Queer as Folk

Showtime (ended 2005)





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  • This show is without a doubt the greatest of its kind and it will NEVER be replaced.

    Ever since I was 13, I've wanted to watch this show. I the first time I ever saw or heard about it, I was in Blockbuster and I saw season 1 in the 'New Release' section. At the time I didn't know they put television shows on DVD so I immediately thought that it was a movie. Since I was only 13 and shopping with my step dad, I couldn't get it, but I sure did want it.

    Later, on different occasions, I finally realized what the show was mostly about and I was dying to see it and thanks to Vh1, I got my first taste of Queer as Folk' and I loved it. I watched 'Vh1 Goes Inside: Queer as Folk' and it was the single greatest thing I had ever seen. The show was breathtaking. I never thought there could be something like that on TV.

    My twin sister and I vowed to watch it someday and I couldn't believe that the day finally came. When we were 18 we decided to look for it at video stores to rent it and since we saw it at Blockbuster before, we decided to go there. To my disappointment, it wasn't there, but finally we found it at Hollywood Video (For the record, it is the single greatest video store; it's the only store that I know carries a lot of the DVDs of the shows I like.)

    Long story short we rented season 2 volume 1 first because we thought that season 1 was not there. We were hooked from episode 201 on. I have now seen every single episode and it's the greatest show that has every graced television. The stories are unique to the show and the characters are terrific.

    This show made me learn new things about gay people and gay rights that I never knew before, being a straight woman and all. I will always love this show and I will always love the actors that dared to trend where people don’t normally trend.

    Watch Queer as Folk”!

  • This was a groundbreaking show that opened ALOT of doors for gay television and showed how lucrative it can be. Five seasons were too few but they go down to business with each one!

    Season One was a masterpiece in storytelling and far outweighs the other seasons! The introduction to our main characters to identify with were outstanding! Brian spoke to the whores in all of us. Justin spoke to those young and in the closet. Emmett spoke to the swishiest of us. Ted spoke to the aging guy in all of us. Together, with help from the boisterous Debbie and enigmatic Lindsey and Melanie, they showed us images we weren't used to seeing on television. The second season expanded on that and continued to fascinate and complicate. Third season got shorter but just as pulse quickening. Fourth and fifth season lost a little steam and became less objective but was still lots of fun! All in all, this was a series to remember! This show will remain one of the most controversial to ever hit the tube.
  • A show about a group of gay friends.

    Queer As Folk is definitely one of the best tv shows if not the best tv shows ever. The writing for it is so good. The show is mainly meant to be a drama, but it definitely has its funny moments. The dialogue for the show is very clever. All of the characters are great, but I would have say that Justin, Emmett, Lindsay, Melanie, Ted, Brian and Ben stand out as my favorites. Queer As Folk had some of the most powerful storylines that I've ever seen on TV, and I miss it so much. Hopefully, Queer As Folk was the first of many more shows like this to come.
  • The trails and tribulations of five gay friends, their loves, and families.

    I love, love, love, this show I have every episode on dvd and can watch every episode over and over again without getting tired of it. Many people ask why does a straight girl like a show about gay boys and girls, well if they watched the show they\'d know that as soon as you watch the first episode its pulls you in. You become addictted and you dont see the \"gay\" part of the show anymore you just see couples struggling with different issues. And plus Gale Harold is so very good looking how could anyone not want to watch him, espically when 90% of the time he\'s 1/2 naked.
  • Queer is Good...

    Bring on the boys. This show follows the lives of a tight group of gay friends (and two lesbians) through five years. Their highs, their lows, their conquests. This show was so cutting edge when it started. Other shows had gay characters on but not like this. There was sex, there was love, there was AIDS, there was adoption. Relationships came and went, some we were happy about and some we hated. It showed life is life so matter who you choose to love. My favorites happened to be the two women, Lindsay and Mel. This was a show that I was sad to see go. Oh and there was also some great soundtracks.
  • One of the greatest shows ever. From the first to the last episode I was hooked. The series finale was a little disappointing but I got over it.

    Every character in this show was incredibly well written. Michael and Ben had a perfect relationship. Brian was so hot and Justin made him more realistic. Mel and Linds were the best example of lesbians I have ever seen on TV. Ted and Emmett were perfectly casted. And last but not least is Debbie the mother everyone wanted. The best episode was the pride episode in season 2.
  • Pushing the envelope indeed!

    This show was a first for its time. Sure they
    Had Will & Grace but also this really got into
    The gay lifestyle. With an ensemble cast of newcomers at the time as well as great acting and writing.
    Where the show was set in Pittsburgh. Not for the squemish for sure but still, overlook the subject and you got great acting!
  • This was a GREAT show!! Showtime made a terrible decision canceling it. There was so much more to the story that could have been told. My only gripe is how they ended it... Brian & Justin should have been married...

