Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why I haven’t yet watched the final episode of the L Word

I haven’t watched the final episode of the L word yet. Can you believe that? Well, it’s true. And to be honest, I can’t say I’m in much of a hurry to change that. This final season of the L word has been so disappointing, I am not sure I want to know what the final episode looks like.

From the seven episodes I watched this season, I only really enjoy two. The first episode, just because I didn’t know what bad stuff was still to come and the fifth episode, because it was actually pretty good.

Everything else…well, you probably read my rants and complaints about those episodes already. I really wish they hadn’t given Ilene Chaiken a finale season, or if they had, that the ending had looked something like this.

I wish I had different reasons for not wanting to watch the finale yet. For example, it would have been awesome if this season had been that good I just did not want it to end. Yeah, I know, it’s the L word.

I can’t help but wonder where did it all go wrong? Like everyone else, I loved the first season. Not only that, I thought the second season was pretty good too. Then things started to go downhill pretty fast with the third season, and I am not just talking about Dana dying.

It’s then that the L word went from the fun and dramatastic life of a group of lesbians to a soap opera/after school special. I could’ve probably lived with either one, but both things in one show just doesn’t work.

I have to say though, Season 5 was pretty good. At least, I really enjoyed watching it. But this season? Not so much. Let’s see how long I can wait until I watch the final episode. Maybe I never will. Nah, I doubt it.


Feylamia said...

It's got a droolworthy Dylan/Helena scene and heartbreaking Tasha/Alice stuff. Other than that, it's testimony to the fact that the writers were on drugs. ;)

Rose said...

I had to smile when I read you blog this morning. My girlfriend did a similiar thing with (makes me LOL as I think about it) Seventh Heaven. She did not want it to end and so for nearly a year it was just sitting there in TV space prerecorded. One day I screwed up and deleted it. She got her has never ended for her.

I had to watch the L Word Sunday. I wanted it finished, over, done with. There were times I felt melancholy in a reflective kind of way. During one scene I felt sadness that it was all over, I even teared up a tiny bit. I already knew the final show was going to suck so I never felt a twinge of disappointment about any of that.

To everything there is a time and a season.

Natazzz said...

I'm not going to miss this show, but I'm going to miss obsessing over it...Still haven't watched the final. I'm not even tempted.

bekonia said...

I just can't bring myself to watch it either...I've had it for two days and I think about watching it but it's just not happening.

I'm going to pretend that series 6 didn't happen.

Natazzz said...

Bekonia, sounds like a smart idea.

tazen said...

Same here! I started the last episode, but couldn't get myself to watch it. That whole season has a jenesaisquoi, thats very irritating!