The L Word

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

12
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 18, 2004 on Showtime
9.2
out of 10
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192 votes
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Bette Porter and Tina Kennard have been a couple for seven years, and they want to start a family. Their next-door neighbor, Tim Haspel, is excited that his girlfriend, a talented young writer named Jenny Schecter, is moving in with him. But soon mixing with Bette and Tina's circle of lesbian friends, Jenny learns that her Mid-West university education may not have prepared her for what she will learn about life, lust, and love in Los Angelesmoreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • de votre confiance votre domicile

    10
    Merci de votre commande chez moi et je ne suis plus dans les prochains jours pour les photos du film de science fiction et je ne sais pas si tu veux que je suis en train de faire un tour sur le site de la semaine prochaine pour
  • GAY

    9.5
    Que placer... Impresionante piloto. Que maravilla... que suerte que haya elegido esta serie como primera descarga desde mi computadora. Y no importa que lo haya bajado en inglés sin subtítulos: me bastó para darme cuenta que me quedo en The L Word.

    Excelentemente escrita, contada, dirigida, actuada, concientizada. Sexual, sensual, arriesgada, humana, descontracturante, vital, esperanzadora, reflejo de la vida como no queremos verla, amorosa.

    El mundo gay mostrado como lo que es: una parte de ESTE mundo, tan parte de él como el mundo de un jardinero que le pega a su mujer o un albañil que está feliz en su pequeño hogar en las afueras de una gran ciudad.

    Que bueno, espero poder seguir bajándola y disfrutándola.

    The L Word, Season 1, Pilot: 9.4.moreless
  • Lets see a group of young women living in LA oh did i say they were mostly gay or bi. These women came from all walks of life and yet came together intertwined in each others lives and bedrooms.moreless

    8.5
    I would have to agree a milder version of QAF for women. I came into the pilot with expectations of a racey yet cleaner version of lesbians and their lives. Yes in the beginning you pretty much were bored with the same old stereotypes. You had your token couple, the rebel, the closet case or she stayed for her career, the bi sexual, the introvert and her "boyfriend" and of course the sister who is on the outside but still very much apart of the group. The series started off a bit slow but as the season pressed so did the characters as well as the audience. Season one proved a pivotal turning point in the American audience as they say the lives of a group of friends mostly women and gay go through the same issues as every American went through regardless of race, creed, religion or sexual orientation. I comment the writers on taking on Season 1 full force. Little did they know that with this pilot episode that every Sunday night a group of women we gathering to see just what was is store for the women of the L word. Thanks.moreless
  • Sucks for Tim, doesn't it!

    9.0
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    Okay, I was not expecting to see the amount of nudity i saw in this pilot at all. The lighting was perfect, the babes were fine and I think this is my new favourite show. I really feel bad for Jenny and Tim. Jenny is the type of girl many guys would like to be with due to her smoothness and sensetivety. Tim also seems like a nice guy, but whats happenening to him which is caused my Marina really really sucks, i mean i wouldn't want to be in his shoes ever, not if i have a gf like Jenny.moreless
  • This was the pilot episode of the l word. I loved this episode, it made it come out clear that all the characters are hilarious and great in their own way. I especially loved alice and dana arguing with each other. I thought that was great.moreless

    9.6
    I loved more than anything, watching how alice and dana jump on each others case sometimes, even though they're best friends. I think that all the characters are hilarious, smart, and just play the roles perfectly. This show is one of my favorites, and the writing is very good. Its one of my tops.
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Marnie

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Morgan Brayton

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Marti

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Tammy Lynn Michaels

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Lacey

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Landy Cannon

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Harrison

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Preston Cook

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James

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Alice: For your information, Dana, I am looking for the same qualities in a man as I am in a woman.
      Dana: (gesturing) Big tits.

    • Shane: (to Bette and Tina) You totally just got laid, didn't you? (They laugh.) Ah, see, that gives me hope, 'cause I love knowing that two people who have been together for so long can still make each other that happy.

    • Tina: Hey, what are you doing up this early?
      Shane: I'm going home.
      Bette: From? (Shane smirks, they laugh.) Never mind.

    • Dana: I've only slept with two girls my whole life, and I swear to god, if you repeat that, then I will have to kill you.
      Alice: Don't worry, your reputation as a stud is totally safe with me.

    • Bette: (to Tina) I wanna have a baby with you, and if we make it together, that's enough for me to know that it's our baby.

    • Dana: Okay, so what do you guys think about butt-waxing?
      Tina: Who has hair on their butt? (Everyone is silent, Alice smirks.)
      Alice: Well, at least I don't anymore.

