How I Met Your Father Kicks Off Season 2 With Queer Romance

It’s February! Right here’s what’s new and homosexual and streaming this month! This week, Drew recapped the brand new episode of Drag Race. Valerie Anne and Nic rolled out their Final of Us recaps. Sai wrote in regards to the new season of Harlem. Kayla wished juuuust a little bit bit extra from this week’s episode of Poker Face. And Drew and Shelli wrapped up their Sundance protection!

Notes from the TV Workforce:

+ I forgot to notice it final week however Leverage: Redemption wrapped up its second season and Aleyse Shannon stays as pleasant as ever as Alec Hardison’s little sister, Breanna. Watching her get away of Hardison’s shadow and develop her prison skillset — displaying the capability to be greater than a hacker — has been one of many delights of the collection. — Natalie

+ This week, as I used to be watching grown-ish, I noticed why this new era of Cal U youngsters weren’t almost as fascinating because the OGs: none of them are altering. Faculty is a spot the place you come to evolve and develop and nobody appears to be doing that? They’re the very same individuals they had been once we met them final season. Irrespective of how charming I discover Zaara (“straight persons are a illness,” she notes this week), this present is simply boring. — Natalie

Written by Valerie Anne

Ellen and Rachel giggle nervously together in the hallway

Being mutual homosexual disasters is extraordinarily relatable.

A lot to my shock, Ellen already bought a subplot solely two episodes into the season. I believed we’d have to attend a bit longer than that with all of the love polygon conditions taking place within the A plot.

If you happen to recall, final season, Ellen met her across-the-hall neighbor, Rachel, and regardless of initially assembly her beneath false pretenses, they ended up hitting it off and Ellen gave her her quantity within the hopes of occurring a date.

When a couple of days go by with no phrase from Rachel, Ellen complains to Charlie, who decides to assist her take issues into her personal palms. They depart their house door open and attempt to sound cool, however it works TOO nicely, as a result of quickly the complete house constructing is over. Besides Rachel.

Ellen ultimately will get fed up and goes over to Rachel’s house and asks her what’s occurring. Rachel admits she bought in her head about texting Ellen again, after which she thought Ellen had a constructing get together and invited everybody besides her. They understand they’re each a large number and resolve to skip the texting stress and simply go on a date proper now.

Throughout the corridor, the house get together breaks out in a cheer, completely happy the ineffective lesbians bought their shit collectively.

Harlem 201 & 202: “Taksie Backsies” & “If You Can’t Say Something Good…”

Written by Shelli Nicole!

A still from "Harlem" where two characters are kissing while at a bar.

Quinn is happening her first LBGTQ+ date with Isabella (her phrases — not mine) and is flying in Melissa King to prepare dinner. She is attempting to resolve if she’s going to fuck her or not, so Tye steps in to supply her assist as an skilled on queer intercourse and takes her to a intercourse store to search out toys. This dialog was so cringe ‘cos it included Tye telling her to “Do what you do whenever you masturbate simply – on her” and her asking “Since I’m with a lady now does that imply I’m nonetheless allowed to love Shemar (Moore)” like — what? Anyway, on the intercourse store (that has a dildo mild fixture) Quinn is having a meltdown. She is fearful she goes to wreck issues with Isabella earlier than they even get began and Tye reminds her that the purpose of intercourse is enjoyable. Tye can also be nonetheless pressed about her husband (who nonetheless received’t signal the divorce papers) and the feedback he made final season about who she is in relationships and friendships. She’s so pressed about it that she thinks about getting a canine to show she will be able to nurture and look after one thing, however opts for a plant – which she instantly kills. In the meantime, Quinn brings Isabella over to her place after the High Chef ass date, and so they begin hooking up. She whips out the most important dildo I’ve ever seen, together with all the opposite toys she purchased (over $4000 price, and btw — homosexual intercourse is NOT that costly) however in the end, they go the analog route and Isabella takes the lead in Quinn’s first “Lady-on-Lady” sexual expertise, once more that’s their phrases — not mine.

