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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.

 
 

It looks interesting Mitch.  I wonder if it will run again on HBO before the second season.

Probably!! I really liked it... it was short and sweet. It's sort of following suit with British shows nowadays... less is more! Also I love Jonathan Groff so there's that too Blum 3

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Sounds different than most of what I watch, I'll have to check it out. Thanks, Mitchy!

Edit: Just checked, it's On Demand, sweet!

Sounds different than most of what I watch, I'll have to check it out. Thanks, Mitchy!

Edit: Just checked, it's On Demand, sweet!

gonna warn you right now, there is a lot of sex and nudity in the show... with it being HBO and everything Blum 3 

but go for it!! like i said, its not for everyone, but its worth it to give it a shot!

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gonna warn you right now, there is a lot of sex and nudity in the show... with it being HBO and everything :P 

but go for it!! like i said, its not for everyone, but its worth it to give it a shot!

Well, I've watched True Blood and Game of Thrones, so I'm used to sex/nudity, and guy on guy stuff doesn't bother me

Here's a shot of the table read for Season 2.... if you notice there is a new addition on the far left hand side... he looks like he's almost too gay to function. That's right... Damian from Mean Girls has joined the cast of Looking. lmao nice

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Damian! Wow he looks so different!

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Omg Mitch! I just sat here and watched 5 of 7 episodes...I REALLY like this show! It's funny, but not what I'd classify as a "comedy". I just really enjoy all the characters (the acting is great), and the stories are so relatable to anyone who is a young, single adult. I love love love the main character, Patrick, and I find myself SO rooting for him and Richie. <3

Literally LOL'd when Patrick is drunk chowing on some Mac n Cheese, talking on the phone with Augustis, and Augustis says "What are you eating??" and he's like "Oh just a salad..."

Look forward to watching the last two eps and excited for next season. I would have never known this show existed if it weren't for you! Wink

It's funny, but not what I'd classify as a "comedy".

Would fall more into the 'dramedy' category? Kind of like Shameless, where you wouldn't want to sit down with your family and watch it, but there's moments where you absolutely die laughing?

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Would fall more into the 'dramedy' category? Kind of like Shameless, where you wouldn't want to sit down with your family and watch it, but there's moments where you absolutely die laughing?

Well, yes, I suppose so. I'm not as good at reviewing things as you or Mitch, it's just, for me, an enjoyable, light, show!

Would fall more into the 'dramedy' category? Kind of like Shameless, where you wouldn't want to sit down with your family and watch it, but there's moments where you absolutely die laughing?

Well, yes, I suppose so. I'm not as good at reviewing things as you or Mitch, it's just, for me, an enjoyable, light, show!

Lmao! Good enough explanation for me! Smile

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Lmao! Good enough explanation for me! Smile

Check it out! And BONUS: eye candy Wink

Check it out! And BONUS: eye candy Wink

Maybe. Gotta finish watching True Detective first to see if it's as overrated as you claim Wink

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Maybe. Gotta finish watching True Detective first to see if it's as overrated as you claim Wink

Good luck! I struggled to watch the last few eps of that one...

Maybe. Gotta finish watching True Detective first to see if it's as overrated as you claim Wink

 

Good luck! I struggled to watch the last few eps of that one...

 

Which is very strange being they were AWESOME.  #nohijack

Maybe. Gotta finish watching True Detective first to see if it's as overrated as you claim Wink

Good luck! I struggled to watch the last few eps of that one...

Which is very strange being they were AWESOME.  #nohijack

Sorry OPD, I have to side with B on this one. I'm loving it! Maybe I'll enjoy this as well to even it out Smile

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Finished this series last night. Love love love it! Look forward to season two

P.s...So happy to see Richie at the table read!!

hahaha yay!!! Glad you liked it Biggrin I'm really excited for season 2 as well!! p.p.s... so happy richie shaved Blum 3 so much hotter imo lmao

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hahaha yay!!! Glad you liked it Biggrin I'm really excited for season 2 as well!! p.p.s... so happy richie shaved Blum 3 so much hotter imo lmao

Richie is handsome no matter what but I really liked the beard. So hot!

Dom's mustache is my spirit animal...I'm obsessed!

So hot! Dom's mustache is my spirit animal...I'm obsessed!

I'm obsessed with your one-liners.

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So hot! Dom's mustache is my spirit animal...I'm obsessed!

I'm obsessed with your one-liners.

Hahahaha, but have you seen that thing? It's luxurious!

So hot! Dom's mustache is my spirit animal...I'm obsessed!

I'm obsessed with your one-liners.

Hahahaha, but have you seen that thing? It's luxurious!

Is it on the homepage?

So hot! Dom's mustache is my spirit animal...I'm obsessed!

I'm obsessed with your one-liners.

Hahahaha, but have you seen that thing? It's luxurious!

Is it on the homepage?

he's on the right hand side in the Looking cover photo!! haha he's the 40 year old hotty... i don't mind the stache if they can pull it off (i think he can lmao)

he's on the right hand side in the Looking cover photo!! haha he's the 40 year old hotty... i don't mind the stache if they can pull it off (i think he can lmao)

Thought so. #Manther

have you seen him without the stache though? damnnn

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