It's a shame so many viewers have seemingly abandoned Looking just when the series is finding its footing. Tonight's episode, "Looking For the Future," was easily the show's strongest yet, and an excellent showcase of Looking's potential.
Perhaps related, it's also the episode closest in style to Andrew Haigh's Weekend. "Looking For the Future" may draw similar comparisons to Before Sunrise, as it followed Patrick (Jonathan Groff) and Richie (Raúl Castillo) on a daylong, romantic get-to-know-you throughout the city. The result was 30 incredibly intimate minutes that invited viewers to get to know these characters a lot deeper.
Here's hoping the final three episodes are similarly engaging. With HBO seemingly clearing house, including the cancellation of two other underperforming dramedies after one season apiece, it's not exactly looking great for Looking's season two.
See what it was about "Looking For the Future" that makes me long for more, as well as a look behind the scenes of tonight's episode, AFTER THE JUMP ...