I'm from the east coast grown up in New York and New England. Having lived in San Francisco for 8 years and despite meeting very different people from all walks of life, some great, some rather shitty, and despite California being another world from anything even remotely like back east, I have NEVER encountered the sheer asinine catty talk that these characters portray to each other. I don't speak to people like that, I don't know anyone who talks to each other like that, and I would never tolerate it from anyone. The passive- aggressive douche bag attitude the way this series uninteresting characters portray is a complete turnoff.
Attitude is cute when you're young but sad and pathetic when older and most people would find it unacceptable. I found none of the main characters interesting, memorable or even remotely likable. I did not relate to any of them.
I get what Andrew Haigh was trying to do and the message of being honest he was trying to convey. I really do. Other than one episode in season 1 that caught my attention where guest star Julia Duffy brilliantly portrayed Patricks' mother, Looking was filled from beginning to end with badly written inconsistent story lines, two dimensional characters and unrealistic people. It didn't work in the series nor in the movie.
I'm a huge fan of Daniel Franzese and Jonathan Groff, but sorry guys, there are better stories out there. You should get together with playwright J. Julian Christopher and producer D.R.Knott as these two people are brilliant and have written excellent material.
Skip this. Queer As Folk or The L Word are way better.
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