News breaking last week that queer fan favorites One Day at a Time and Wynonna Earp were facing an uphill battle getting another season made has caused our TV team to: a) wail and gnash our teeth, and b) reflect on some of the shows we’ve actually mourned losing.
Looking back on the characters we kinda liked only to see their shows swiftly cancelled before we had a chance to really get somewhere.
AMAZON CANCELLED “ONE MISSISSIPPI” AND “I LOVE DICK” WHICH IS A PERSONAL ATTACK AGAINST ME AND ALSO BUTCH LESBIAN VISIBILITY
2017 somehow turned out to be the best year ever for lesbian and bisexual women on television — but we’ve still got a ways to go.
These were entire TV episodes that paid off queer storylines that had been building, or approached lesbian and bisexual and trans stuff in ways we’ve never really seen on-screen, or expanded queer storytelling into genres where it’d been lacking, or utilized new TV platforms in queer ways.
2017 was the best of times and the worst of times. LOL JK it was the absolute worst of times. But the queer TV was pretty good.