5 NETFLIX LGBTQ+ TV-SHOWS TO BINGE WATCH THIS SUMMER
Whether you are lying on the sofa watching TV with the AC on, or at the beach sunbathing with just your phone, these 5 TV series will keep you company wherever you are, so, get ready to binge!
Genre: Dark comedy, Horror Western, Supernatural
This exhilarating and brilliant dark comedy deals with many important themes and introduces us to well-structured characters whom we won't struggle to fall in love with. The queerness level is quite high, among angels and demons, embarrassing situations and witty jokes, you will surely have some good laughs and lots of “Awwwhh” moments.
Wynonna Earp, the great-great-granddaughter of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, battles revenants, the reincarnated outlaws that Wyatt killed. She also fights other supernatural beings that inhabit the Ghost River Triangle, a cursed territory near the Canadian Rockies that includes Purgatory, her home town. Upon her 27th birthday, Wynonna inherited the special power to return revenants to Hell with her ancestor's 16-inch barrel special "Peacemaker" revolver. She is recruited by the Black Badge Division, a secret government agency led by Special Agent Xavier Dolls which eventually includes an ageless Doc Holliday, Wynonna's sister, Waverly Earp and Nicole Haught, Waverly's girlfriend and a Purgatory Sheriff's Deputy.
This show will just amaze you for the wonderful costumes and complex characters. With a cast as varied as it is united, Pose turns out to be one of the best shows of the last few years, as well as making history for being the one with the largest number of openly transgender actors cast as both main and supporting characters.
This show is about the African-American and Latino gay and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in New York City in the 1980s. Featured characters are dancers and models who compete for trophies and recognition in this underground culture, and who support one another in a network of chosen families known as Houses. Pose season 1 is set in 1987–88 and looks at "the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York": the African-American and Latino ball culture world, the downtown social and literary scene, and the rise of the yuppie Trump milieu while the newly premiered second season begins in 1990.
ONE DAY AT A TIME
Genre: Sitcom, Dramedy
This hilarious show easily makes people think about a lot of current and important issues, by treating many themes inside a fun but still serious environment. Each character brings something unique to the story, leading us to feel part of a real family and its dynamics.
The show revolves around a Cuban-American family living in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, focusing on a single mom who is an Army veteran dealing with PTSD, her kids and her Cuban mother. The re-imagination of the original CBS sitcom tackles important issues like mental illness, immigration, sexism, homophobia, coming-out, and racism that Latinos living in the United States face.
YOU ME HER
Genre: Dramedy, Romance
Despite the initial cliché of the heterosexual couple seeking new adventures to spice up their sex life, this series is a great way to spend some time with fun and cute characters. The very short episodes allow fierce binging and, although the initial premise of the escort who falls in love with the married couple is not very imaginative, the series highlights the still stereotyped and little-known world of polyamorous relationships, giving space to some touching and emotional scenes.
You Me Her revolves around a suburban married couple entering a polyamorous relationship. The series, set in Portland, Oregon, is being promoted as TV's "first polyromantic comedy". Two of the protagonists are a married, vanilla thirty-something couple, Jack and Emma Trakarsky, from Portland, Oregon, whose desires to conceive have been hampered by their lack of sex drive. One day, Jack's efforts to solve the problem leads both him and Emma to Izzy Silva, a 25-year-old college student and part-time escort. After initially intending to see her as clients, the two jointly start to fall in love with Izzy, who in turn starts to feel the same way. Consequently, they decide to terminate the arrangement and bring Izzy into the marriage as a lover. This opens up a world of new challenges as they find themselves having to navigate their way through a minefield of prying, nosy neighbours with very narrow social norms and prejudices, whilst at the same time struggling to confront their own feelings and insecurities, and adjust to the unfamiliar dynamic of a polyamorous relationship.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller, Biopunk
Orphan Black is a, multiple awards winner, Canadian science fiction thriller television series, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of one of her many fellow clones, Elizabeth Childs, after witnessing Childs' suicide, facing the consequences and starting a journey that will change her life and that of all the people around her.
The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning, and its effect on issues of personal identity, in addition to tackling a large variety of topics such as adoption and in vitro fertilization, sexuality, identity, motherhood, disability and PTSD. This series is challenging, but a real journey. You will immediately love some characters and you will hate others, and then change your mind countless times as the series goes along. Despite being all “the same”, the characters are so well distinguished that they pull the audience completely into the story, it’s so easy to get passionate about their journeys, and as the storyline advances new characters appear making the entire plot an intelligent and refined masterpiece.