The Gay Girl’s Guide to TV and Movies: What to Watch

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Supergirl — “Homecoming” — SPG214a_0064.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer, Helen Slater as Eliza Danvers, and Dean Cain as Jeremiah Danvers — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Shows to watch that are currently on air.

These are the shows that still have new episodes coming out and you’ll definitely want to catch up on them before the story gets any deeper. Because they’re all worth obsessing over.


“We should kiss the girls we want to kiss.” Okay fine, Maggie, twist my arm. The relationships between Maggie Sawyer and Alex Danvers on The CW’s Supergirl is everything. Alex’s coming out story was beautiful, well done, and realistic. Her relationship and conversation she had with her sister and mother were important. And now, her screen time with Maggie is so relevant. Their relationship isn’t perfect (what relationship is…) and neither is the show, but I like what I see so far. Plus, Katie McGrath (Lena Luthor) just got signed on for another season so I’m not going anywhere yet. Watch Supergirl on netflix and then join the fun on Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.

Wynonna Earp

The magic between Waverly Earp and Officer Nicole Haught on Syfy’s Wynonna Earp was, without a doubt, 2016’s best queer comeback. These two are defying tropes and stereotypes left and right, but that’s not surprising with Emily Andras as the showrunner. The first season of this new show will come to Netflix on April 1 and the second season will be premiering in June! You should probably go catch up now because those 12 episodes packed a lot of punch.

The Fosters

Everyone should be watching this show and if you’re not then you’re doing something wrong. It doesn’t get enough hype as it should in the world of “fandom,” but I’m here to change that. The dynamic between Lena and Stef Adams-Foster is inspiring and their ability to keep their family together throughout every obstacle known to (wo)man is astounding. Catch the first few season on Netflix and then keep up every Tuesday at 8/7c on Freeform.

Orphan Black

The end of last season’s Orphan Black left a few people nervous but recent pictures remind us that we have nothing to fear and the writers of the show have our backs. If you can’t see the chemistry between Cosima and Delphine then you should probably get your eyes checked. Orphan Black returns June 10 which gives you a few months too catch up on the first four seasons on Netflix.

Grey’s Anatomy

There’s definitely mixed reviews about Grey’s Anatomy but I think the stories it tells about the queer characters on it are too realistic and important to ignore. Although Callie is no longer on the show, Arizona is still working hard at provided the queer community with some decent rep on TV these days.