Netflix has the entire Queer As Folk Series!

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    Feb 24, 2014 6:09 AM GMT

    I did a season 5 marathon last night

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queer_as_Folk_(2000_TV_series)[/url]


    Series ran from 2000 to 2005


    From gay marriage, to voting propositions, to politics, to gay parenting, to job discrimination, to hate crime, to drugs, clubs, HIV and queer eye for the straight guy...

    Every issue that we still deal with today is ever so prominent in this show, especially the last season all while the entire series occurred under the repressive Bush administration and the last of the religious right hold on America.

    It looks like the shows "prop 14" (2005) was a precursor to "prop 8" (200icon_cool.gif. Without giving it away, I would recommend anyone with Netflix go back and watch season 5 or the series if they haven't seen any of it.

    Not to mention the great dance music that came out of it


    QAF 2007 Reunion Lunch, Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sve_IKF2ATc



  • prototype

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    Feb 24, 2014 5:07 PM GMT
    I know I'm so excited! This is my first time watching it and I'm hooked! Love the whole cast and the themes of each episode. Two more seasons to go! icon_smile.gif
  • kencarson

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    Feb 24, 2014 5:23 PM GMT
    It came out when I was Justin's age. Now I'm Brian's age. It's weird to see it from both sides.

    Also, the fashion. So many shiny shirts. And did you notice they thank International Male in the credits? icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 24, 2014 5:41 PM GMT
    I did enjoy the program overall. My favorite character was Brian Kinney, the villian-hero. The guy who was at once vicious, heartless and unscrupulous, and yet often the "invisible hand" doing secret good deeds behind the scenes, using his money & influence for good instead of evil. I loved the real-life contradictions in his character, while some of the others were a bit 1-dimensional.

    The one problem I had was unavoidable in the basic premise. You put a small ensemble group together and then have them live through every single gay & lesbian issue imaginable. Gays may have lots of drama, but these people each had more individual drama than 20 gays, a new personal crisis every episode.

    So that stretched credibility quite a bit, but many of the story lines were valid and are still applicable today. And I guess the alternative would have been pretty boring, to watch a handful of gays living the more mundane lives that most of us do. Either that, or bring in an entire new cast of characters for every episode.
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    Feb 24, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    In my opinion, the series was good but it doesn't compare to the British version.
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    Feb 24, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidIn my opinion, the series was good but it doesn't compare to the British version.

    I hear this is all the time. Well, maybe, I've seen the original Brit version, too. But I'm not British, so I relate more to the US/Canadian production.
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    Feb 24, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    I believe that they also have the British version, which is much shorter. Or at least they have had it available from time to time in the past.
  • Trifyre

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    Feb 24, 2014 6:43 PM GMT
    kencarson saidIt came out when I was Justin's age. Now I'm Brian's age. It's weird to see it from both sides.

    Also, the fashion. So many shiny shirts. And did you notice they thank International Male in the credits? icon_razz.gif


    I can't agree more! I remember going to a friend's house every Sunday where a big group of us would watch each new episode in college. Watching it again now has given me a new perspective on the show. I'd still saying I'm Brian and Michael's love child, personality-wise lol. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 25, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    Yeah I've been watching it since the beginning of the Olympics. About to finish season 4, this is my 4th time watching it. I really like the character of Justin (though I wasn't bashed when I came out) but ultimately I want a loving relationship like Ben and Michael. It's amazing, all those issues they dealt with back then are still relevant today.
  • setherer

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    Feb 25, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
    Now I know what I'm watching the rest of the week, every.single.night... I had been given the 1st and 2nd season by a friend for Christmas, and was hooked. So glad the whole show is on Netflix!
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    Feb 25, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    I saw it and literally grabbed my roommate and made her watch. It was a real eye opener and answered a lot of questions she had LOL.

    I'm going to watch the entire thing this week im sure.
  • EricLA

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    Feb 25, 2014 12:46 AM GMT
    I'm glad this is on, but the original UK series was so much better.

    The US show had its moments, but was of average quality.

    The prom episode was probably the strongest episode they did.
  • madsexy

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    Feb 25, 2014 12:53 AM GMT
    I disagree that the US show was weak compared to the UK show. They were different, the UK show was more in line with the gay scene in Europe, and the US show was very much in tune with the US scene (at least in Chicago, where I lived at the time). We used to play a game - which character from QAF are you being right now?
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    Feb 25, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    madsexy saidI disagree that the US show was weak compared to the UK show. They were different, the UK show was more in line with the gay scene in Europe, and the US show was very much in tune with the US scene (at least in Chicago, where I lived at the time). We used to play a game - which character from QAF are you being right now?


    I think the UK version only ran two seasons and the US/Canadian version followed the UK version pretty closely the first season then developed its own storylines.

    Btw, I was just letting a couple of RJ buddies know which QAF characters they reminded me of before seeing this thread. I related most to Michael with Emmet a close second.
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    Feb 25, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    madsexy saidI disagree that the US show was weak compared to the UK show. They were different, the UK show was more in line with the gay scene in Europe, and the US show was very much in tune with the US scene (at least in Chicago, where I lived at the time). We used to play a game - which character from QAF are you being right now?

    I agree. I saw them both. The US/Canadian series was just fine, and it related to me.
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    Feb 25, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    setherer saidNow I know what I'm watching the rest of the week, every.single.night... I had been given the 1st and 2nd season by a friend for Christmas, and was hooked. So glad the whole show is on Netflix!


    This so much, it's like Christmas has come early. It really is a phenomenal show in my opinion especially for when it aired.
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    Feb 25, 2014 2:49 AM GMT
    Didn't see it when it was airing originally, but watched all 83 episodes in the past three weeks. Loved it.
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    Feb 25, 2014 3:05 AM GMT
    ^^ just a side note, you can search for QAF in Youtube too and random episodes show up. I've only seen like the first couple episodes of the British series, that one Blond guy (Charlie Hunnam?) is cute. I like the US series though, the actor who played Justin is a cutie.
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    Feb 25, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    HuluPlus - has the UK version which I have started to watch. It is interesting to see the difference between the US and UK versions.
  • philibt84

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    Feb 26, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
    Is the show available for streaming or DVD only?
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    Feb 26, 2014 5:06 AM GMT
    philibt84 saidIs the show available for streaming or DVD only?



    ‘Queer as Folk’ with Randy Harrison and Gale Harold returns via Netflix beginning February 1
    http://berkshireonstage.com/2014/01/25/queer-as-folk-with-randy-harrison-and-gale-harold-returns-via-netflix-beginning-february-1/

    We’ve checked and 27 Discs, 5 seasons of Queer as Folk are now available through the Netflix streaming library in the USA.
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    Feb 27, 2014 4:27 AM GMT
    Just saw the entire series complete on Netflix, awesome. Hm, I really like the ending, not spoiling it for anybody. icon_smile.gif Kinda sad but I love it. (They have a different soundtrack song in the final scene) btw.


  • toastvenom

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    Feb 27, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
    and they shot it here in Toronto. I was an extra in that one episode where they went to a gay club...remember that one?icon_neutral.gif
  • JerBear87

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    Feb 27, 2014 6:58 AM GMT
    Haha. I'll have to get started on it icon_razz.gif I've seen all of the other gay movies posted on Netflix, though. My favorite has to be Weekend, probably. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 27, 2014 7:50 AM GMT
    Toastvenom saidand they shot it here in Toronto. I was an extra in that one episode where they went to a gay club...remember that one?icon_neutral.gif


    Which one they have ton of scenes in Babylon. lol