Novel Idea: Gay Men Looking For …

HBO has a new gay series starting Jan. 19th. Called Looking, it’s about three gay guys, um, looking for love in San Francisco. Judging from the trailers, it’s not Oscar Wilde. “We can be whatever we want to be … You have to find someone who understands.” Oh oh. Calling Dr. Phil. The New York Times compared it to another niche series, Lena Dunham’s Girls, and said it’s not as good. On the other hand, Andrew Haigh, who did the fabulously touching Weekend (2011), is one of the executive producers, so perhaps there’ll yet be a bit of cheekiness. Your call:

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