Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pre-Pre-L: L'ementary, my dear Watson

So, is this the look that kills? Or is it the look that is about to get killed? Let's get our Sherlock Holmes on and sleuth out the answers. The first production stills of “The L Word” Season 6 have been released and if the 30-some images are any indication, things are deadly serious in the house that Mama Chaiken built. It's like a no smile zone. All we see initially in episode 601 are the gals sitting around The Planet waiting for someone to die.

[Photos by Paul Michaud/Showtime. Please link instead of reposting. Click any and all to enlarge.]

Bette: Come on, arms like those alone are reason to smile.Shane: I wouldn't smile either if I had to wear Beetlejuice's pants.Alice: Is this the face of guilt?Jenny: Is this the face of crazy?Tasha: Yep, Jenny is the face of crazy.Tina: She is either telling Helena she wants two sugars or to duck because someone has a gun.Helena: This is as close as we get to a smile, and really I think it says, “Dammit, Ilene, didn't you already kill off Dana?”Once the gals move away from The Planet things are just as smile-free, but conveniently more LOLesbians-worthy.

Shane: I has a bucket.Alice: Looking innocent, ur doin it wrong.Alice & Tasha 1: Being in love, ur also doin it wrong.Alice & Tasha 2: OK, now ur doin it rite.Shane: All ur lesbians are belong to us.Bette: Hey, sum ur lesbians are belong to me.Tina: Pout, I has it.(Also, um are those plastic cuffs on that dress? Tina, girl, no.)

This next set I call "A Day in the Life of The Lesbian Fonz.”

Morning: Everything was great until her girlfriend got home.Afternoon: Yeah, this is my suitcase. Why do you ask?Evening: This could be why I'm living out of a paper bag.(Note: Yes, Shenny fans, there is a Santa Claus. He apparently comes in episode 604. Though from the kung fu grip Shane has on Jenny's wrists and the less than, um, French response to her kiss I'd say it's not the embrace you were hoping for...at least not yet.)

These next few shots are also from episode 604 (don't ask me why they've skipped over 602 and 603). Take a look at who is present and accounted for. I see Shane, Jenny, Alice, Bette, Tina and Kit.They couldn't be THAT obvious and narrow our death list down to Helena and Tasha, could they? Still, that grin on Kit's face totally says, “Hallelujah, I get to live!”

Though, I guess anyone who includes not one, not two, but three shots of herself in the promo stills actually could be that obvious.Speaking of obvious, apparently the Showtime marketing department really loves their puns, about lesbian sex or otherwise. This came in the mail today.Yep, they're cookies. Yep, they're in a box that reads: “TV SO GOOD YOU COULD EAT IT UP.” Sadly, the “Weeds” cookie did not live up to its advertising. Though, I plan to revel in the totally unsubtle dirtiness of eating the ladies of TLW later today. What? You know you wish you could, too.

44 comments:

zooey said...

You know, checking who is present and accounted for in the episode four stills could be useless considering the way Ilene Chaiken likes to mess with timelines.
I'm almost convinced that the person is going to be killed in the first two minutes and then they're going to spend the whole season showing everything leading up to how it happened.

RHEA said...

I'm with Zooey. I can totally see the murder happening in the first two minutes, and then the rest of the season being a flashback leading up to it. I wouldn't even be surprised if we don't even know exactly who dies in the first two minutes, but just that SOMEONE dies.

invisigoth said...

Oh Dorothy, how I love you!

Jaz said...

You rock! Dorothy!

Thanks, and erm....keep 'em coming!

:)

Estella said...

“Hallelujah, I get to live!”
LOL....

Yes Kit Porter deserves better. Anyway from the dead body size, im sure its not her, nor Tina nor Bette

Anonymous said...

i like the last pic.
looks good.

The Gentleman said...

What?? Shenny??? My eyes!!!My Eyes!!!

omg! said...

Those arms Jennifer, just those arms! :)
I just wanna see Tibette happily in love!

long beach kelster said...

