‘The L Word: Generation Q’: 5 Shows to Watch if You Like the Series
The L Word: Generation Q is watched by fans around the world. Created by Ilene Chaiken and rebooted from the 2004 series The L Word, the show invites viewers into the world of a group of LGBTQ+ friends in Los Angeles as they navigate the highs and lows of life together. From relationships and breakups to success and setbacks, it tackles a lot of complicated issues. But the show’s realism is exactly why so many viewers like it.
It’s currently unclear if The L Word: Generation Q will get another season. But the good news is that there are plenty of other shows that capture the elements of what makes it so appealing. Whether you watch the show for the friendships or the relationships, this list has options for everyone. Here are five shows to watch if you like The L Word: Generation Q.
One of the most popular shows in recent history, Euphoria follows the friendship between Rue Bennett (Zendaya) and Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), two troubled girls trying to make sense of this thing called life. The show only premiered in 2019, but it has already amassed a cult following due to its relatable storytelling and fantastic cinematography. Watch it now on HBO Max.
The characters in Pose have been through a lot together, just like the ones in The L Word: Generation Q. Mj Rodriguez leads the show as Blanca Evangelista, a fixture on New York City’s iconic ballroom scene who leaves her “house” to create her own. She takes in LGBTQ kids disowned by their families along the way, offering them support, guidance, and, of course, the chance to walk balls with her.
Pose ran for three wildly successful seasons before ending in 2021. It’s available to watch now on FX.
3. ‘Queer as Folk’
Queer as Folk, on the surface, sounds perhaps the most like The L Word: Generation Q, only, it’s set across the country, in Philadelphia, and follows a group of gay males experiencing life and love. The series concluded back in 2005 after five hit seasons but remains a fan-favorite show among viewers today. Check it out on Showtime Anytime, then get ready for the reboot, which is currently in development.
4. ‘South of Nowhere’
If you’re looking for a show featuring two leads with great chemistry à la Bette Porter and Tina Kennard, then you might really enjoy South of Nowhere. The series chronicles the friendship between teenagers Spencer Carlin and Ashley Davies, which evolves into a romantic relationship as the show progresses.
South of Nowhere received positive marks from critics before ending its three-season run in 2008. It can be found on Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV for small fees.
5. ‘Work in Progress’
Work in Progress is another show that fans of The L Word: Generation Q should have on their radar. Released in 2019, it’s loosely based on the life of writer, comedian, and actor, Abby McEnany. “Abby is a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship,” reads the official Showtime description.
Work in Progress just wrapped its second season in October, which is available to watch now on Showtime.