“Cucumber” may have just debuted on Logo last night, but the entire season has already aired in UK and having seen it, we can attest that its sardonic antihero Henry Best (Vincent Franklin) is more than deserving of a spot on this list.
In case you didn’t watch last night, “Cucumber” is a self-contained hour-long drama that follows the spiritual awakening of Henry, a balding insurance salesman who decides, after splitting with his boyfriend and losing his job in the series’ start, to take life and lust into his own hands. Henry believes there is “one more cock” out there awaiting him before the predictable tedium of old age takes its toll, and this quest brings him to the flat of two young employees from his office, Dean (Fisayo Akinade) and Freddie (Freddie Fox) — the latter an unattainable dreamboat who becomes his obsession (and #15 on this list). It’s hilarious, sexy and sincere — and over the course of 8 episodes evolves into an incredibly moving character arc that questions not only what it means to be gay, but what it means to be human in the puzzling crossroads of this day and age.
Watch actor Franklin talk about his character Henry below:
Check out our entire list of the 15 “best” (we know that’s a loaded word) LGBT characters on television.