    This was a GREAT show!! Showtime made a terrible decision canceling it. There was so much more to the story that could have been told. My only gripe is how they ended it... Brian & Justin should have been married... Still, this is a great show that I recommend to anyone, not just people who happen to be gay. The characters were very well written and engaging, and the acting was great as well. It was a very fun and interesting show. Showtime should either bring this show back (Preferable), or air a series of movies set after the series ended. The first thing they should do is get Brian and Justin back together and have that wedding... I really can't believe how they ended that....
  • One of my favourite shows! Seeing the characters grow closer together (and regretably further apart) was what made this series great!

    Queer as Folk is at its heart a gay drama that doesn't care if you love it or hate it. The dialogue is sometimes awkward but the emotional investment you unwittingly bury in to the characters makes you geniunely care if Ted overcomes his battle with Meth, whether Justin will really end up with Brian or if Hunter will be able to stop acting like such a brat.

    One negative point deals with the fact that most of history is glossed over. Ted was once obssesed with Michael but that is quickly brushed aside as is Ted's relationship with Emmett. Lindsay cheats on Melanie which breaks them, but they never mention that Melanie cheated previously (with another woman, which would be worse than cheating with a man since they are lesbians, correct?).

    But, all in all, Queer as Folk is a funny, engaging show with enough vulgarity and passion to make it worth watching. My favourite storyline was Emmett's stint as an internet porn star... ah, Fetch Dixon!
  • Does it get any better than Queer as Folk? No way! This is the best television show ever. It has a fantastic blend of drama and comedy mixed in one. If you haven't watched the show, you really should start.

    Queer as Folk is so awesome because of it's boldness and reality that shows through. This show has been consistantly amazing through all five of its seasons. I think that all of the characters are great and add up to make such a fantastic show. And the chemistry that's between Brian and Justin, (by far the two best characters on the show) is incredible. As a straight female, I love this amazing insight that I get to their world. I don't think that there are any episodes that I don't like. In fact there are parts that actually give me goosebumps because that's how good it is. The best part of the show is definetly the couple, Brian and Justin. The fact that Brian will never admit his love for Justin until the end of the series, but everyone else can read through him, and know that he loves Justin just as much as Justin loves him. If you think the sex scenes are hard to get through, deal with it and get past it, because under that, there is a truly amazing and astounding show.
  • The life and times of a group of people in Pittsburgh's gay community.

    The series is an adaptation of a drama originally produced on the BBC.

    This time it is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A group of friends battle the challenges of the everyday world and live it up on the social scene. For solace there's always the diner where their confidant, Michael's mother Debbie, serves up food and advice.

    Together the people deal with the ups and downs of sex, relationships, parties, drugs, health, family and working for a living. It's a brave series in that it lets its characters be who they are, whether loving and friendly or cynical and deceptive. The acting is strong, especially Hal Sparks as Michael, Sharon Gless as Debbie, Peter Paige as Emmett and Scott Lowell as Ted.

    After five years, QAF has ended its run. It has earned its reputation as a provocative show that makes an impact every time.
  • I am from china, shanghai , I love this show. Love Brian. why did they end it? wish Brian and Justin would be together forever.

    I am from china, shanghai , I love this show. Love Brian.why did they end it? wish Brian and Justin would be together forever.

    I am from china, shanghai , I love this show. Love Brian.why did they end it? wish Brian and Justin would be together forever.

    I am from china, shanghai , I love this show. Love Brian.why did they end it? wish Brian and Justin would be together forever.

    I am from china, shanghai , I love this show. Love Brian.why did they end it? wish Brian and Justin would be together forever.

    I am from china, shanghai , I love this show. Love Brian.why did they end it? wish Brian and Justin would be together forever.
  • This show is amazing! I wish it could have been continued on for a couple more years. Randy Harrison is amazing in this show and he is my idol!

    This show was amazing I was very saddened at the fact that there was only 5 seasons of it! They really need to keep it going for another couple of years! Anyone young or old heterosexual or homosexual everyone should see at least one episode of this show... Sure some watch it for just the sex but others (like me) see the amazing plot behind it. The creators of this show did a great job on keeping me intrested! Every time a season came out I would buy it and sit and keep watching episode after episode after episode. I dont think anyone will ever forget this show after they see it and I know i certainly will keep watching it for years to come!

