The Guardian - When The L Word first appeared in 2004, it was entirely new and different. LGBT stories on television had mostly been subplots up to this point, hungrily consumed by an audience of people desperate for any scraps of representation, but The L Word was all about them. It took what Queer As Folk did for gay men in Manchester and applied it to absurdly glamorous women in Los Angeles. It was soapy, explicit, entertaining and, at times, as infuriating as the season-two-onwards theme tune. By the time it saw out its sixth and final season in 2009, you got the sense it had reached the end of the line, having taken the bizarre decision to bump off Jenny and coast off into the sunset on a whodunnit plot.
And why wouldn't The L Word becoming back? Don't lesbians deserve their own crappy reboot of a show that ended almost a decade ago? Looking at you Melrose Place and 90210.
Truth be told, I've never actually watched an episode of The L Word, but it seems to have been a highly influential show for many lesbians growing up in a straight world. I say that by the creepy look I get from a lesbian when she learns I've never watched an episode, just imagine a look of confusion, anger, and resentment. Like that time I took an OkCupid date to the Palm Restaurant only to discover that she's a vegetarian who hates me. But I digress. The timing for The L Word's return could not be better considering all the lesbian characters are being killed off and lesbians are kinda pissed about it (myself included). So a new reboot of an old lesbian show will be the perfect addition to every lesbians week.