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  1. Queer as Folk

    It was character growth and change of direction for both Michael and Brian in season two with the introduction of Professor Ben. Even though there were viewers, who thought that it was an unbalanced pairing (not because of Ben's HIV status), but due to class differences with the pairing. Michael was a manager of this cheap, psuedo "WalMart like" store, while Ben worked at a university. I liked who Michael became while being with Ben. He grew out of his obsession in the fantasy of being more to Brian than just his best friend. I also think that Brian knew that if he didn't let Michael go emotionally, they both would never really be able to have chances (or Michael specifically) at finding someone to share their lives with romantically. As for Brian, he was definitely real and human, but I never related to him or thought of him as a good person. I felt like he was still in the process of learning how to let himself feel something for others, to express it, without thinking that it was a sign of weakness. That's why I was so happy that Brian and Justin decided to not get married, so that his young lover could have a chance at experiencing life on his own, making his own choices. Brian was at a place in his life, that he seemed to be at peace with himself. Justin wanted more and even though Brian tried to give him what he thought his fiance wanted, Justin knew it wasn't something that he could give him.
  2. HBO's Looking

    Patrick could try and say that Kevin was sexually harassing him, but he is attracted to his boss. I think that if John wasn't in the picture, Patrick would still have qualms about pursuing Kevin. I still think that Patrick has way more to lose than Kevin if they end up together. Emotionally I don't think that Patrick's at all ready to be with anyone, Richie or Kevin at the moment. He says that he wants something more, but he can't cope with feeling that Richie's beneath him (even though he doesn't want to feel that way) nor be able to deal with being Kevin's secret lover, if they ever decide to move past the flirting stage. That's why I don't agree with the idea that it would be easier for Patrick to be Kevin's secret lover, than being in a relationship with someone who's of a different class and race like Richie. He has two men who want to be with him. He continues to push away an available man, while flirting with another who isn't available.
  3. Queer as Folk

    Michael was really pathetically hooked on Brian in season one.
  4. HBO's Looking

    Agreed - Look, I hated Brian on QAFUS, but I was interested in how Michael finally let go and let himself have a life, a man and a future that he wanted. He was still Brian's BFF, but he was able to get himself out of that holding pattern of just being Brian's pathetic friend who wants more. I'm pissed out Agustin's behavior, but I'm also interested in IF he'll come to a breaking point and wonder why he blew up his job and his relationship with Frank. It wasn't just because he found CJ hot. I want to see how these characters deal with the choices (good and bad) and how they try to move forward from it.
  5. HBO's Looking

    Is it really a deal breaker that the leads (on a gay show) have to be likeable? If every lead had to be "likeable", would Breaking Bad, Mad Men or even Sopranos have lasted past their first seasons?
  6. HBO's Looking

    New interview with Scott Bakula. http://www.vulture.com/m/2014/03/lookings-bakula-on-weed-and-loving-to-sing.html?mid=twitter_vulture I hope he does come back as Lynn for next season.
  7. DAYS: March 2014 Discussion

    The Brady/Theresa pairing is interesting, because it's yet again another woman attempting to pull a scam on stupid (but hot and rich) Brady. I can see Theresa falling for him, forgetting all about her scam, but Brady being wary of moving past the sex stage for her. JJ and "the good girl written for his continued redemption"....blah Gabi needs to have moved out of Casa Blah Gay Boys and Baby yesterday. The conversation that Mar had with Will was on point. Did Will truly believe that all three of them would live their entire lives together, under the same roof in order to raise Ari?
  8. Queer as Folk

    Skin I've never read any viewer describe how Brian had put Lindsey, Justin and Michael in categories of how much emotion he gave to all three. Your theory on it does make sense to me, especially the part about denying the sex with Michael and keeping his emotions in check with Justin. Justin was never my favorite character, but I felt that the writers (in their need to keep the fandom happy with B/J having as many sex scenes possible) destroyed any sort of growth that he was gaining when he left Brian for Ethan at the end of season two. I felt like some of those fans wanted to see Justin grovel, in order to get Brian back after Ethan had cheated on him and that's exactly what the show wrote for that character. Justin was never independent from doing anything that had nothing to do with Brian. Then, when they had him refocusing on his art in the final season, some viewers couldn't understand what happened. The wedding being canceled. Him leaving Pittsburgh to try and make an independent start in his life.
  9. HBO's Looking

    Thanks for the link, EM I saw you post it on this week's AVClub of Looking. I love the conversations that have developed about that show on that site. Scott Evans, who didn't have any lines in the episode, was in a scene next to Patrick's sister and that was when he used the c-word to describe him and Kevin said that only the British are able to use that word properly. If, I'm remembering directly.
  10. HBO's Looking

    Patrick was looking at Kevin (and John) throughout the reception and that's one of the many reasons why he pushed him away when the kiss happened in the bathroom. Too many mixed signals, no matter how much Patrick does want Kevin to desire him. I guess some folks wanted to see Patrick and Kevin do it right inside the stalls. That would really add to Patrick's neurosis. I wonder if Scott Evans is the guy that Patrick had his first sexual experience while on that school field trip?
  11. HBO's Looking

    I think (and still have hope) that Patrick doesn't want to end up being a side piece to Kevin. Kevin and his interest in Patrick may be genuine, but he continues to give him mixed messages regarding his boyfriend. I'm not expecting to hear that Jon is this walking saint, but Kevin continues to say all these negative things about his boyfriend and his relationship to Patrick, then he sees those two together and they DO look like they're happy or what's supposed to look like happy. Patrick already has issues with his self-esteem. I don't know how he'll function as the other man. If that happens. He'll be even more neurotic.
  12. HBO: True Detective

    I had imagined that Cohle would confess that he was in love with Maggie and that's why none of his other relationships worked out. See, I didn't think that she would use him against Marty as payback for all his years of cheating and screwing around on her. It made sense though and she wasn't one bit sorry about it. That's how damn mad and upset she was about letting Marty back into her and the kids lives.
  13. HBO: True Detective

    I'm glad that he pushed to play Cohle. Not to take anything away from Harrelson, but I don't think he would have been able to portray Cohle's "otherness" and disappointment with life, humanity and the world as in my opinion, relatable like McConaughy.
  14. HBO: True Detective

    I'm loving this show and Harrelson and McConnauhey are a perfect odd pairing of Hart and Cohle. Hart, really wouldn't have a "praised past", if Cohle hadn't covered up his mess. What they both did, has allowed this suspect to still be out there for all this time. Cohle is crazy, pessimistic and depressing, but he's an amazing detective. When he told that woman to kill herself, because she wasn't going to be able to deal with living inside prison, I agreed.
  15. HBO's Looking

    Hey, they helped with the continued growth in the ratings each and every week since the pilot. I'm just so glad that Lauren, Raul and Russell have been bumped up to regulars for next season.