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12 March 2009 @ 09:05 am
The L Word finale (possible spoilers)  
Well, the sixth and final season of The L Word is now over.

I think my longtime feelings about the show would have been better if they'd just ended it with last season. Seasons four and five were both excellent, satisfying drama, and the season five finale worked fine as a permanent ending.

Season six started with the police arriving to investigate the suspected murder of the show's most irritating character. Over the seasons, Jenny has grown from selfish and irresponsible to psychotic and unforgivably manipulative. And not in a good way. Jenny's presence in any scene is enough to make me grit my teeth, so I was thrilled that she was dead. Unfortunately, that didn't mean she was out of the show. In fact, just about everything between that initial scene and the final scene of the show was Jenny-centric flashback.

And not normal Jenny either, but Jenny with the annoying cranked up to 11. Each episode featured at least one character getting screwed over by Jenny and dramatically wishing her dead, thus creating the fun expectation that any of them might have done it. The fact that Lucy Lawless (Xena) was cast as the police detective promised that the season might even act as a decent mystery. But sadly, such hopes were dashed as the episode ended without giving us a single clue as to who actually did it.

While the episode gave little closure on the mystery issue, it bent over backwards to deliver microclosure on most of the characters lives, as many of their many relationship issues got more or less resolved in one day flat just in time for Jenny to die. We even got some cameos of old, nearly forgotten characters like Tim and Marina.

But we don't know who killed Jenny! Or do we? Apparently show creator Ilene Chaiken has made a pilot for a women's prison drama starring Leisha Hailey as her L-Word character Alice Pieszecki. I'm not so sure I need to see cute, peppy Alice in prison, especially since the L-Word already showed us Helena in prison. And even if Alice is in prison for killing Jenny, I doubt very much that she's actually guilty.

Listening to: Maria Taylor - "Light House"
The Mud Puppy: Dear Penthouse...mudpuppy83 on March 12th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
I never thought I'd say this when looking at the lovely posterior of an (I'm assuming) beautiful woman...

...but those shoes really clash with the whole ensemble.
alsnowgrrlalsnowgrrl on March 12th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Yea, we were all like "WHAT!? THAT"S IT?" I had to watch it a second time to see if I missed something ... sadly I didn't. They are putting on SHO.com, the interrogation tapes. The one they have up now is from Tina, with some interesting news about her. I hope these "tapes" will have some kind of closure.

Who's looking at the shoes?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: loving the monkeyassmonkeydiary on March 12th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm curious about those interrogation tapes, but I don't really expect any answers from them.
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on March 12th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
I did...some of us do that. I'm not proud but it's the truth. I grieve over it on long winter nights.
alsnowgrrlalsnowgrrl on March 12th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
But it's true ... Some really hot, black (or red) CFM 5" stiletto pumps would've been better....
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on March 12th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Now I know I'm getting old-I had to look up CFM to figure out what it meant. Back when I was a lad we just called 'em "FM" shoes, without the initials. Or the C part. I must say, though, I agree...
alsnowgrrlalsnowgrrl on March 12th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
That's what we called 'em in the 80's ;^)
Professor Mortis: Dr.Timprofessormortis on March 12th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)

Somehow I failed to account for that possibility. If it's any consolation my mental age hovers around 70, so my natural impulse is to just say "some really swell heels".
alsnowgrrlalsnowgrrl on March 12th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on March 13th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
Gotta say I love what (c)FM pumps/heels do for a woman's look/walk, but hate what it does ultimately to their toes and tendons enough that I'd just as soon never see them again.