• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 20, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 75
    Unlike the other phony "Housewives," when these L-women party, it's for real. The dialogue is gritty, funny and real.
  2. 75
    At a full, commercial-free hour, this can all start to drag a bit. But L.A. is strongly evoked as a casually sensual backdrop and-thank you!-that awful L Word theme music is gone.
  3. Reviewed by: Benjamin Svetkey
    75
    Do you miss Shane? Stay up nights worrying about Bette and Tina? This reality version of the defunct lesbian drama is just what the homeopathic West Hollywood doctor ordered.
  4. It could spark discussion or debate. But it's mostly just a reality series. And that means manufactured scenarios, big drama, tears, tattoos, drinking, sex, swearing and lots of arguing and playing to the camera. Straight people have been making fools of themselves on TV like this for ages.
  5. Too often The Real L Word feels like sitting in a restaurant and hearing about some incredible specials that happen to be sold out. Anything genuinely interesting seems to have already taken place.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    It's pretty clear The Real L Word is just another reality show that's only moderately real --the further adventures of "The L Word" with a non-SAG cast.
  7. We've seen that moment many times before, from gays and straights. That doesn't mean we can't see it again. It just means The Real L Word needs to feel like more than a Facebook post.

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