'Looking' writer and creator Michael Lannan talks about the show's finale with EW, and the feedback the show has received after the extreme amount of criticism it got early on.
I think certainly the pace and the tone as you say is quite unique to our world and more kind of cinematic in some ways than some TV shows. I think we may have confounded some expectations as to what the show was early on because there was so much talk about what it was going to be. I think we made some bold choices and there were some strong opinions mostly positive, some negative in the beginning. It’s been really awesome and gratifying and exciting to see people sink into the show a little more and invest in the characters—around midseason I think we felt that kind of start to happen. The kind of noise around it calmed down in some ways and people started to accept the show on its own terms and the ratings has grown steadily and the audience has seemed to broaden out.
Lannan says that season two may not pick up immediately where season one left off, but doesn't offer details. He also says that Scott Bakula is going to be back, that he's not sure if Agustin will climb out of the loathsome depths he's in, and that the hanging chairs in Patrick and Kevin's office were supposed to be subconsciously evocative of other leather things one might have sex in.
Also, he doesn't plan to do any House of Cards-style killing next season:
[Laughs] We don’t have any plans for anyone to die but that’s a good suggestion—I’ll bring it up. The tone of the show and the pace of the show is something we’re really proud of beause it is really unique to our world. We always wanted it to have a kind of slice of life/everyday feeling to it and we wanted it to be distinctive. So we just plan on the show becoming more itself, by that I mean just having our characters continue to learn and go on these journeys. I think the tone of the show is going to feel the same even as the characters and the world grows bigger too.
Read the full interview here.
And read our rehash of last night's season finale HERE.
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 1:40 PM EST by Andy Towle in Looking, News, Television |
| Comments (0)
Utah native and singer-songwriter Justin Utley survived "ex-gay" therapy after coming out to his Mormon bishop, then lost his boyfriend unexpectedly of a heart attack and was fired from his job after his boss found out he was gay.
He appeared before Utah lawmakers last month, the Advocate reports:
The meeting, which was co-sponsored by Democratic Senator Jim Dabakis and Republican Senator Steve Urquhart, marked the first time some of the state’s lawmakers had ever officially met with LGBT people.
Said Utley: "There is a spoke in this wheel of diversity in this state that needs to be fixed... today, most transgender and gay Utahns are not only bringing a briefcase to work, but they're also bringing a closet. I'm here because I am still a proud Utahn born and raised with these values: compassion, optimism, that Utah is a place where every person has the same opportunity to earn a living free from discrimination."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Continue reading "Justin Utley Tells Utah Lawmakers a Thing or Two About Discrimination in Emotional Speech: VIDEO"
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 1:16 PM EST by Andy Towle in Justin Utley, News, Utah |
| Comments (0)
Ray Quinn, a former X Factor runner-up, was crowned champion of the UK's Dancing on Ice reality skating competition on Sunday in the final episode of the show. Quinn received a perfect score for the first of his routines - a surfing safari set to a Beach Boys medley.
Enjoy, AFTER THE JUMP...
Continue reading "Meet X-Factor Star Ray Quinn and His Skating, Surfing, Six-Pack: VIDEO"
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 12:39 PM EST by Andy Towle in Figure Skating, News, Ray Quinn, Reality TV, X-Factor |
| Comments (4)
Michelangelo Signorile interviewed former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed at CPAC on Friday and said that even though he believes the Republican party and every GOP candidate that will seek the nomination for president will be in favor of 'traditional marriage', he says a long sought after federal marriage amendment is dead in the water:
"Even if you passed a federal marriage amendment, I would assume it would grandfather in anyone who's been married, so I don't know. It was always a very difficult option. I don't think we ever got 50 votes in the U.S. Senate for that amendment. So, we always knew that the amendment was going to be very difficult to pass."
Reed added that trying to pass such an amendment would be "trying to put the genie back in the bottle."
Listen to Signorile's interview with Reed, AFTER THE JUMP...
Continue reading "Ralph Reed: Conservatives Can't Put the Gay Marriage Genie 'Back in the Bottle'"
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 11:56 AM EST by Andy Towle in CPAC, Gay Marriage, Michelangelo Signorile, News, Ralph Reed, Republican Party |
| Comments (11)
Video has surfaced of Justin Bieber's deposition in Miami last week in a lawsuit in which he's charged with directing his bodyguards to attack a photographer, and it's not doing much to improve the pop star's reputation as a spoiled brat.
Watch as he swears at a court reporter and generally misbehaves, AFTER THE JUMP...
Continue reading "Justin Bieber Swears at Court Reporter in Miami Deposition: VIDEO"
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 11:45 AM EST by Andy Towle in Justin Bieber, News |
| Comments (28)
Zoie Palmer, who stars in the Canadian supernatural crime drama Lost Girl, came out of the closet at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards last night, thanking her partner Alex Lalonde.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Continue reading "Canadian Actress Zoie Palmer Comes Out at Awards Show: VIDEO"
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 11:35 AM EST by Andy Towle in I'm Gay, News, Zoie Palmer |
| Comments (2)