Bob & Rose (2001– )

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A witty, touching comedy-drama about a thirtysomething gay man who is surprised to find himself falling in love with a woman.

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 Robert Gossage (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Rose Cooper (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Holly Vance (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Monica Gossage (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Marina Marquess (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Andy Lewis (3 episodes, 2001)
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A very good, very real love story. With some unusual circumstances.
19 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bob and Rose is a terrific love story, full of humor, misunderstandings, sex, hurt, and love. Like most relationships. And it's a story that wraps you up in it; you root for this couple. You have to stay and find out what happens to them.

This story was really ahead of its time. Just like true racial equality will come when race is no longer even a subject, sexual equality will come when people no longer use labels and just love who they love, period.

Bob and Rose (as well as many of those around them) go through some confusion about their relationship because it doesn't fit the molds society has created. Their relationship would be much simpler if those molds didn't exist. But right now, they do exist.

What does it mean that Bob has always been gay, but is now in love with a woman? What does it mean that Rose is in love with a man who has always been gay?

It means they fell in love. That's all.

Bob maintains that he is a gay man who just happened to fall in love with a woman. He hasn't become "un-gay" or "changed teams," he just fell in love. This reminds me of what another Russell T Davies character said several years later: when Ianto Jones of Torchwood tries to explain his love for Jack Harkness to his sister, she asks when he became gay; his reply is that "It's not all men. It's just him." He just happened to fall in love with another man.

Would that the world let it be that easy. Hopefully one day it will be.

Bob and Rose is a very good, very real love story. There are realistic conflicts and problems and the solutions are not always clear-cut. It is well worth your time to watch it. And you're going to wish it was longer.


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