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3.8
33 Ratings

Looking

United States, 2014
TV Series, Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.

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Looking Directed by Andrew Haigh, Jamie Babbit, Ryan Fleck ...
This is what gay desire and gay sex feel like when treated as a part of the lived experience of complicated people: in their incidental matter-of-factness… these moments have a casual, tossed-off quality that seems to respond to Franco’s self-issued challenge [in Interior. Leather Bar.]—this is what it looks and feels like to use (gay) sex as a storytelling tool.
April 08, 2014
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The moral of these shows is known from the start, that the friend group is the secret blessing, and once those in it accept their obligation to this community, they’ll be supercharged for success and happiness. The comedy is what happens along the way, looking for something that isn’t actually missing, which is obvious to everyone save the show’s characters. The villain is the cultural pathos that makes searching its own metaphysic, more important than engaging with history.
January 20, 2014
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The group sound of Looking might be alienating to people at first because there is no attempt to hold your hand or situate you or give you your bearings here… There might be important information you miss in this episode because it flies right by verbally without any emphasis at all… I officially fell in love with Looking when I heard the name “Frank O’Hara” actually said out loud by one of its characters, though my ardor was cooled by the show’s insistent realism…
January 20, 2014
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