An episode-by-episode analysis and critique of the television show Queer as Folk. The show started airing in December 2000, and we discuss how gay life has changed, or stayed the same 15 years later. At the end of each episode we ask the question of whether the episode's content still holds up today.
5.13 We Will Survive!
Michael speaks at an anti-Prop-14 press conference, but deviates away from his prepared speech when Debbie and bunch of people we’ve never seen before show up. Ted’s new BF Tad get a bit obsessive and freaks out everyone in sight. Brian and Justin call off their wedding, and Justin leaves for New York. Melanie and Lindsay also hit the road and pack up their Subaru for the drive to their new home in Toronto.
5.12 Mr Right (Never Broke and Promise)
Brian and Justin keep barreling towards marriage even as Justin’s career as a painter awaits him in New York. Melanie and Lindsay ask for Brian and Michael’s blessing to take their children out of the country, with Michael agreeing, but Brian disagreeing. Drew and Emmett break up after Emmett realizes that Drew needs to f**k around for a while before he will be capable of having a relationship. We meet Ted’s new boyfriend Tad, who immediately starts calling the shots in the relationship.
5.11 F-ing Revenge
Everyone comes to terms with the bombing and what it means to their lives, in very different ways. Brian makes an improbable swing to marriage with Justin, Ben attacks proposition 14 supports, and Drew Boyd speaks at the vigil. Melanie and Lindsay consider a new future for themselves and their children that doesn’t include Pittsburgh or any of their long term friends and fathers and Ted continues to blame himself for Michael’s injuries and seeks out a form of punishment in a bathhouse.
5.10 I Love You
The lives of every character are rocked by anti-proposition 14 sentiment that culminates in a Babylon fundraiser being targeted with a bomb.
5.09 Anything in Common
Brian and Michael continue to quarrel over Michael’s new life, ending in Michael calling it quits and moving on from Brian. Ben and Michael come to terms with what it means to publicly fight against Proposition 14. We meet Jennifer Taylor’s new boyfriend, a hunky science teacher named Tuck who whisks her away on a motorcycle. Ted’s search for a husband leads him to a Jewish mixer where he meets a hot as f**k urologist who discovers that Ted isn’t Jewish. Drew Boyd comes out on live TV!
5.08 Honest to Yourself
Brian’s midlife crisis reaches a head when he wins his bet with Brandon, but opts not to collect his reward. Drew Boyd is outed in a tabloid and turns to Emmett for advice. Ben continues to stress over Hunter’s departure and clashes with Michael as he begins giving away Hunter’s possessions. Lindsay and Melanie begin their home-separation with mixed results, and Justin confronts his father over his supporting the anti-gay initiative Proposition 14 and ends up being arrested.
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Still Queer as Folk
Perfect ending to the podcast even if the actually show had a TERRIBLE ending ❤️
I don’t know why you guys came back, but I’m so glad you did, and you’re dong the UK version, cool! I’d love to hear Patrick finally unleash all of his UK vs US opinions lol
And! Finally! Somebody who agrees with me about Brian and Justin! I like them together, but not as intensely the way most people seem to, and Ethan was better for Justin until they made him cheat because they couldn’t figure out a better way to write him off.
Love this show
I’m so glad that you’re back !!! So talented and professional!