Queer As Folk :(

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    Feb 18, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
    I attempted to start watching QAF but I could only watch two episodes. Is it just me or does this show depress anyone else? The way the episodes ended, the proud song, and i guess the general feeling of the show just got me sad. It turns out I couldn't watch it. Perhaps there is something hidden that my mind is not concious of at the moment....

    Am I the only one?
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Ben and Michael

    *swoon* SOCUTE
  • Mohannned

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    Feb 18, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    I only watched the 5 seasons lately
    but I finished them in 3 weeks

    so u can tell I'm a fan

    this show have something for every one
    at first it will look so shallow
    but once u get to know the characters better u will see the great messages this show delivers

    watch it .. and keep an eye on Micheal he is great
  • Mohannned

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    Feb 18, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    Soulasphyx saidBen and Michael

    *swoon* SOCUTE


    but they can't beat Brian and Justen .. that was amazing love

    Emmet is the star of the show to be honest
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    When they wrote Dr David out was when I stopped watching. Also, they had to throw religion into it. Brian told his mother "F*ck you and F@ck the Lord"...I was really through then. I didn't feel that was necessary. So I stopped watching it. It was around maybe season 3 or 4 I guess, I don't remember. By then, in my opinion, they had run out of issues to talk about.
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    12 years ago I thought it was the only thing on...now not so much.
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    Feb 18, 2010 2:45 AM GMT
    To you this must look like the history channel. What did you expect? Gay life was tough back then.
  • johnny9027

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    Feb 18, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    oh boy, i love the show, i watched it for 6 times...but only michael is the one u can really be with in real life...other characters are just... way too dramatic to stand....
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    Feb 18, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx said12 years ago I thought it was the only thing on...now not so much.

    12 years? The US version didn't start airing until 2000.

    In any case, for me its weakness was inherent when dealing with an ensemble cast of regulars, and you're trying to cover every possible issue that gays & lesbians face. So as a result the characters had overly dramatic and event-filled lives, even for gays.

    But dismissing that criticism under the heading of dramatic license, I otherwise found most of the episodes good, and some quite insightful and poignant. I met Sharon Gless last year, BTW, at a gay choral concert, and told her how much I liked her portrayal as Michael's ultimate PFLAG Mom. I had my photo taken with her and George Takei, who was also there with his legal huband, but I never saw a copy. Damn!
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    Feb 18, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    Mohannned said
    Soulasphyx saidBen and Michael

    *swoon* SOCUTE


    but they can't beat Brian and Justen .. that was amazing love

    Emmet is the star of the show to be honest


    Yeah, there was a lot of love between them, but I can't see many people dealing with that sort of relationship for as long as they did.

    Where Ben and Micheal are pretty darn close model to what I'd like to have.
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    Feb 18, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    Mohannned said
    Soulasphyx saidBen and Michael

    *swoon* SOCUTE


    but they can't beat Brian and Justen .. that was amazing love

    Emmet is the star of the show to be honest


    I think Robert Gant is one of the hottest guys in the world. And Hal Sparks is distinctly cute.

    Never got the attractiveness of Gale Harold. And though Randy Harrison is cute and I can see why guys would really go for him, he doesn't do a lot for me.

    So, yeah, of those two couples, for me it's no contest. Ben and Michael all the way, by miles.

    As for the show, I only saw it in syndication, and I was kind of addicted to it while they were showing it. But even though I was addicted to it, I thought it was generally pretty bad. Just bad writing. I often didn't find the characters' actions believable, and a lot of the dialogue didn't sound like anything any human being ever would say.

    As a result, I generally couldn't even tell if the actors in the show were good actors. The one person who really did impress me in terms of acting was Harris Allan as the prostitute adopted by Ben and Michael. I do think Peter Paige did a good job, but he had perhaps the worst writing to deal with of the principals. I don't think any actor in the world could have made me buy Emmett's words and actions.

    Still, I give it credit for keeping me very interested, even though I thought it was generally pretty bad. Beats me. Perhaps it was just the novelty of a long-running TV soap focused on gay men.



