Have u Guys watched Queer As Folks ??

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    Oct 01, 2012 9:23 AM GMT
    Guys although i just started watching Queer as Folk..& loved it !! its Awesome !! Gale Harold's so so very sexy...icon_cool.gif & Randy Harrison equally cool .. What about u guys? Did u watch it?/ love it??

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAEIs0NDyC4
  • Svnw688

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    Oct 01, 2012 10:13 AM GMT
    I'm going to assume this isn't a troll/flame, and answer.

    1). Yes, and I actually enjoy the series. Not just for the characters, but for the raw "in your face" sexuality that the show had. Showtime apparently was okay with this, but it shocked even gay viewers at the time. Remember, it was 2001-2005 (I think?). Compare this to the primetime network show "Will & Grace" that had characters sooooo separated from sex that they were almost neutered. Seriously, Grace's sexuality overshadowed Will and Jack's combined.

    Think Bush, 9/11, Republicans, sodomy laws ruled unconstitutional but still "active" on the books until some person is charged and then (successfully) challenges the law under Lawrence v. Texas (an intimidating prospect when your employer can fire you simply for being gay....which is still the case since ENDA hasn't passed).

    2). Like you mention, most people enjoy "Bryan and Justin," aka Gale Harold and Randy Harrison's characters most. I won't give anything away, suffice it to say that their character arcs/development are satisfying and you will enjoy their growth. I also loved "Debbie" Sharon Glass and "Emmett" (real actor's name here). She's sassy, a spit fire and loving. He's out, loud and proud. Both are endearing. Kind of flat characters, but strong nonetheless.

    3). As far as I know there is no new show to fill the void of QAF. There are the new shows "Partners" and "The New Normal," both of which have gotten strong reviews. But again, they're more in the line of "Will & Grace," which kind of necessarily neuters gay characters because Cleveland Ohio, Omaha Nebraska and Naperville, IL still can't stand the thought of two guys romping around under the covers.

    4). Enjoy QAF, it's pretty cool! One of my top 10 favorite TV series of all time (like "I Love Lucy," "The Golden Girls," "South Park," "Stranger's With Candy," "Roseanne," "Seinfeld," and "The Walking Dead.")
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    Oct 01, 2012 10:57 AM GMT
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    Oct 01, 2012 11:04 AM GMT
    Have seen every episode of the 5 seasons of the US version and 2 seasons of the UK version and must say I love it! It depicts gay life in a real and confronting manner but there are so many issues that we can relate to. I think it's fantastic icon_smile.gif
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Oct 01, 2012 11:06 AM GMT
    It was typical Russel T Davis - it didnt end!! It just petered out......

    RTD CANNOT write endings (just look at his mess on Dr Who)

    The characters were believable and it was also obviously partly autobiographical but I'm not entirely sure whether the Canal Street they filmed was the one I go out on as it seemed a lot busier, nicer and less, um, seedy.lol.

    Certainly an intrested portrayal of one side of the gay scene and "lifestyle". The parents who took in Nathan were brilliant. Typical down to earth northerners. lol.
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    Oct 01, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    Yes, Sharon Gless' "Debbie" was a brilliant character, a truely adorable human being..she's my favourite in the whole series..her lines are funny, she loves her gay son, & stands up for right..wish every person was like her -_-
  • rnch

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    Oct 01, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
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    Hal Sparks ws MUCH more appealing "in character" on QAF than in real life.


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    Oct 01, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    I've watched parts here and there. My initial viewing of a few episodes left me skeptical. It's one of those shows that some people would avoid because of the social stigma attached to the sexual and drug fueled behaviour/aids/ feminine characters but once you learn to appreciate it the show is not that bad. A lot of people wouldn't relate to the characters' said behaviour but despite this, i thought some of the friendships/relationships on the show were nice. Particularly Lindsay and her partner's.

    Having said that i don't follow it like i do with some other shows but QaF has some value.

    but yeah, Gale Harold is smokin' icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 01, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    Yep, all of them! As long as you don't strive to emulate any of their almost endlessly fractured lives, it's a great show!
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    Oct 01, 2012 2:20 PM GMT
    I watched it years before coming out and living my life as a gay man. I think it's a good representation of a particular segment within the gay culture. Now, after years of being out and "in the scene" I have a better understanding of things that I were foreign to me while the series was on.

