Writers Behind HBO’s ‘Looking’ Say ‘Boring’ Style is Intentional


"Boring" is the adjective most tossed-around over the past few weeks by critics of HBO's new gay show Looking, and the show's writers and executive producer discussed the criticism on a panel Tuesday moderated by the WGA West's gay and lesbian writer committee chair Gary Goldstein, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

LookingMembers of the panel all placed emphasis on the style of their show (which has also faced criticism for being too slow-paced), a conscious decision on their part. They've heard the criticisms. "The B-word is what they keep calling us; you know, 'boring,' " said Saracho. "I would rather they hate it than call us boring."

From the decision to bring on writer-director Andrew Haigh of the quiet British drama Weekend, Lannan and his teamed acknowledged the style they wanted to create. "Not to be in defense of boring, but that is very intentional," Hoffman said. "I think that has become part of the show. [The episodes] do feel like little half-hour indie movies."

Lee emphasized truthfulness in the show's storytelling, an atmosphere that he said is created in the writers' room, where discussions about sexuality, race and their own personal stories (sometimes an "awful, trashy sex story," as Lee noted) make it into episode scripts.

The panelists also revealed that Looking was the last title they came up with while brainstorming. The show might otherwise have been called Homos or Golden Boys.

Read our recap of the latest episode, which was its strongest yet, HERE.


  1. Alex says

    I like the pace. I enjoy getting to know these characters rather than just immediate gratification. I think the build-up of Patrick with his boss will create great tension between Patrick and Richie.

  2. not looking says

    Well they succeeded in making it boring and I suppose they also intended that it be cancelled as well. It was all part of the plan… Brilliant!

  3. Truthiness says

    not watching it is intentional too.

    and it’s not an indie film when the main character is hateful and needs to be slapped hard.

  4. crispy says

    It’s only boring if you have the attention span of a goldfish and you require Real Housewives-like antics to entertain your feeble brain.

    I happen to find watching people get to know each other in an authentic, naturalistic way to be quite compelling.

  5. Castro Craig says

    As someone who lives in SF, I honestly wonder if the writers have ever been here. They have managed to make a very interesting, vibrant and edgy gay culture into one of the more boring things I have watched on TV. When reality is more exciting than fiction, you have a problem!

  6. jake says

    i would be happy if it were boring but it’s just aimless…there’s so much potential there. the characters are terrible, it’s slow as hell and that whole instagram-feel of every shot is tiring. the lead character is 29 going on 17, and the rest are so throwaway that they literally don’t exist without patrick. i hate myself for saying it, but cancel it so someone somehwere else can come up with something better. look at ’25’, ‘hunting season’ and ‘hustling’ as great gay-themed web series that don’t get the attention they deserve. there’s plenty of better content out there….

  7. crispy says

    “i would be happy if it were boring but it’s just aimless…”

    Have you even watched the show? One character just quit his job to pursue being an artist. Another is seeking financing to open his own restaurant. The lead just started a new relationship.

    All three of those are distinct plots with clear beginnings and endings. Nothing about them is aimless. Jeezus.

    I’m honestly not bothered when people complain about this show except when they clearly don’t have a goddam clue what they’re talking about.

  8. anon says

    The only reason I continue to watch this is because at some point I want to see Murray Bartlett naked. Full frontal naked. And, full backal naked as well. Show pictures of him naked front and back during the closing credits every week and I’ll keep watching. Throw Scott Bakula in there as well, just for fun.

  9. JBizzle says

    Besides being Boring with a capital B, I think the main reason I am not engaged with the show is Jonathan Groff – he’s far too pretty to play the conflicted character he’s supposed to be, and it just doesn’t sell. He doesn’t come across like a real person.

    Incidentally, I love Weekend. Looking? Not so much.

