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Queer As Folk & Giveaway

Published January 12, 2013 by ellenheights

Hey guys, gals and new followers!

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Anyway, just wanted to share the latest box set I’ve gotten into, and possibly get some views. I bought both the American (1st season only) and UK versions of Queer as Folk, and, being a Brit, I started on the UK version.

Oh.my.god.

I LOVED it so much. Slice of life dramas are my favourite, but gosh, I just thought this was brilliant. It was funny, exciting, dramatic, and it had some brilliant love stories. I also really liked how the characters are supposed to be gay archetypes, making the whole thing a kind of fantasy social commentary. I’d like to share one of the best scenes where Stuart, played by Aiden Gillen (who is now Little Finger in Game of Thrones. :O Nice to know he went far!) delivers this uber-cheesy-yet-absolutely-brilliant confession after being blackmailed by his annoying little nephew. It’s one of those scenes that makes you wanna get up on your desks and shout OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!

 

The sad part, of course, is the fact that there is only one season, plus two longer episodes in QaF2! 😦

I guess the best shows keep us wanting more long after they finished. I remember wanting to watch this show as a kid, (I was about 10 years old when this was on TV) along with shows like Sex and the City, another big favourite of mine, but I was obviously too young. 😉

Anyway, it was an absolute pleasure. Thanks Russel T. Davis!

I’m soon going to be starting on QaF USA, which a friendly neighborhood gay told me was just as great, but “different”. I bumped into him in HMV and we got talking about shows we love. Always cool when you meet a fellow TV obsessive/ film buff. (I think we’re just anti-social, but I’d take a good box set over the outdoors any day. Admit it. You would too.)

Any opinions on the USA version of QaF very welcome – just don’t go giving away spoilers!