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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 3, 2000
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • Summary: Queer as Folk is an innovative, provocative, and groundbreaking series that has now ended after a five year run, the series chronicled the friendships, careers, loves, trials, tribulations, and ambitions of a diverse group of gay men and lesbians living in Pittsburgh, PA. Blending strong Queer as Folk is an innovative, provocative, and groundbreaking series that has now ended after a five year run, the series chronicled the friendships, careers, loves, trials, tribulations, and ambitions of a diverse group of gay men and lesbians living in Pittsburgh, PA. Blending strong drama with necessary charm and humor, it rivals any other show presented on television.
    Over the shows run it has managed to cover a wide range of issues including Aids, cancer, drug addictions and the trials of love.

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  • Genre(s): Drama, Health & Lifestyle

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  1. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Jun 20, 2013
    25
    Its exploitative, one-sided formula represents a shallow representation of gay culture. ... If the show is remotely watchable it's because the hands involved in its making always manage to sink to heretofore unknown lows, and one could say it's a duty, if not exactly a privilege, to document the fall.
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  1. Apr 11, 2015
    10
    It is very well acted, it's got plot twists that rival the best soaps, and the writing improves with each episode (even though they crib someIt is very well acted, it's got plot twists that rival the best soaps, and the writing improves with each episode (even though they crib some of its best lines directly from the British series)...I'm hooked. [1 Dec 2000, p.106] Expand
  2. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    I have never in my life come across a television series that grows so artfully from a such a shallow, seemingly inaccurate portrayal of theI have never in my life come across a television series that grows so artfully from a such a shallow, seemingly inaccurate portrayal of the queer lifestyle into such a deep, relatable series such as this. Each and every one of the characters will always hold a special place in my heart, and the series itself has made a huge impact on not just my views, but my entire way of thinking. By season 5, the previously closed-minded views of the characters and their developments throughout the series had ultimately resulted in their intrinsic realness as people.

    This show reveals the very real corruption of the world as we know it. And now, in 2014, it makes painfully clear how far we've come as a society: virtually nowhere. When Debbie used "taking away women's right to abortion" to exemplify what seemingly inalienable rights they might take away next, I outwardly cringed.

    All in all, this series has addressed nearly every issue dealing with LGBTQA rights, views, and daily struggles: the **** of lesbians, the "trend" of sassy gay guys, the imaginary difference between queer and straight lifestyles, and the presence of ignorance and bigotry that dwells in every corner of life, whether you care to see it or not. The only thing I wish would have been focused on at some point is the BQ&A of LGBTQA, as their existence is invisible, or rather, ignored enough as it is.
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  3. May 12, 2015
    9
    A satisfying finish to a brilliant bit of telly. All these actors deserve more work in their field. I will always look back on (and rewatch)A satisfying finish to a brilliant bit of telly. All these actors deserve more work in their field. I will always look back on (and rewatch) this show fondly. Expand