  10. Jeremy says

    JAKE nailed it on the head. The characters are supposed to be long-out gay men but the lives we are watching are those of newbies just thrust into the scene all wide-eyed and naive. Sorry, but what gay man that’s been out for eight years and is living in San Francisco hasn’t seen an uncut penis? What “experienced” gay men living in San Francisco go to Folsom and act like they’ve never been there before or go to a sex shop and act the same way.

    Give me a show about mature gay men having everyday issues and stop showing me cliche gay scenes. I swear they must have a gay topic list that they check off each episode.

    I expected more from the head writer. I really liked “Weekend”.

  11. shawnthesheep says

    I like the slow, deliberative pace. It seems more like real life than the typical melodrama you see on television. The issues these characters grapple with are mundane, and that’s kind of the point.

  12. shawnthesheep says

    I like the slow, deliberative pace. It seems more like real life than the typical melodrama you see on television. The issues these characters grapple with are mundane, and that’s kind of the point.

  13. Zlick says

    I don’t so much mind the Indy film pace, but that the pace too often leaves nothing significant or interesting happening in the 22 minutes that pace takes up. If the pace were quicker, more could be accomplished in that time; but if the pace is slow on purpose, the show should not be in a 22-minute format.

    That all said, I think last week’s episode takes a giant step back from the promise of the previous week’s – exposing what to me, in a play on my own words here, is the show’s biggest weakness. The main character’s naivety is just too much for me.

    If they’d made him significantly younger and a newbie to San Francisco from Des Moines or somewhere similar, I might believe his bumpkinhood and obvious inexperience in all things sexual and relationshipish. But if this guy is a gay man approaching 30 who’s lived in San Francisco for many years, I just can’t buy it anymore.

    This most recent episode was entirely focused on him, and it brought this glaring central weakness to the fore in ways the show has not until now.

    It’s nice to see a show about young gay men in San Francisco, but I think I’m going to be glad when this one is over and done with a few episodes hence. My bf is already done with it, so I’m slogging it out by my lonesome till the bitter, but hopefully imminent end.

  14. says

    I am all for a slow burn on TV. I have been slavishly devoted to Mad Men and it has paid off. But the difference between Mad Men and Looking is the level of investment viewers have in the characters. I just don’t feel invested in them or their outcomes.

    And yes, people have rightly praised the “Weekend”-esque episode that just aired. But it makes me worry that Haigh is a one-trick pony. Every episode so far has been progressively more interesting but the question is: will there be any viewers left by the time the finale airs? And will HBO want to keep a show that doesn’t even attract hate viewers around?

  15. crispy says

    Actually, they just addressed Patrick’s naivety in the most recent episode. He’s terrified of contracting HIV. Which would easily explain why he hasn’t seen an uncut penis and why he’s not as experienced as some viewers demand that he be. You do know not every gay man is a huge whore?

    Of course, you have to actually think about the characters and their motivations to pick up on things like that. Apparently, not everyone is capable of that.

  16. northoftheborderguy says

    cliche cliche cliche. Watched 4 episodes in a row the other night to catch up on all the talk. Went from excited to bored to.. hmm..the boss is kinda cute cuz of his accent really.. but ultimately.. its rather stereotypical.

  17. Hrm says

    Sf has a “vibrant” and “edgy” gay community? I was there just a few months ago and it was relatively dull and the people weren’t particularly engaging. I guess I prefer NYC. Oh well.

  18. Steve says

    “Truthfulness in storytelling”?!? Like never seeing an uncut penis before? Gay adults in SF can’t be this socially stupid. It’s almost like were dealing with 28 year-old virgins.

  19. OddBet says

    One problem people seem to be having with this show is that they are assuming that their experiences are absolute.

    While Patrick is generally too awkward for even me to find completely believable, my life was not entirely dissimilar to his a couple years ago. I moved to a diverse urban area after having grown up and gone to college in a very white, conservative part of the country. I’d say I didn’t truly come out of my shell until about seven years after the move, due to a combination of awkwardness, intimacy issues, and focusing on other areas of my life.