    P.S. Randy Harrison is my idol! And hes hott!!
  • One of my favorit shows

    I actually never watched the TV show on showtime. I actually ran into the DVD\'s at blockbuster and thought I might as well try it. Turned out to be my favorite show. It was nice seeing different aspects of homosexual life. Each character on this TV show reminds me of someone I know, which to me makes the show even more realistic in it\'s own right. The first season in my opinion was the best but the rest following it were good as well even if there was slight degrigation of the seasons quality. It was overall one of the best comedies for a drama I have ever seen including most comedies. The sex scenes were always fun to watch, some of my strait friends had trouble watching it, but only the guys.
  • I don't this show goes die! I want keep this show running up! :)

    I don't want this show goes dies! I want keep this show running up! I already in love with this shows! This show will be my favorite ever! A number one soap show ever! I love it. I will always keep watch this show ! I wish we make a HUGE movie about this show! it should make a 24 hours ( like as part 1 to 12) as chapter about Rage and what going on. I really want this show to be into movie. VOTE YES for make a movie of Queer as Folk! whoo yee!
  • Read Inside!!!

    Oh my god! This show was the greatest thing to ever grace the circuts of Showtime, let alone all cable TV. I have been a hugh fan of this show since January of 2001. I have always loved watching it, even skipping school just to see reruns. Oh my god, Micheal makes me qwivver everytime he speaks. His elegant words makes me pulsate with the heat of a thousand suns. I often fid myslf climaxing just watching the show, its so good.
  • Amazing show, great writing

    Queer as Folk was one of my favorite shows throughout the five seasons it was on. I looked forward to it every Sunday, and still watch it almost every night in reruns.

    The writing on this show was amazing. A great show displays the love the writers have for the characters. I knew Brian, Michael, Justin, Ben - everyone on the show. They came to life and were always true to themselves - I never had the thought that something was just a plot device. Well, I did once with Ted's drug use, but rewatching those episodes I understood it more.

    I know many people who have avoided the show because the topic of homosexuality makes them uncomfortable. I think that's a shame, because this show was excellent, week in, week out, season after season. This show isn't about gay men, it's about a group of friends and their lives, who happen to be gay.

    I cried at the series finale, and that doesn't happen often for me. Give this one a shot, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
  • I just can't help it. I watch each episode over and over again. I watched seasons 1-4 twice in less than a week. I'll be honest this show is off the chart but I can only give it a 10.

    I was watching the first season DVD and wouldn't stop watching it. I was just sitting there it was 5am and I practically fell over watching it. I started and I was hocked on. I think it is safe to say that the only reason I watched it was for all of the gay sex. I only wanted to watch Gale and Randy or Brian and Justin going at it. So you could call me crazy for loving the show but I just won\'t stop watching!!! The rating I have to give the show is a 10.
  • Great!!!!!! Ótimo seriado, muito interessante, e não apenas para homossexuais, mas principalmente para pessoas, que como eu não fazem parte desse mundo porque somos héretos. A relação entre os personagens nos mostra como é complicada a realidade qu

    ... da humanidade. É triste ver como as pessoas não respeitam o direito, ou se preferir, o livre árbitrio de cada um.
    A opção sexual do indivíduo não influencia seu caracter.
    Sou hétero, mas tenho vários amigos homossexuais, e a escolha sexual nossa não influencia nosso relacionamento, pena que isso não sirva para todos. Primeiro era o preconceito racial, agora sobre a sexualidade. O homem só inventa desculpas para não aceitar o que é diferente. Isso é pura hipocrisia, e foi o que este seriado quis mostrar a todos com um roteiro impecável, e interpretações maravilhosas
  • what do you get when you put the loyalty of "friends", the boldness of "sex in the city", and the relationship drama of a soap opera - in a mixing pot? well, if you add a little "twist" you get the ground breaking ensemble piece that is "queer as folk"

    Michael and Brian are best mates. Brian is a twenty-something who refuses to let life slow him down. Michael is a loyal, committed friend to Brian, and secretly in love with him. Then there is Emmett - more out there then an x file; Ted - yep, he's an accountant; Justin - lookin' for love with Brian and finding nothing but heartache; Melanie and Lindsay - the perfect couple who could teach the boys a thing or two about relationships; and last, but never least; Debbie - her one liners make me laugh out loud, at the TV, in an empty room. Yep, at times you look around to see who else is watching, other times you get flustered at the action, but generally, you just seek out a fellow addictee and gossip, gossip, gossip.
  • Loved It, Loved It, Loved It and Loved It

    At first I didn’t really care about the show, but after getting a membership with netflix.com, I decided what the heck and put it in my queue, after the first show I was hooked. I have never really got so into a show that I felt like I knew every single character personally, like we had been friends for years. This show really pulls you in, it brings up many issues that most people probably don’t even know exist. The love, the struggle, the friendships, the ups, the downs, its all in there. I just recently bought season 1 and 2 on DVD.
  • I love it!

    This is a show you can easily fall in love with! The characters are brilliant in their own, and the plot lines always keep you guessing. I just can't believe they ended the show! I love it gives new perspective on relationships unknown to most people. This is a show that will inspire generations to come I do believe.
  • One of the best shows that was on television was sucha a sad thing when the actors did not want to do it any more and it end after only five season. It is a show that I really miss.

