Quick Look: So are 'Rizzoli & Isles' gay or what?
I’ll be honest – I’d been faintly interested in watching “Rizzoli & Isles,” but I wasn’t completely sold on adding yet another police procedural to my DVR, even one led by two strong actresses (Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander). Apparently, I was one of the few who hesitated. The show (which kicks off its second season July 11) averaged 8.7 million viewers throughout its first season, a number that many a big four network would covet this time of year (for example, ABC's “The Bachelorette” has been averaging just over 8.2 million).
But ultimately, that wasn’t what inspired me to finally sit down and watch. “Rizzoli & Isles” has become the focus of one of those “are they or aren’t they” debates. Are they or aren't they gay, that is. The blogosphere (especially the lesbian blogosphere) and the mainstream media have buzzed about it, created a drinking game about it and mostly concluded that, despite the protestations of the show’s creator, Harmon’s Rizzoli and Alexander’s Isles were, well, you know.