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Sunday, March 08, 2009

L Word Finale...

Comment with your thoughts about the finale, this season, and the entire series.

45 comments:

Jess said...

im not so sure how i feel about the finale... i kinda expected it to be more dramatic and have a huge climax....

i need more time to meditate on my feelings...

i think i need to watch it a couple more times to figure out how i feel....

Samantha said...

The L Word has changed my life in more ways than one, I was a freshamn in high school when this show first aired and I was slowly coming to terms with myself as a lesbian. This show helped me, it showed me that I wasn't alone,that it was ok. It showed me that I was going to be ok. There has never been a show on this planet that has impacted my life as much as this one. It changed the way I looked at myself as a lesbian, I wasn't afraid anymore, I wasn't weak. I am so greatful to be able to watch this show. These charecters embodied so much strength and courage; The kind of woman I aspire to always be. It has been a honor to sit down for six years to watch this show, I am truly going to miss it.

-Samantha L

Nesha J said...

The L Word Finale = ONE BIG DAMN DISAPPOINTMENT!

Jaxxx said...

i don't know how i feel about the ending. the season as a whole just felt really really REALLY rushed. and the ending just left me wanting more.

ps. shane looks really funny in that picture....too happy to be in a dress?

Elizabeth said...

I think that the finale was a joke and it didn't do the show, the characters, the actors or the viewers any justice. Season 1 was so good. Seasons 2 and 3 were decent. Season 4 was pretty awful but then I think 5 made up for it. And then this. It's like they didn't know the series was ending when they started, but they did. They had a chance to work things out, make things better, give us a real ending. Instead IFC gave us this train wreck where plot holes got bigger, more people disappeared, loose ends were left dangling or were 'solved' by an offhand comment... I love Mia Kirschner and I liked Jenny (or liked to hate her) until this ending. She just... went off into extra crazy land, tearing everyone down with her until it was all an unhappy mess of nonsense and anger and out of character blah. How is that any way to end a show? And now we have to go watch webisodes to see more of the loose ends get tied up? And then there is this possible spin off of Alice in jail? I mean, I know there is a pilot, we just don't know if it's going to be picked up. It's just... argh. I don't know. I just want to go watch Season 1 and smile and laugh with (old, quirky) Alice, (cool and interesting) Shane & (not dead) Dana and pretend like none of this recent crap ever happened. The finale special documentary was so much better than the last show.

nerdmafia said...

i loved the final episode documentary that aired just before the show. i had more warm-fuzzy, teary-eyed moments watching the actors and creators talk about the show and the characters than i did when i actually watched the show and the characters in the final episode.

i will say that the last episode wasn't as much of a disappointment as i was expecting it to be. the writing was well done (which is a big leap from almost the entire last season), and as always, the acting was spot-on. it was really great to watch jenny's "goodbye bette & tina" film and get a last look at all of the characters that have passed through over the years...even though in a lot of those cases, it made absolutely no sense that those people would be a)contactable by jenny and/or b)still relevant to bette & tina (and wasn't supposed to be a gift to them?). i'm just sayin'...

i liked that helena snapped out of it and realised that, given their history, it just would never work out with her and dylan. i love how in love bette & tina are (despite jenny's meddling). i'm upset that shane didn't SAY something more to molly when they ran into each other and molly told her about the letter, etc. i'm glad that shane finally snapped out of it and realised how controlling and calculating jenny really is/was, but upset that she didn't confront her about it. as far as kit and sunset boulevard...i know there are straight male drag queens out there, but why does kit have to be the one to love them all? can she not be a romantic train wreck for five minutes, please? i'm glad tasha came back to alice, but why did she take so long (and how come we couldn't get even one small subset of an episode that worked in a quick threesome? and don't tell me that it just wouldn't be believable because this whole last season has been a "masturbatory opus" of ridiculousness). and max, oh max...he ended up being the only sane person in this show! who coulda seen that coming?

but all in all, i think the last episode did a pretty good job considering the train wreck of a season that preceded it. and at least i'll have the webisodes to help ween me off of my weekly l word fix.

and finally...no more l word means no top 10 list from arlan! oh the inhumanity!

sandra said...

i just don't think i got it....i mean, im still trying to wrap my mind around it. it's a mix of sadness and disappointment.
lemme think about it, i'll be back.

Spike said...

I thought it was actually decent. I like shows that make you actually think and don't hand you all the answers. Maybe I'm crazy cause I seem to be about the only one.

Lily said...

Call my crazy but I still want to know who killed Jenny... and DON'T tell me that it was a broken balcony.

I felt like the first ep of the season made a promise to the viewers that as the season unfolded, the mystery would be revealed. It never happened, arrgh.

