Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.
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 Bette Porter (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Alice Pieszecki (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Tina Kennard (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Jenny Schecter (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Shane McCutcheon (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Kit Porter (70 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Helena Peabody (54 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Max Sweeney / ... (44 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Dana Fairbanks (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Jodi Lerner (29 episodes, 2007-2009)
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'The L Word' follows the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. The main character, Jenny, is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, who moves to Los Angeles to live with her boyfriend Tim and begin a professional writing career. Jenny's life is turned upside down when she attends a party hosted by Tim's next-door neighbors, Bette and Tina, a lesbian couple who are about to take the step into parenthood after being together for seven years. A brief encounter at the party with Marina, the owner of the local coffeehouse, suddenly has Jenny thrust into a whole new world that makes her question her own sexual orientation. Other friends of Bette and Tina include Dana, a professional tennis player who is shy but eager to meet the right woman; Alice, a magazine writer who has a brief relationship with a self-identified "lesbian" man; and Shane, a hairstylist who can't stick to just one woman, and Kit, Bette's half sister who struggles with alcoholism. Written by Anonymous

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Same sex. Different city. See more »

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During the pilot episode, as Bette drives to Kit's apartment, Kit can be seen riding a bicycle on the left side of the screen. See more »

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Moira Sweeney: [to Jenny] If you think that men are the enemy, then you and I are going to have a serious problem.
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an insurmountable show
20 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

No show I've ever seen even holds a candle to The L Word. I own all four seasons, I've watched all five, and I am now ready and waiting for the sixth.

The characters of this show are what make it so amazing. I even love the characters I hate, they're all just that good. The acting is just so beyond words.

And The L Word, more than anything, can make a straight woman feel that being straight is abnormal because they make being a lesbian so natural, something that it is. The combination of the raw, gritty reality if being human and the grace and poise of women achieves something that no other show has yet to achieve.

I don't even really know how to review this show because there's just too much to say. I will say, though, that the charm of this show is how apparent and deliberate the script is and how ballsy the story lines are. They aren't afraid to made the fans angry or upset because they know that they can redeem themselves, and make their decisions that were frowned upon in the beginning, the most memorable and heart-wrenching of the series.

This is a show for anyone and everyone over the age of 16. Just get past the very first episode.


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