Did anyone catch HBO's newest romance drama "Looking" earlier in the year? About three gay men living in the San Francisco area navigating the waters of first loves, holding together shakey relationships, and figuring out what to do when you're past your prime in the dating game. It stars Jonathan Groff (of Broadway & Glee fame), newcomer Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett (of Guiding Light fame).
It definitely isn't for everyone lol, but I enjoyed watching the halfhour show... first season only ran for 8 episodes (as well as the second season beginning early 2015). It has this gritty real-life feel to it... nothing seems candy coated and the dialogue is very realistic to how everyday people would respond to everyday situations. It gives off this cool aura about it... nothing seems forced and everything just happens naturally (whether it be good or bad). The acting is great (as it is for most HBO shows), and I can see why it was praised by critics and renewed. It had a lot of backlash, especially the subject matter, but the show did manage to keep solid ratings all througout its freshman season. I also like the fact that there is no singular stereotyping... that's probably what drew me most to the show... everyone is different, everyone has different personalities, and nothing seems out of the ordinary from these guys other than the fact that they just so happen to like other guys... which really is ordinary anyways lmao
Also the music is superb! If you love HBO's "Girls" you will most likely love this too.