Who doesn’t love a great love story? Two people are coming together, falling in love, overcoming all odds, and then one walking down the aisle in white while the other is waiting at the end of the altar. But that’s a scene from a regular TV show showing heterosexual couples.
Today streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and others have no shortage of LGBTQ shows portraying the struggle and joy of being a same-sex couple. If the number of shows on these streaming services is any indication, then it’s one thing people love series that feature muscular gay, bi, lesbian and trans main characters. These shows with strong characters allow the audience to connect with them, learn from them, and be a part of their journey.
Here we have listed some of the best LGBT shows on Netflix:
1. Feel Good
If you are looking for a relatable TV show, which deals in the concepts of love, addiction, and heartbreak, then Netflix’s ‘Feel Good’ is just what you should be seeing. This show is charming, uncomfortable, but most importantly, it allows you to know the struggle of the addict Mae (Mae Martin) and how she wants to overcome it. In this British comedy/drama, Mae struggles in her relationship with George (Charlotte Ritchie). While the lead is struggling to maintain her sobriety, George is working in her repressed family. If you are looking for a “authentic,” “binge-able,” and “relatable” TV show, then this is the perfect show for you.
2. The House of Flowers
For telenovelas fans, ‘The House of Flowers’ is the perfect pick for you. This dark comedy show is about a Mexican family whose lives are turned upside-down when the family patriarch’s paramour Roberta (Claudette Maillé) commits suicide. The show is about the de la Moras family, wealthy and owns a flower shop, a lounge, or a nightclub. Before her death, Roberta spills all the family secrets because of which her husband is tossed into jail, while the remainder of the de la Moras are in chaos. The show features different LGBTQ characters, and audiences worldwide have praised plots wrestling with Homophobia and Transphobia.
‘Bonding’ is a show about two friends who find an odd job. The show talks about Tiffany and Pete’s connection, played by Zoe Levin and Brendan Scannell. They both are working two jobs: dominatrix (Levin) and her gay BFF (Scannell), working as her collaborator. The first season saw this couple over various challenges like stage fear, telling their partners about their jobs, and much more.
4. Cable Girls
If you are into soapy Spanish period drama, then ‘Cable Girls’ is for you. Set in 1920s Madrid, the show is about four women, their struggle to find love, overcome domestic abuse, and keep their real self secret while working at the National Telephone Company. They have their motivation to be there, and they build up friendships that we all yearn for as well as depicted characters who were struggling to come out in the time when being Gay or gender-fluidity were not accepted.
5. Love Sick
Next on our list is a Thai TV show called “Love Sick: The series” based on INDRYTIMES’s online novel ‘Love Sick: The Messy Lives of Blue Shorts.’ The show is about a student going to an all-male school. At the center is Noh, the school music club leader, and Phun, the graduate council. The TV show is prominent for the start of the alleged “Boys Love” in Thailand, a subgenre of mainstream society that depicts the homoerotic connection between male characters.
6. Dawson’s Creek
The last part of the ’90s adolescent dramatization Dawson’s Creek is imperative for having the primary “enthusiastic” kiss between two men on early evening TV. Without a doubt, the kiss was only a couple of seconds long and some portion of an auxiliary plot; however, it’s as yet a memorable accomplishment in the gay portrayal. The remainder of the arrangement is loaded with fun ’90’s mainstream society references and dramatic tension. Finally, in case you’re merely attempting to get to the kiss, jump to Season 3 last “Genuine affection.”
7. Grand Army
Grand Army is an adolescent show that centers around five secondary school understudies managing sex, race, legislative issues, and then some. Even though it conceivably adds minimal news to the class while investigating these themes, it is helped by a capable cast of youthful entertainers, including Amir Bageria, who plays Sid, a Harvard-bound swimmer the child of Indian foreigners wrestling with his sexuality. Albeit the show can be filthy for certain crowds, it’s consistently authentic how Gen Z’s life is introduced.
8. Schitt’s Creek
Schitt’s Creek follows the entertaining misfortunes of a well-off family who startlingly wind up from cash on hand and are compelled to move to a little rustic town called Schitt’s Creek. The TV show includes various known actors whose characters are now household names. One such star is David Levy, who is also one of the producers of the show, who plays the pansexual son of the Rose family, David Rose.
His city character, compelled to live in the center of no place, makes for an assortment of snicker out-light, helpless soul circumstances. The show also shows how to investigate him with affectability and sincerity that is both charming and relatable. Even though David develops a romantic relationship with a female character in his first season, he gradually finds love with another gay man in his third season. They both kick off immediately and find something for each other based on which they want to build their lives. The show’s depiction of the equivalent sex male relationship on TV effectively puts other LGBT shows in disgrace.
As regarded as one of the best shows on Netflix, this show is based on the diary written by Ryan O’Connell ‘I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.’ In the TV show, Ryan is a gay man with a cerebral paralysis. As a book, the show is honest, engaging, and forces you to see beyond the physical disability and sexual preference. O’Connell stars as he does in the Netflix film, for which he is also the lead and producer. Another season of the show is in the works.
10. Grace and Frankie
Grace and Frankie is a show that revolves around two ladies in their 70s whose lives are turned upside down when their respective husbands of 20-year reveal that they are gay and in love with each other. This sitcom is one of the best Netflix comedy show; you’ll ever come across. Sol’s portrayal (Sam Waterston) and Robert (Martin Sheen) is on point and how they struggle to help their ex-wives come to terms with their new social status is worth every minute.
Giving the characters Sol and Robert a chance to live out openly as gay and ultimately get hitched is genuinely relatable. Yet, their satisfaction comes at the drawback of their spouses, and the show’s first season doesn’t avoid showing those feelings. Waterston and Sheen are great actors, and you can surely see when their characters try to come to peace in their relationship—with themselves and their exes.