Friday, March 09, 2018

My Weekend Crush(es)

Well now, isn’t this some wonderful news in a world that could use much more of it. Remember “Take My Wife,” the wonderful series by married out comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher that debuted in August 2016? Well, after Seeso the streaming service it was announced it was shuttering last August, it seemed like we’d seen the last of their delightful series too. And this after they’d shot their entire second season already. But now, finally, we can watch as the sophomore season has found a home on iTunes, where you can buy it now (Also Amazon and GooglePlay), and Starz, where you can stream it on their app starting May 1.

And, as if that wasn’t good enough news, it was No. 1 and No. 2 on the iTunes charts for purchased TV seasons for several days. That’s ahead of shows like “The Walking Dead” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

This is good for so many reasons. First, this proves LGBTQ entertainment can be popular and profitable. Second, Cameron and Rhea were doing what “inclusion riders” are meant to do before Frances McDormand made us all Google the term at the Oscars – they hired a cast and crew brimming over with women, POC and LGBTQ people. And finally, they’re just really funny and their show is a lovely exploration of what TV can be if we try harder to let people who don’t usually get to tell their stories do so both in front of and behind the camera.

So, like I was saying, wonderful news. Have a happy weekend and happy watching, all.


Carmen SanDiego said...

I’m always complaining that we don’t get enough lesbian shows so I’ll put my money where my moits is and pay $9.99 for season 2.

Anonymous said...

Love them!! Glad I have a way to watch the 2nd season, thanks for the info DS:)