Soap operas once ruled daytime TV. Those days have long since passed, with only a handful of daytime dramas still on the air today. Fortunately for fans of drama and all things queer, EastSiders returns for a third series.
For the uninitiated, EastSiders earned wide acclaim when it premiered back in 2012 for its portrayal of life in Los Angeles among gay and non-gay couples alike. Created by series star Kit Williamson, the show also features Stephen Guarino (of The Big Gay Sketch Show) and Willam Belli (of RuPaul’s Drag Race) as regular cast members.
Season 3 also offer the return of actress Traci Lords in her recurring role as Valerie, the mother of series protagonist Cal, along with guest spots by Wilson Cruz (of Star Trek: Discovery) and Trump-loving porn model Colby Keller, whose casting so far has not ruffled too many feathers.
The new season finds the characters stranded in Palm Springs, and as with New York and Los Angeles, EastSiders captures the simple beauty of the city with a warm glow befitting its cast. As with its other acclaimed seasons, EastSiders continues to look at modern relationships, and the roles commitment, sexuality and professional life play in finding love. The talented, sexy cast also makes each 25 minute episode a worthy watch.
Oh yeah, and since Colby’s character gets several sex scenes this season, we’re sure you should set aside some time for a watch.
EastSiders streams on LogoTV, Netflix, Vimeo and iTunes.