    Personally, I thought the show fell short for its first few episodes, but the last two have started to introduce some dynamism into the story. I even found Richie and Patrick to be endearing together.

  20. disgusted american says

    I agree with Alex – I like the pace and getting to know the characters……its not QAF – we know this…..as a Gay man of 53..I enjoy the pace..and the nuances coming out of each character…..tho I DO wanna see Scott Bakula in a bedroom scene I gotta admit…

  21. crispy says

    “It’s almost like were dealing with 28 year-old virgins.”

    Actually, that’s not so far off. It’s been made more than clear at this point that he’s relatively inexperienced.

    I don’t understand why such a character is so hard to imagine. Gays aren’t all the same.

  22. disgusted american says

    Hey Jake – can u give it a chance…it just started —- NO show is Perfect – its getting it legs

  23. PJ says

    Crispy, you took the words right out of my mouth. Too many people seem to need outlandish drama to make something interesting.

  24. FFS says

    I like the show, but I would have lobbied so hard for them to name it “Homos.” That’s hilarious. lol

  25. ArkArk says

    My husband and I have been watching Looking and it’s fine. We like the pace but it seems so out of touch (and we are in our 40s). What we really want to know is what do gay San Franciscans think of this show? I have been to SF a handful of times and I am not anywhere near an expert on the vibrant city that SF is and it seems that SF life in this series is kind of…boring. It’s not the SF I know.

  26. jj says

    If this show were an hour, it might be more successful. The pacing would make more sense, and you’d have less of a feel that you weren’t “going anywhere” – story-wise – by the end of each episode.

    Unfortunately, as is, the pacing matched with the half-hour format makes each episode feel stunted and unsubstantial.

  27. Scar2 says

    I’ve loved the show since the beginning & even more so after the last episode. I just thought that was such a beautiful episode, very reminiscent of Haigh’s Weekend. The show emphasizes characters & reveal them slowly in a quiet way. I know it isn’t for everyone & many of my friends can’t get into it. I’m dismayed it’s not getting high ratings. It might be too ‘indie’ for the general public but I hope the quality will get in renewed.

  28. Mikey says

    Anyone complaining about this expected the backroom fever dream that was Queer As Folk. Sorry you’re disappointed.

  29. Bryan L says

    I’ve watched only the first episode, which was available on YouTube — unfortunately, a season pass on iTunes doesn’t yet exist — but I’m looking forward to renting or buying the complete series when it’s available. I live in San Francisco and very much enjoy the way the city is presented — at ground level, if you know what I mean. Other gay series have seemed to concentrate on the more stereotypical conceptions of what it’s like being gay and living in a vibrant metropolis.

    I’m 66 and was part of the Great Gay Migration to San Francisco in the ’70’s. Even so, I can easily identify with the characters and the ways that are presented because they seem real and befuddled and, yes, even aimless, which, frankly, was — and I’m assuming still is — part of the search for a place and an identity. It all seems very universal to me.

    (And I’m going to preempt any snarky comments about my age as an explanation of why I do not find what little I’ve seen of “Looking” as boring and the reason those far younger than me do.)

    As far as the Instagram look of it, I think it’s just perfect. The lighting inside the bars and the restaurants and even public transportation is absolutely accurate. From what I can tell, this show is not about glamour and videography drenched in candy colors.

  30. jim says

    I just binged the first 5 episodes last night and I’m completely in love with it. I identify so strongly with Patrick… I love the pace, the character development and the relationships. It’s great!

  31. anon says

    @ DISGUSTED AMERICAN… It’s not just getting started. They’ve shown 5 episodes and they only made 8. If it doesn’t start getting better ratings, there won’t be any more episodes made.

  32. Randy says

    “[The episodes] do feel like little half-hour indie movies.”

    No. They feel like unfinished hour-long episodes.

  33. will says

    “Writers Behind HBO’s ‘Looking’ Say ‘Boring’ Style is Intentional”

    Well, if that was what was intended, they succeeded marvelously. I haven’t been this bored, dispirited and apathetic since I watched Meryl Streep in “Ironweed”.

