• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 3, 2000
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36

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User Reviews

  1. May 20, 2012
    5
    If you don't like this show, it doesn't mean you're a homophobe, it just means you don't have a thing for cheesy, cheap looking direction and wooden acting - And who does?
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Andrew Patner
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    It's not about politics, and it's not (only) about gag lines. It's a mostly honest attempt to explore the human condition through a subculture where sex is upfront and serves as lens and entree into other issues of love, death, friendship and life itself. [30 Nov 2000, p.43]
  2. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Monica Collins
    Feb 13, 2014
    67
    What I kept looking for in Queer As Folk was a transcendent story line or sex-neutral message to lift this drama higher than the sum of its body parts. I couldn't find that deep thread of meaning...There are shreds of stories but, basically, it all comes back around to men bumping like bunnies - or wanting to bump like bunnies, or talking about bumping like bunnies.[30 Nov 2000, p.47]
  3. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    Divorced from a believable social context, Queer too often plays like a voyeuristic tour of gay life that's only interested in the most outrageous sights. It doesn't have to provide an insight into every gay person, but it does have to paint a more believable portrait of these people, which means anchoring them in a real place and expanding their lives beyond sexual encounters. [1 Dec 2000, p.15E]