The L Word: Generation Q: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

Season 1
The L Word: Generation Q

Critics Consensus

Though at times Generation Q doesn't quite stand on its own, it has style and charm to spare and announces a new phrase for The L Word that will please new and old fans alike.



Critic Ratings: 22


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User Ratings: 73
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Air date: Dec 8, 2019
Air date: Dec 15, 2019
Air date: Dec 22, 2019
Air date: Dec 29, 2019
Air date: Jan 5, 2020
Air date: Jan 12, 2020
Air date: Jan 19, 2020
Air date: Jan 26, 2020

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Critic Reviews for The L Word: Generation Q Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

The youngins don't have the same easy connection, either with each other or with the audience, a glaring misstep that is compounded by their having to share the screen with the old class.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Sometimes, you want to get a drink, or watch a show, where you know your people will be. You want that sure thing. Generation Q provides that.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the hesitations and qualms, Generation Q is definitely an appealing sequel and it's far better than many expected. It only falters when it looks to its past instead of marching forward.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…
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The L Word is a welcomed reboot amongst a sea of unwanted ones.

Dec 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The new series is glossy, sexy, and soapie.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

A glossy, bighearted show that's less soapy than the original series but delivers enough secrets, sex, and secret sex to keep the stakes high.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The new characters are fun, too, but my favorite scenes on The L Word have always been the ones with the women talking as friends.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The L Word: Generation Q spends equal time catching up and introducing new characters as it does developing storylines that will leave you waiting for episode two.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

There are a number of scenes reminiscent of similar scenarios in the original series, but this time they're depicted with tenderness and joy, rather than the old pervasive sense of shame.

Dec 17, 2019 | Rating: 3.2/5 | Full Review…

LGBTQ classic gets a solid reboot, sex and drama remain.

Dec 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Beals, Hailey, and Moening all clearly love their characters and slip into them with ease and the wisdom of living with them for an entire decade.

Jan 18, 2020 | Full Review…

It's playful and endearing without trying too hard. It's familiar without being overly nostalgic. It's damn loving.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The L Word: Generation Q: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    I watched the original L Word back in the day and was really looking forward to this reboot. It is so nice to see the original cast and the new characters are definitely growing on me. However, I might have had too high expectations. Although the acting is a bit over the top at times, it is forgivable, and get's better as the show goes on. I don't know if it's this rush to cram in everything at once with both new characters and old, which makes this reboot a bit bland. I'm rooting for the show though, and I will be watching!
  • 6d ago
    This new series is fun to watch. Give it a couple episodes because it does start off a little cheesy.
  • Jan 16, 2020
    The L Word: Generation Q is the one and only revival I've watched that kept the original core and made a cohesive story addition. The old characters, that we know and love, are older and wiser, but not that much because everyone messes up even when you're older and some of your faults are the same, but you're still wiser. Bette, Alice and Shane are way more mature, but still making mistakes. And they seem old, and yes they are, because they are the same people. The new characters are vivid and they all have something else to tell, all of them have some secret, some serious internal developing to make. And they all have some twist of problems that we live and talk about today! I love it. Thank god they already announced a seasons 2.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    Sooooo bad. Story: ridiculous. Acting; horrific; Portrayal of lesbians; yikes. If you want to watch the three best characters from the previous L word being rich and gay, fast forward through most of the story and catch them. The new Q generation characters are terrible. The trans man actor is quite possibly the worst actor I've ever seen, and there are a lot of bad actors. Don't just skip it, run away.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    So much better than the older version. We've just never had anything take its place. so important to see a diverse range of queer people on screen.
  • Jan 12, 2020
    So glad the L Word is back. The season is so great!!
  • Jan 12, 2020
    This show is such an amazing and accurate representation of the LGBTQI+ community. It's so wonderful to see such a diverse cast on Showtime, hope this series continues for years to come!!!
  • Jan 09, 2020
    The writing is a disaster, they clearly don't know the characters. Writers wanted to correct mistakes. They did worse. The writing, storyline, and acting are terrible. Bette, Alice, and Shane have sunken to new lows with cheating. The old characters don't feel like themselves. waited 10 years for nothing I'm so disappointed, wished I could give it a zero, not even 1
  • Jan 04, 2020
    Different front the original and I feel that's what's great about it. You miss the old but appreciate the new.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    True garbage that should offend anyone with good taste.

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