Whether dark or joyous, there is much to gay culture and in this time of merging, blending, homogenization, it's nice to have two reminders of how fabulous gay culture can be, and how far it has come with so far yet to go.
If you blinked, you may have missed the first four episodes of "Bent," which NBC promoted with about as much enthusiasm as Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries had on their wedding night. And the net's laziness showed in the premiere's ratings -- it did worse than "The Paul Reiser Show."
I can't quite figure out why NBC is showing two "Bent" episodes each week. Is the network burning this comedy off and betting on its failure? But I absolutely don't believe NBC will come up with any comedies that are better than this in the fall.