Monday, December 10, 2007

Putting the L in onLine

Nobody puts Alice in a cornerWell, as you’ve probably already heard, “The L Word” will premiere a week early online at OurChart.com. That’s right, you can stream the first episode for free starting Dec. 30, a week before it airs on Showtime Jan. 6. Which is a cool idea and a great way to drive traffic to OurChart and all that jazz. But, of course, there are a few catches. First, if you are an international viewer you’re S.O.L., since the stream won’t be available to those outside the U.S. And the second and biggest catch is that the episode will be a TV-14 version of the real thing. Which means naughty words will be bleeped, naughty bits will be blurred and naughty naughtiness will be abridged. To which I say, “Come on, Ilene. Don’t you know that’s why we watch in the first place?”

TLW master Svengali Ilene Chaiken has written a post over at the O.C. about the online premiere and calls the new season the best and the “sexiest, funniest, cleverest, most romantic and most consummate” one yet. The first episode is apparently titled “LGB Tease” and picks up just a few weeks after season 4 left off. Which means Jenny should already be off that dingy. Bummer. A new promo has also hit the web telling us what to expect next year. [Hat tip, Tonya!] Yes, yes, it mentions the lesbian oil wrestling. But it also mentions pot brownies, group dynamics and sex, lots of sex. Which, if Ilene and Co. are true to their word, means the online episode premiere should go something like this:

SHANE:
Hey.
RANDOM WOMAN
Hey, back. Wanna get naked?
(Blur. Blur. Blur.)
BETTE
Hey Tina, how do you feel about getting back together?
(Bleep. Bleep. Bleep.)
KIT
Look I have a line in this episode!
(Abridge. Abridge. Abridge.)
Oh damn, they cut it.


p.s. Also, based on the last minute and change of that promo, think you can guess which season 5 storyline Ilene is “most excited about?” I hereby dub season 5 “The Tibette Tease.”

7 comments:

slacker said...

I think there was room for Jenny, IC, and EZ in the dinghy. Unfortuantely, rescues happen sometimes.

(For the record, I still like Mia's acting...can she come back as Jenny's not batsh*t-crazy cousin so that seeing her on screen wouldn't be like nails on a thousand chalkboards?)

peggypeabody said...

i'm actually having a serious debate about if I should watch it on OC or later, dilemna, why would i want to see the version with all the dirty parts cut out? if its still the same both ways then maybe it's not such a good episode, lol. guess they really want traffic on the ourchart.

You've probably seen this already but if you havent then This is my favorite l word trailer (lol, its a parody, from tlwonline recapper). And this one too. or they're all on youtube

Sue J said...

I'm always a season behind because I have to rely on Netflix now for my L Word fix. But I'm glad I haven't missed anything:

SHANE:
Hey.
RANDOM WOMAN
Hey, back. Wanna get naked?
(Blur. Blur. Blur.)
BETTE
Hey Tina, how do you feel about getting back together?
(Bleep. Bleep. Bleep.)
KIT
Look I have a line in this episode!
(Abridge. Abridge. Abridge.)


You are too funny, Dorothy!

Anonymous said...

just some freaky chart connections, in real life: Kate Moennig aka Shane had quite a few hot sessions with Rosanne Arquette aka married woman in Season 1, who is now, in real life, snogging Paul McCartney!

http://www.showbizspy.com/2007/12/07/paul-mccartney-introduces-rosanna-arquette-to-daughter-beatrice/

I can't quite decide if I find this funny or creepy :)

Jen said...

Oh, I'm getting excited :) I'm holding off on the OC version - who wants L-word without the dirty bits.. come on! It's playing here at the theater, sponsored by HRC, so we're putting together a big party with a bunch of friends. can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Haha nice ep summary

Femikneesm said...

Bless you for your updates Ms Dorothy. I'm in Australia so will be downloading my season 5 eps - can't wait.