Awesome Series YMMV
(2010-) is a
drama series about a group of lesbian friends in
Tropes: All Gays Are Promiscuous: Played straight with Frankie; most of the other gay characters, however, are looking for something more long-term and substantial. Black Comedy Rape: In episode 4, Frankie suggests to Ed "you should stay. The state [Tess] is in, you won't even need Rohypnol." Ed's response is to give her a look that says Dude, Not Funny!. British Accents: For a show set in Glasgow, Scottish accents are surprisingly thin on the ground. British Brevity Cat. Bury Your Gays: Butch Lesbian: Sam and Frankie though she swings both ways Fin and her football team Butt Monkey: Tess. Flitting between soul-crushing temp jobs, cheated on by her girlfriends, and surrounded by more successful friends. The Casanova: Frankie, definitely — she gets through three different women in the first two episodes. Jay appears to have been one of these, but is now trying to go monogamous. Cast Full of Gay: It's a lesbian show, what do you expect? Cute Clumsy Girl: Both Cat and Tess. Deadpan Snarker: Ed. Cat. Dropped a Bridge on Him: Fair Cop: Sam. Five-Finger Discount: Sadie's preferred method of acquiring possessions. Gaydar: Funeral homes, bookshops, random street corners — Frankie can find lesbians anywhere. Gender-Blender Name: Sam, Frankie, Jay. Frankie tried to make use of this to pass herself off as Jay, which would have worked better if it weren't for his Embarrassing Middle Name. Het is Ew: Tess 's reaction to Frankie's having sex with Jay. Hospital Hottie: Lexy. I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Ed fits this trope very well. Despite his long-standing crush on Tess (which is doomed to failure because of her Incompatible Orientation), he actively tries to help her love life: in the opening episode, he made a feeble excuse for not joining Tess and Lou for a drink, so that it would have some chance of turning into a date. Frankie says she wants Cat to be happy in episode 3, but it's undoubtedly an inversion- since as Cat points out all Frankie cares about is herself. Interrupted Intimacy: In the fourth episode when the interruptor turns out to be the husband of one of the women who is hoping to watch . his wife and Tess have sex Killed Off for Real: Cat in the second episode of series 2. The Lad-ette: Frankie. Lez Bro: Jay. Lipstick Lesbian: Tess and Cat, though Tess is a bit of a tomboy. Making Love in All the Wrong Places: In the funeral parlour, close to the corpse? It's an unusual location, to say the least. In a police station? Really? Neat Freak: Cat. Nice Guy: Ed. No Bisexuals: Frankie doesn't mind sleeping with guys but she doesn't consider herself Bi as she says "men are only when women are not around". Odd Couple: Cat and Tess. Oblivious to Love: Tess has no idea that Ed has feelings for her. Frankie, however, does. Shrinking Violet: Cat. Switched at Birth: Frankie. Or rather, switched at age three. Tomboy and Girly Girl: This seems to be Cat's preferred relationship model. Tomboyish Name: Frankie which is short for Francesca and Sam whose name may or may not be Samantha. The Un Favourite: Frankie's family seem to pretty much hate her, apparently just because she's a lesbian (although given how she behaves, there may be other reasons). What the Hell, Hero?: Cat finally snaps and gives Frankie a lecture on how selfish she is in episode 2. It seems to have been a long time coming. Word Of Bi: Frankie supposedly goes both ways, but we've only seen her with other women. As of episode 4, word becomes deed - she has sex with Jay.