Angie comes dwelling (from pretending to be a twin so she may fuck roommates — unbelievable) and Quinn tells her all about how she had a whole lot of enjoyable dykin’ and is mainly so dickmatized by her that she thinks she is in love, AND she goes to finish issues with the man she’s seeing. She has been on one date with Isabella and the tongue and the speaking was so killer that she is begging her to remain the night time regardless that she mentioned she must go dwelling — THE BAR IS IN HELL EVERYONE. The subsequent day at lunch Quinn is late and Angie is fearful that it’s as a result of she’s with Isabella (she is appropriate), and that doesn’t bode nicely for her ‘cos she’s fearful Quinn will kick her out. There’s additionally a drained lesbian joke that occurs however — yeah. Tye additionally reveals at lunch that she discovered she is on a web site known as “”, the place a bunch of her dates have revealed how horrible she is, and he or she is fearful that it’s going to have an effect on her case with attempting to break up and her total courting life. She’s attempting to be higher at relationships and this web site can also be only a setback for her future courting life! BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE!

Apparently, on the positioning, there’s a woman, Zoe, who has equally horrible “evaluations” from of us as Tye. As a substitute of contemplating it a crimson flag, she desires to search out her to fuck round with till the correct one comes alongside. So she goes to one among Zoe’s well-known haunts, finds her, and so they resolve that they are often poisonous collectively! When they’re carried out being good and naughty and making empty plans to fuck once more — Tye’s husband walks in the home and actually says “Honey, your husband’s dwelling!” NIGGA WHAT?! In the meantime, Quinn takes Isabella on a date to some horrible ass lesbian poetry night time that she examine on a dyke web site (IT WASN’T US!) and Isabella is straight up not having an excellent time. On the way in which dwelling Quinn desires Isabella to return in (and have wine and watch some Australian actuality present), however she says no. She’s busy, working for workplace is hectic and he or she simply wants to sit back. Quinn additionally says “…we’re a pair” and Isabella is like we’re completely not. After which she talks about how she got here out for her and Isabella drives off in a giant truck whereas Quinn cries on the road after being “dumped”.

It’s been a busy week in Harlem y’all..

All American 508-509: “Really feel So Good” and “Really feel It In The Air”

Written by Natalie

All American: Sky (on the left, wearing a khaki crop top and gold wide-leg cargo pants) and Patience (on the right, wearing a green cutout ribbed top with white hoop earrings) demonstrate their newfound closeness and the three rules of social media for Coop (off-screen).

Spencer and Olivia’s break-up continues to influence everybody else in “the Vortex.” One morning, after Olivia overhears some details about Spencer and his new situationship, Sky notes the strain and wonders aloud if Coop has thought-about transferring out. Coop scoffs on the notion (rightfully so!) and notes even when she wished a brand new place — which she doesn’t! — she doesn’t even have time to look. Primarily based on Sky’s response, although, I believe she positively has time right this moment.

Later, Sky reveals off her useful work: a couple of potential spots for Coop, together with one with a hearth. Coop remembers, from the final time All American did this storyline, that house listings don’t all the time inform the complete story…and, moreover, she’s positively not transferring. However Sky retains urgent and ultimately Coop places her foot down: she’s uninterested in speaking about this. Nobody would hand over the set-up she has with the Bakers, Coop contends and Sky relents.

“OK. Effectively, I simply love you and need you to be completely happy,” she says. I don’t acknowledge it at first as a result of it’s provided so flippantly however, apparently, that is the primary time that Sky’s mentioned “I really like you.” Coop doesn’t acknowledge the importance; as an alternative, she simply notes that she’s completely happy and rushes off to emcee Coach Baker’s birthday roast.

