Looking - Season 1 [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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All eight episodes from the first season of the HBO comedy drama following the lives and loves of three gay men in San Francisco. Patrick (Jonathan Groff), Agustín (Frankie J. Álvarez) and Dom (Murray Bartlett) are best friends who help each other navigate their way through the trials of their professional and private lives. The episodes are: 'Looking for Now', 'Looking for Uncut', 'Looking at Your Browser History', 'Looking for $220/Hour', 'Looking for the Future', 'Looking in the Mirror', 'Looking for a Plus-One' and 'Looking Glass'.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 6.77 x 5.31 x 0.51 inches; 2.93 Ounces
- Director : Andrew Haigh
- Media Format : PAL, Subtitled
- Run time : 3 hours and 33 minutes
- Release date : January 12, 2015
- Actors : Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Lauren Weedman, Russell Tovey
- Subtitles: : English
- Producers : Looking (Compete Season 1) - 2-Disc Set ( Looking - Compete Season One ), Looking (Compete Season 1) - 2-Disc Set, Looking - Compete Season One
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Warner Home Video
- ASIN : B00HYCNXRY
- Number of discs : 2
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- #6,836 in Comedy (Movies & TV)
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Then Augustin has met that special someone and set up home but seems to be pressing the self destruct button in everything he does almost as if he can't bear the thought of having it all. The three of them have their separate hills to climb and each other for support. This is the beginning of their stories.
This is just brilliant a rival to the original `Queer as folk' and it does have some sex based scenes but this is not a porn fest at all. It is all about relationships, life, dreams and the harsh realities of life. There are some great performances here - actually there is not one bad one. I loved seeing Scott Bakula as a special guest and also Russell Tovy keeping the Brit end up - if you will forgive the pun. They have made a second series too so hopefully this is one that is here to stay - at least for a while.
In eight episodes of around 25 minutes they muse about what it is like to be gay, hoping for better times with the new men in their lives.
Fans recognize here much that rings true.
Others may find the short series shallow and inconsequential, annoyed with box set declarations of pioneering fare: "Frank and fearless"; "There's nothing else on TV like it".
In fact it seems dated and tame.
Such acclaim was more justified fifteen years ago when, both sides of the Atlantic, "Queer as Folk" explored such themes with greater vibrancy and more interesting characters.
Bonuses comprise six commentaries, creators and cast full of praise for what they have achieved. (To be fair, they do concede this a comedy series with very few jokes.)
I did not dislike "Looking", but yearned for more substance. Perhaps this is to be found in Season 2?
I just loved this first series and hope there will be many more to come. If you are looking for an engaging story with a great cast then look no further .... 'Looking' is it! Definitely five stars from me!
Whilst having fun they also encounter disappointment, heartbreak, and confusion in all different areanas of their lives.
If you liked the following- Sex And The City, GIRLS, Queer As Folk (original UK version) I think you will also like Looking.
The music in the series is also outstanding!!
If your curious...give it a go you won't regret it!
HBO's decision to cancel this series with a one off movie is still baffling! For one thing the commitment to advertising the series was minimal at best so no wonder the ratings were low.
Yet the acting and stories were excellent. Russell Tovey acts brilliantly opposite Jonathan Groff.
There's no question about it...a streaming service should (and still could) save this gem!
It deserves more series to show us its overall story.