Queer As Folk: The Complete First Season

Queer As Folk
Cast: Gale Harold
Studio: Showtime
Rating: 7.5/10

Corporate Line: Rediscover the unique community of Liberty Avenue, where Brian (Gale Harold), Michael (Hal Sparks), Justin (Randy Harrison), Emmett (Peter Paige), Ted (Scott Lowell), Lindsay (Thea Gill), Melanie (Michelle Clunie), Ben (Robert Gant), and Debbie (Sharon Gless) proudly reside.
We pick up where season two left off, after Justin has chosen the romantic Ethan over Brian. Will he be able to find in Ethan what he thought Brian lacked? As Brian adjusts to life without Justin, Michael and Ben face the complexities of an HIV positive/negative relationship.
Ted and Emmett discover that best friends can become lovers, but even with an extensive history between them, they’ve still got a lot to discover about each other. Melanie and Lindsay make a major decision that will impact the shape of their family.
This season’s 14 episodes focus on the relationships, careers, loves and ambitions of a group of gay men and women living in Pittsburgh. The third season unfolds in true QAF style — with brash humor and genuine emotion.
QUEER AS FOLK is an unapologetic celebration of gay life in all its varied forms. As we discover the differences that define us, we recognize the similarities that make us all human.

The Show: The third season starts strong. There are not major episodes that created the feeling that you couldn’t miss the following episode. The major plot stories seem patched together. The characters didn’t move like you’d hope. There were storylines that didn’t push the season along like that with Ted and Emmett and Ben and Michael. Each character on their own isn’t as tiresome as many of the situations and conflicts that approach those interlocking. There are some relationships that had the right chemistry of say a feature film. Such; such as Brian and Justin. It helped the show while some others were holding it back.

The Extras:
– Music Video of “Some Lovin'” by Kristine W.
– Behind the Camera of QAF Season 3
– Wrap Party/Gag Reel
– Season 4 Sneak Peek
– Audio Commentary (Episode 14)
– Hot Summer Days (A day in the life of the actors during hiatus)
– Enter Babylon: Los Angeles (Making of Babylon in LA w/interviews of DJ’s and guests)
– Meet The Folk (Updated bios of actors)
– Animated Photo Gallery
– Web link

Frankly: The fantastic directing and style makes Queer as Folk a rare show. IT’s not meant for everyone and probably not even for me; yet it has a way of bringing you and keeping you interested.

+ Charlie Craine

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