As for The L Word as a series... I'm still obsessed. They are all hot and sexy and need to come back and make more shows!!

BTW - Tasha looks gorgeous in that pic. I like her in a dress!

Anonymous said...

As the shows biggest critic & fan...It was a good ending. They were going to end the series last year..that's why this whole season has been a bust. The ending was perfect. Really think about it. I will get lots of people disagreeing but it really was THE right way to end it! Don't want to see it go but it was time...

AmieB said...

Love The L Word, love the actors...the last season was a giant patchwork of nonsense leading to a completely useless conclusion. Sad. I could not have been more bored with the finale. Half of the things that were talked about in the police interrogation room didn't relate to Jenny at all. It made no sense. The only good thing was the message...the strength of their friendship as a unified front would always come first and protect them all. I guess that's nice. I miss hot lesbians, in awesome clothes, having lots of sex out of awesome clothes, getting mixed up in quirky high jinx. That's why I started watching in the first place so I guess I'll start over with season one and remember why I loved them in the first place.

I'll desperately miss your top ten!!!

Natasha said...

I was very disappointed in the whole entire season... It was very dry and it was kinda boring. Not to mention it was only 8 episodes long. It was just a huge let down. Like all good shows some end horrible and this was one of them.. Shame on Ilene it seems she didn't care about the fans at all. She answered none of the questions we wanted answered and let us hanging on. I'm sad its over, but I feel as like if the show gad continued and Ilene kept making bad episodes like the ones form this season the show eventually would be canceled b/c people would have stopped watching....

Natasha
Pittsfield MA

Vik said...

FUCK YOU ILENE FUCK YOU!

okay i feel better...

Foxee Gal said...

I say it should've in one big orgy that would've besn nice. This episode just seemed too real. Like whem I'm watching the episode I'm in la la lesbian land, nut this episode brought me back to reality. I just hope showtimes airs the spin-off and if they dont I'll be crossing my fingers for a movie.

Jo_Schmo said...

BAAAAAAAAAHH

I'm sooooo bummed. This whole season could've been SO much better. I'm disappointed.

But the last episode was better than the rest of the season. I liked the guest stars and I liked seeing Carmen and stuff, but seriously, they could've told us who killed jenny....

I'm bummed that I didn't get to the the hr special before the finale, does anyone know if it's online somewhere??

Tina-cious.com said...

The glimpse of Carmen made up for the other 59:50 of crappy, obvious, uninteresting, anti-sexual, drivel.

Victoria said...

There were honestly way too many loose ends...My gf and I were really upset over the constant pushing away of Max's character and again in the finale we still do not know if he is going to keep the baby. I think it is a little maddening to insult all of us by trying to say that Alice is going to be covering for a friend, in this spin-off, when Nikki comes climbing out of the bushes and goes into the room ranting to Shane how she had to come and pretty much save her from the evil Jenny. I'm torn between Nikki killing Jenny and Jenny offing herself.

But seriously do we really need a US version of Bad Girls? I love Alice but how can she remain the Alice we all know and love in prison?!?

I'll miss my Sunday nights, missing seeing these hot ladies doing their thing all the while plotting my mad dash to sunny LA and I'll miss Arlan's Top 10.

Jaimie said...

i dont get it either, im very disappointed. it just seemed so...unfinished. i dont know who killed jenny, i dont know whats gonna happen with molly, i dont know if tasha actually did try out with jaimie, i dont know anything. I don't feel a sense of finality. i feel like that was not a final series episode. just because jenny said goodbye at the end, does not a series finale make.

i also cried during the first hour remembrance episode. im upset its over, and it just didnt end correctly.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it has clicked yet, that the show is over. I still feel like I'm going to be turning on Showtime next Sunday, to see some of my favorite ladies.
The L Word has helped me with.. Everything.
I was a.. Sophmore.. Junior? In high school when I first began watching this show. At that time, I wasn't really sure what I was.. And I hadn't come to terms with the fact that there were others like me, living normal lives.
The L Word showed me that it was okay to live my life with a woman. I'm bisexual, and before I watched the show.. I thought that marriage with a man is my only option. But after seeing Bette and Tina, and the rest of the ladies.. Well, now I know that WHOM EVER I end up with will be okay. It doesn't have to be a man for the sake of my future, but a woman will give me the same thing. The L Word has changed my life, and how I see myself, and all of us.
I can't even express how much The L Word has helped me. It's shown me so much, and taught me so much.. And because of it, I'm not afraid anymore.
This is a series that will go down in history, because it has helped so many. And the last episode- Well the reason they left that open, is so that we'll watch The Farm. The L Word storyline isn't ending quite yet.. But I accept the last episode for what it is.

