhimes, bitches!

Meanwhile, at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital, not only did Teddy get a whole “The love of my life is a woman named Allison” backstory, but they introduced a new queer, non-binary character named Kai. From the first millisecond Amelia Shepherd met Kai, the chemistry was off the charts. I have never enjoyed a slow burn as much as these two.

In the mid-season finale, they made it official with a kiss.

Who introduces non-binary personas to Boomer parents in the suburbs in an organic (and warm) way? SHONDA RHIMES who is it!

Thanks Shonda.

Gigi fucking Ghorbani

I love Gigi Ghorbani. The way she talks, the way she tilts her head, the way her hair falls when she tilts her head…and her eyes. OMG his eyes are killing me.

I could watch an hour-long show in which Gigi folded her laundry or disputed a cable bill on the phone. I cross my fingers for The L-word Generation Q season three for several reasons, but my number one is more Gigi.

batman

batman is my most favorite thing of 2021. Not only does it OFFER a lot of quality queer content week after week, but it’s also a really well-made show.

I wouldn’t choose to watch a superhero show if it wasn’t for the queer characters. I’m not into it and IMO they recycle the same stories over and over. batman isn’t like that, the show does more than fight the villain of the week and fight to save the world three times a season. It tackles racism, gentrification and other current issues with honesty. It’s a good show.

The biggest gift batman gave us in 2021 was the addition of LezWatch fave Victoria Cartagena reprising her role as Renee Montoya.

It’s so perfect I almost can’t believe it’s really happening.

In 2022, Bridget Regan joins the cast as Poison Ivy.

Pray for me, folx, I may not survive.

These were our favorite queer things of 2021. What were yours? Let us know in the comments!