Monday, June 10, 2013

New year, same Gayzzoli

I have seen your future, and it looks – well, it looks a lot like “Rizzoli & Isles.” The gayest non-gay show on television is back with its mix of ridiculous chemistry and ridiculouser (not a word, but neither are there chief medical examiners for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that look like Dr. Maura Isles) crime solving.

Will you like it? If you like “Rizzoli & Isles,” of course. Will you be frustrated it? Well, if you are a gay lady who likes “Rizzoli & Isles,” of course. If the first two episodes of the new season are any indication, there’s plenty to make us smile and shake our heads. You know, like normal.

Yet still, I can’t help but love the show. Its banter and bickering keeps bringing me back. As a crime show fan I watch different shows for very specific reasons. Sometimes it’s the pleasure of putting the puzzle together. Sometimes it’s for the satisfaction of the good guys beating the bad guys. And for “Rizzoli & Isles” it’s for the enjoyment of the symbiotic relationship – specifically the symbiotic lady relationship. Because, even in 2013, shows centered around two female leads are sadly a rarity. Fine, it also helps that they totally act like a couple even when talking about their totally unconvincing gentlemen callers.

And, yes, while I understand the real frustration lots of us feel with the too gayzzoli to not be intentional and therefore teasing scenarios that emerge, I have resigned myself to it never being canon in anything but my own fertile noggin. Sure, I wish it was different, but I won’t get mad that it isn’t. Nor will it keep me advocating for more shows with real gay characters in real gay relationships (and championing those that exist – hello “Orphan Black” and “The Fosters,” you lovely things).

So, in just over two weeks when Jane and Maura are back for another season of “The Adorable Bickersons,” I’ll be there. With my subtext bells on. Until then, we always have the bloopers.

8 comments:

Scamp said...

Damn, I love me that Angie Harmon!

Angie Harmon: “Can I tell them the analogy you came up with?”
Lee Thompson Young: “Yes.”
Angie Harmon: “Okay. He.. He walked into the trailer - we were having lunch, this was like, I think, episode two or three of this season - and he looks and he goes, “Ange, can I.. Can I say something to you?” and I was like, “of course, you know that, you can say anything to me; why, what’s up?”. He goes, “You’re what would happen if Aphrodite and Yosemite Sam got together and had a daughter!”. I was like, “it’s brilliant!”, and it’s literally like the best compliment I’ve ever received. But it would be like, “you’d be.. You’re like a really good actress,” and I’d be like, “but did you know.. There’s a whole Aphrodite/Yosemite Same thing happening here, I don’t know if you’ve caught on.” It’s my favourite! It’s literally.. I’m 38 years old, that’s like the best compliment I’ve ever received!”
Reporter: “Without the mustache.”
Angie Harmon: “Well, you know, that’s taken care of in makeup."

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Carmen SanDiego said...

Cant wait for Rizzles live tweeting

maya said...

I wish blogger had a "like" button. I have nothing to add except: Yay, Subtext recaps! & Keep 'em comin'!

doglover_427 said...

I will always have hope that they can one day become canon...or at least we get an intense series finally heavily implying they're romantically involved. Until then, I will enjoy it for what it is, a good show with lovable characters and wonderful actresses.

Anonymous said...

"And, yes, while I understand the real frustration lots of us feel with the too gayzzoli to not be intentional and therefore teasing scenarios that emerge, I have resigned myself to it never being canon in anything but my own fertile noggin. Sure, I wish it was different, but I won’t get mad that it isn’t."

I know this might sound dumb but I still had hopes that things would change and Jane and Maura would become a couple. But this paragragh just shot down my hopes. Are you saying that you know that Jane and Maura will never be canon?

egghead said...

Oh GOD NO!! Say it ain't so!

LeMarly said...

Did everyone see this: http://fuckyeahrizzoli-isles.tumblr.com/post/52856507858/sometimes-well-do-a-take-for-that-demo-tv-guide

It's one thing if I'm just shipping it, it's another to basically say, here's some table scraps, gay ladies.

Katie said...

I just hope the lack of previews for this season doesn't mean this season isn't great. :-( All of the commercials I've seen have just been cuts of footage from previous seasons. I should know since I've seen every episode, I don't know, 64 times? :-/