  34. jimstoic says

    I love it exactly as it is. A lot of us identify with the Jonathan Groff character and his pace. I would not want it to move any faster.

  35. Arkansassy says

    The problem isn’t with the writing, story-lines or pacing, it’s with the characters and actors. Two of the central characters are un-convincing, un-relatable and poorly acted. The show should dump Jonathan Groff’s Patrick and Frankie Alvarez’s Augustin and focus instead on Murray Bartlett’s Dom, Raul Castillo’s Richie, Russell Tovey’s Kevin and Scott Bakula’s Lynn.

  36. crispy says

    My god, you can’t be that dense.

    He’s not agreeing that the show is boring. He’s saying that the slow-paced style of the show, which is what has led to people calling it boring, is intentional.

  37. dddddd says

    i think the show has gotten better as its moved forward… i really don’t care for the artist character… not the actor, he’s fine… but i don’t get his motivation. he didn’t quit his job to focus on his art… he got fired… he doesn’t seem at all interested in being an artist… just sleeping with people who aren’t his bf. yet they barely touch on his issues… instead they reframe them as artist’s angst. as for the lead, is been fleshed out more and more as the show has unfolded and i understand him a little better. i think the show is at its best when he is the focal point. the long, drawn out style of mundane story telling doesn’t lend itself to multiple characters and that’s why it feels boring to me. just my opinion… also, as a gay man living in philly, it doesn’t reflect my life at all. maybe i’m a little older than these guys but i don’t see myself (or my friends) in any of them.

  38. JonnyNYNY2FLFL says

    “Boring” may just be an imprecise term for the show. I suspect it’s shorthand criticism for a show that’s “not interesting” & “not entertaining” to many. I have yet to hear anyone in real life rave about the series.

    I’ve watched all episodes so far & I couldn’t name one of the characters today if I was offered a million bucks (except, of course, Patrick… but that’s because Jonathan Groff was already famous in the gay world & has a cute butt).

    To those who like the show, fine! Enjoy it. But it’s so presumptuous to charge those who find it misses the mark with only liking frivolous programming. On the contrary, I love PBS and premium cable offerings that have an indy sensibility. “Looking”, in my estimation, severely lacks any underlying gravitas or even attempts to make a point.

    There have been plenty of series and films that are essentially “slice of life” studies that have been successful critically while also being entertaining. The magic just isn’t there in “Looking”.

  39. says

    Maybe Michael Bay should write and direct. Jonathan Groff could be bottoming for some dude with an enormous cock when THE BIG ONE hits! Muscle queens running through the streets screaming like 9 year-old girls, show queens vying to top one another in their Jeanette MacDonald imitations as they sing the song. Judy queens yelling “I never will forget Jeanette Macdonald!” as buildings collapse on them and the ground opens up swallowing The Castro whole.

    Would THAT be “Boring”?

  40. Fox says

    “[The episodes] do feel like little half-hour indie movies.”

    “No. They feel like unfinished hour-long episodes.”

    Or an overly-long, 10-minute episode of a webseries that somehow got a multi-million dollar budget.

  41. says

    I dig it. I just wish it was an hour-long program.

    What I love most are the polarized opinions: one side screams “it’s too stereotypical! it’s making us look bad! it’s nothing like the milquetoast gay man I am!” while the other says “ugh, another neutered milquetoast portrayal of gay men!”

    that tickles me.

    i’m enjoying it.

  42. will says

    I’ll say this about “Looking”: there’s something refreshing about a gay show that is so blatantly anti-current norms in gay representation — one of the characters owns assless leather chaps; another character cruises bathhouses; nobody seems to be in a committed relationship (the one couple gets involved in a threeway); Jonathan Groff is disappointed when, in the middle of foreplay, he discovers his date is not uncut. They go to the Folsom Street Leather Fair. You can practically see the politically-correct GLAAD people wringing their hands and shouting obscenities at the tv. They make no attempt to show positive portrayals. Russell Tovey is charming — he’s fresh.