  • oursirpeace

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    Feb 18, 2010 6:32 AM GMT
    The American version is very addictive and easy to get into. I tried watching the first 2 eps of the UK version and I could hardly sit thru. The US version takes the original UK version on a whole other level it's not even comparable.
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 18, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    oursirpeace saidThe American version is very addictive and easy to get into. I tried watching the first 2 eps of the UK version and I could hardly sit thru. The US version takes the original UK version on a whole other level it's not even comparable.


    oh my god
    the opposit happened to me

    i watched and loved the UK version... the original

    the american version is way too cheesey and soap like
    i was forced to watch it by my Ex... one season and i was tortured
  • gymguy81

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    Feb 18, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    I like it it shows the more true side of beinbg gay for the time it was out they could have been more devercified tho
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    Feb 18, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    I thought it was great show (both British and US versions).

    There are sooooooooo many Brians in the gay world.

    You gotta love Emmet. Definitely the realest person on the show with no delusions, felt comfortable in his own skin and a heart as big the ocean is deep. Truly friend material.
  • Mohannned

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    Feb 18, 2010 7:13 AM GMT
    to me the show is the best

    I always quote Emmets words when he say
    Fu*k em all
    when ever someone is judjing me
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    Feb 18, 2010 11:28 AM GMT
    I love Queer as Folk. It was my way release in college when i was still in the closet. I would sneak away to my room and watch it every Sunday. I still watch it now on Logo.

    And it had some of the hottest sex scenes around.
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    Feb 18, 2010 11:36 AM GMT
    My Mom and I would watch it when it came on Logo,but it got annoying after awhile because it was the same shit over and over again.
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    Apr 04, 2010 11:48 AM GMT
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    hi everyone,

    I LOVE queer as folk.) my favourite is Ben and Michael.) Please have you two movies with Robert Gant? These two movies:

    Jane Street 1996 and The Conctract 2002. Can you sending the links on these movies, please? Thanks
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    Apr 04, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    gymguy1 saidI love Queer as Folk. It was my way release in college when i was still in the closet. I would sneak away to my room and watch it every Sunday. I still watch it now on Logo.

    And it had some of the hottest sex scenes around.

    Yup.... me too. Well, actually, since I was in a small college town and didn't have access to Showtime, a couple friends & I would get together and watch the DVD discs. It was on right around my coming out time, so it was just very nice to have this example of what gay life could be.

    And as for the critiques of the show: I also think it was a bit soapy/overwrought. But, I decided that this was gay life XL. Everything was blown up, and so the dramatic licenses taken were acceptable to me because it was just bigger than life.
  • Muscmasmat

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    Apr 04, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    I only watched "Queer As Folk" in this last year on LOGO. So I got to watch all 5 seasons - 4 nights a week, so it went pretty fast.

    I loved it.

    For me the characters were quite realistic, reminding me of people I have known in real life.

    I thought the themes and story lines were excellent, once again mirroring real life situations for me.

    For younger gay men and women who live in areas of the country that are already tolerant, I'm not sure how relevent it would be.

    As for it being sad. There were some very sad episodes - that once again mirrors real life experiences that are sad, but overall it was a positive experience for me watching it. And many times, I had a smile on my face when I went to bed after it was over.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 04, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
    Because of the newness of it back in the 1st season and my own coming out, it was pretty awesome..... but then I was very disappointed in the 2nd season (and I think I had felt I had grown past it) so it fell by the wayside. I wouldn't mind watching some of the later seasons just to see what was up. I heard about some of it.
  • mynyun

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    Apr 04, 2010 4:01 PM GMT

    I found out about QAF kinda late but still liked it. I eventually bought the complete season but wound up giving it to a friend of mine. So right now I have season 1 & 2 and plan to buy the others later.
    Yes I thought the shows often ended kinda sad or ended to make you think. And there were times they were cheesy and times they were really good. But life is kinda that way as well. It was very soap opera-ish in my opinion but then again would anyone have taken the time to watch it if it wasn't.?? Seriously if it were documentary style I would have probably passed. Or some other kinda of style.
    As a show it was good. As an accurate representation of gay life.? Well that may be a different story.
    But I did enjoy it. Although when I had bought the entire season on DVD my str8 room mate watched it all before I did. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 04, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    My favorite character in QaF is a str8 mother.... Debbie. icon_razz.gif

    I love her and I'm glad they developed her character throughout the five seasons.
  • Celticmusl

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    Apr 04, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    I've never watched QAF because it does look depressing.