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Queer As Folk The Complete Seasons 1, 2, and 3 are wonderfulFeb 20, 2004
By Porfie Medina
"Porfie Jr. Medina"
Queer As Folk is one of the most amazing TV Shows ever and is a landmark as the show for the new millennium. This amazing Box Set has Season 1,2, and 3. After three seasons I am still amazed at how honest this show is on dealing with gay life. Not every gay person lives a life like these guys, but that is not what this show is about. Queer As Folk ia about the life of a group of gay guys and a lesbian couple living in Pittsburgh. Queer As Folk makes no apologies and thats what is so great about this series. From the graphic sex scenes to the drama of dealing with the prejudice that still haunts America, this show is so brave and I give Showtime a big thumbs up for having the balls to take on such a big risk as Queer As Folk. This show is as close as it gets to real life. This is not a show just for gay people, but for ALL people. It deals with human emotion and thats something that we can all relate to whether we be straight, gay, bisexual, black, white, brown or in between. I encourage anyone who has a open mind and a open heart to BUY this amazing DVD collection as it will inspire you and if nothing else open your mind to a lifestyle not as uncommon as you may think. Watch more than one episode before you judge this amazing series. With season 1, 2, and 3 you will be entertained with this awesome show for more than a few days!
Queer As Folk The Complete First Season - The first Queer As Folk DVD Box Set has all 22 episodes of the first season of the most controversial and bravest series in the history of television. The total running time of all 6 DVD's is approx: 1,205 minutes which includes Bonus features such as: behind the scenes outtakes, deleted scenes, special edition episodes, a Photo Gallery, DVD rom extras, A 6 minute Season 2 Sneek Peek, and much more. Queer As Folk shows the life of a group of gay guys and a lesbian couple living in Pittsburgh and all the dramas that go on in each of their lives.
Queer As Folk The Complete Second Season - The DVD Box Set is over 900 minutes and has all 20 episodes of the second season of one of the most controversial television shows today. The BOX SET includes over 3 hours of Bonus features such as: behind the scenes outtakes, deleted scenes, special edition episodes, a Photo Gallery, DVD rom extras, and much more. Queer As Folk shows the life of a group of gay guys and a lesbian couple living in Pittsburgh. I feel the first season of QUEER AS FOLK is better, but this second season is very good as well and shows the growth of the characters. I have seen all 20 episodes of Season 2 and it is slower paced than the first season, and I sometimes find myself looking at my watch which rarely ever happened with season 1.
Queer As Folk The Complete Third Season - This New Queer As Folk Season 3 DVD Box Set is over 673 minutes and has all 14 episodes of the third season, which is still one of the most controversial and bravest series on television today. This BOX SET like the seasons before include over 3 hours of Bonus features such as: Behind-the-camera, Hot Summer Days, Wrap Party Reel, Enter Babylon LA, Meet the Folks, Animated Photo Gallery, Season Four Sneak Preview, Weblink, Music Videos, and a few other surprises. I have seen all 14 episodes of Season 3 and it is another great season with some major twists. Season 3 is also a step above season 2 which was a little drawn out when compared to season 1. I do have to say I am a little upset that this season is very short when compared to season 1 and 2, which both had about 7 or 8 more episodes, but either way it is still a good season. Can't wait till the new Season 4 starts on Showtime soon.
17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
ObsessedAug 24, 2004
By Nancy J. Silberstein
Brian Kinney is one of four or five main characters in Queer As Folk. Another character...a psychiatrist...tells Brian: "For someone with enough disorders to merit your own classification in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, you are one of the most well-adjusted and high functioning bastards I know."
Can you resist that? I can't.
I haven't been as obsessed with a work of fiction since I started reading about Francis Crawford of Lymond et Sevigny 'way back in 1969, and for much the same reasons. Brian Kinney, like Lymond, often does the right thing in the cruelest way possible and, like Lymond, is most dangerous when he feels most. Like Lymond, I find him endlessly fascinating...proving that you don't have to be young and/or homosexual to be seduced by this show.
Besides Brian, the overall level of writing and plot is generally high although, as I suppose is inevitable, not every episode strikes home. Enough do, though, to put Queer As Folk on a level by itself. njs
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Aaaddictive....!!Dec 03, 2004
I have only recently acquired this 3-season set (in Nov 2004) after reading much about it (solely) in the web. Based on the mixed reviews QAF123 received, I decided to order it to watch it for myself. Did not know whether or not it was a good idea at the time since it would cost me quite a sum. I hesitated for months before I eventually gave in to temptation and just bought it. It did not matter anymore how much (financial) damage it would cost me.
But guess what, I was not disappointed at all. QAF123 was a pleasure to watch and I immediately fell in love with it. The characters were very well-played, they can be sometimes funny, sometimes sad, the soundtrack was great, the directing, very adventurous. Overall, QAF123 is well worth watching. Although I cannot really relate to the characters, I find QAF123 really entertaining and well... very addictive.
I must also confess that Gale Harold is absolutely beautiful... cannot seem to get enough of him. His Brian Kinney character is really complex and intense but he pulled it off with flying colours. Gale's performance is really top notch, nuff said. In fact, all the other casts were terrific too.
I cannot wait for QAF4's official DVD release and I cannot wait for Season 5 as well. Hopefully, QAF will continue for many more seasons to come although that may well be just wishful thinking on my part. Nothing goes on forever but I will make sure I acquire every available QAF season there is. It's a real collector's item.
For your info, I am a straight female and I love Queer As Folk... totally. If you are into something queer, both funny and dramatic at the same time, excellent soundtrack, great acting and directing, then you should consider getting the QAF DVDs... you won't regret it. I am gonna purchase the QAF soundtrack on CD next. Cannot wait to get it!
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
The best thing on TVJan 15, 2005
By Debra Calb
With all the crap currently saturating out screens, one looks desperately for a beacon of light. This, ladies and gentlemen, is it. Watch this show -- you will laugh, you will cry, you will scream, and you will smile (at least once per episode) guarunteed. If you want to be entertained indefinately, buy the best show on television. Queer as Folk is the most fun you've had in years
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
STILL saving for......sooooooo worth itJan 29, 2005
By Laurie Zemanovic
I only have the first season on DVD (due to lack of funds) but have watched EVERY episode on Showtime. It's not the usual type of show I watch but the stories and characters are soooo captivating; I've laughed and cried so many times watching. Sharon Gless, "Debbie", should win some type of award every year--her character is brilliant and she plays it so well. On occasion, I can even get my husband to watch and he thinks the story lines are good too. (He gets a kick out of Emmit) This, by far, is my favorite show and I will continue saving my pennies to get all the seasons :)
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