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Adam Polaski

'Husbands,' New Independent Web-Series, Debuts

Filed By Adam Polaski | September 14, 2011 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality
Tags: Battlestar Galactica, Desperate Housewives, Jane Espenson, jeff Greeinstein, marriage equality, web series, Will & Grace

HusbandsLogo.jpgDepictions of married gay couples on television aren't the easiest thing to come by, so if you're looking for a zany comedy about gay men with rings on their fingers, you may want to check out Husbands, a new web-series that just debuted yesterday. The marketing team is calling the series a "marriage equality comedy," and the show's tagline is "They're doing it wrong. And that's their right."

The series follows Brady Kelly, a recently-outed baseball player who finds himself falling for "Cheeks," a man who refers to batting practice as "batting rehearsal." The two find themselves married in the first episode, called "Waking Up in Vegas," and hijinks, we can assume, will follow.

The project is executive produced by one of the most influential writing names in television, Jane Espenson. Espenson has written for everything from Torchwood to Battlestar Galactica to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and now it looks like she's trying something less sci-fi focused. The first episode was directed by Jeff Greenstein, who's previously put writing muscle behind Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace, and Parenthood.

The first episode relies on some stereotyping, but it's hard to judge the long-term goals of a series from only a minute and 40 seconds, the length of the first episode. I'll be excited to stay tuned (the second episode debuts on Thursday, and episodes will continue to run every Tuesday and Thursday) to see for myself how the Husbands story unfolds. Until then, check out the first episode after the jump.

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I'll give it a chance. Like you I think its a bit soon to tell with the short clip.

This looks horrible. To pick characters who fit unrealistic, homophobic, and flamboyant 1960's stereotypes about gay men should not be accepted in the twenty-first century.