The L Word focused primarily on committed couple Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Tina (Laurel Holloman), a former power-career duo who've decided to have a baby; however, artificial insemination and the changing dynamics of their relationship throw their previously happy existence off-kilter. Within their orbit are spunky journalist Alice (Leisha Hailey), sultry hairdresser Shane (Katherine Moenning), closeted pro tennis player Dana (Erin Daniels), and espresso bar owner Marina (Karina Lombard) who, in the show's most polarizing storyline, bedded the seemingly straight Jenny (Mia Kirschner) and shook up her heterosexual world. Jenny's am-I-straight-or-not? kvetching frustrated both her fiancé (Eric Mabius) and many viewers, who were alternately irritated and intrigued by her inability to decide one way or the other. But Jenny's weakness was part of The L Word's strength: in exploring many sides of many issues, both domestic and political, it never came up with an easy answer for any of them, making the show all that more fascinating--and compulsively watchable. --Mark Englehart
Since I live in Vancouver (ironically where the shooting takes place) and the show has not arrived in Canada, I downloaded all the episodes from internet and I enjoyed every episode.
It's a narrative about a group of professional women in LA. The story centers around the 7 yrs couple and their group of friends. What I love about this show is that it's not self conscious and it's not desperately trying to make a statement yet finds itself offering viewpoints about the issues related to queer lifestyle. It's intelligent, witty, sharp, passionate, warm, groovy and trendy show. Yes, this show has taken nudity on TV to a whole new level but what I love about it, the show is not self-conscious about it and the sex scenes that are included are part of the story and not the story itself. It has a good breadth and delve into the depth but not being overbearingly intense. It's like watching an entertaining well made independent film or foreign film. Not to mention that the soundtrack is awsome too. So, if you're looking into watching a good story... you might want to check this one out.
There is plenty of sexual scenes however you don't feel like your watching porn because it's filled with various emotions: passion, lust, desire, pain, and much more. It varies from casual sex to commitment so you're covered any way you go.
Anyone who's looking for something more than just girl on girl porn and movies that lack any plot please watch/buy this. You're gauranteed to love the characters and wish some of them were your own friends. Enjoy!