The L Word

2004 • Showtime
4.7
991 reviews
TV-MA
Rating
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Season 1 episodes (14)

101 The Pilot: Part 1
1/8/04
Bette Porter and Tina Kennard have been a couple for seven years and want to start a family. Their next-door neighbor, Tim Haspel, is about to form a couple when his girlfriend, talented young writer Jenny Schecter, moves in. Soon, mixing with Bette and Tina's circle of lesbian friends, Jenny learns that her mid-west university may not have prepared her for what she will learn about life, lust and love in Los Angeles.
102 The Pilot: Part 2
1/18/04
Bette Porter and Tina Kennard have been a couple for seven years and want to start a family. Their next-door neighbor, Tim Haspel, is about to form a couple when his girlfriend, talented young writer Jenny Schecter, moves in. Soon, mixing with Bette and Tina's circle of lesbian friends, Jenny learns that her mid-west university may not have prepared her for what she will learn about life, lust and love in Los Angeles.
103 Let's Do It
1/25/04
Bette and Tina wait eagerly to see if Tina will get pregnant; Tim, unaware of her encounter with Jenny, invites Marina to a dinner party, outraging Bette, and once more, Kit tries to make amends.
104 Longing
2/1/04
Bette engages in a battle of wills with the chairman of the gallery board and takes a desperate step; Jenny struggles with her feelings for Marina; Alice tries to regain her self-respect and Dana finally gets a date.
105 Lies, Lies, Lies
2/8/04
Bette greets Tina's pregnancy with apparent delight despite her work problems; Jenny's relationship with Marina endangers her life with Tim; Dana's insecurity continues while Alice's mother problems escalate.
106 Lawfully
2/15/04
Tim catches Jenny with Marina, and end up complicating their relationship even more; Bette announces Tina's pregnancy to her father, but his reaction dismays her and Kit confronts him on her behalf.
107 Losing It
2/22/04
A rising artist in New York tests Bette's commitment while the sperm donor's girlfriend discovers a lonely Tina and starts harassing her; Tim returns home alone and Jenny gets a ride from two disaffected teenagers.
108 L'ennui
2/29/04
Relationships can be painful. Tim rejects Jenny, who learns about Marina's other lover;Bette struggles with her fears about parenthood, while Dana runs from her fears and from Lara; Kit is stung when her son doesn't show up for their meeting.
109 Listen Up
3/7/04
Identities, sexual and other, are in question as Jenny tries to explain her situation to her one-time roommate; Dana comes out to her right-wing parents, and Bette begins to consider her own self-image.
110 Luck, Next Time
3/14/04
Bette faces serious personal and professional problems; Dana starts to find herself, while fame - along with complications - finds Shane; Alice just finds complications; Jenny is in turmoil and Kit is rehearsing for Slim Daddy's video. SNOOP DOGG appears as Slim.
111 Liberally
3/21/04
An unexpected opportunity eases Tina's grief while Bette defends the gallery against a right-wing attack; Shane's relationship with her patrons gets complicated; Marina and Francesca fight, and Jenny tries to help Tim.
112 Looking Back
3/28/04
Bette prepares for the gallery's new show and hires Candace, an attractive female contractor, to handle the set-up; Tina, Jenny, Shane, Alice and Dana share an eventful trip to Palm Springs.
113 Locked Up
4/4/04
A near-riot at the gallery lands Bette and her friends in jail, putting Bette in dangerous proximity to Candace; Shane's relationships grow more convoluted; Kit meets Ivan, a drag king; Marina contemplates life without Francesca, and Tim and Jenny discuss divorce.
114 Limb from Limb
4/11/04
Tina finds out about Candace; Shane's patrons turn on her; Dana loses a friend but gains a fiancee, while Kit tries to make sense of Ivan's attention and her reaction to it.

About this show

The L Word is about lesbian life in Los Angeles. The show follows a group of friends -- both gay and straight -- through stories of career, family, inner struggle, friendship and romantic relationships.

Ratings and reviews

4.7
991 reviews
Deborah Lipsitz
September 7, 2013
While not even close to the reality of what the LA area lesbian community is like, the series is still complex and very entertaining. It's probably the best series I've ever seen that is geared towards women, created by women, that addresses many of the issues all women deal with, gay and straight.
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Janice Pearson
June 23, 2014
Its a good show if they want people to live in a fake world. And its not always about sex and beautiful middle class or wealthy woman and families be real theres enough fake in this world
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Zak White
April 23, 2013
Reality TV that depicts chicks that are young going through life. Lot's of Drama. Nothing out of the ordinary that has a wow factor. Not enough TNA.
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