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  1. Mike Ryan says

    Looks and feels just like home to me (altho I wish they were shooting in my Russian Hill neighborhood!).

  2. northalabama says

    looks to be great. no vampires, werewolves, gangsters, soldiers, lovestruck single girls, rednecks, brits – is this really on hbo?

  3. JMC says

    I’m annoyed this show has that ugly forced hipster aesthetic that’s so trendy right now taking away from the look and feel of San Francisco but I’m still SO excited for this.

  4. Geoff says

    Andrew Haigh directed “Weekend”. I’m in. Enthusiastically in. Looks “real” (except the stars are entirely too handsome :)) Yay!!!

  5. says

    The hispanic guy is so yuck. Why do they feel the need to add one to every show nowadays? Honey, just tell us a good story with regular people and stop trying to make it more exotic!

  6. says

    Troll, if you spent as much time working on your miserable insecurities as a gay man as you do trying to get my attention then maybe you’d have a life worth living, not a half-life that you desperately need distraction from.

    Chug Dran-o. Kthanksbye.

    WOOF TO GROFF!

  7. Chaz says

    My interest in this died with the first line from the first trailer>

    ‘What’s wrong with having a life outside of work…if I didn’t want to have a life, I’d move to LA’

    SNORE.

    Wow, that’s exactly the kind of tired, old, tenth-hand, prefabricated ‘wit’ that might pass for good writing in first term at film school. It’s the palest shadow of stuff Woody Allen was writing FORTY YEARS AGO.

  8. JonnyNYNY2FLFL says

    I wish STARZ had renewed the “BOSS” series in which Jonathan Goff was doing man-on-man sex for political purposes. Just when it was getting good, they cancelled the series.

    There was some talk that they’d do a 2-hr movie to resolve all the plot lines they left us hanging with, but I haven’t hear anything more lately.

    I guess by now, it’s been forgotten & we’re free to make up our own endings.

  9. JonnyNYNY2FLFL says

    I wish STARZ had renewed the “BOSS” series in which Jonathan Goff was doing man-on-man sex for political purposes. Just when it was getting good, they cancelled the series.

    There was some talk that they’d do a 2-hr movie to resolve all the plot lines they left us hanging with, but I haven’t hear anything more lately.

    I guess by now, it’s been forgotten & we’re free to make up our own endings.

  10. jake john says

    Hopefully it will be an honest depiction of gay life here in SF.. Filled with all the douchey, obnoxious people who come here because they didn’t get enough attention from their mommies..

  11. Bryan L says

    “Weekend” is one of my favorite movies. Andrew Haigh did such wonderful, honest work with it. I can’t wait for “Looking” but I quickly need to find a friend who has HBO. Does anyone know if the series will be available through ITunes?

  12. John says

    Talk about an attention wh0re! Little Kiwi posts a “fake” post then chastises the fake post to draw more attention to himself and to garner sympathy. You’re fooling no one you sad little man! Get a life!

  13. peterparker says

    @CHAZ: Your points are well-taken, however San Franciscans *do* take every available opportunity to bash LA. It’s annoying and tired and cliché, but it’s true. So that line is authentic which is more than I can say for most writing.

  14. ASam says

    I’m sure that this show is more than just a ‘gay drama’. How about ‘riveting drama’? Straights don’t refer to shows as ‘straight dramas’.

    Message to Towleroad readers: Andy Towle is stereotyping you.

  15. Mike says

    Doubt VERY much that Little Kiwi is faking this bothersome troll posting under his name that is just is not his style somehow . . .

  16. will says

    It really is refreshing to see a show where the actors don’t look made up and dressed by a costumer (it looks like they may have dressed out of their own closet) and the dialogue sounds fresh and lowkey and casual. I loved “Weekend”, too. It wasn’t trying to SELL me entertainment and a good time. It was just an honest exploration of a couple guys over the course of 48 hours.

  17. trivoli says

    It looks fairly authentic and gay guys are presented as their normal selves and not extra fab models/designers/decorators who live for Louis Vuitton handbags and Chanel. That gets real tiring.