Later, Sky is understandably salty that her career of affection went unacknowledged and unreciprocated. She blames the disconnect between her and Coop on Endurance, who’s all the time round even when she’s not bodily there. However Coop tries to reassure Sky that she’s totally invested of their relationship however doesn’t wish to repeat previous errors. She encourages Sky to not tiptoe round her emotions, together with her jealousy over Endurance remaining such a presence in Coop’s life.

However, surprisingly, it’s Sky who invitations Endurance to spend extra time of their lives. Contemporary off tour and boasting a success single, Endurance’s social media has blown up…each for the “good” — just like the fan Layla forces Endurance to have lunch with — and for dangerous (individuals criticizing her each transfer). Endurance is internalizing all the hate and Sky steps in to high school her on the right way to navigate her social media. She faculties Endurance on the three guidelines of social media: 1. by no means have interaction with haters, 2. all the time hold followers at arm’s size and three. keep attractive, stunning. I’m as confused as Coop about what that final one means however the different two guidelines are winners.

Sky’s social media savy impresses her a lot, Endurance hires her to handle her social media. However Coop’s a little bit bowled over by the women’ newfound closeness…and the considered Sky turning into a part of “the vortex” is a little bit too shut for consolation.

It’s not clear that Endurance understands how having a social media supervisor works, although, as a result of later she’s touching up her personal images and posting stuff to the ‘gram. Then, when the fan from lunch messages her, Endurance doesn’t hold her at arm’s size, she engages, excited by all of the flattery. The present’s telegraphing a forthcoming “fan turned obsessive stalker” storyline and I’m irritated…not simply because the present already did this storyline with Layla but in addition: THERE WAS A POTENTIAL LOVE TRIANGLE RIGHT THERE!

All American: Homecoming 208-209: “Rock the Boat” and “Exhausting Place”

Written by Natalie

All America Homecoming: As she walks across campus, Nate looks down proudly at his campaign flyers for SGA president. She's wearing a white blazer, black pin-stripe pants, and carrying a black bag in her right hand. Her flyers say "Nate for SGA president. Working Hardin for You."

Nonetheless smarting from her break-up with Nico, Nate opts to take a break from the hubbub of campus for a couple of days. However after two days of her household, in a cabin within the woods, with no cell service, Nate makes her manner again to Bringston. All hell has damaged free in her absence: Keisha’s gone lacking, the baseball crew is embroiled in one other scandal, and a optimistic drug check has gotten Simone suspended from the tennis crew. Nate’s shocked to listen to about Simone’s failed check as a result of she is aware of Simone doesn’t use…however then she discovers the offender: Simone used a few of Nate’s THC-infused lotion.

Later, at an impromptu household dinners, everybody concedes that they’ve been so targeted on their very own points that they’ve uncared for the chosen household they’ve constructed at Bringston. Nate admits withdrawing from the group after her break-up. Whereas she is aware of breaking apart with Nico was the correct factor to do, letting go was nonetheless exhausting.

“Discovering love may be exhausting for somebody like me — it doesn’t come as typically or as straightforward as it could for others — in order that’s why I didn’t wish to let it go,” she admits.

However Nate’s determination to dump Nico is reaffirmed throughout the enchantment listening to for Simone’s suspension. In his position as SGA president, Nico will get to vote to uphold or overturn the suspension…and since he’s an absolute ass, he votes to uphold it. Nico’s shady conduct pushes Nate to run in opposition to his ex within the subsequent election. Bringston college students deserve a president who will combat for them, she says.

Campaigning doesn’t come simply for Nate. She’s advocating for college students who haven’t had a voice at Bringston earlier than and he or she’s working in opposition to an entrenched incumbent with the Greek organizations on his aspect. And if that wasn’t dangerous sufficient: whereas she’s on line to change into a member of PKZ, she has to spice up Nico’s marketing campaign by plastering his supplies throughout campus. Nate comes throughout Simone posting Nico’s flyers and criticizes her for not staying true to herself. Later, when passing out leaflets together with her line sisters, a chastened Simone tosses Nico’s leaflets within the trash and encourages voters to contemplate Nate as an alternative.

