THE 10 BEST LGBT-INCLUSIVE TV EPISODES OF THE WEEK: Feb. 21-27

This week gave us Reagan giving Nick and Winston an enticing offer, an amazing ending to Superstore‘s first season and Felicity literally walking out on Oliver thanks to Curtis Holt. Here are my choices for the 10 Best LBGT-Inclusive TV Episodes of the Week.

10. New Girl: “Decision”

The whole concept of this episode, with Reagan offering to have sex with either Nick or Winston if they can decide which, was a little odd. But, it still had some good moments, especially Winston realizing how much he likes Aly.

Best Moment: Reagan’s big pajamas.

9. Pretty Little Liars: “We’ve All Got Baggage”

Pretty Little Liars gave us more deceit and confusion this week. At least Emily got her money and is going to school. Yay!

Best Moment: Emily bonding with someone over how expensive college is was a nice throwback to when this show used to weave in realistic problems.

8. The Fosters: “Minor Offenses”

This week had some good moments, including Callie’s reconciliation with AJ and Mariana and Lexi walking away from Nick and Jesus.

Best Moment: Stef’s speech at Ty’s trial was fantastic. It couldn’t have been easy for her and was a huge step in her character development.

7. Girls: “Wedding Day”

The season premiere of Girls wasn’t one of the funnier episodes, but it was a good introduction to where the characters are at emotionally this season.

Best Moment: Elijah walking aorund in his underwear, let’s be real.

6. The 100: “Bitter Harvest”

This was a great episode that brought Clarke and Lexa’s relationship to a place I never thought they’d get to this quickly when the season premiered.

Best Moment: Clarke announce that “blood does not need blood” at Emerson’s sentencing.

5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “Adrian Pimento”

How do you make anything better? Add Jason Mantzoukas! This hilarious episode gave us Jake learning to be more understanding and Rosa sighing over her love of dirt bags.

Best Moment: When Holt says that if he could, he would ask the sky to stop being blue and start being tan.

4. Arrow: “Taken”

In addition to a great action plot that highlighted Vixen as a spin-off-worthy character, this episode has some really nice one-on-one emotional scenes. In particular, Laurel talking to her father and Oliver’s scene with Diggle.

Best Moment: Felicity’s continued insistence that Curtis’ husband is extremely handsome. He’s no Echo Kellum, but okay.

3. Superstore: “Labor”

This incredible season finale made me very happy that the show has already been renewed for a second season. The walk-out was extremely touching and Dina’s announcement was simultaneously a devastating blow and a great pay-off for Dina herself.

Best Moment: Mateo carefully picking out the best towel while Cheyenne is in labor.

2. Legends of Tomorrow: “Star City 2046”

This show just keeps getting better and better. I’m very interested in all of the characters, especially Leonard and Mick. I need to know everything about them.

Best Moment: Sara risking ending up in a crime-ridden dystopia in order to save her city.

1. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “Josh and I Work on a Case!”

Holy crap. It’s rare that shows truly amaze me, but Darryl’s realizations about himself in this episode were absolutely perfect. And how amazing is it that White Josh is down to clown?

Best Moment: It’s so hard to choose, but I have to go with the moment when Darryl’s realization really hits him as everyone in his class leaves and starts saying “bye” over and over.

 

 

 

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THE 10 BEST LGBT-INCLUSIVE TV EPISODES OF THE WEEK: Feb. 21-27

The 10 Best LGBT-Inclusive TV Episodes of the Week: Feb. 14-20

This week Lena Adams and Stef Foster went for a swim, things got even worse for Clarke Griffin, and Captain Ray Holt’s love of the oboe got in the way of his detective abilities. All this and more on this week’s round-up of the best LGBT-inclusive TV episodes of the week.

10. Pretty Little Liars: “Where Somebody Waits for Me”

This week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars was more of the same with everyone trying to figure out who’s texting them this time and being very suspicious of Sara Harvey. Sara probably stole the eggs that Emily donated, which is a real weird, creepy move.

Best moment: There was some nice raw vulnerability when Emily talked to Aria where it felt like there was some real emotion in the middle of this weird-ass plot.

9. Shameless: “NSFW”

Things were bad for everyone this week, maybe even more than usual. Carl and Fiona were both extremely shaken up by the end and Debbie’s situation with her boss is seriously troubling.

Best moment: Ian got to kiss a hunk.

8. Arrow: “Code of Silence”

This week Oliver worked on campaign strategy and successfully won a debate. I still don’t know why he didn’t win the mayor title at any point while he was running unopposed, but good for him all the same.

Best moment: I both love and hate that Curtis made a cure for paralysis in like two weeks in his spare time. Like, I’m proud of my dude, but what is this show doing?

7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “House Mouses”

This was one of Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s weaker episodes, mostly due to a mediocre a-plot. Hitchcock and Scully are definitely better in small doses. That said, the subplot with Charles and Ray was much stronger. The third plot with the female characters felt a little broad, but gave the actresses a chance to do some great physical comedy. Also, Jake’s pun-based roller coaster of emotions was relatable as hell.

Best moment: When the Nine-Nine ate all of the candies in the gift basket Kevin sent Ray, they covered their tracks by filling the gift basket with office supplies. Instead of being suspicious, Ray saw the brand new office supplies and happily declared that Kevin really knows him.

6. The 100: “Hakeldama”

The 100 season 3 definitely isn’t slowing down and this episode was an exciting, big leap forward in hurling the characters towards a major war.

Best moment: Clarke’s confrontation with Bellamy was tense and dramatic from start to finish.

5. How to Get Away with Murder: “She Hates Us”

This week’s episode gave us more of Annalise’s brutal mental health problems, Laurel standing up to Frank, and the dynamic between Connor and Asher that I love so much.

Best moment: I really did love Connor trying to explain the extent to which he cares about Asher.

4. Love: “Party in the Hills”

This episode captured parties beautifully. Sometimes you arrive early and stand around awkward, but then end up jamming out with new friends. Other times you run into all of your exes and get drunk and make bad decisions.

Best moment: When a character (who, tragically, is only a one episode character) played by Joe Mande hit on Bertie, another guy tried to sabotage him by bringing up the fact that they’d slept together. Bertie earnestly said that she didn’t mind. It was a refreshing change-up from the usual jokes on bisexual guys in sitcoms. The dynamic between these three should’ve been the center of the show instead of a one-off, honestly.

3. The Fosters: “Under Water”

Stef and Lena finally got to be romantic this episode, after several episodes of nothing but tension. Things are hardly solved between them, but it was nice seeing a moment of real happiness between the two. Meanwhile, it was great seeing Callie almost immediately put aside Jack’s catfishing her to focus on the more important issue of making sure he’s safe. That’s my Super Callie.

Best moment: I still cannot believe that Lena said, “Last one in is on top tonight!” as she and Stef ran into the pool.

2. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: “Fail-Safe”

This show had a slow pilot, but really hit its stride in episode 5, showing strong dynamics between all of the characters. Ray and Mick’s plot this episode was a dang treasure. Plus, it opened with a Cisco Ramon cameo!

Best moment: Sara deciding that she can’t kill Stein even if it would save the future was great.

1. Broad City: “Two Chainz”

It feels good to have Broad City back. This episode started with an incredible opening sequence and kept up the energy from there. Season 3 premiered with an episode that found the exact limit of how stressful and cringe-y a comedy can be while still being fun.

Best moment: Ilana’s insistence that Abbi helping her get her bike chain off was a sexual experience and that the fact that she ended up bleeding supported this.

The 10 Best LGBT-Inclusive TV Episodes of the Week: Feb. 14-20