    • Dr. Wilson: All right, I'm going to take a look at this and while I'm gone, well, you remember how I told you that there's a fair amount of evidence now? It's more likely to take if you're aroused. (Bette looks a tiny bit put off at the suggestion. The doctor turns the light off and winks at Bette, then leaves the room.)
      Bette: (laughs) She's not serious! Am I supposed to fuck you right here?
      Tina: I think it would help.

    • Alice: (watching a girl go by) Ooh, ooh, ooh. Now she's cute. And I haven't seen her before, is it possible?
      Shane: Fresh meat.
      Alice: New blood.
      Dana: Cris-pay!
      Alice: (shakes her head at Dana) Uh-uh.

    • Marina: (buying groceries where Jenny works) C'mon. I wanna see you check me out.

    • Alice: Wanna come to my place? (Dana looks up at Alice.) Oh. Please. I am not that desperate.
      Dana: (laughing) Fuck you, Alice, neither am I.
      Alice:Dana, I'm just --
      Dana: What?
      Alice: I'm just, I don't wanna be one of those people who sleeps with her friends.
      Dana: Neither do I!
      Alice:Right, okay! Let's not have sex!
      Dana: No, never!
      Alice: Okay!
      Dana: Never!

    • Kit: Stay, hear me out, because I'm not going to say what you think I'm going to say. There's only one thing that cuts across all our realities. It's love. The bridge between all our differences. And you have so much love in your life. Why are you trying to tear down that bridge? Why?
      Bette: (crying) I don't know.

    • Shane: The new male is more spiritual than the old male.
      Dana: What? What do you know about men, I mean, you've never even been with a man.
      Shane: Well, the new male is more spiritual than the old male. He sees his sperm as an extension of his inner being, whereas the old male shot into any female without thinking about what would happen. The new male totally cares what becomes of his seed.
      Alice: Oh, my God, it's Yoda.
      Dana: Yeah, they teach that at hairdresser school, by the way.
      Bette: Well that's great. Why do they have to go all sensitive on us just when we need them to keep on being the same old assholes.

    • Woman at Party: You are so overreacting, she is our friend.
      Another Woman at Party: Oh! Like that's ever stopped you before.
      Bette: (overhearing the conversation) Like that's ever stopped anyone before.
      Alice: Right. Lesbians think friendship's another word for foreplay.

    • Alice: Y'know, you are gonna pickle in that self-loathing homophobia, I swear.
      Dana: Well, you know you're gonna shrivel in that self-righteous priggishness.

    • Dan Foxworthy: Do you want to tell me what the thinking is behind trying to have a child together when your sexual relationship has been pretty shitty for going on three years?
      Tina: It's not shitty. It may not be perfect, but --
      Bette: There's a lot more to a relationship than sex.

    • Bette: You're ovulating.
      Tina: (smiling) I'm ovulating.
      Bette: Let's make a baby.

    • Tina: (being ironic) Oh my God! The lesbian urge to merge!

    • Bette: You ever notice that whenever Shane walks in the room, someone runs out crying?

    • Dana: I don't get it. I mean, what does Shane have that I don't have?
      Tina: It has to do with her attitude.
      Dana: I've got attitude!
      Marina: It's because she's so withholding.
      Tina: No, it's because she's so confident.
      Dana: No, it's because she's so stupid and stupid people are too dumb to be insecure.
      Alice: Dana, she's your friend.
      Tina: It's confidence okay? I'm telling you... it's because of her nipples.
      Dana: What do you mean it's because of her nipples?
      Tina: She has the best nipples in town and she knows it.
      Alice: Oh my God. You're so right. She has nipple confidence!
      Tina: Yeah, they're small and they're perfectly formed.
      Alice: I wonder if I could sell a story on L.A's best nipples.

    • Marina: Well, between the four of us, we'll come up with someone. What, he has to be healthy, strong, creative, handsome...
      Tina: Artistic.
      Dana: There's always Shane.

    • Bette: (talking about sperm) God, it's repugnant, I can't believe I used to swallow that stuff.

    • Alice: (to Tina, treating her delicately in case she's pregnant) Please! Don't jar anything.
      Dana: It's not like it's gonna dislodge if she sits down too hard, Alice.
      Tina: There's nothing to dislodge. Sean's sperm is lackluster. He's low motility. No motility, actually.
      Alice: Oh, God. You would never know it by the way he fucks.
      Dana: Oh, Christ, Alice! When are you gonna make up your mind between dick and pussy, and spare us the gory bisexual details, please.

    • Alice: (to Jenny and Marina) Huh, whatever, I'm just... gonna leave you two alone to get married!

    • Tina: If you don't have bush confidence, you won't feel good about your bush and you'll never get laid.

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Alice: Oh, my god, it's Yoda.

      Yoda is the wise little green alien from the Star Wars movies. He often gives philosophical advice but is difficult to understand because he jumbles the word order in his sentences.

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