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The L Word: Season 1 (2004)




Critic Consensus: Despite some try-hard soapiness, The L Word makes a definitive mark as a pioneering program for a specific type of lesbian representation.


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The lives of a group of lesbian friends in L.A. make for a sexy and stylish cable drama that tackles provocative issues (such as gender confusion, prejudice and gay parenting) with wit and grace, though with an occasional tendency to resolve story arcs a bit too neatly.


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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (16)

The series makes a serious miscalculation by focusing on the ambitious Bette and her overshadowed lover, Tina... they're not compelling figures, so neither their predicament nor their waning relationship generates compelling drama.

March 31, 2020 | Full Review…

I think this show finds its place as a dramatic substitute for Sex and the City.

March 20, 2019 | Full Review…
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Real, powerful and voyeuristic.

June 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Style points alone make the show a guilty pleasure at the very least, even if it needs a little tinkering to develop into appointment viewing.

March 31, 2020 | Full Review…

In just three words, here's my critique of the show: I loved it.

March 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Like "Queer as Folk," "The L Word" is a soap opera, although a higher caliber one. The characters are less like caricatures, and it's easier to get caught up in their predicaments.

May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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