After enduring Nate’s silent therapy for a day, Simone apologizes, explains, and asks for her forgiveness. Nate’s deferential however Simone insists that their friendship is a very powerful factor. Nate appreciates the dedication however insists that, with regards to her marketing campaign, it’d all be for naught. Simone pushes her roommate to cease attempting to be the proper candidate and, as an alternative, “simply be the proper Nate.”

The pep discuss reinvigorates Nate and he or she approaches the PKZ president to persuade her to shift the sorority’s allegiance from Nico to her. Nate is persuasive: whereas she the PKZ president alone can’t change the Greeks’ endorsement, she assures Nate the chance to make her pitch to all of the Greek organizations at Bringston. Recreation on!

Reality Be Advised 303: “Right here She Shall See No Enemy”

Written by Natalie

From the outset of Reality Be Advised‘s third season, there’s one thing about Eva. One thing about the way in which she inserts herself into the investigation over the disappearance (and, later, homicide) of Drea Spivey. One thing in regards to the depth with which she operates, the pace with which she strikes. She fights as if she’s working out of time. She affords an evidence — she’s only a involved principal attempting to return the kindness that was provided to her — however that seems like solely a part of the reality. There’s one thing about Eva.

This week, the enigma that’s Eva Pierre unravels herself. Left threadbare by carrying the emotional weight of the world, seemingly, Eva is persuaded to lastly share her reality with Poppy. She admits that when upon a time, she was Drea Spivey…unwittingly lured into intercourse trafficking by a younger Stanford legislation pupil who assured a then-15 12 months outdated Eva that she’d safe assist for her mom who’d been deported. With each promise of assist, there was a brand new man to endure till the guarantees had been forgone and changed by threats. Eva has to get justice for Drea so she will be able to get a measure of justice for her 15 12 months outdated self.

Through the publicity tour for this season, Gabrielle Union’s talked about how taking on this role was triggering for her…the way it compelled her to mine her personal experiences as a sexual assault survivor and incorporate these into her artwork. That’s on full show on this episode. It’s not simply in regards to the trauma of the assault the Union brings to the fore…it’s the disgrace, the disassociation, the emotional weight, the restlessness, the necessity to save others…all of it really feel baked into this character. It hearkens again to Annalise Keating on Find out how to Get Away With Homicide for me. There’s this one second, as Eva’s making this confession to Poppy, the place Union’s face lights up with youthful marvel, because the 15-year outdated model of her wonders if her intercourse trafficker beloved her. It’s a well-written scene and a standout efficiency by Gabrielle Union.

However whereas that reality explains loads in regards to the Eva we’ve seen so far, questions stay. Whilst she battles these demons from her previous, Eva places on her greatest poker face when Alicia — the woman from the bar who Eva met on a courting app — reveals up at her door for drinks. Earlier than issues go too far, Alicia admits that she is aware of who Eva is: she’s the deputy marketing campaign supervisor for Andrew Finney and he or she noticed photos of Eva from the GOTV occasion at her highschool. Eva feigns shock however, based mostly on every little thing we learn about Eva to this point, I think about she knew precisely who Alicia was when she took her dwelling that night time.

Criminal Minds Episode 1609: “Memento Mori”

Written by Valerie Anne

Rebecca and Tara talk solemnly in the board room

:insert ‘peak distinction’ gif from ALOTO:

This week we get a little bit flashback motion and learn the way Tara and Rebecca met, as soon as upon a time. They met on the espresso desk after a gathering of AL-ANON, and so they each had alcoholic fathers and alcoholic exes. Tara mentions her ex-husband, and Rebecca mentions her ex, Elaine. Tara does the surprised-excited little “Oh!” when she realizes however she will need to have been hanging out in hetero world too lengthy as a result of this bisexual babe ought to have been in a position to spot this fellow queer loads quicker. They resolve to go for espresso; the remaining, it appears, is historical past.