Amandaaa said...

I am not in any way happy that the show ended but I am happy it existed.
Like most I am upset with how the show was represented in the last season, it could have been honored better, but I am just remembering it for what it was.
Like a few have said The L Word truly changed my life. It helped me accept myself for who I was and gave me courage for me to live on.
I cried alot in the last episode because all I could think about was 'this is the end'. But The L Word will live on in our hearts.

Liz said...

I didn't get the see the rememberance episode cuz I watch the show online so does anyone know where I could get a link to this rememberance episode because I REALLY wanna see it!

music NERD said...

meeeh it wasn't the best ... but i can commend the show on killing jenny's character.. just because in sense that's the biggest closure. she was the connecting character... it was her arrival and coming out process that was central for the show... so killing her is the best ending cause she started it. i only mean this in theory but, its good... and if you theorize it makes sense that she killed herself, cause it would suck if 1 of the main characters did it , it would be like they killed the show.

Masha said...

Thank to The L Word, no matter the last episode. Like many others said, this show changed me. When the show came, I just came to US from a small ,closeminded country. This show became like a really good friend to me. It's ironic , how Bette wants to get out from LA to NYC, and how I want to get out from "russian" NYC, to open minded place...
I will miss the show and Arlan's Top 10 soooooo much!!!!
Arlan, special thanks to you, you really( without even realizing it) helped me a lot too!

Monkey Outlaw said...

Horrble! I can't believe after six years that was the best they came up with! And then today with the Tina confession or who her "first" was ...WTF!

Nicole M said...

I'm a bit late on this but didn't get to watch it till today,All I can say is a cried when the show ended, I'm not sure how i feel except that I'll miss it so much.. I mean it was just a show but it felt like so much more.. no matter that this last little season was a bit dissapointing, I did want to know who did it but knew I wouldn't find out. And from what I hear it can go any way the spin off doesn't necessarily mean that it was her who killed Jenny, it was just her who takes the fall :) I will sincerely and with all my heart miss this show and they better make a bloody movie! I feel like a little part of my life has ended I really do. Thanks Ilene for this great show. funny as it sounds it was there for me at a tough time in my life.

posted this on facebook but felt I shoulda posted it here.

Thanks Arlan for all your top tens will definitely miss them greatly

Anonymous said...

I am going to miss the show and your top 10 blogs Arlan :)

Solo said...

i would say : thank you for great first 3 seasons...
for me this was total nonsense....
all started as dreamed LA full of beautiful lesbians ...with fantastic jobs nd nice friendly evenings together...ended with half of them not having job and having mental problems...Shane is lost after sleeping with 586743769 girls she was fine,but after Jen she is fucked up....Max is Max...still dont get it how a pregnant woman can have facial hair...arent the hormones doing smtg to ur body??? Alice is far from funny nd bubbly...Jen..i still believe the show would be better if they ''killed'' her instead of Dana...all this mental nonsense wouldnt be written...
nd I dont get it how this beautiful serial became all about Jenny movie???
disapointed....very very much !!!
if i remember smtg else i ll write again

Lily said...

:D:D:D:D:D:D < the L word cast(not)

.......wtf.

that was... an induced ending. bright lights and smiles....and smoke?

I feel jipped. Fuck Jenny (/ilene) for making the whole fucking last season about her pretty much. She should have died in the first episode and then never showed up again.

Anonymous said...

only redeeming moment of the episode was Rachel Shelley licking on a lollipop.

Lori B said...

The L Word changed my life. It allowed me to finally accept myself and be okay with it.

For that I can not thank Ilene and THE CAST enough for 6 wonderful years.

This final season, I FEEL, was a giant hodgepodge of lofty writing that provided little to no closure for fans.

I am not sure if this means Ilene has a follow up movie "in the bag" or if she and the creative team decided to risk it.

I feel the show deserved a proper close, as Queer as Folk did provide its viewers.

Funny enough I recall being irked at QAF's end; now I see the genius behind that show as it ended perfectly compared to TLW.

I will always be grateful to have had the show, I simply wish they would have taken a different stance on the ending.

I really dislike "killing" Jenny off, or rather her killing herself (???). It doesn't speak to any kind of growth or what not.

I guess then again, IT'S TV right, so the sensationalist and lofty writing angle maybe should have just been expected.

At any rate, I loved the series and wouldn't trade it for the world.

Well I guess I might trade 7 of the 8 season 6 epi's in favor of a different direction and close. Epi 603 was to much fun to not keep.

Take care, Lori B!

Crystal said...