  43. crispy says

    “I have yet to hear anyone in real life rave about the series.”

    That says a lot about the people you hang out with.

  44. crispy says

    @Kiwi: I love those manic complaints too. In this very thread, we have a comment that says “cliche cliche cliche” immediately followed by “I don’t know anyone in San Francisco who hasn’t seen an uncut penis.”

    Which is it, haters? They’re like everyone you know, or like no one you know?

  45. says


    i dunno – in many ways it reminds me of my times with my Brooklyn buddies. we laugh. we smoke weed. we go out late. we’re too lazy to make it to brunch. we work, we play, we have sex and we talk about it together. a show about *our* lives would do the same – make some folks blanche and other folks yawn. some gay guys worry about “how to explain to people that they meet their BF on a gay website or hookup app” – others have no qualms saying “Oh, we met at that monthly piss-party in brooklyn”

    ahhh sweet diversity!

  46. Keith says

    I am glad there are some who are enjoying the show and defending it. Regrettably, I am unable to be one of those individuals and you can check my off in the “boring” and “Aimless” columns of my critique of the show (and I’ve watched every episode and have had to fight to stay awake and focused sometimes – and it’s on at 7:30 PM PST here.) I’m trying, as I don’t need fast paced action or melodrama to keep me interested, but there is just no “there” there in this show. Sorry. I applaud the writers and actors for trying their best, but it just isn’t even a close call for me.

  47. Arkansassy says

    I remember watching (and hating) “Queer as Folk” because of its hyper sexualization of the characters. “Looking” is a slight improvement but it still misses the mark.

    Dom and Kevin are the only two characters I find relatable because the main conflicts in their lives don’t involve sex. I like how Dom, at 40 is trying to find meaning in his life. He’s looking at his past, evaluating his future and trying to reach a kind of success that has eluded him so far. He goes to bath-houses and picks up one-night-stands, but isn’t obsessed with sex, how often he’s sexing or with whom he’s sexing. He lives a life in which sex is just one of many facets. I’m also interested in how his relationship with Scott Bakula will develop. Is Dom playing him for money or is he developing a real interest in the guy?

    The fact that Patrick and Augustin’s central conflicts involve sex hints that the show hasn’t sufficiently matured from previous incarnations such as QAF. A good “post revolution” show about gay men needs to illustrate gay men who own their sexuality and whose lives are constructed around greater issues and conflicts than their sexuality.

  48. Jim says

    The essence of all drama is conflict – the most basic cartoon, soap opera or simple story has conflict that moves the action forward. Any basic writing course tells you this. Every episode of a sitcom has conflict that makes us laugh, drama has conflict that makes us wonder what happens next. LOOKING has no conflict, so therefore isn’t interesting on the most basic storytelling level. The characters just sort of wander around. The writers seem to have forgotten that without conflict the viewer has no reason to care what happens next. QUEER AS FOLK, as iffy as that show was, was loaded with conflict and interest. They blew it with this one.

  49. enchantra says

    The problem with boring (like Irish and Mexican movies) is that you have to be well rested and in the mood to invest your attention. When does that happen in concert with a broadcast schedule?

  50. crispy says

    Jim, the conflict on Looking is internalized. Patrick is awkward, naive and insecure but idealistic. Dom is turning 40 but fears becoming stagnant. Augustin is an aspiring artist who stopped creating art.

    You have a very limited view of conflict.

  51. peterparker says

    I lived in San Francisco from 1995-2004 when I was roughly the same age(s) as the characters represented in ‘Looking’, so I was very, very excited about the show. At this point, I’ve seen all the episodes and am still interested in the show, but not as much as I would like to be.