DS, you crack me up.
Very sad what Chaiken is doing to the L Word.
Thx for the heads up...

TheWeyrd1 said...

You know someone is gonna sell those on ebay in about 10 years...heh.

Nanc Twop said...

You, know I can live with S6 being 'Murder, She Danced'...

but just 'No' to Shenny!

Anonymous said...

stunning Jennifer Beals

not only the arms

what a smile

great post DS

Anonymous said...

This is not sad.this is good drama..I think IC is making it iteresting for us..those arms are gorgeous on JB Another series better be in the works..

nlg said...

Shenny. Ew.

Sarah said...

This was really great...
...up until Shane and Jenny.
Please excuse me while I go purge, O_x.

Oriana said...

Ditto to Sarah!!!!
I so hope that a friendship kiss!!!! No Shenny for any season!!!

Come back Carmen!!!!!!! :( :'( :S
<3 <3 <3

Thanks Dorothy...

cappuccinogirl said...

for someone who is allergic to artificial food colouring, those cookies add a whole different dimension to 'if looks could kill'.

slacker said...

Maybe 602/603 are all tibette sex.

Hope springs eternal, even if the well of inspiration turned into a murkey backwater years ago.

Anonymous said...

Rose Rollins is the most beautiful women on earth

Erin G. said...

Your picture captions crack me up!...I always detox after the season ends and I don't watch it at all until the new season starts...make the whole season lead up to the first two mintues? very plausible.

Anonymous said...

oh i dont want shane to die=( but i think she'll get poisend and someone gets the blame for it, as zooey said i think it is in the first 2 min, cus from what i know everyone of the cast will be in the whole season.

fallon said...

Brilliant post(!!!), traumatizing prospects...

Waaaa! I don't want Helena to die!!! It's still months to go (or is it? I haven't a clue when the season premiere is...) and I'm already totally nervous. I didn't think I had it left in me to actually care about this show, or the characters in it. Gah. Damn these gorgeous women for sneaking up on my heart like that.

And I'm with whoever said 'Shenny?? My eyes!!! My eyes!!!' Ack!

Anonymous said...

"They couldn't be THAT obvious and narrow our death list down to Helena and Tasha, could they?"

Um, hello, DOR anybody?

Where's Max?

First of all Weird Stuff is going on between Jenny and Shane. Who live together. With Max.

Shane is seen at someone else's apartment with a hastily grabbed sack of clothes in hand, looking very distraught. And absent of her housemates, one of which may have been acting freakishly close to her departure.

Max seems to be the obvious missing character here to me!

Elena said...

Hmmmm, it is all very strange. And why is Helena the designate waitress in that scene? I mean, Helena?

What are we going to do without our Jennifer Beals fix? Or the loveliness of Foxie Brown...

As for the new season: well, it looks like the writing team sorta counted it off their fingers, eh? Now, what theme did we not cover yet? Rape, cancer, runaway bride, sperm donors, pregnant lesbians, manbians, poor little rich girl ... oh wait, I know: murder she wrote! Too bad there is not another season in the making: we could have had King Kong or something similar.

I swear, they live on another planet.

Anonymous said...

now I know why Erin said no twice when Ilene invited her to make a Casper cameo.

word to your mother(s) said...

Zooey might be right on target with her prediction. It would be oh so IC.

If that's not the case, though, Helena won't be the person killed, because the Dylan/Helena storyline is going to be featured this season. Perhaps it will have something to do with D. Denbo or Cindy...

thanks for making me chuckle, ms. snarker. I'm already looking forward to your recaps.

narcolepsy_slds said...

just found this:
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid271552642/bctid3226933001

and then someone told me who the killed one will be and it does make sense in a convoluted IC way.
I would tell, but then I don't want to spoil anyone and I don't know how to make it write in white so that you don't have to read if you don't want to know.

Dawg said...

LOLing @ Beetlejuice pants ...

Shelly said...

Um, you totally should have put an NSFW label on that. I cracked up so hard, it's very apparent that I'm not doing my job, now.

