I really love how commonplace homosexuality has become on tv, and I really feel like it has a lot to do with my generation's attitude on homosexuality, that it's no big deal. About six years ago when I was fourteen, I went through my rebellious stage where I was overwhelmingly conservative, and it was thankfully short-lived thanks to Degrassi! Even though you can say that they over-do it with the issues teens have (homosexuality, pregnancy, STDs, teasing, bullying, etc) they only have a small cast to work with, and I think they portray the dilemmas very well. And come on...who doesn't love Marco?
My favorite show of all time is Queer as Folk. Freshman year, four of my friends and I would watch it on DVD a few nights a week so we could work through most of the series. It was incredibly raunchy, and surprisingly, it bothered me less than raunchy hetero couple scenes. So now, the "controversial" same sex kissing scenes on mainstream tv hardly phase me. Oh, and Ellen is amazing! Did anyone see that the Americans they polled voted Ellen and Portia the couple they'd trust most to watch their kids, even ahead of Brad and Angie?