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      Season 1 – Looking

      2014 Comedy LGBTQ+ List
      90% 41 Reviews Tomatometer 89% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Three best friends living in San Francisco share the nuances and complexities of contemporary gay relationships as they explore a variety of options, both in love and in life. They are unified by their close bond, but their search for happiness and intimacy has taken them on separate paths. Patrick is a 29-year-old video game designer who is dating again after his ex's engagement; Agustin, 31, is apprehensive about choosing monogamy and domesticity instead of the excitement of city life; and longtime waiter Dom is at a crossroads, as middle age approaches and his romantic and professional goals remain unfulfilled. The trio's lives unfold against the backdrop of San Francisco's progressive, unpredictable, almost-anything-goes culture, and "Looking" makes full use of the city's unique character -- with filming taking place in more than 40 locations and in various neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jan 05 Buy Now

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      Funny without being obnoxious, Looking provides authentic situations that feel universal with its subtle details and top-notch performances.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jan 19, 2014 Looking for Now Patrick meets up with his best friends, Agustin and Dom, to discuss an upcoming wedding; Agustin agrees to move in with his boyfriend; Dom considers reconnecting with an old flame. Details Episode 2 Aired Jan 26, 2014 Looking for Uncut Agustin and Dom wonder if Patrick is capable of a casual sexual relationship; Dom meets up with his ex; Patrick and Richie go out on a date. Details Episode 3 Aired Feb 1, 2014 Looking at Your Browser History Patrick meets his new boss at a video game launch party; Dom tells Doris about his restaurant plans; Stina fires Agustin; Agustin meets a sex worker. Details Episode 4 Aired Feb 9, 2014 Looking for $220/Hour Patrick and Kevin chat about relationships; Patrick joins Agustin at the Folsom Street Fair; Dom asks Lynn to lunch; Agustin considers hiring CJ. Details Episode 5 Aired Feb 16, 2014 Looking for the Future Patrick and Richie visit San Francisco sites, learning about their pasts and plans for the future. Details Episode 6 Aired Feb 23, 2014 Looking in the Mirror Patrick is nervous about Richie meeting his friends; Lynn hosts a dinner party to introduce Dom to potential investors; Agustin invites CJ to a birthday picnic. Details Episode 7 Aired Mar 2, 2014 Looking for a Plus-One Patrick is anxious before his sister's wedding; Dom rebuffs Lynn's advice; Agustin drops out of his art show. Details Episode 8 Aired Mar 9, 2014 Looking Glass Patrick hopes to mend fences; Frank reveals his feelings to Agustin; Patrick and Agustin attend Dom's restaurant opening; Dom is surprised by Lynn's guest. Details Next
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      Previous Geordie Gray The Australian A gorgeous, unsung series... Oct 13, 2023 Full Review William Thomas Empire Magazine The show explores their relationships and careers with extreme frankness and visual wit, thanks largely to regular director Andrew Haigh. 3/5 Nov 6, 2017 Full Review Andy Greenwald Grantland It's a startlingly provocative opening for what soon reveals itself to be an endearingly low-key show. Jan 22, 2014 Full Review Ren Jender Bitch Flicks This past year has been a great one for queer characters' stories on the big screen, and Looking has now brought that same depth and quality to the small screen. Mar 14, 2019 Full Review Gerald Peary Arts Fuse It's very very sweet. And sincerely humanist. Oct 27, 2017 Full Review Michael Gold Baltimore Sun Unlike some of its LGBT-centric predecessors, Looking doesn't present men dealing with gay issues; it depicts gay men dealing with larger, more universal questions. Jan 27, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous J B I am obsessed with this series. I completely connected with it and just want more. HBO needs to bring it back to air. It's that good. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/10/23 Full Review Sandson G the best series about homosexual relationships that I have ever seen in my entire life. a series of dramatic humor that delivers exactly what it promises. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Great show. Great cast, writing, directing, setting. Very relatable. Imperfect people in uncomfortable, messy situations. The biggest douchebag is Kevin. So full of himself. Takes what he wants. Doesn't see the consequences or impacts it has on others. Very selfish. This show deserved to run longer. Or to come back. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member TV is in dire need of gay programming that moves beyond stereotypes, presents real world situations, and has a compelling storyline. Looking matches all categories: accurately portrays the crushing cost of living in major cities (San Francisco) and accurately portrays gay 20 and 30 somethings with struggles, the characters work average jobs and don't live in an outlandish Friends-like penthouse, but rather a software engineer (Patrick) who would be making a lot of money lives in a rather substandard apartment and has to afford it by relying on roommates. It breaks the stereotype that all gay men are high income earners with lavish lifestyles and portrays the reality: most often single men without the luxury of dual incomes barely making it in the world. Looking approaches issues like AIDS, drugs, sex, and life without the pretentiousness and fakeness of other TV shows. My only sadness? That it didn't last beyond 2 seasons. Looking will go down in gay television history as a better, more realistic portrayal of gay life in a major city. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This little gem of a show is so good. I went into it for a couple of the actors that were in it. all I heard before was that it was sort of the Girls for gay men, and it is all that and represents the gay culture in San Fransisco. It also takes away a lot of the preconceptions and misunderstandings that people have about this community and is very honest in the way it is portrayed. The characters are very well written and they all have their separate journeys in life trying to reach their goal of satisfaction. Something that i love about HBO shows especially in this genre is that everything is just so plain and out there. The nudity and more "experimental" scenes really just add to the experience of the show in just blatantly showing every part of these people's lives without holding back. I just love living through these characters in this city and just seeing how their adventures in jobs, friendship, and love take them without it ever trying to hard to bring in unnecessary drama in. This first season was everything i wanted out of this show and more and it is really making progress in what television could be in the future. I totally ship Patrick and Richie and this season totally left me hanging can't wait to start the second season!! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member HBO knows how to do it ! Dont cancel the show HBO ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Andrew Haigh, Sarah Condon
      Comedy, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Jan 19, 2014
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