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Just finished watching the first 2 episodes. I thought they were excellent. Hope everyone who watched the shows also enjoyed them.

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on of the characters, brian i think was his name, comes back tp his apartment and gets on the computer and is viewing a sex site. the screen is briefly shown a few times. the person on the screen looked like our kirk/voltaire (now advertising as "dean" in hx). anyone else notice???

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The original British version is far superior. But that little blond boy sure is adorable...

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Yes, I found the American version a sadly pale comparison, though the boys are a mite cuter. The production in the American version seemed a bit dated -- the "swooshing" camera shots and ESPECIALLY the music all seemed very 1992 -- and the whory older guy wasn't nearly as well-acted as the British version.

 

But yes, the blond boy is indeed cute --

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Funny how people's opions vary. Regarding the blonde boy, you couldn't pay me to get physical with that kid, 21 or 17 years old, and IM AN ESCORT :-)

 

I agree about the amateurish camera tricks. They were more distracting than provacative. And what the hell was the deal with that slow-mo every 38 seconds? What is this, a graduate film school project?

 

I haven't seen the British version yet, the video store has a month long wait list and it isn't available through KOZMO.com (goddamnit), but I certainly had much higher hopes for the American show. The sex was HOT, but according to the reviews each episode has less and less sex, so basically that was just thrown in to basically shock, and simutaneously pull-in, viewers. It worked, but how long will we stick with it withou the the sex if the stories continue to move so laboriously? I hate clubs, so I found the music annoying. Also, while Pitsburgh is a wonderful city for those who live and visit, it is NOT anything like they portray it: it looks like South Beach or Chelsea!

 

Anyway, a rather dissapointing, though quite titilating, 1.5 hr premier. (Maybe it was just too difficult for me to hear men verbalize my concerns about the approaching the 3rd decade. My solution is to age backwards: On February 8th, I turn 26 (not 28)!

 

-Hagen

 

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>Anyway, a rather dissapointing, though quite

>titilating, 1.5 hr premier. (Maybe

>it was just too difficult

>for me to hear men

>verbalize my concerns about the

>approaching the 3rd decade.

>My solution is to age

>backwards: On February 8th,

>I turn 26 (not 28)!

 

 

Rod, do what I did. When I hit 30 I started telling people I was 40. I got at least 10 years of hearing "wow! you don't look that old!" :-)

 

I have my gripes with QAF. But I have my gripes with most any TV series. Still, I'm *thrilled* just to have it on the air. At last, we'll get to test that "will it play in Peoria?" theory about two men having sex. Can't wait to see how the ratings go over the life of the series.

 

FINALLY we get to see two men having sex on TV (albeit cable). It's long overdue and may open the door for more candid same-sex scenes.

 

People who have been griping that Will Truman has no love life on "Will & Grace" should watch and support this series.

 

And you can just leave the Justin character all to me. Blond twinks with their legs in the air is one of my favorite things. :p

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Rod,

 

I guess to each his own. I would love to see that blond kid on my bed with his ass shoved up in my face saying, "so this is rimming?" OMG

 

I thought the kid was adorable. You are sexy as hell Rod! But, I guess I like adding different mixes to my stew. :) Maybe the three of us could do a threeway? :) I do the kid, you do me, and we all go home happy! Well, me at least!

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Right on. How about "Boring as Hell"? OK, so I'm a social dinosaur. But "Queer as Folk" made me think that somebody was trying to rip off "Tales of the City" without Armistead Maupin's talent or -- even -- his sense of humor. In fact, there was NO humor apart from smirks and a feeble attempt at camp. At least BOYS IN THE BAND was both funny and deeply moving. The "Queer as Folk" characters (and I use that word lightly) are like gay Ken Dolls, pretty but two-dimensional. Not one of them has any noticeable intelligence, lives with any noticeable ambiguity or dilemma, or, for that matter, has any substance at all. In other words, if they weren't "gay" (which most of them, apparently, are not) there would be no show at all. Can you imagine spending 1-1/2 hours watching the same story only with a co-ed cast? It would make DAWSON'S CREEK look interesting.

 

For all that, if Hagen doesn't mind being a hypocrite, neither do I. I'll be there for the next episode or so, but after that I may well peel off. I'll take the honest-to-God human beings, loathesome though many of them may be, on "OZ" any day of the week.

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LAST EDITED ON Dec-08-00 AT 11:46PM (EST)[p]If this show is to have legs beyond that of late night soft porn the character development and writing in general will have to improve. Having said that, the tone of the subject matter does mark a milestone in American telecasting -- long overdue. Let's hope they can get some heavy hitting writers involved before it is too late. On the other hand, the American television-watching-public has rarely been underestimated in what they are willing to settle for.

 

Regarding OZ, the writing day in and day out is about as good as I've seen anywhere to date, IMHO.

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