Loved it anyway!

Anonymous said...

I think Leisha Hailey has had her tattoo on her arm removed.
Anyway the picture captions made me laugh like a crazed idiot :)
Thankfully Shane looks mid sentence when Jenny is kissing her.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for breaking down the stills for us all - and for sharing your cookies visually at least. Now could you share why you think IC does what the fuck she does? By the way you rock the house - you are the Tina Fey of the blog world!! And I'm not just saying that to suck up : )

Melmaris Mellado said...

puked a littl in my mouth when i saw the shenny moment... SHane and jenny good, shane and jenny kissing disgusting and sooo fake

Anonymous said...

I went to L5 and one of the actors said that the first two minutes of E1 are critical to the entire S6. And, yes, as if it's possible, JBeals is more stunning in person. She is going to be forty-frickin'-five in December, people. She is Queen of the MILFs. LuH looked hot w/JB. They are a beautiful couple that isn't a couple, if you know what I mean. :-)

Jetgirl said...

Here's my guess: If you watch the "A Closer Look" promo vid, the Line-Up shot (with all the ladies in black standing in a line) at the end of the promo, you will notice 4 things.

1. SHANE is the only one not wearing a dress.
2. TASHA is wearing a dress! Why is she wearing a dress? Is she meant to hide from something? Is it a clue that indicates she will be wrongly accused of the murder?
3. JENNY's shoes are red. Everyone else is wearing black. Red is the color of death.
4. JENNY and SHANE's legs are blacked out because of Shane's pants and Jenny wearing black stockings.

So, I think it's a combo of one of those 3 people.

The Promo vid: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=TnWOa55hXX4 (line-up shot at 0:37)

Keeva99 said...

I think you need to start a LOLWord page D, those captions were way too funny...lol

maria b. said...

I think is all about marketing.
Maybe the first chapter is a "special simpsons night of halloween" twist on L word or the twist of the twist breaking the 4th wall with IC on set...

Maybe there is a murder and someone die ... i guess just cause are the "extra 6 ep." showtime gave them/us as a present is going to be a kind of big joke.
Imagine it for a while all the foros around the world talking about it.

Im not expecting anything special,The L word thing is "dying" too at least on tv.
Like in "6 feet under" with that beauty travell trough the death of all , maybe IC and the family thought in someone similar to close it.


Enjoy your wednesday wherever you are.
and think maybe there is no more lesbians on TV cause we are all OUT in the streets ;)

Elena said...

*heaves a huge sigh of relief in the knowledge that...*
Well, thank God for that!

Sha25 said...

Thanks for the stills, can't wait for your Pre-L's to start. I'm ready to see what the deal is gonna be.

Anonymous said...

Jetgirl thats what i thought, okey so maybe jenny dies shane gets blamed for it and tasha covers for shane .?

its like you read my mind , i was looking at the promo and the line up and thinking what the hell is going on in ic mind.

Pugs said...

Shane would have to drink the poison in her coffee since she obviously never eats anything. And if there is a Shenny, well, I'd have to watch it 'cause it'd be like a train wreck; you hate yourself for watching but you just can't help it.

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Anonymous said...

Zooey you're totally right that'll be how they do it.

I'm happy for Shenny... God knows we could do with a couple that actually seem to accept each other for who they are.

Think Helena will die... hope none of the main characters.

Also hope character inconsistency might clear up so i can GET BACK THE ALICE I LOVED!

I bitch and moan about this show but i love it and i'm going to miss having something like it....

TheWeyrd1 said...

I think it's either Jenny or her look alike Adele... As in the dead one is one of these two... And possibly the other is the killer...

estuff said...

This day was filled with rain and parent-driven insanity and then I saw this fantastic caption:

Shane: All ur lesbians are belong to us.

And humor returned to the world. Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

my theory: jenny dies in the beginning then the rest of the series is just a flashback leading to her death, the spin off will be about alice either taking the fall or trying to find out who did it.

And Shenny? so WRONG. I want sharmen back if not at least sholly.