Ah, 2013. Man, this year was a good year to be a lesbian who watches a LOT of tv.
Like, a really, really good year. In a nutshell: This year gave me Tamsin (Lost Girl), Cosima Niehaus and Delphine Cormier (Orphan Black), Alex fucking Vause (Orange is the New Black), and Holly Stewart’s face (Rookie Blue). And in rapid succession at that — God bless you, Tumblr, for being my top rec source for everything obsession-worthy.
In summary: I JUST CANNOT. Not sure exactly how I survived all that obsessing but here I am doing this rundown of favorite moments. Subtitle: Thank you for being awesome this year, Canada!
Lost Girl: Where Tamsin comes running to Bo
Remember this moment in 3.08 where Tamsin gets so excited about Bo’s extraordinary performance and literally comes to her running to congratulate her… with a kiss?
What? You need a visual reminder?
Lost Girl: Where Tamsin is drunk and she gets into the tub
I think I played this scene over and over just to make sure it wasn’t fan-made or that I wasn’t actually just dreaming all of it up. Tamsin being honest with Bo in true in vino veritas style, and right inside a tub filled with suds, at that.
Oh, right. A visual reminder. (I also wrote about the Lost Girl finale here.)
Orphan Black: Where Cosima just wants to make crazy science with Delphine
I wish I talked about Orphan Black more, though I did do a rather lengthy segment here, I still feel that this show deserved its own stand-alone lengthy post. With a lot of Evelyne Brochu pictures, preferably.
Orange is the New Black: Because, Alex Vause.
I did not see this show coming. I was knee-deep in school-work and work-work when this came into my life, and I really did not know what hit me. Except that it looked like a very attractive bespectacled girl to me. Haha. Oh man, Laura Prepon. How hot is your voice?
Rookie Blue: Or, alternatively, how attractive is your face, Holly Stewart?
Speaking of shows with attractive bespectacled girls that I did not see coming, here’s an obscure show that was also peddled to me via Tumblr: Rookie Blue. Plot-wise, it’s like Grey’s Anatomy but for cops, and it has an adorable blonde named Gail Peck, who is attractive and emotionally unavailable/constipated, which is how I normally like my blonde characters. (See also: Naomi from Skins.)
But really, what hooked me was a forensic pathologist named Holly Stewart. What is refreshing about Holly is that she announces straight (snicker) away that she is lesbian, and man, this is a ship that had, like, less than 20 minutes between them, and YET. Ugh. Adorable.
Game of Thrones: Where Margaery steals the whole kingdom, este, show.
Natalie fucking Dormer, my god. Season 3 of Game of Thrones was our community watch — meaning, it’s the show we all watched apart then talked about when we were together, and can anybody really forget what happened at that fucking dinner, oh my God. Never inviting cellists to my wedding. Also: I ship Margaery Tyrell with myself. I love, love, love Natalie Dormer’s face.
Honorable mentions/Things you should also be watching:
The Crazy Ones. Where Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar are in advertising. It is hilarious, and watch for James Wolk, who is handsome and actually fucking funny.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. I predict this would my biggest obsession for 2014. I can feel it. I love the familiar dynamics of this crew — this is, after all, a Joss Whedon show. I love how Phil Coulson is like Giles, and how Ward is like Angel, haha. I love how I cannot place Melinda May in any role I’m familiar with — which is why I love her the hardest. Also, for the longest time, I have been resisting Skye’s face, but damn there is something attractive about her that I cannot comprehend right now. Fearless forecast: I’ll be shipping her with Jemma Simmons by January. Or maybe tomorrow. Also, Fitz reminds me of Xander.