reptilian people

This series was created by the same people behind “Parks and Recreation” and it would be such a shame to see it go unnoticed, so let me try to perk your interest.

1) The main character is a man of color who is an award winning journalist.

2) It’s very rare for shows to have women of various ages, sizes and skin colors who are all seen as beautiful and desirable at some point, not just because of their bodies but their personalities and skills too.

3) The most masculine man in the show is a farmer who is gentle, caring and gay, so a classic bear.

4) The priest is a Latino man who is really into funk music.

5) It’s both funny, delightfully creepy at times, and emotional but non of the emotional moments are forced or take up too much time.

6) All the characters (aliens included) are complex and interesting with real flaws.

7) The aliens have a different concept of sexuality and doesn’t understand gay or straight. Some think interspecies is taboo though.

8) Two male aliens are in love.

9) The show has such good characters it actually manages to make you like the rich white guy who wears a V-neck and insist on eating a paleo diet.

10) If you love modern alien lore or want to know more about it, this is the show. It gets everything right.

11) Things make sense. You’ll think the show is just being weird a first, but as the plot unfolds you’’ll realize why characters behaved the way they did in the first episodes.

So please give this show a try. You can watch it on TBS’s site, and if you live outside the US just google “People of Earth streaming” and you’ll find it. (I know I know, but what are us poor non-Americans supposed to do)

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Some pages out of the book “ A Visual Guide to Alien Beings”  By David W. Chace

VIEW FILE OF THE BOOK HERE

All the canon romances from “People of Earth”. I don’t think I’ve ever been this interested in all romances in a show before.

Drawing this I realized only Gerry and Yvonne are happily together now. Everyone else are still in the rough beginnings.

Father Doug and Chelsea can’t be together because she’s married and he’s a Catholic priest. I’m not sure if they’ll ever get together for real because they’re being fairly adult about the whole thing and might decide to put their romance on ice for good unless Chelsea’s husband fucks up again.

Don and Kelly isn’t working out too well so far because he can’t bring himself to tell her he’s an alien. I do think they’ll be end game eventually though.

Jeff and Kurt will probably get together too in the future, but right now Jeff is too ashamed of being in love with someone who isn’t from the same species as him. He’s still mocking Don for falling in love with a human after all.

I just love this show so much you guys.

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This illustration is so hard to take a photo of because of the silver accents and dark gradient 😭

Anyways, I’m surprised there aren’t as many people talking about People of Earth? The writing is absolutely clever and funny, but is absolutely serious when it needs to be. The cast is amazing and diverse, including unique women and LGBT characters. Also aliens are in this show. There’s aliens. Please watch it man

Watched all of “People of Earth” in one sitting last night. Some of the acting is a bit lackluster, but I loved ALL the characters and the story so much it didn’t matter. You can really tell the writers know a lot about alien abduction culture, even calling those who have been abducted “experiencers” rather than “abductees”.

I liked how the aliens had a different concept of sexuality than humans. Some of the humans display very mild homophobia, while the aliens doesn’t seem to even have a concept of gay or straight.

It’s especially obvious when Kelly wonders out loud if Jonathan (alien) is in love with Ozzie (human main character). Ozzie reacts with mild disgust, but when he later asks Jonathan if he’s in love with him, Jonathan’s only response is a bemused “Someone’s thinking highly of himself”. The aliens could not care less.

Jeff (grey alien) won’t admit to being in love/in a relationship with Kurt (reptilian) because they’re interspecies. When Jonathan says he knows about Jeff and Kurt but doesn’t mind that they’re interspecies, Jeff basically reacts the same way a closeted conservative would if someone told them “I don’t mind you being gay”.

Also, I loved what they did with Jonathan’s character. You don’t know it yet, but you will end up loving him.