    One of the best shows that I saw in a long time really look forward to Sunday nights. I will really miss this show and do. I thank fanfiction so that at least I can keep the boys of this show in my heart and at least find out what other people think that they should be doning
  • A phenomenal show - a shame its now over!

    Queer as Folk is absolutely one of my fave all time shows! Some of my friends think I may be just a little too addicted to it … the ultimate guilty pleasure. The characters, the script, the acting and of course the incredibly gorgeous people all make this show perfect. The fact that it is now over is incredibly disheartening … luckily I’ve bought the dvds. The show gives a look into a world or subculture of our society which often times we are not really sure is all about. It demystifies what being gay is all about and allows people to see that despite the differences that may exist at the end of the day gay, straight we’re all a little messed up. That despite sexual orientation the friendships we forge along the way and the people we fall in love with all shape our lives and in part determine our future.
  • The Best of The Best !

    I love that show! It's freakin' awesome. I know a lot of gay men (like some of my friends) were telling me: "It's not a good show, we're not like that, it don't portait a good life for gays." Hello ppl, it's a gang of friends, who happen to be gay. Look at My Wife and Kids, they're black, that doesn't mean that ALL Black families are like that. I'm just saying that it was a great show with terrific storylines. Sad it ended. No show will ever be the same...
  • Inspiring, intriguing, interesting, and influential. That is Queer as Folk.

    Queer as Folk is a show for everyone. It is daring, yet comforting, new, but a classic. Even though the series has ended, the show's influence will be around for many years to come.

    Although Queer as Folk may appear to be a show geared towards a narrow, specific audience, it can influence a much wider audience, if they give it the chance. It teaches tolerance, loyalty, honesty, and, above all, friendship.

    At a first glance of Queer as Folk, a viewer may automatically assume that the show is all about sex. While that may be an interesting part of it to some people, anyone who takes the time to watch an episode or two will realise there is much more. As Queer as Folk's Emmett, Peter Paige, once said, "They came for the queer, but they stayed for the folk." If the show was all about sex, it wouldn't have gained the popularity it now has.

    Queer as Folk is a show that will continue to inspire teenagers and adults for years to come. Everyone can relate to one of the characters in one way or another, and every episode gives a lesson to be learned.
  • Queer As Folk follows the lives of a group of gays living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    This show is groundbreaking. I watch it and think, oh my god, this is what gay life truly is for some people. It's the side of life that people are absolutely afraid to watch -- but now it's finally out there and, to be honest, I watch it not only for the drama or for the great cast -- but Justin is so cute!
  • This show was amazing from start to finish...

    Queer as Folk is an amazing show, not only because it was one of the first shows to actually portray gays and lesbians as more than asexual stereotypes, but also because it had depth, in the early seasons you really felt as though you got to know the characters.

    In its last two seasons though, there was a focal shift in the shows main ideas. It became more focused on fighting for the rights of gays and lesbians rather than deepening the character relationships. This wasn't a wholly bad thing, because it became the focus based on the political strife that gays and lesbians faced in America during the last few years.

    It took all the best and worst aspects of gay culture and put it all together to make one incredible show. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend checking it out.
  • It really is the end..NOOOOOOO!!

    Hey people.. it really is the end of the best gay series ever.. I'm a lesbian but i prefer to watch Queer As Folk over The L Word.. All the hot guys having sex totally turns me on.. I love Brian and his arrogance.. Justin, or better yet, Sunshine, the way he's determined to be with Brian.. I feel so empty now that the I just saw the end of the series... The last episode... It's like, what am I gonna do now?.. what am i gonna watch now? But after everything I must say that I had a WONDERFUL time watching Queer As Folk!! Thank You Queer As Folk cast!! You're the BEST!!
  • episode 513 final of queer as folk

    What an end!!!

    But is it really the end? I don't think so. For me it is the begining.
    We saw a small but very important part of those characters' life. The best has yet to come : their real life, their small hapiness and sorrow.

    I am ok with the way Michel, Ted and Emmet are seen at the end.

    And for Justin and Brian... Well I'm not surprised. They gave us enougth clues in 512. But for me, they didn't break up. Justin is hardly 23. He is too young to settle down. He hasn't accomplished anything yet. My guess is they will be a long distance couple for some times. Justin doing is best in NY. Brian being Brian in Pitts, even if Brian has evolved in a new, more mature person.
    Maybe Justin will come back in Pitts when he can (when he is well known enough in the art scene)or Brian will go in NY when Kinnetik is big enough to make it. After all, NY has always been is dream.

    Anyway, I don't see it has an ending but as a begining. It's just kind of sad we cannot see them follow the road of their life.
    But that way, we can, each and everyone of us, use our imagination to make them live.

    It's been a great time folks. I'll miss you all but I guess it's time for you to live without us, voyeurs.

    Bye Queers!!!!
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