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|Queer as Folk - The Complete Second Season |
Actors: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Michelle Clunie, Thea Gill
Directors: Alex Chapple, Bruce McDonald, David Wellington, Jeremy Podeswa, John Fawcett
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Gay & Lesbian
Showtime's award-winning series is back!Experience the passion and pain from season two all over again from Justin's recovery from the gay bashing to Ted's profession of his love for Emmet Queer As Folk: The Complete Secon... more »
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Patrick R. (patrick) from SANTA FE, NM
Reviewed on 3/10/2010...
Love this series as it is well acted and very well written. While some of the topics are a bit dated, the good writing, acting, and story lines keep one watching each episode with anticipation. Not for the prudish or close minded. A great way to spend one's time!! Recommend highly.
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QUEER AS FOLK Season 2 is almost as good as the first season
Porfie Medina | Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA | 06/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"QUEER AS FOLK is still one of the most amazing TV Shows ever and is a landmark as the show for the new millennium. This New Queer As Folk Season 2 DVD Box Set has all 20 episodes of the second season of one of the most controversial and bravest series on television today. The BOX SET includes Bonus features such as: behind the scenes outtakes, deleted scenes, special edition episodes, a Photo Gallery, DVD rom extras, and much more. Queer As Folk shows the life of a group of gay guys and a lesbian couple living in Pittsburgh. I feel the first season of QUEER AS FOLK is better, but this second season is very good as well and shows the growth of the characters. I have seen all 20 episodes of Season 2 and it is slower paced than the first season, and I sometimes find myself looking at my watch which rarely ever happened with season 1. I am still amazed at how honest this show is on dealing with gay life. Queer As Folk makes no apologies and thats what is so great about this series. From the graphic sex scenes to the drama of dealing with the prejudice that still haunts America, this show is so brave and I give Showtime a big thumbs up for having the balls to take on such a big risk as Queer As Folk. This show is as close as it gets to real life. This is not a show just for gay people, but for ALL people. It deals with human emotion and thats something we can all relate to whether we be straight, gay, bisexual, black, white, brown or in between. I have since signed up for Showtime just for this show. I encourage anyone who has a open mind and a open heart to BUY this amazing DVD collection as it will inspire you and if nothing else open your mind to a lifestyle not as uncommon as you may think. Watch more than one episode before you judge this amazing series. I will be in line when they release Season 2 of Queer As Folk on DVD."
Give Me More!
Savant11 | Canada | 09/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes QAF is unique because it is a gay ensemble show but what really makes it unique is the intelligence, its wit and its' true to life form. As far as I am concerned QAF is a remedy to all the nighttime ensemble soaps that are and were on TV. It has a wit that only those sextarians on Friends could only dream of. There is none of the unrealistic pretentious dialogue that riddles Dawsons Creek (whose teenagers speak like PHD candidates). It has achieved the slice of life that Melrose Place originally aimed for but never achieved. It has an earthiness that Beveryly Hills 90210 could never reach for. QAF is one out of my 3 favorite shows currently on TV.I have to admit that season 2 was not quite as good as season 1. It seems as if for the first half of the season they tried to make it light (a la Friends). But most of the time I found that it fell very flat. I guess that the creators found that QAF- light was not working and they shifted back to being serious mid season.
Also this season was way too slow and drawn out. It lacked the frenetic pace of season one. And many of the storylines could have been summed up in two episodes. Namely Brian and Justin's relationship which did not have to take 20 episodes to come to its inevitable conclusion. But besides that I still love the way that QAF tackle the issues of life in a very realistic way. Not in a wishful thinking kind of way. But in a way that says this is life.Some of the highlights from this season.: Lindsay (let's all get along) finally standing up to her parents. I loved the way the scene was handled. Many other creators would have used the Bull in the China shop method by making Lindsay's reaction to her parents flippant. But instead you could really see that she was really torn up inside and that her heart was breaking. That scene showed me was no matter how old we become we all deep inside crave the approval of our parents. It's a feeling that never goes away.Another true to life episode was when Brian's company was being bought out and he was being given a week to show his new boss why he shouldn't be canned. Instead of having Brian tell off his new boss (which you would think fitting with his arrogant nature). Brian works hard to salvage his career. It goes to show that even Brian is practical enough to know that paying the bills comes far above personal ego. One of the things I adore about this show is the character Brian Kinney. Oh yes he can be a SOB but I just love his level of confidence. It is just simply amazing to watch him operate. Like it or not its' people like this with this level of confidence about them that make it to the top in the business world.There was another scene where Justin is saying some ugly things about his mother and Brian tells him to shut up. And that he should be grateful for having a mother who cares.This season there is a new romance for Michael. Played by an openly gay actor by the name of Robert Gant. Ironically there is very little chemistry between him and Hal Sparks (Michael). I really found Gants' acting to be flat and uninspiring,( I guess that it was no surprise to find out that he was originally a lawyer) Chris Potter's performance (David from Season 1) was much much better.Emmetts romance with an older man, was really beautiful. Emmette has often proved to be the comic relief of the show, but it was really sweet and delightful to watch him bring out a spark in this older man.Of course there was the wedding. Which could have been made into a political diatribe, but wasn't. It was just a beautiful ceremony between two people. One of the chief things I have envied about this show is the relationship between the seven principle characters. They are like a family and I don't think that this is all simply due to the fact that they are gay. Because of the way people move around we are often very far from our blood relatives and have to connect or make a new family with those around us.But in all I still think that QAF is far more superior show than most of what is out on TV. Thank you Cowlip productions for not going the cliched political correct way and making my TV viewing worth while!"
Just Plain Great Entertainment
Michael T. Rognlien | Chicago, IL USA | 03/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I originally pondered purchasing the Season One DVD set, I must admit it was because I was tired of not knowing what all my friends were talking about every Monday morning after watching QAF on Showtime. I really did NOT think I would like the show at all (too many stereotypes, too much drug use, too much casual sex) .. and while the show HAD all of those stereotypes, it reminded me that they were only parts of what were real, well-developed characters.By the time I got to the end of Season One, I couldn't wait for Season Two to become available on DVD (I don't have Showtime). Well, it doesn't disappoint. While some of the story lines are a bit contrived (Emmett and the billionnaire, Ted's overnight website success, etc) the writers and producers of the show have put together another cohesive, well-written batch of 20+ episodes.I may just have to put out the money to order Showtime, because I'm not sure I can wait another full year before Season 3 is available. This is just great entertainment with a heart, with a lot of fun, and storylines that will keep even the most anti-stereotypical types engaged."