New Gay Detective Series (Instinct) Starts on CBS, March 18

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    Mar 11, 2018 7:41 PM GMT
    Alan Cumming's new series, Instinct, in which he plays a married gay detective premiers on March 18. This encouraging to me, since it will be the first dramatic series on mainstream USA TV, featuring a gay main character (let alone one married to another man). One hopes that it will be a success, just because it will expose more of the mainstream audience to ordinary gay people. They have completed 13 episodes, so CBS is gambling on viewership. How good it will be all depends on the script-writers. It could be somewhat silly or over-the-top, like The Good Wife (it is already known that it will contain a lot of really exaggerated crime scenes - "kinky-killer-of-the-week" as put by Vulture), but I have read that they will show Cummings actually kiss his husband by the 6th episode. (How rare is that on network TV?). Too bad that this is not a British (like Channel 4) production The Brits often do a much better job on detective shows.

    I have set the DVR to record it. I used to watch the Good Wife, but that was the last and only network TV show I have regularly watched in years.

    http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/instinct-cbs-review.html
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    Mar 11, 2018 9:03 PM GMT
    Not to discount the importance of mainstream TV showing a happy married gay couple... but didn't Scandal have that too? POTUS Chief of Staff or whoever that older guy was married to some journalist and stuff?

    They had it all... marriage... cheating... definitely showing the ups and downs of marriage... gay... straight... makes little difference.

    Kudos to CBS for putting it together in this series. I'll have to check it out.
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    Mar 12, 2018 1:07 PM GMT
    Once again, Liberal Hollywood stereotypes gay men as feminine:

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    Mar 12, 2018 2:32 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidOnce again, Liberal Hollywood stereotypes gay men as feminine:



    So basically, this show is like Castle but with a gay character...
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    Mar 12, 2018 8:13 PM GMT
    And Alan Cummings is the Princess of the castle.
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    Mar 13, 2018 7:45 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidOnce again, Liberal Hollywood stereotypes gay men as feminine:


    It all looks rather gay.