Tonight Logo will be premiering Cucumber and Banana, two new companion series by Queer As Folk creator Russell T Davies. Cucumber centers on Henry Best, a middle-aged gay man who’s work and love life are in a rut. Banana on the other hand follows a rotating cast of LGBTQ youth. Both shows share a core group of characters yet each has it’s own charms. Cucumber is a 40 minute show centered on Henry, while Banana is a 20 minute viewing that has a more experimental narrative structure. Both shows work together to form a complete tale of the lives of LGBTQ people living in Manchester.
Cucumber and Banana are a refreshing take on a show focused on LGBTQ people. For viewers that were burned by Looking‘s often lethargic pace and melodramatic storytelling, Cucumber and Banana offer up a modern view of LGBTQ people that isn’t bogged down by predictable schmaltz. Here are five reasons we love Cucumber and Banana: