The L Word - The Complete First Season (DVD, 2004, 5-Disc Set)
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- gus_1791Aug 14, 2010by
The First, & possibly the best
Having many lesbian friends rave about this series, particularly the 1st season, I opted to buy the DVD collection of Season 1 & judge for myself. My friends were not exaggerating. This Showtime Network series follows the lives & loves of a group of Los Angeles friends, who just happen to be lesbians, in a very thoughtful & riveting way. If the series had not continued on for several series, this season alone would've sufficed in trying to cover many issues of interest to gay women, from relationships to family issues to political pressure from the right. Each DVD disc contains 2-3 episodes with the last disc consisting mainly of extras.
Unfortunately, its generally agreed by many fans of the show that it 'jumped the shark' at some point after this season. Where exactly is up to the individual viewer. For me, personally, if the show faltered after this first season then the show shouldn't be judged too harshly. Season One set the bar extraordinarily high.Read full review
- drana62May 15, 2012by
once u watch it for the first time your hooked for good
best show ever... seriously there hasn't been another show like this.It's more than worth watching a bunch of straight women (with the exclusion of, I believe, one or two of the actors) believably pull off a lesbian role. It's unabashedly a lesbian show. Written by, as I understand, mostly lesbian writers for a mostly lesbian audience, but if you're straight you wont be disappointed with the drama, believe me.
- albertico3669Feb 19, 2009by
The L Word - First Season Yeah!
The L Word
"Showtime's frank and vibrant television drama THE L WORD details the personal and professional exploits of a group of lesbian and bisexual women in the hip West Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Writer Jenny (Mia Kirshner) is fresh out of college and has just moved to the city to be with her swim coach boyfriend Tim (Eric Mabius). Their neighbors, Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Tina (Laurel Holloman), are a lesbian couple looking for a sperm donor so they can become parents. Among their friends are closeted tennis player Dana (Erin Daniels), kooky bisexual Alice (Leisha Haley), promiscuous Joan Jett-lookalike Shane (Katherine Moennig), and Bette's recovering alcoholic half-sister Kit (Pam Grier). As Jenny becomes integrated into this group of strong personalities, she begins to challenge her lifelong heterosexuality with a torrid affair with exotic cafe owner Marina (Karina Lombard). Driven by moody direction, provocative storylines, and emotionally engaging characters, THE L WORD is a truly groundbreaking series that delves into issues specific to the lesbian community without sacrificing universality. This collection includes all 13 episodes of the series' addictive debut season."
Do you love QAF? If so then this is the female version! Drama, romance, one night stands, betrayals! This has them all.
Invite some girlfriends over and pop some popcorn.
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- 435768338@delet...Feb 15, 2009by
Starts a corny and instructive, butdevelops quickly.
The first few episodes seem like an introduction to homos with explanations of how gays do it and what we call it. I suppose it was to gently expose the virgin eyes of the average American to experiences of big city lesbians. Yes, these women are enticing and gorgeous-so easy to watch. More important are their stories, obstacles, heartaches, loves and triumphs. They are more beautiful and successful than 95% of the people I have ever known, but I can relate to their struggles. Great casting, writing, acting and direction. Also, the music gets great with Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright on the soundtrack.
- marysbaby001Aug 28, 2008by
Close To The Truth!
Is that how we Lesbians really live..well duh! We love, we hate, we fight, we make up and make love we do it all..gasp..we are just like straight couples..L Word is filled with comedy, drama, sex and yes even at times suspense!! Of course my fav character is Shane..who doesn't love Shane?? the thing I love about this show is it's honest, it's in your face and fun..Straight couples with open minds will love this show..Guys with weird fetishes will love this show..and most of all Gays and Lesbians will love this show..only ones who should not be exposed to this show are the kiddies..send them to bed, also lock up your dvd sets when you are away..L Word is filled with sex..sex sex and more sex!! Are you intrigued yet?? good go out and get it quick!!