Looking: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Funny without being obnoxious, Looking provides authentic situations that feel universal with its subtle details and top-notch performances.


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Air date: Jan 19, 2014
Air date: Jan 26, 2014
Air date: Feb 1, 2014
Air date: Feb 9, 2014
Air date: Feb 16, 2014
Air date: Feb 23, 2014
Air date: Mar 2, 2014
Air date: Mar 9, 2014

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Twenty-nine-year-old Patrick (Jonathan Groff) chases a career as a video-game designer while looking for Mr. Right in San Francisco in Season 1 of this HBO dramedy from creator Michael Lannan. Life is equally complicated for Patrick's best friends, including college buddy Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez), an aspiring artist with an independent streak who takes a big step by moving in with his boyfriend (O-T Fagbenle), and Dom (Murray Bartlett), a 39-year-old waiter who dreams of opening up his own restaurant, but has trouble finding the courage—and the cash—to make it happen, though his luck could change after meeting a local florist (Scott Bakula) with the right connections. With Lauren Weedman, Raúl Castillo, Russell Tovey and Andrew Law.

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Critic Reviews for Looking Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (20)

Looking is a good show. It will reward viewers who can hang on beyond the first episode and can adapt to its much slower pace and more naturalistic shooting style.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For a show that in so many ways feels new, Looking is invitingly mellow -- it doesn't set out to define gay life in 2014, but in trusting its characters and the different paths they're on, captures a sense of how the world has and continues to change.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…

If this were just another comedy about straight singles, it would be forgettable, but the rare concentration on gay men makes it worth checking out.

Jan 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In some ways he's [Patrick] the stabilizing force of Looking. And in other ways the loose cannon. He's also very likable, which is still a key element in most TV series.

Jan 17, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

If representation is important, Looking is doing some important representing. But what elevates Looking above being a "symbol of serious progress," is that it is not content to be just that.

Jan 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a startlingly provocative opening for what soon reveals itself to be an endearingly low-key show.

Jan 22, 2014 | Full Review…

This past year has been a great one for queer characters' stories on the big screen, and Looking has now brought that same depth and quality to the small screen.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

It's very very sweet. And sincerely humanist.

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…

It's refreshing that Looking offers a view of the young, gay lifestyle that isn't set in the midst of the AIDS crisis or focused primarily on the experience of coming out.

Jan 21, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

On a show this unconcerned with being momentous, it's pretty remarkable.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Looking: Season 1



Super Reviewer

The new generation of Queer as Folk, Looking a realistic look at the lives of gay men in San Francisco, each of them filled with their own dreams and ambition. It has tongue in cheek humour without being vulgar, a very clever comedy with relatable characters and a fine cast.


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