whateveryo saidI thought the show really picked up around episode 5. Sure the first few were slow moving but I appreciated the pace.
If anything it's nice to watch a show about gay men that isn't overly stylized for the typical ADD viewership.
MK1220 saidSee I'm sure this view point is going to be wildly unpopular but I actually appreciate it because of it's boredom.... This is a story about some gay guys on a path of delayed self discovery. I think its a more realistic portrayal of a lot gay men that really haven't been portrayed before. I think there are a lot of subtle ironies that are over-looked or not appreciated enough by the people that are calling it boring. For me, I appreciate it because I really identify with Patrick a lot. Not to say thats a good thing! lol... There is a small character development in each one of them and the style of the show seems to be mellow and so its not until you look back at the whole season to see that, ok, this season was just an introduction to the characters... Whatever they did, they did it right because they are signed for another season. They have created their base characters and set up firm story lines.
Amen to all that! I love the slow pacing -- this is a realistic depiction of some gay guys in SF -- life isn't always action-packed and drama-filled. I also love and can relate to most of the characters. These are all people I'd want to get to know, even the ones with less than stellar behavior. Anybody who's artistic would have a lot to talk about with Augustin, even though they might not want to be his BFF.
Am I the only person who thinks the show is hilarious? I find myself laughing out loud at its sly, understated humor. I think Patrick is a great comic character. It's mostly in the subtlety of his expressions and his body language. Doris, of course, is over the top funny, and Dom and Kevin also have irresistible devilish twinkles.