    For the record, I *love* a show that takes its time. “The Sopranos”, “Six Feet Under”, “Deadwood”, and “Boardwalk Empire” are among my favorite television series of all time. But all of those shows were hour-long episodes that allowed us to really get to know the nuances of the characters and slowly figure out what made them tick. ‘Looking’ suffers tremendously in that the writers are trying to achieve the same effect but without the luxury of having enough time each week to develop the characters. It’s like trying to create a meaningful relationship by seeing someone for an afternoon once a week. Whoever decided to put this story in a 30 minute format seriously erred.

    As for the characters, Johnathan Groff’s ‘Patrick’ annoys me to no end. There is nothing about him that seems authentic. His lost-babe-in-the-woods naivety is entirely unbelievable given that he is as good looking as he is and that he has been out of the closet in San Francisco for several years. If he were not so conventionally sexually attractive–more plain, nerdy, out of shape–it would be easier to buy his wide-eyed innocence. But even the biggest prude amongst us would be more gay-sex-culture ‘worldly’ than Patrick is simply by osmosis by having lived in the middle of the sexual candy store that is San Francisco. You don’t have to be hopping on every cock in the bathhouse each weekend night to have run across an uncut cock somewhere–in porn, during a one night stand, in the dating world, in the shower at the gym, etc… (And speaking of bathhouses–the bathhouse scene with ‘Dom’ also annoyed me for the simple fact that there are no bathhouses in San Francisco. Sex clubs, yes. Bathhouses, no. They were shuttered during the early days of the HIV pandemic and have never been reopened.)

    I could watch Russell Tovey ALL DAY LONG. Not only is he adorable, but ‘Kevin’ seems truly conflicted in an entirely believable way. His boyfriend lives in Seattle and isn’t a gaymer. Meanwhile, his career requires long, long, long hours which doesn’t make having a relationship any easier. And now Patrick–another gaymer geek who understands the long hours–is thrust into his life…as his employee. Great. Just what a boy needs. The fact that ‘Kevin’ is new to San Francisco and apparently not very kinky means The Folsom Street Fair really would seem a little unsettling to him. Can’t wait to see what happens with this character.

    The decision by ‘Agustin’ to flirt with the world of escorting and porn is interesting, and it will be nice to see where that leads. But I cannot see him as a porn star or a successful escort. Unlike ‘Patrick’, he just doesn’t have the look–handsome guy, but not porn star/escort way. And what I thought was going to be a meaningful exploration of open relationships has stalled because we rarely see his boyfriend (whose name I don’t even know).

    So far, the most interesting storyline is that of ‘Dom’. Is he going to fall in love with ‘Lynn’ despite the fact that Scott Bakula’s character doesn’t seem to be his physical type? Or is he working ‘Lynn’ for money in a similar way to what happened between him and his ex from Los Angeles? Again, I’m looking forward to learning more about these characters and hope the writers keep the ambiguity going.

    And to close…the show really requires an hour long format, otherwise, it will fail. And I’m already concerned that its fate may already be sealed.

  52. says

    The show is very story-driven which isn’t something you get too much of lately. There isn’t some drama that pops up every episode that makes the viewer feel like they need to see the next episode to see how it’s resolved.

  53. peterparker says

    And I forgot ‘Richie’. I would find his character more interesting if he existed for some reason other than for ‘Patrick’ to have a love interest. Does he have any hobbies? What does he do when Patrick isn’t around? I get it that the 30 minute format doesn’t leave a lot of time for character development past ‘Patrick’, ‘Agustin’, and ‘Dom’, but ‘Richie’ seems to be little more than a sexy, brown guy thrown in for a little racial diversity and for ‘Patrick’ to toy with.

  54. Erick70115 says

    I want to like this show so much that my disappointment with certain aspects is probably unreasonably amplified. The problem however is I just don’t like these guys that much. Patrick bothers me the most because moments of real charm are batted away by his naivete or awkwardness more believable in a 19 year old than a 29 year old. Are we to believe that we’re just tuning in to Patrick’s first real adventure in the gay world? The facts say no but his actions say something else and it’s extremely annoying.
    Dom’s girl friend and Russel Tovey’s character are fine and I want to see more of Scott Bakula’s character but as for the others, perhaps after we get to know more about them they’ll be worth watching but as of now they’re at best boring characters realistically written.

