You know the problem with PBS? Masterpiece Theatre never opens with gay guys getting hand jobs in the bushes.
Then again, that’s why we have HBO.
And the new series Looking is a surprisingly realistic and thoroughly entertaining look at the modern dilemmas of gay men: Instagram filters making it hard to tell if a guy is cute in his online profile pic; Facebook stalking; and joint bachelor parties where the two grooms-to-be share the same male stripper.
Of course, things only get more complicated as the series progresses.
Starring the dreamy Jonathan Groff as Patrick, a 29-year-old video game designer back on the dating market; Frankie J. Alvarez as Agustín, an aspiring artist contemplating the prospect of monogamy; and Murray Bartlett as Dom, a 39-year-old dealing with aging and feeling romantically and professionally empty. Set in San Francisco, Looking shows gay men of nearly every possible variety.
By the second episode when they quote the theme song to The Golden Girls seconds after discussing three-ways, we were completely hooked.
Now all we have to do is subscribe to HBO.
Or hang up a photo of Betty White during our next orgy.
Premieres Sunday, January 19