“Anyone But Me” Premiere! Season Two, Episode One: “The Real Thing.”

Anyone But Me Season 2 premieres today! The show is the brainchild of Executive Producer/Writer Susan Miller and Executive Producer/Writer/Director Tina Cesa-Ward. If you missed Season 1, you can catch up on it here, here and here. Also, check out our Autofocus interview with Rachel Hip-Flores and (queer) Nicole Pacent, two seriously cute, funny and adorably geeky stars of the series.

Here’s Riese’s Season 1-in-a-flash recap from our recent Season 2 premiere party post:

Though Miller once wrote for the unstoppable Showtime lesbosexy vehicle The L Word, expect more South of Nowhere than TLW.

At Season One’s start, Vivian and her father are leaving Manhattan for Westchester, which is apparently 30 human minutes but 300 teenage lesbian lovebird minutes away, which means Vivian is leaving her smokin’ hot girlfriend Aster behind unsupervised to go swap spit at Cubbyhole. Will Vivian & Aster’s gaaaaay relationship survive the distance? Will they send each other cute sexts?

As the season journeys on, the relationship hits its ups and downs as Vivian settles in to a new school and runs into Sophie, a blast from the past currently caught up in the Angela Chase-Jordan Catalano Problem — her boyf wants to bang, and Sophie does.not.want. Why not? I dunno, but when Season One ends and Vivian finally consents to making out publicly with her girlfriend in the middle of the street, Sophie seems SUPER INTERESTED IN THE SCENE. You know what I mean. That straight-girl-best-friend in school fantasy might come true. But then what about Aster, she’s so hot! See, these are the kinds of dilemmas you will be pondering in three short days TODAY! [xoxo Riese]

And now, here’s the Season 2 premiere, The Real Thing. Vivian’s gotta go back to school knowing that now everyone knows she’s a big ol’ gaymo and she starts seeing things (like that “ghosts” episode of My So-Called Life!) Check it:

What do you think?


Sarah lives in Chicago with her partner and her big white Great Dane. She is a lawyer by day and a beer brewer/bread baker/knitter by night. She & her partner are currently learning how to grow their own food, and eventually they hope to move to a small farm outside the city. In 2009-2010, before jetting off to law school, Sarah was Autostraddle's Managing Editor.

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  1. …(like that “ghosts” episode of My So-Called Life!)

    do you mean the Christmas ep. where Mom Chase was crying & cold asking “how did you die?” or the Halloween ep. where Ryanne & Krakow chill all night in the boiler room?

    funny how MSCL had more than one ghost themed ep but i never think of that weirdness when i remember the show…

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