As has been alleged and avowed, I am a geek, and I am pretty damn gay. Often, these two facets of my personality come together in celebration of life’s grandest things. Whether it be my comic book inspired love of Daniel Cudmore, or my adoration of Jane Austen and Zombies, gay geekery has brought many wonderful things into my life. And today, I share my latest discovery.
You see, I am currently indulging in that most glorious of pursuits: the staycation. With the bar exam now nothing more than an unpleasant memory, and month before I enter the gentlemanly practice of law for the rest of eternity, I have nothing to do but sprawl out on the couch and enjoy about a month’s worth of DVR’ed TV ranging from re-runs of the The Big Bang Theory to HGTV’s Design Star. Included on the list is the latest effort from Lifetime, whose fine programming has entertained housewives and homos for years.
The moment I saw previews for this small-screen gem, I knew I would love it. I have to admit, I have a love of trashy legal shows. It is a closely guarded secret, but the path to my legal career began when fourteen year-old baby gay Shmathan first viewed Ally McBeal. It made corporate law seem fun and full of wacky hijinx. Those false expectations aside, I owe my law degree to Calista Flockhart’s short skirted escapades. So obviously, I am always eager to watch whatever legal comedy television has to offer, and Drop Dead Diva delivered in spades.