On the first in our series of Pride Month episodes, we delve into one of our favourite TV shows, HBO’s Looking.
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This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and special guest Andrew Kendall.
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On this episode
- Why this episode
- What Andrew Haigh brought to the show
- A Gossip Girl cameo
- Why Patrick is actually a good character
- Hollywood has failed Raúl Castillo
- Season One
- Jonathan Groff
- Episode 5: “Looking for the Future”
- Season Two
- Episode 14: “Looking for Gordon Freeman” and Episode 15 “Looking for Plot”
- The Movie (2016)
Looking is the story of three gay men living in San Francisco and looking for love. Jonathan Groff stars as Patrick Murray, a late twentysomething video game designer who moved to the Bay Area for university and has never had a serious relationship. He lives with his best friend from college, Agustïn (Frankie J. Alvarez), a failing artist. They’re best friends with the just forty Dom (Murray Bartlett) who lives with his childhood best friend, Doris (Lauren Weedman). The series follows them as they try to find love, deal with their shit and childhood trauma, and grow up.
The series was created by Michael Lannan. Andrew Haigh directed 10 of the 18 episodes and the movie.
Looking is available on DVD and VOD and streaming on Crave+ in Canada and HBO Max in the US.
Episode notes on Looking
- Visit our Directors We Love page on Andrew Haigh
- Read more about Haigh (and editor Jonathan Alberts) in our Lean on Pete ebook
- Read Brandon Norwalk’s Looking recaps on The AV Club
Related episodes to Looking
- Episode 7: Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete
- Episode 72: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe