First a quick note regarding my first Gay On My Teevee show – Nurse Jackie. As predicted, Julia Ormond has been introduced (in conversation only) as Dr. O’Hara’s world-class news reporter ex-girlfriend, Sarah Khouri. In last week’s episode, Dr. O’Hara (Eve Best) outed her past relationship to best gal pal Jackie and said she was on her way to D.C. to visit the woman she just couldn’t seem to get over. You can read AfterEllen’s recap HERE.
The description for this Monday’s episode sounds extremely promising on that front, as it kicks off Julia Ormond’s 3-episode arc:
2×06 “Bleeding” – Jackie asks Eddie to end his friendship with Kevin; a pharmaceutical company rep serves Jackie’s needs; O’Hara’s romance heats up.
Bring. It. And by “it” I mean the really tall and attractive, well-dressed brunettes. Kissing. And doing whatever else.
Now on to the next gay show! The Good Wife airs Tuesdays at 10EST on CBS. The Good Wife has gotten to be a bit of an obsession for me lately, and I want to highlight its gayness before the final five episodes air this season. The Gay in The Good Wife isn’t nearly as front-and-center as the gay in Nurse Jackie, but, for me at least, it’s still quite satisfying. Julianna Margulies plays junior law firm associate Alicia Florrick, the “good wife” of a disgraced politician plotting his comeback, and Archie Panjabi just kills as the law firm’s in-house investigator, Kalinda Sharma. Sidenote: Kalinda’s character is supposed to be 25. Archie Panjabi? She’s a smouldering 37. Hot DAMN those are some good genes.
(Sidenote: I love Archie Panjabi so much that she was, in fact, my inaugural Lady.)
But Kalinda. What to say about Kalinda? She has dirt on everybody, and knows how to wield it. She’s a leather-wearing, flirty talkin’ double-crosser who plays for both teams. And I mean political teams, obvs. She and Alicia are BFFs, hitting the streets, winning cases with their investigative prowess, and best of all, knocking back shots. They’re the most awesome truth-exposing duo since Batman and Robin. Only Batman had a cape and Kalinda has ass-kicking boots of power. And Alicia and Kalinda are prettier. Like way, waaaay prettier.
I’m not sure where they’re taking the character of Kalinda gay-wise, but in a recent panel at the Paley Center Archie said that viewers would get a hint as to her sexual preference by the finale. Due to spoilers which I won’t detail here, it seems like Kalinda will be either bisexual (I hope) or straight and using her sexuality to manipulate both male and female characters only out of her single-minded drive to gain information (still pretty hot). Either which way, you can bet your ass that so long as The Good Wife continues to deliver such subtext-y deliciousness as the scenes highlighted below, I’ll be tuned in.
Submitted into evidence: Some TOTALLY not gay scenes. Not gay at all.
What’s this? K ladyflirts.
She doesn’t have a boyfriend (but her workout does funny things to me).
And even Alicia wants to know: Who’s Donna?
Hope you enjoyed this installment of The Gay On My Teevee! Please comment and deliver the verdict: How gay is The Good Wife? What do you think of K and the ladies? Are Alicia and Kalinda a better team than Batman and Robin? Cagney and Lacey? Peanut butter and chocolate?