As a result of the Covid-19 chaos, places start to close such as workplaces, restaurants, bars and the worst of all… the gym! Many of us are at home not exactly sure what to do with ourselves. At the beginning, it sounded like a dream come true. We get to stay at home and relax and skip the morning traffic however this routine is getting a little boring. Let’s escape the chaos of Covid-19 and distract ourselves with good television series!
Here is our recommendation for television series that highlight and shed a positive light on the LGBTQ community.
AJ and the Queen
RuPaul’s debuts on the Netflix Original Series as AJ and the Queen as Ruby Red. The character Ruby Red is a down-on-her-luck Drag Queen that travels across America in a rundown RV. Ruby Red is accompanied by a wise-cracking 10 years old orphan stow-away named AJ. Each episode is a pleasant surprise with special guest appearances of legendary Drag Race Alumna.
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
The 2nd season to American Crime Story focussing on the death of the legendary gay fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez), who was murdered by Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) on the steps of his home in 1977. Darren Criss has received praise for his performance, has won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor and a Golden Globe for Best Actor - Mini-Series, or Television Film.
A police procedural comedy that follows a team of detectives in the fictional 99th Precinct of the NYPD in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Nine-NIne has received praise from the LGBT community throughout its run and won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. You will love the characters Rose Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) and Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher).
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend focuses on the overachieving Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), a real estate lawyer from Harvard who leaves her job in New York City to win back her ex-boyfriend. The series has received praise for its portrayal of mental health, female sexuality and parenting, with Bloom receiving a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2016.
Eastsiders follows Thom (Van Hansis) and Cal (Kat Williamson), an on-and-off couple struggling with coming to terms with their infidelity and substance abuse. The show has received a number of accolades including 6 Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
Grace and Frankie
Starring Hollywood icons Jane Fonda and Tomlin as two unlikely friends that find out their husbands have been romantically involved with each other for the last twenty years. The two women bond and try to cope with the circumstances together. The show has received multiple nominations for a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award. Grace and Frankie is a breath of fresh air that highlights an older generation of LGBT members which we do not typically see in the media. .
How to Get Away with Murder
Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis plays Annalise Keating, a law professor who becomes entangled in a murder plot with five of her students. The sixth and final season premiered last September in the United States and will conclude this Spring.
One Day at Time
One Day at a Time follows the story of a Cuban-American mother and former Army veteran who suffers from PTSD and her relationship with her family. The show was praised for tackling serious issues that are not typically seen in a sitcom such as homophobia, racism, depression. The show was canceled and people on social media were an absolute uproar for a fourth season.
The reboot of Bravo’s iconic series, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, follows the new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert; Tan France, fashion expert; Karamo Brown, culture expert; Bobby Berk, design expert; and Jonathan Van Ness, grooming expert. The series follows the Fab Five transform the lives of people – straight and LGBTQ – who are in dire need of lifestyle makeovers.
Netflix's original coming-of-age dramedy Sex Education follows Otis Millburn (Asa Butterfield), a sexually awkward teenager living with his sex therapist mother, and his friend Eric (Ncuti Gatwa). The show has received praise from fans and critics for the cast’s performances, for dealing with sensitive subjects and its diverse representation of the LGBTQ community. Sex Education received over 40 million streams within its first months making it one of Netflix’s most successful show of all time.
The Dragon Prince
The Netflix original animated series was co-written by Avatar: The Last Airbender head writer Aaron Ehasz. The series launches the viewer into a world of adventure and fantasy upon a miraculous discovery that inspires two human princes and an elven assassin to team up on an epic question to bring peace between their lands. The show has been applauded by audiences for their diversity in race, sexuality, and ability.