Within the present-day, Rebecca vouches for the BAU to her boss and when Tara thanks her, Rebecca tells her that the BAU is the very best, and Tara desires to take her out for espresso. To thank her, but in addition to allow them to make amends. Rebecca seems at her sadly and says she will be able to’t. She accepts Tara’s amends, she does, however getting espresso would find yourself being extra dangerous than therapeutic, as a result of Rebecca needed to settle for a job in Sacramento, so she’s leaving quickly.

Additionally that is neither right here nor there, however now that the crew has Emily, JJ, Tara, and Garcia, and that they work with Rebecca and their feminine boss, there are a whole lot of scenes which might be majority girls and this pleases me.

Written by Valerie Anne

Vex and Keyleth look high off fey spores.

Sure, I’m utilizing these screenshots to advertise my Vexleth agenda, thanks for asking.

On this week’s batch of episodes, we have now by accident break up the get together.

Keyleth, Vex, Vax, and Percy are within the Fey Realm, and Percy learn loads about it in books and tries to information them, however the Fey Realm is simply too unpredictable to be recognized. Even Keyleth can’t discuss to the vegetation right here, it’s as if they communicate a distinct language. Ultimately they meet a satyr man, Garmelie, who’s doodling hilarious crude drawings of them. He affords to assist, however largely is simply main them. When he doesn’t take part any fights, he admits to the pissed off get together that he’s only a Traveler on their journey. On the way in which to the vestige, they cross by Singorn, the Elven metropolis Vex and Vax grew up in that took cowl within the Fey Realm when the Chroma Conclave attacked.

They go see their father, and meet their half-sister, Velora. Sadly, their dad (voiced by The Final of Us sport’s Troy Baker) continues to be an asshole, extraordinarily condescending and simply plain terrible. Actually, the get together has to observe Vex be submissive and passive in a manner they’ve by no means seen their daring, assured ranger.

In an try to impress Syldor, Percy provides Vex a title of Whitestone, which doesn’t work, however what it does do is snap Vex again to life, and he or she lastly stands as much as her father when he’s a jerk to Percy. Later, Percy additionally provides Vex a little bit arrowhead dagger and tells Vex that regardless of how shitty her dad is, Vex’s coronary heart is pure, and that’s one thing nobody can take from her.

To get to the vestige, they must cross an archfey named Saunder, and he preys on Vex’s daddy points, tangles up her associates so nobody will help her. Saunder calls her an undesirable daughter, tells her he can ease her ache. All he desires in return is her coronary heart. This wakes her up and he or she says her coronary heart already belongs to a different and stabs him together with her new arrowhead dagger. And the magical bow is hers.

Garmelie opens a portal for them to return to Tal’dorei, then he transforms from a satyr to an archfey man with lengthy ears and wild crimson hair. He says, “Journey secure, associates.” And if you understand, you understand.

I’m formally out of my allotted phrase rely, however I’ll briefly summarize the parallel storyline: After Grog destroys his evil sword so he’ll cease hurting his associates, he’s rendered weak and helpless. Scanlan and Pike convey Grog to Pike’s PopPop in Westruun, an outdated man that it seems Grog as soon as spared when on a killing spree together with his outdated half-giant barbarian get together, which lead him to be banished by his uncle who bears the following vestige: his gauntlet.

Scanlan additionally meets a bard named Kaylie who’s scared till she learns Scanlan’s identify, then she will get snippy and calls for he assist them. Which he does. It seems Grog’s outdated herd is working for the dragon who calls himself the Hope Devourer, and goes to kill individuals for his or her gold. Grog is aware of that his muscle groups don’t make him robust, it’s that he stands up for the lil man. And so he desires to cease his uncle as soon as and for all.

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