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cc300Looking (2014– )

 

 

Creator: Michael Lannan
Genre: TV series, TV Show, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2014

 

 

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, O.T. Fagbenle, Raúl Castillo







1HBO je 19.01. započeo sa emitiranjem nove TV serije pod nazivom “Loking”. Već ste vjerovatno gledali trajlere i najave za ovu seriju, a mnogi su očekivali nešto poput “Queer As Folk”. Medjutim odmah ću da vas razočaram, nema nikakve sličnosti sa serijom koja je po mnogima uspjela da prikaže gay svjet oko nas razbijajući sve tabue nametnute od konzervativnih televizijskih produkcija.
“Looking” je priča o iskustvima i životu tri gej prijatelja u San Francisku koji upadaju u različite  komične, romantične ili tragične situacije iz kojih izlaze uvjek drugačiji kao ljudi.
Na žalost mnogi od nas su očekivali malo više hrabrosti od HBO-a u prikazivanju seksi scena koje su bar u prve tri odgledane epizode na nivou porodične nedeljne TV serije, a ako je upoređujemo sa serijama kao što su “Game Of Thrones” ili “True Blood” onda se “Looking” može svrstati u priče za učenike balkanskih srednjih škola.

 

 

 

 

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U svakom slučaju vam preporučujem da pogledate ovu seriju u slobodnom vremenu kada vam dosadi chatovanje na gayromeu ili bespomučno drkaneje na skype, a dečko vam nije tu da vam uljepša dan.
Mnoge od priča će vas definitivno podsjetiti na neke iz vaših života, a mene je podsjetila na nedavno iskustvo sa jednim momkom iz Beograda.

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22Nesiguran u sebe, predstavljao se kao čovjek koji ima dosta iskustva i zna šta hoće. Kako sam bio sam u stanu na proputovanju u BG pozovem ga i nadjemo se. Brzo smo popili kafu i završili u krevetu u kojem smo proveli 3-4 minute od kojih su dvije bile u stanju mirovanja uz rečenicu: Ne pomjeraj se, svršiću. Ja mu rekao zamisli da sam ružna baba tvog najboljeg prijatelja. Zažmurio je i rekao: Ne pomaže, jaoooooooo. Nakon što nije znao kako da zapakuje i baci upotrebljeni kondom, ćutljivo se obukao i rekao kako mu je ovo bio doživiljaj za pamćenje.
Ostao sam sam u stanu razmišljajući da li se nešto desilo ili sam zadrijemao.
 

 

 

33‘Looking’ offers up the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living — and loving — in modern-day San Francisco. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is the 29-year-old video game designer getting back into the dating world in the wake of his ex’s engagement; aspiring artist Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez), 31, is questioning the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group’s oldest member — longtime waiter Dom (Murray Bartlett), 39 — is facing middle age with romantic and professional dreams still unfulfilled.
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The trio’s stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices — and rights — for gay men. 77Also important to the ‘Looking’ mix is the progressive, unpredictable, sexually open culture of the Bay Area, with real San Francisco locations serving as a backdrop for the group’s lives. Rounding out the ‘Looking’ world are a bevy of dynamic gay men including Kevin (Russell Tovey), Lynn (Scott Bakula), and Richie (Raul Castillo), as well as a wide-range of supporting characters like Dom’s roommate Doris (Lauren Weedman), Agustín’s boyfriend Frank (O.T. Fagbenle), and Patrick’s co-worker Owen (Andrew Law).
‘Looking’ was created by Michael Lannan and is executive produced by Sarah Condon (‘Bored to Death’) and Andrew Haigh, who wrote and directed the critically-lauded ‘Weekend.’

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Looking (2014)
  • Runtime:30 minutes
  • Actors:
     Patrick (8 episodes, 2014)
    Jonathan Groff
     Agustín (8 episodes, 2014)
    Frankie J. Alvarez
     Dom (8 episodes, 2014)
    Murray Bartlett
     Frank (7 episodes, 2014)
    O.T. Fagbenle
     Richie (7 episodes, 2014)
    Raúl Castillo
     Doris (5 episodes, 2014)
    Lauren Weedman
     Leather Guy (5 episodes, 2014)
    Steve D’Assis
     CJ (3 episodes, 2014)
    T.J. Linnard
     Dom’s Friend/ … (3 episodes, 2014)
    Jaden Alexander
     Dom’s Friend/ …(3 episodes, 2014)
    Nkechi
  • Also known as: Looking ((original title)), Keresem… (Hungary),
  • Rating: (1,286 votes)

 

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  • http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/gay-in-maryland/gay-matters/bs-gm-looking-recap-looking-for-a-plot-20150227-story.html

    Looking – 02×07 – Looking for a Plot

    The best thing about this week’s episode of HBO’s “Looking” was that it gave viewers more insight into Doris’ family history and past — and Dom’s as well, by extension.

