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The L Word 

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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of gay women living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.
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2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Beals ...  Bette Porter 70 episodes, 2004-2009
Leisha Hailey ...  Alice Pieszecki 70 episodes, 2004-2009
Laurel Holloman ...  Tina Kennard 70 episodes, 2004-2009
Mia Kirshner ...  Jenny Schecter 70 episodes, 2004-2009
Katherine Moennig ...  Shane McCutcheon 70 episodes, 2004-2009
Pam Grier ...  Kit Porter 70 episodes, 2004-2009
Rachel Shelley ...  Helena Peabody 54 episodes, 2005-2009
Daniela Sea ...  Max Sweeney / ... 44 episodes, 2006-2009
Erin Daniels ...  Dana Fairbanks 39 episodes, 2004-2007
Marlee Matlin ...  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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Drama | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Jennifer Beals has never seen a full, edited-for-television episode of The L Word. See more »

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Alice: We need like, rules of un-attraction.
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L -lost my interest
24 October 2005 | by mamaotterSee all my reviews

I have watched this show since the first episode and thought okay the writing is a little sophomoric and the story lines are forced and clichéd but lets see how it evolves let it hit its stride. The second season arrived and unfortunately, the show got worse with every episode. The story lines were boring there were no plot twists that I could not see coming from a mile away. The only chemistry that exists on the show and really the only thing worth watching is Alice and Dana's over the top and fun filled relationship, besides that I was bored to tears and not interested in any of the characters. One of the worst scenes ever was the "gabfest" with Gloria Steinem, it was so forced and boring they were trying capture the girl talk of "sex and the city" and it just didn't happen, it did not even come close. I mean god bless on-demand, I can fast forward through the drudgery of whining jenny and the continuous Shane worshiping. The simple truth is if you take away the the lesbian sex shock value and the show is nothing. it is one of the most over rated shows on TV, Just a bunch of shallow uninteresting characters in stupid,inconceivable and unbelievable story lines.


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Showtime [United States]

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Release Date:

18 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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