The L Word: Generation Q: Season 1 Reviews

February 5, 2020
The L Word has always been a little bit naff, but in this new iteration, that naffness feels like a matter of pride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2020
It's all as sleek, soapy and slightly ridiculous as before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 2, 2020
The new series is glossy, sexy, and soapie.
December 18, 2019
The L Word is a welcomed reboot amongst a sea of unwanted ones.
December 17, 2019
It isn't just the original characters that are outdated-it's the entire premise...
December 9, 2019
Much of the time The L Word: Generation Q feels like two glee-deficient series slapped into the same pair of pants, but sadly, left me with little desire to revisit The L Word or invite Generation Q over for a hang.
December 9, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 9, 2019
In an age of greater integration and acceptance, there's still a lot to be said for carving out an exclusive space on television for queer women and trans people. Generation Q might not necessarily be breaking new ground, but it is staking a claim.
December 6, 2019
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.
December 6, 2019
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.
December 5, 2019
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.
December 5, 2019
Gen Q's New executive producer Marja-Lewis Ryan dispenses with nostalgia here, instead allowing her new characters to organically blend in with the show's mainstay cast. The writing is tart, though maybe not as tart as Alice's citrusy blazers.
December 5, 2019
The best aspect of the revival is the fun and whimsy it conveys. As in the original series, plenty of hard topics are broached, but there is a generally sunny and playful tone that is only partially derived from its setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 26, 2019
Generation Q is careful to balance fan service with the original characters against the new possibilities of its younger, hungrier batch of characters -- but in terms of compelling stories, Generation Q often wins out.