Despite the finale, this show meant so much to so many people. As my girlfriend was saying after we watched it last night: we grew up with these characters, we came out with these characters, and they will always hold a special place in our hearts.

All that said, the last episode was a disgrace to everything the show could have stood for, and it did not do our characters justice.

Izy said...

I'm still confused...
the whoel season was a big disapointment, i'm not looking forward to seeing the ├ępisodes again.
It looks 1 or 2 episodes too short. Am i the only one who was wondering more than a couple of times during this last episode "Wait- did i miss something? when did that happen?

It could have been so much better.. i'm pretty dispapointed by the writers jobs, aswell as the directors one..

Anonymous said...

Jo_shmo and Liz I found the hour special online.
http://supernovatube.com/play.php?viewkey=f737d445d0d215c28fb2
or
http://tv-mocero.com/tv/links/show/the-l-word/season/6/episode/9/finale-special/
enjoy.

Anonymous said...

can anyone please link me to the rememberance episode??

i dont one but all i can say i was disappointed like many others. jus dont getit.. who killed jenny, im also thinking it was bette.. as her and shane were the only 2 she held hands with at the end of the show.. maybe a hint? hmmm no idea...

Izy said...

wait wait wait, THERE IS gonna be an 'L Word' MOVIE

Are we gonna find out who killed Jenny?

The Farm

After being convicted of murder Jenny Schecter, Alice is incarcerated in California's Humboldt State Farm and Prison for Women. Arriving alongside Alice is Valentina Galindo, a seemly humble articulate woman but beneath her gentle exterior lies a ruthless woman. She is feared by all and thought to be the most dangerous woman in California, while only convicted for racketeering, drugs and assault. Valentina is believed to be the Hitler of LA's underground responsible for ordering countless murders. Valentina has many enemies who would offer a handsome reward for her head.

NotHappy said...

At the end when it said thanks for 6 great season I wanted to scream maybe like 4 1/2 great seasons. This season was so disappointing. I am just as confused now as I was at the beginning of the season. It's like they purposely made it bad so we wouldn't be as pissed off when it ended.

They didn't tie anything up... all the story lines were left dangling. And about the most boobs we saw were the pregnant guys... go fucking figure! They should have killed Jenny a lot sooner...

Jo_Schmo said...

Thanks to a helpful stranger, I saw the L word special...and I was moved.

Despite the fact that the last season left me wanting, at the end of the day, we were given a show for 6 years that was unbelievably groundbreaking.

I will miss Bette, Tina, Shane, Alice, Helena, Dana, Kit, Tasha, even Jenny and all the wonderful people that I grew up aspiring to be.

Like so many others, the L word changed my life...I remember sneaking downstairs to watch the first episode of the first season aired in Australia at midnight all those years ago. Sneaking because I was scared of my parents. Who would've thought that years later, I'd become the proud gay girl, lesbian that I am now.

Thank you to the L word for changing the world a little bit and helping me grow up into the person that I am today.

Vale said...

Honestly, it sucked. It left me with so many questions, it didn't tie up *one* single storyline and it wasn't a finale fit for a normal season, let alone for the LAST season of the first decent shows completely about lesbians.

They would have done a better job not shooting season 6 at all.

Anonymous said...

1. why is shane wearing a dress in the finale poster?
2. why the hell is shane wearing a dress in the finale poster?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice, when Shane saw Tina and Bette at their home(on the stairs)(after their hot sex all night long), the conversation was similar to the First Episode with some changes, it almost made me cry, for me it was so touching,and so sad that it was the last episode...and the time went so quickly since that first Episode, that I secretly watched on my computer...

angryblkfeminist said...

I'm with everyone else. The final season had potential, but it just sucked as a whole. It was the L word I wish I could unsee. The last two episodes were especially crappy...two hours to have very little happen.

UGH. I'm so sad because I *loved* the ending of Queer as Folk. I was sad for it to end, but it was a good ending. fulfilling.

Anonymous said...

What, what and wha?? Too many loose ends! UGH! I have loved the show all these years and to have it end like this? Not enuff Bette & Tina lovin' either....

Cheryl said...

WHO KILLED JENNY!?!??!?!

The L-Turn said...

I wrote an entry about my thoughts and favorite scenes on my blog The L-Turn. You can read it Here

JSBEMTRCLEv said...

thE eNDing of seasoN 6 reaLly kiLLs ME. . . mY brain is like shouting right noW. . ."more!!!!!!!!!".. daMn. . im going to missed theM all. . this damn movie is really awesome..! and got a very talented hoping the movie will come to the actresses. . .uhmmm....im really philippines. . this would really help those people hiding on their closet. . i love you guys....i loved alice and tasha. . really!! (hug)