This was so epic. I wasn’t an Ellen fan (we really didn’t watch corny white-people sitcoms in our house…no Friends…no Seinfeld…etc) but I did sneak and watch this. I really thought her career was over. They cancelled her show, she couldn’t get any work, and she just became “that gay lady.”
Now she’s rebounded to take Oprah’s spot as the top talk show host and all of America loves her. Proof that if you just be yourself and stay positive, people will come around.
Desperate Housewives, Bree spies on Andrew & Justin
I remember being a little upset that the only gay character on DH turned out to be a psychopath. It was too close to home, a little too close to all of the older gay characters throughout the decades that were played as social deviants because homosexuality is a ‘disorder.’ But gay or not, he would’ve been a psychopath and the story was better because of the gay angle, so I got over it. Plus the two of them were kind of hot (in that generic white sort of way) so that was fun to see on network television.
Now he’s a gay alcoholic with a failed marriage…good job ABC. You can give him some redeeming qualities any day now.
I always felt way too old to be watching Degrassi…but we watched it every week in college anyway. And god forbid a marathon come on because No Work would get done that day. Marco was such a great character, really the first gay teen on TV that I could see myself in. Oh Degrassi, you really do Goes There.