"Looking" needs new writers!

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    Mar 10, 2014 3:34 AM GMT
    I just watched the season finale of "looking" and while the last scene between Richie and Patrick was very touching the Episode as a whole blew.The show is boring and the characters bland.It is shocking to me that gay writers ( I guess most of them are gay) could write such shit material for a gay series.I mean I was not a Queer as Folk fan but at least you laughed or got pissed off.As a side note Raul Castillo is so cute!icon_smile.gif Ry
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    Mar 10, 2014 3:39 AM GMT
    I just watched the last 3 episodes back to back, and I have to say, I thought it was actually well done. I was not so sure about the series in the beginning, but the last 3 were the best of the whole thing, I thought.
    I think for it's location,(SF) it all made sense.
    I'd like to see it come back someday.
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    Mar 10, 2014 5:57 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI just watched the last 3 episodes back to back, and I have to say, I thought it was actually well done. I was not so sure about the series in the beginning, but the last 3 were the best of the whole thing, I thought.
    I think for it's location,(SF) it all made sense.
    I'd like to see it come back someday.

    It's my understanding that it's been picked up for another season. I'd like to give it more opportunities, I didn't think it was that bad!
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    Mar 10, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    Either they need new writers and better story lines and new actors, or cancel the show. It's mediocre and redundant.

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    Mar 10, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
    I 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.
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    Mar 10, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    See 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. I agree that it could be a little more exciting, but if the tone stays the same I will continue to watch it because there is really something that can be learned by all of the ironies. I think the feeling of the show by most people was that it was a bit stunted and dissatisfying.... Ironic how all three characters are stunted and dissatisfied in their life.... I really appreciated the art imitating life sex scenes.... Particularly when patrick was being blown by... latino BF who I'm forgetting his name.... I have so been in his situation and had that exact awkward conversation about *are you sure i can go in your mouth?...* and eating carbs after midnight and telling your friends its a kale salad with chicken.... lol I liked it and perhaps when theres character growth, so will the shows tone....
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    Mar 10, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    I'm enjoying it even though ,I might be a few seasons behind from you guy's (Im in Australia). like it has less heated sex scene's and more actual story telling ,which just sorta makes it into an other (M) Tv series.and its Str8/homophobe friendly lol
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    Mar 10, 2014 10:22 PM GMT
    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.
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    Mar 10, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
    In my opinion the only good episode they had was when they focused on Richie and Patrick. That to me was a brilliant episode. I really wanted them to try to work out their issues, but they were setting it up for Patrick to fail. He was to awkward,naive, and wishy-washy.
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    Mar 11, 2014 1:48 AM GMT
    I thought it was getting better the last few episodes. I just think it takes time for the development to happen and most HBO shows are an hour, so this entire season is really only about 4 hours. I'm looking forward to next season.

  • Mar 11, 2014 5:57 AM GMT
    WickedRyan saidI just watched the season finale of "looking" and while the last scene between Richie and Patrick was very touching the Episode as a whole blew.The show is boring and the characters bland.It is shocking to me that gay writers ( I guess most of them are gay) could write such shit material for a gay series.I mean I was not a Queer as Folk fan but at least you laughed or got pissed off.As a side note Raul Castillo is so cute!icon_smile.gif Ry


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    Mar 11, 2014 1:03 PM GMT
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    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.


    So glad to hear someone else say this. "Understated" is a great word to use for describing the show. I guess it takes a certain kind to appreciate it but I love how relatable the show is.... or perhaps I'm just a boring guy... lol. For me,what I like about this show is that 90% of Patrick's behavior is predictable... In most scenes you can guess as to how he will act and react to the happenings.... but then there is that side of him, the other, darker more curious side that we all have that is unpredictable and somewhat secret. I don't know i think its brilliant writing.
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    Mar 11, 2014 3:09 PM GMT
    lets face it:
    -The networks have ignored us; its been a long time since Queer as Folk.
    -The networks still are ignoring us; "Looking" is so IBM beige predictable. You can turn off the audio and watch it.
    -Have gay men been fully assimilated into the greater culture?
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    Mar 11, 2014 4:20 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidI just watched the season finale of "looking" and while the last scene between Richie and Patrick was very touching the Episode as a whole blew.The show is boring and the characters bland.It is shocking to me that gay writers ( I guess most of them are gay) could write such shit material for a gay series.I mean I was not a Queer as Folk fan but at least you laughed or got pissed off.As a side note Raul Castillo is so cute!icon_smile.gif Ry



    I find the low budget, Cinéma vérité style refreshing. Yes , life is generally not on steroids. And it a hoot to recognize the locations and get the inside jokes. It's very SF / Oakland.

    It you want the typical over the top drama and TV tone check out DTLA.
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    Mar 11, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
    what a boring show.... i guess i'm not a posh gay
  • cityguy39

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    Mar 11, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    I thought the show actually picked up with the last two episodes, I'm actually looking forward to the next season, esp the Richie, Patrick and Kevin triangle. Nothing good ever comes of fucking your boss!!!!!
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    Mar 11, 2014 7:16 PM GMT
    I must be in the minority. I've loved the show from the beginning. Love the writing and interplay between characters. I eagerly await its return, but wish it would expand to a full hour. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 11, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
    wvufan87 said ... but wish it would expand to a full hour ...


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  • Sincityfan

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    Mar 11, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
    QaF isn't about real everyday gay life, but about drug fueled sex parties and generic themes that appear in every drama. It is basically the same thing you've scene in every other series with gay characters rather than heterosexual ones.
    It's all over the top, which is why you probably didn't see it as "boring" or "bland."