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|Queer as Folk - The Final Season |
Actors: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Michelle Clunie, Thea Gill
Directors: Bruce McDonald, David Wellington, John Fawcett, John Greyson, Kari Skogland
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Gay & Lesbian
QUEER AS FOLK Season 5 continues to follow the journey of a group of gay friends and lovers living in Pittsburgh. This critically acclaimed series brings with it mature stories about facing the challenges of same-sex paren... more »
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Final season of this groundbreaking Showtime series excels
A. G. Corwin | 03/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Last year I had the opportunity to watch Queer As Folk through my dvd subscription. It took me all of half an episode to be hooked on this heartbreaking, funny, dramatic, and serious look at gay life in Pittsburgh among a small group of close friends. I won't try to rehash five seasons worth of this show in a review, but I will say this: This show was way ahead of its time. Derived from the British series of the same name, it served as a model for American shows when the only gay characters on TV were Will and Jack and Ellen. Queer as Folk demonstrated that America was ready to have a honest potrayal of gay and lesbian life and love onscreen.
Where this show sparkles is in its dealing with life, love, relationships, drug addiction, the struggles of gay teens and coming out, sex, dating, and discrimination against gays and lesbians. The acting is superb, showcased by Hal Sparks, Gale Howard, Randy Harrison, and Sharon Gless among others, and the cast developed their characters for the last 5 years, making them seem at times more real than not. Is it exaggerated at times? Yes, just as a show like Sex and the City is, but Queer As Folk is more heartfelt and emotional than that show could ever be. QAF was also never afraid to tell a dark or painful story, reminding everyone that life is not always wonderful.
The box set extras for the last are quite good, with lots of commentaries, character and actor bios, deleted scenes, and outtakes. The DVD set releases May 30. The final season is only 13 episodes, but the show manages to wrap the series up in a way satisfying to the fans, with an ending they have been hoping for since the first episode of Season 1.[...] Enjoy the final season of this great series. Highly Recommended.
"Queer as Folk":December 3,2000/August 7,2005
Richard A. Stegman Jr. | Calimesa, California USA | 03/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The final season of this groundbreaking clasic may be gone,but the memories and the "thumpa-thumpa" live on.The most intense season yet sees Liberty Avenue and its citizens go through some tough challenges.Ted fears growing old alone,Michael and Ben are Tested in more ways then one,Justin returns from hollywood with bad news,Mel and Lindsay's relationship takes a few turns,Emmett helps an old love,deb gets an admirer in the form of guest Rosie O'Donnell....then there's Brian,who does the unimaginable..for him.Although there are still many questions left unanswered,this is still one of the best final seasons of any show i've seen in some time.DON'T MISS IT!!!!"
Sad it has ended
Catherine Gallanti | San Diego, CA USA | 06/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is sad to think that there will never again be a new episode of Queer as Folk. This is a series that I thoroughly enjoyed, especially during the first three seasons. I loved the daring approach taken by this show towards gay life and sexuality. I also liked all the carachters, some of which, such as Brian Kinney and Emmet Honeycut have kept me fascinated with this show for the duration, thanks not only to the excellece of the writers, but also to the brilliance of the actors. And I enjoyed the music and the cinematography of this show very much.
Season five is actually better than season four (which I felt was a little of a let down). The sories were sharper in season five and the carachters more interesting. The only episode I did not like was the very last closing show. I was dissapointed not only with the ending (for a brilliant ending of a similar kind of show, see the last episode of Six Feet Under- much more powerful and moving and hopeful) but also with the quality of the episode itself. The whole of the last episode had a limp feel and the wrap up of the five year story arc of the relationship between Justin and Brian was badly handled. As a viewer I felt kind of cheated by the writers, that after putting us through all of the many ups and downs and the drama of this relationship, then wrap it up in the last episode in a way that feels both unsatisfactory and incongrous with the five year story. Oh well, it is just a show. Despite this, the season itself is well worth watching and thoroughly enjoyable."
Queer As Folk has to be the best show ever...I love brian an
C. Caton | NY, USA | 09/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't get enough of queer as folk. I bought all five seasons within a short period of time, and fell in love with all the characters individually. My personal favorites are BRIAN, JUSTIN, and MICHAEL. They are the best in my book.
I've been a huge fan and supporter of the brian and justin relationship from day one. I'd always hoped that they'd be together until the end, and kinda...that did happen. I was thrilled when viewing this season that the idea of brian and justin getting married...I was all for it. I just wished that they would've followed through. Justin...why did u leave for NY? Brian was your chance at happiness. He never changed, and you knew him for his true self from day one. He was always honest with you, and never promised you anything that might in the end break your heart. I was so sad during that last episode...well, for many reasons, but mostly because of brian saying goodbye to justin...and them making love for one last time. I cried...I'll admit it. I've grown with that relationship, and I never wanted it to end. I hope and pray that they make a follow-up little reunion type of thing for these characters, and we see that brian and justin are together, just like they should be. I kinda believe they knew they were the best things for each other, and that no one could ever come close to the relationship they could share with each other. I want to see a show like that come along, and that would make me soo soo happy. Buy all 5 seasons of the show..you defidently won't be disappointed. This show is amazing!!!!!"