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GLAAD's Staff TV Recommendations

Every week, the GLAAD staff is going to provide you with recommendations of LGBTQ media you can consume during COVID-19. Below you will find GLAAD staff’s TV recommendations.

What LGBTQ-inclusive TV shows have you been watching in quarantine?

I rewatched No Tomorrow. It’s a one season show on Netflix about a guy who thinks the world is ending in 8 months. There’s a queer woman of color with a lot of character growth in it, and it’s just generally lovable and uplifting. The point of it is to live in the moment and go for the things you want!

-Hannah Hirschhorn, Operations Coordinator

I watched High Fidelity on Hulu a couple weeks ago, after a friend’s tweet convinced me to. The show is about a record store owner, and her two friends that work there with her. As a music lover, my interest was piqued and I was not let down. Zoe Kravitz is great in it, and while her character doesn’t label her sexuality at any point in the season (here’s hoping they use the word bi+ in season 2!) has relationships with different genders. Also, her best friend is a gay man. A fun watch for anyone who loves music, comedy, and a little bit of romance.

-Mackenzie Harte, GLAAD Media Institute Coordinator

Retweet! - Taylor Owen, Senior Associate, Strategic Partnerships

OK, I am way late to the game, but I just started Schitt’s Creek. I’ve only watched one season so far, but I am loving it. It’s the perfect distraction right now. I’m not bingeing it, though. Instead, I’m watching it between other series I devoured way too quickly (i.e. Hollywood, Never Have I Ever and a ton of reality dating competitions).

-Georgia Davis, Executive Assistant to the Chief Development Officer

I watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on NBC because I love horrendously campy musical TV comedies, especially when it features talent like the fabulously incomparable Alex Newell! It wonderfully executes its absurd premise of an introverted computer engineer who begrudgingly begins to get more involved in the lives of the people around her after accidentally gaining the mysterious ability to experience the thoughts and emotions of other people through musical numbers in her head. The team does an amazing job of using its absurd premise to deliver powerfully poignant moments of vulnerability and lessons on grief, love, and every emotion in between. I didn’t know a comedy could make me cry so much.

- Louise Prollamante, LA Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President of the GLAAD Media Institute

I have obsessively been watching Motherland: Fort Salem on Freeform. It follows the experiences of young witches Raelle, Abigail, and Tally in their first year of mandatory military service. Each young woman enters the military with different motivations but all come to discover and learn to deal with the horrors and ethical struggles involved with war. The creators of the show do a phenomenal job of conceptualizing and incrementally painting an alternate universe and history where modern-day witches are conscripted to military service due to an agreement between the Salem witches and the Massachusetts Bay militia hundreds of years ago. It does a beautiful job of queer representation primarily by fleshing out two very different queer women with different personalities, skills, and approaches in life. Raelle is a reluctant conscript whose powerful healing abilities are matched by her choleric demeanor while her romantic interest Scylla is a mysterious older cadet with a talent for necromancy and charming young impressionable lesbians.

- Louise Prollamante, LA Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chief Communications Officer and Senior Vice President of the GLAAD Media Institute

I was able to catch up on the final season of Modern Family.  As you all may know, the show features a gay couple who are the heart of this show and make it what it is.  Their joy for life and the happiness they bring to everyone who watches it makes me want to see all LGBTQ people all over the world be just as happy as they are.  To be able to love without judgment, to be who they are, and live the lives they all want to live.

-Leo Chui, IT Associate

I’ve never been hugely into the superhero/villain genre but I’ve been watching DC Universe’s animated Harley Quinn series and been enjoying every minute of it. It’s laugh out loud funny and manages to have a feminist leaning in addition to it’s crude humor and killer team dynamics. The build up of the romance between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy is a delight to watch, letting the queerness from the comics translate to the silver screen.

-Raina Deerwater, Entertainment Research and Analysis Associate