Sunday, April 5, 2015
It's interesting to read this past week, all feedback about the cancellation of HBO's Looking. I guess I am one of those people who didn't really appreciate the Jonathan Groff led series until hearing about it's cancellation. I haven't in fact, even fished all the episodes on my DVR. Yet... I was saddened.
The show was interesting in that although I really enjoyed each episode as I watched, there was something that didn't have me rushing back to watch more. It was a show I saved for a time when nothing else interesting to watch was on. I guess I wasn't alone. I loved the pace of the show, the characters and although often sexually driven, was less frantic than it's steroid driven predecessor Queer As Folk.
I went back and finished most of the second season upon hearing of the show's cancellation and was reminded of the reasons I enjoyed the show so much. Looking was more about relationships and both the good and bad that come along with them. Season 2 also had the added bonus of more Russell Tovey, and actor I have enjoyed watching for awhile now. Tovey's Kevin nicely balanced out Groff's Patrick and he has one of the best butt's on TV. I will miss that butt, and the entire cast of Looking.
Tovey by Christopher Turner
I think HBO could have given it another season, maybe with a bit of tweaking with the supporting cast. I am sure sure whether they needed more screen time or less, but with Groff's character front and center, there was very little time to explore, or really care about the remaining characters. The little I saw I liked, and would have liked a bit more time to get to know them better.
His & Her (2010)