  55. Arkansassy says

    Here’s my solution for season 2…

    It’s 1 year later and Dom is about to open a food truck with his chicken dish no one has ever heard of. Russell Tovey’s character is one of two investors in the food truck. Tovey still lives in SF and works at the same company but he’s split with his boyfriend and over the past year had a brief fling with Patrick. However Patrick was hit by a Trolly car and died a horrible death several months ago. Augustin is living the life of a high paid escort and travels the world only to show up once in season 2 for a brief update.

    The 3 friends are now Dom, Lynn and Tovey’s Kevin who are connected through Dom’s food truck. Doris and Richie also remain.

  56. Alfred says

    Let’s be fair. Yes it is OK to be intentionally boring. Nina Garcia would say it was tragic if it was so. After reading the creator interviews pre and post the show was aired, I concluded that this should have been a shorter miniseries or a TV movie. It was clear that the first 3 episodes amounted to nothing. This was a re-creation of Weekend in St Francisco, but in an 8-episode series.

    It’s all about meeting expectation: the promotion of the show wasn’t honest with what it was and consequently the expectation the audience was to have. Maybe the first 3 episodes tried to establish that it was going to be an extended cut of a 2-hour movie, some people might not have adjusted their expectation.

    The ratings for episodes 4 and 5 have improved markedly compared to the first 3. So hopefully move viewers will give this a go.

  57. Felix says

    SPIN the way you want it. But in between ‘QAF’ and ‘Looking’ a lot of shows have reshaped tv narrative and these producers seem to be disconnected from this.

    Dexter, Lost, Breaking Bad, Weeds, Mad Men, even Homeland…

    If I wanted to see pretty people with 1rst world problems, Id go to Starbucks in WeHo

  58. Charlie Horse says

    Castro Craig, San Francisco is “very interesting, vibrant and edgy gay culture”?!
    Rather boring, typical and expensive for what’s on offer. Reeks of desperate, sad men. No thanks.

  59. crispy says

    “It’s 1 year later and Dom is about to open a food truck with his chicken dish no one has ever heard of.”

    Actually, Dom’s restaurant opens in episode 8. And no doubt you haven’t heard, but Nando’s Peri Peri, which serves Portuegese chicken, is a rapidly growing restaurant chain.

    But hey, at least your little wishlist just confirms everything I’ve ever said about the pedestrians who constantly complain about this show. I bet you’re a huge fan of Vanderpump Rules.

  60. Arkansassy says

    @Crispy… Spoilers much? WTF? Episode 8 doesn’t air for a couple more weeks. Mind not spilling the beans?
    And I don’t know what Vanderpump Rules is. I’ve never heard of it, but it obviously means something to you.

  61. Jay says

    @FOX exactly my thoughts. I dare say I have found webseries like The Hunting Season more fulfilling than this show.

  62. Mike says

    This is leaps and bounds above The Hunting Season. But I’d put it on par with The Outs and Hustling.

    I just don’t see how this is stereotypical/cliche. Maybe I’m not up to date on my current stereotypes, but wouldn’t that mean super catty, super bitchy, flashy clothes, sleeping around. Clubbing. Cocktails. Obsessed with celebrities. A drug problem or two. Coming out of the closet. Dying of AIDS.

    The one thing I can sort of see is the jobs of some of the characters. Waiter (Dom), hair-dresser (Richie, florist (Lynn), escort (Escort). Those are pretty cliche. But it’s balanced with a video game level designer. Not a classic gay occupation.

  63. crispy says

    Sweetie, you can’t whine about how much you hate the show and then complain about spoilers.

    You’re obviously more invested than you’re willing to admit. But hey, good luck keeping up appearances.