    We go to their home town. We see the people who surrounded them as they grew up. And we learn about their past together — namely that they used to be just as inseparable as they are now, but also used to make out and have sex.

    I’ve been waiting for a Doris-centric episode. I thought it would be more happy-go-lucky, but this still worked (even if it did limit all the Patrick-wallowing I was looking forward to).

    At least the episode starts off just as I imagined it would, with Patrick holding his head in his hands in shame as his friends all give him the “you were a mess last night” look that we’ve all seen or given around mid-morning brunch tables after big nights out.

    I thought, OK, here we go. Patrick’s going to spend the rest of the episode crawling around the city making awkward apologies to Richie and Kevin and perhaps their boyfriends and God-knows-who-else. He puked on Eddie? Gross.

    I kind of wanted to see the groveling.

    But then, just as suddenly as the scene begins, it changes course. Doris gets a text. Her father has died. The father she loved, the one she went on rides with when her mother was drunk and hostile, the one who loved Dom.

    Here the episode hits its stride, showing us how real people confront death; how shock can make them seem uncaring at first; how laughter still comes, even in the saddest of times, and how that’s OK.

    We start with Dom and Doris headed back to Modesto for the funeral. They chat in the car, seemingly alone.

    And then, of course, Patrick pipes up from the backseat. He didn’t want to crawl around the city, so he literally tagged along, on a trip to a funeral, because he didn’t want to clean up his mess.

    The nerve, right?

    But, again, we’re treated to another dose of Patrick being beloved despite his faults. Doris says she’s glad he’s there. Later in the episode, after repeated instances of Patrick making the entire moment about him rather than his mourning friend, Doris even tells him that he is one of her favorite people in the world.

    Am I the only one who doesn’t get it?

    Don’t get me wrong, I think Jonathan Groff does a fantastic job portraying the character. And I do think Patrick is relatable, which I pointed out last week.

    But bawling at the funeral of a man you’d never met to such an extent that you distract everyone who did know him from the funeral in his honor?

    Patrick needs to get it together.

    Then again, things seem to have a way of coming together for him.

    Not to gloss over the fact that he, Doris and Dom all get in a car accident together while driving through the cemetery where Dom’s father is buried screaming that Dom is gay, but…they were all OK. What came after is more interesting.

    Malik, Doris’ boyfriend, who wasn’t invited to the funeral but picked the trio up after the crash, drops Patrick off near his house, back in San Francisco. Everyone says their goodbyes, and the car pulls away.

    And there is Kevin.

    He’s left his boyfriend Jon, he sputters out.

    He loves Patrick. (Of course he does.)

    He wants to try a relationship, just the two of them.

    For real?

    Instead of dealing with his mess, Patrick takes off for a few days, and when he gets back he gets exactly what he wants?

    At this rate, Richie will show up next episode and express his undying love for Patrick too, and the new drama will be over how Patrick will choose between Kevin and Richie.

     

    Is the rapid pace at which this whole Kevin-Patrick thing has risen and fallen in the last few episodes the result of people saying the first season of “Looking” was too slow?

     

    Sometimes the lows need to last a little longer to feel real.

    The Baltimore Sun

  • Upravo sam odgledao 10. epizodu HBO serije “Looking” nakon koje mi je gomilu misli prošlo kroz glavu, a najviše me je zaokupirala ona o tome koliko brzo mogu da se mijenjam i prilagođavam situacijama koje mogu da mi promjene način života. U to sigurno spada i odluka da živiš sa nekim.

    Zaista moraš imati besprijekorno povjerenje u osobu koju voliš da bi se odlučio na tako nešto. Treba razlikovati pojmove voljeti nekoga i vjerovati nekom. Voljeti nekoga ne mora značiti da si spreman sa njim podijeliti sve svoje najskrivenije tajne, dok vjerovati nekom znači bez imalo ustezanja možeš podjeliti bilo koju misao, želju ili  doživljaj.

    U ovoj desetoj epizodi, druge sezone Looking Kevin i Patrick pokušavaju da započnu zajednički život pod istim krovom. Ono što znaju jedan o drugom su sopstvene emocije, ali očekivanja i suština veze je da možemo da podjelimo i svoju prošlost i očekivanja u budućnosti. Šta ako to nije baš ono čemu se nadamo?

    Neko ko je bio u dugogodišnjoj vezi sigurno drugačije doživljava vezu od nekoga ko to nije proživio.

    MOžete li bez ustezanja reći svom partneru: “Poželio sam da me poštar izjebe na vratima stana i rado bi mu dao da imam priliku” a da to ne zvuči kao prevara ili kao način da mu kažeš: “Nisi mi više dovoljan, treba mi još nešto…”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dppYJFgHFuk

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