A tv show about the lives of a group of gay guys.

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    Jun 19, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    So I am watching the L Word at the moment and truly am loving it. Even got a lady at work hooked on it.

    My question is

    Would you watch a show if all the main characters were gay guys?

    I know the producers of the L Word have attempted to create one called DTLA but as far as I can tell it didn't get off the ground.
  • mizu5

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    Jun 19, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    ....like lqueer as folk or will and grace esque?
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 19, 2013 6:06 AM GMT
    Depends on the writing.
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    Jun 19, 2013 6:10 AM GMT
    Yeah, there's already Queer as Folk (like Mizu said). I really like(d) that show. There's also a mini series-show called "Hunting Season" on LOGO Online. I really like that show too, but I'm not sure if there'll be a second season.
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    Jun 19, 2013 6:34 AM GMT
    And then there are crap reality shows such as A-List New York. I didn't know which one was worse, that or Dallas.
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    Jun 19, 2013 7:13 AM GMT
    I thought DTLA was a web series. Also Where the Bears Are.
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    Jun 19, 2013 12:33 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI thought the A-List was a very watchable trainwreck. Absolutely no one on that program was likable, but some of the moments were hilarious.

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    I agree! Especially the black girl in the 2nd season! She was all types of cray cray!
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    Jun 19, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
    mizu5 said....like lqueer as folk or will and grace esque?



    Doesn't matter to me! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 19, 2013 1:50 PM GMT
    I HATE GAY SHOWS!

    Stereotypical shallow pornfests!

    That NEVER address the real issues in our community, in fact that are sources of the issues in our community.
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    Jun 19, 2013 1:54 PM GMT
    IrishDarren saidI HATE GAY SHOWS!

    Stereotypical shallow pornfests!

    That NEVER address the real issues in our community, in fact that are sources of the issues in our community.

    Huh? TV shows are supposed to address issues? Did Friends address issues for the straight community? TV is shallow for a reason, people address their communal issues in their community, they don't need some TV show to address them.
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    Jun 19, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    IrishDarren saidI HATE GAY SHOWS!

    Stereotypical shallow pornfests!

    That NEVER address the real issues in our community, in fact that are sources of the issues in our community.

    Huh? TV shows are supposed to address issues? Did Friends address issues for the straight community? TV is shallow for a reason, people address their communal issues in their community, they don't need some TV show to address them.


    Friends addressed a lot of issues in the world, from gay marriage to surrogacy.

    Tv often pioneers social evolution.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 19, 2013 2:47 PM GMT
    I would probably be curious, but probably would get bored in a hurry...lol

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    Jun 19, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    No.... what would happen on the show ?? i'll tell you what would happen, it'd be nothing but fighting and shit talking and every queer just waiting to tell the other one off. UGH no
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    Jun 19, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    There is a series about a gay couple. It's called 'The New Normal' I suggest you guys check it out. None of that sterotypical lustful nonsense. I really enjoy watching it.
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    Jun 19, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    Wasn't The L Word a lesbian version of the American version of Queer As Folk? Both The L Word and Queer As Folk were on Showtime and Coast Mountain Film Studio that made The L Word was a company associated with Temple Street Productions, the company that made Queer As Folk.
  • onefortified

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    Jun 19, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    I liked DTLA and The Hunting Season both by LOGO
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:47 AM GMT
    I really liked The Outs.

    A bit more indie/out there (duh) as a "gay show" I guess, but I really liked the feel and the integrity.
    It reminds me a lot of Girls.

    http://theouts.squarespace.com/

    The Outs: State of the Union preview from The Outs on Vimeo.


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    Jun 20, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    Marsh saidThere is a series about a gay couple. It's called 'The New Normal' I suggest you guys check it out. None of that sterotypical lustful nonsense. I really enjoy watching it.


    It was cancelled.
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    I read about this a while back, but HBO has a gay themed show in the works for 2014. Sounds a little like Queer as Folk.


    http://tv.yahoo.com/news/hbo-orders-gay-themed-series-starring-glees-jonathan-220001033.html
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    Jun 20, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Rita saidI really liked The Outs.

    A bit more indie/out there (duh) as a "gay show" I guess, but I really liked the feel and the integrity.
    It reminds me a lot of Girls.

    http://theouts.squarespace.com/

    The Outs: State of the Union preview from The Outs on Vimeo.





    I second this. Really enjoyed this short series. Very well done for a shoestring indy.
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    Jun 20, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    4Will said
    Marsh saidThere is a series about a gay couple. It's called 'The New Normal' I suggest you guys check it out. None of that sterotypical lustful nonsense. I really enjoy watching it.


    It was cancelled.


    It was also unwatchable.
  • jackooh

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    Jun 20, 2013 10:13 AM GMT
    kinda half n half gay, but really funny comedy called 'threesome' out about a gay guy living with a straight couple n the drama that goes along with them getting really fucked having a threesome n her getting pregnant
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    Jun 20, 2013 10:23 AM GMT
    Marsh saidThere is a series about a gay couple. It's called 'The New Normal' I suggest you guys check it out. None of that sterotypical lustful nonsense. I really enjoy watching it.


    The New Normal was entertaining but it was still chock full of stereotypes and to be honest the whole 'rich and perfect' gay couple thing got a bit boring after a while. It had the potential to be something very interesting but they threw out any sort of reality in favor of escapism (well it was network tv). Good idea bad execution.
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    Jun 20, 2013 11:40 AM GMT
    If it was well written, well acted, and funny? Absolutely. Unfortunately, too many of these shows scrape the bottom of the barrel in terms of acting, which undermines any potentially positive attributes. Plus, most so-called gay shows and shows with gay characters seem to be obsessed with championing bad stereotypes. That's a big turn off. So far, the only gay TV character I've ever liked or identified with is Max from Happy Endings. He seemed like a real person, and not a characateur.
  • bmw0

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    Jun 20, 2013 11:54 AM GMT
    Lesbihonest here.

    Most gay men have the attention span of a well trained gnat.

    There have been a lot of shows that were very gay oriented that didn't last long. I'm pretty sure the only reason Will and Grace lasted was because it was over the top in pressing stereotypes and the straight people loved it.

    There are a host of shows that have dealt with gay issues. Brothers and Sisters on ABC was VERY gay. Not only did the gay uncle have HIV but it dealt with surrogacy and adoption. There was even a gay cheating scandal in the final season. As soon as it went in that direction the show was cancelled. SMASH on NBC was also very gay oriented. It was a show about broadway so it kind of had to be i guess, but even with all of the broadway loving gays out there it didn't make it past its second season. the show Partners on CBS didn't make it a whole season even (it was pretty bad writing.) and The New Normal finished it's first season without renewal.

    There was also the shows on LOGO that failed like The A List. But i suppose the short answer is yes, i would watch it. But i doubt many others would. And if they did they wouldn't watch long.