  18. Knock says

    I thought Russell Tovey was playing a main character in this, but I didn’t see him anywhere in that video.

  19. Joseph says

    Gah. Why does it have to be filmed in Extra Nauseating Super Shaky Cam™? I can’t stand that. It’s unwatchable.

  20. Luke says

    If this is similar to Weekend, it should be good. I just hope it’s not another show featuring impossibly good looking people having great jobs and great social lives. Because then a loner like me just can’t relate.

  21. emjayay says

    If you haven’t seen Weekend, check it out. A no budget film about two really normal everyday guys although two different life experiences. Like others have said, I hope this show is similarly real.

    OK, in Weekend they did too much drugs – if I remember correctly they did coke in addition to a lot of weed. The coke was not necessary and pretty unusual for a lifeguard in Norwich or wherever that was. And the lifeguard guy’s decor I think consisted entirely of some postcards thumbtacked on the wall. And he made instant coffee! Teabags are one thing….All a bit of odd choices, but not impossible and that’s only quibbling given everything else.

  22. emjayay says

    I just read a bunch of imdb user reviews. Weekend was shot in Nottingham. And I was right about the coke, twice I think. I don’t care one way or another but it just took me out of the film a bit because I questioned whether that was a realistic choice in a very super British realistic film. Oh, and everyone at imdb loved it too.

    Just see it. NYPL for one has a bunch of copies, but you have to scroll down a ways when you search for it (their online catalog is wierd). Buy it. Maybe you can steam it.

  23. Marc says

    Obsessed. And it hasn’t even aired. Dear Santa, please bring me HBO for Christmas. January will be here before we know it.

  24. BrokebackBob says

    I’ll take a hopeful look when it debuts, but it does have a HARD act to follow with Queer as Folk looming large.

  25. jollyroger says

    @emjayjay

    The coke scene in Weekend isn’t all that unbelievable. The attitude in the UK towards drugs is a lot more relaxed (or naive).

  26. Gr8guyca says

    I live in SF. To be accurate, they would:

    Have all main characters sleep with the other ones at some point.

    Have any partners cheat on each other.

    Have guys use others like Kleenex and toss them away after one use.

    Have men constantly looking for something better.

    Not have Jonathan Groff in it because I rarely see anyone that hot.

  27. Chaz says

    God, coke is just a club drug in the UK now. it’s as common as weed or E. Don’t like it: doing coke is basically underwriting organised crime in the developing world, but there it is. Every weekend in Dublin you see people coked out of their heads: ordinary joes, not yuppies or gangsters.

  28. Don says

    Pretentious, tired, unwatchable and the totally unnecessary slam at LA is evidence of a sad self conscious self promotion of a “second city” point of view. By contrast,we here in Southern California love San Francisco.

  29. Chaz says

    ‘it (the coke) just took me out of the film a bit because I questioned whether that was a realistic choice in a very super British realistic film’

    You obviously know f-all about Britain.

  30. DB says

    I was an extra in two scenes in this TV show. It is refreshing to see a TV show that is not filmed in LA or in New York. Every single scene is filmed on location in San Francisco, all of the extras are actual, real gay San Franciscans (not actors or folks from out of town), and the main actors look like real gay San Franciscans living realistic San Francisco lives (not strange stereotypes). Yes, people here in the City are casual and do not worry about fashion. A lot of us do have facial hair (my husband and I do not except right now due to Movember). Also, this director created the excellent movie ‘Weekend’, one of the only gay movies that feels like real life.

  31. DB says

    The creators put out an open casting call for gay San Franciscans through a local gay community group. I attended and was filmed in two scenes – one on Castro Street and one at a gay dance club called the Cafe on Market Street (also in the Castro). It was an interesting experience – I can vouch that the other extras are real gay San Franciscans. The only disorganized part of the filming was that they used vans to move the extras from the staging area in Union Square to the film locations in the Castro. Muni or BART would have been much more efficient. Unlike the movie ‘Milk’, in which I also was an extra, they did pay the extras in ‘Looking’. I also saw a scene being filmed at Folsom Street Fair.