    Although I don't identify personally with any of the characters, I still have an appreciation for the groundbreaking topics the show covered.
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    Oct 01, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    I watched it years before coming out and living my life as a gay man. I think it's a good representation of a particular segment within the gay culture. Now, after years of being out and "in the scene" I have a better understanding of things that I were foreign to me while the series was on.

    Although I don't identify personally with any of the characters, I still have an appreciation for the groundbreaking topics the show covered.
  • starboard5

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    Oct 01, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    Just began watching the (original) British version. I think it's only recently become available on Netflix.

    Watched all of the US version on DVD and liked it. Michael was my favorite character. It may have been a little heavy handed, but the show tried to portray a spectrum of m/m relationships, staying true to the characters in each of them.

    I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this but the musical direction for the show was excellent.
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    Oct 01, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    Great series and surprised that LOGO hasnt put together some sort of similar 1 hour gay drama....love RuPaul, but really, how much drag race can a gay man take?

    I'm hoping Logo puts together a gay soap opera daily in the vein of the spanish ones on telemundo...there are more than enough gay actors struggling to pay their rent in la and NYC that I'm sure the production costs would be minimal and with th cancellation of had the soaps on the major networks, time s perfect...

    Any logo execs on hear listening? I'm available to write the scrips for you!
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    Oct 01, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    RehanRoy saidGuys although i just started watching Queer as Folk..& loved it !! its Awesome !! Gale Harold's so so very sexy...icon_cool.gif & Randy Harrison equally cool .. What about u guys? Did u watch it?/ love it??

    I watched the US version when it first aired, and generally enjoyed it. I kinda liked the ruthless Bryan, because he was smart, driven and direct about what he wanted. And when push came to shove, though he seemed the most ethically challenged of the group, it was often him who selflessly came to the rescue of the others and solved their problems by operating mostly anonymously in the background, using his aggressive attitude, money & connections.

    A weakness of this kind of ensemble show is that only a few recurring characters have to shoulder the experience of many different aspects of GLBT life, the good and the bad. And so most of them had lives of almost constant, really impossible drama and crisis. You'd wonder why some of them would want to bother to get out of bed in the morning, to face another disaster in their life. They got beat up, blown up, OD'ed, infected, fired, abandoned, etc, more than most people would see in 10 lifetimes.

    But some stories were very poignant and resonated with my own gay experiences. One was Michael's affair with the chiropractor, not sure if you've seen it yet, so won't give it away. Except watch the conflict that develops over their combined household, a problem I've faced myself when 2 adult gay men move in together.
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    Oct 01, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    Watched both versions. Loved them both.
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    Oct 01, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    You must be a new gay.
  • calibro

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    Oct 01, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    no, i'm too busy watching the show called i love lucy. ya'll should really check it out.
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    Oct 01, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    watched both the british and american versions

    preferd the american version.

    i sorta lost interest when the guy who played the doctor who played hal sparks bf left the show.
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    Oct 01, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    Justin's mom lives up the street from me! icon_lol.gif

    I loved both the UK and US versions but in different ways... The UK one was such ground-breaking television. When it first aired in Canada, the network airing it found it hard to find sponsors (I think Drambuie was the brand that sponsored most of its first run) but aired it anyway.
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Yes, loved the show. I only saw the American version but the cast was fantastic. My favorite scene of all was in the last episode of season 1 when Michael saves Brian from strangling himself and tells him "You will always be young and you will always be beautiful. Your Brian Kinney for fuck's sake!" . Brilliant writing and acting.
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    If I want to see Queer As Fuck, I'll look in the mirror.

    Oh wait, what's this thread about?
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    Anyone who hasn't seen every episode already needs to have their gay card revoked. It's part of the standard pre-requisite packet to be accepted into Homosexuality.

    I remember being a wee lad and jerking off to the intro when it was originally airing on Showtime.
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    I watched the first few season, but then I got bored with it. icon_neutral.gif
  • Another_Jerem...

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    Oct 02, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    calibro saidno, i'm too busy watching the show called i love lucy. ya'll should really check it out.


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    I have the entire series on DVD (a friend gave it to me as a gift). I couldn't get past season 2.