Welcome to the first recap of Exes & Ohs, Logo’s new dramedy for, by and about lesbians. Is “lesbramedy” a word?
Based on the short film The Ten Rules: A Lesbian Survival Guide from Michelle Paradise (who also happens to be this series’ executive producer, writer and star), Exes & Ohs taps into an obvious yet often overlooked aspect of lesbian life: Most of our drama is frigging funny.
I like the title they’ve chosen for the show. We each have our share of exes and ohs. And for some of us, the number of exes we accumulate is a corollary to our affinity for the ohs. And you know who you are.
Besides, The Ten Rules: A Lesbian Survival Guide sounds like a self-help camping manual.
Set in Seattle (Seattle is the new Boston for television locales), the show has been described as Sex and the City meets Ally McBeal. Meh. It’s The L Word meets whimsical, wry writers and characters who are happily cancer-free. Oh, and there are no songs by Betty.
Let’s meet the girls:
Jennifer (Michelle Paradise) — Smart, earnest and newly single, Jennifer is a filmmaker who makes documentaries about birds. She’s cute, genuine and employed — it’s unimaginable she’d be single for long in real life, but whatever. Jennifer has an active imagination and likes to address the camera. Oh, and she hasn’t had sex in a really long time.
Sam (Marnie Alton) — Sam knows how to use her looks, her flirty charm and her unobtainable air to reel in the babes. Studying to become a real estate flipper, she knows a thing or two about the quick in and out. But she’s also a loyal friend and a good foil for her more pensive best friend, Jennifer.