This winter recommendation is a completely mixed bag because I’m always starting something new alongside the series I usually watch. However, because of this diversity, you’re bound to find something to check out. I would have liked to write about the new Lord of the Rings, but, unfortunately, it didn’t hit the LGBTQ+ radar, despite being beautiful and wonderful. Besides, it would be pointless to rave about it too much. These three series, on the other hand, are in the LGBTQ+ section, so it’s worth it to give them a try.
Fresh off the boat
This series has been on my list for years due to Tumblr. Constance Wu is a fantastic comedian (and actress), and although the script isn’t that different from other sitcoms, she has gotten it right. If you liked Kim’s Convenience, then you’ll love this. The story follows the life of a Chinese immigrant family in Florida. The basic plot itself is incredibly entertaining, but year after year it gets better. In addition to the two parents, the story of the three sons unfolds. Since my knowledge of Asian culture is superficial, I often find myself in the role of the “white person”, but that’s exactly what makes it work. I can’t turn it off and just keep watching episodes. Sadly, only six seasons of it were made, but at least they are all on Disney+. You have to wait a little for the LGBTQ+ thread, but the series does not let down and it gives a nice arc to the story.
The Legend of Vox Machina
Also, from Tumblr, I found out about a thing called “critical role”, which is when people role play live and record it. This animated series is the epitome of that. I’ve been hooked on animated series lately since the streaming services have been pouring money and energy into adult animated series. You can find some gems out there. This is one of them. With an Amazon Prime subscription, you can watch the The Legend of Vox Machina, which has everything from dragons to elves in it, all with a drop of humor and LGBTQ+ characters. You can binge through the first season, and the second is already in the making.
This series is one of those cases where you think you can’t go wrong, because the story of the Netflix warrior nuns must be LGBTQ+. In light of that, I sped through the first season. I wasn’t wrong about much, but it didn’t soar beyond my expectations. Sometimes it was boring and unintelligible. Then, for some reason, I felt that I needed to watch the second season, although I didn’t expect much. Fortunately, there is a reason for including the series in this article. Not just visually, but also story-wise the second season got better, and finally I found the LGBTQ+ potential in it. The series paints the Catholic church in a slightly different light, but it’s definitely the strong female characters that will have you binge watching through the second season. Plus, another reason for that is that Alba Baptista plays the main character.
Translated by Amy Soto