We’re not going to lie. The drama gets scary during this week’s Halloween-themed episode of HBO’s Looking.Â
Synopsis for “Looking for Gordon Freeman”: Patrick decides to be a â€œfun gayâ€ by throwing a Halloween party, dressing up as his favorite video-game character. AgustÃn suggests that Eddie stay over after the party, but Eddie doesnâ€™t want to move too fast. Forgoing her usual joint costume with Dom, Doris agrees to a couples costume with Malik (Bashir Salahuddin), though sheâ€™s hesitant to define their relationship. Eddie brings a friend to the party for Patrick, whoâ€™s distracted by Richie and his new beau, Brady (Chris Perfetti). Written by JC Lee; directed by Jamie Babbit.
We’re not going to tease too much this week because we just want you to watch and enjoy and be surprised.
-What we will say is that Patrick’s plan to be a “fun gay” doesn’t quite work out that way. There’s a section of the episode that’s going to be painful to watch. But the drama that erupts isÂ really fascinating. Kudos to Jonathan Groff for this scene.
-Love the Halloween costumes.Â AgustÃn’s choice hopes to get him a little extra quality time with Eddie; Patrick’s requires an immense amount of explanation; and Dom’s is spectacularly pec-tacular.
-Doris’ story arc continuesÂ to develop. In “Looking for Gordon Freeman,” she angsts over her relationship with Malik.
AgustÃn, Patrick and Dom shop for Halloween costumes
AgustÃnÂ and Eddie talk Halloween night
Dom and Doris talk Halloween
–Heads up on a podcast that’s relevant to a conversation that goes on in “Looking for Gordon Freeman”
Looking: â€œTalkingâ€ PrEP in the Modern Gay World with Daniel Franzese, JC Lee & Dr. Michael Gottlieb
Podcast will be live on www.soundcloud.com/lookinghbo at 10:30 pm ET this Sunday.
This weekâ€™s podcast is all about PrEP, the hot-button HIV-prevention drug that comes up in Sundayâ€™s episode. Weâ€™ve got Daniel Franzese and writer JC Lee talking about it with special guest Dr. Michael Gottlieb, who is a member of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation advisory board.Â He discovered the first case of AIDS at UCLA Hospital in 1981, and co-founded amfAR with Elizabeth Taylor and Dr. Mathilde Krim. Daniel is also a spokesperson for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
–On Wednesday, February 25, The Paley Center for Media is presenting a panel withÂ the cast and producers of Looking.Â
Xfinity and TheBacklot‘s Jim Halterman is the moderator. The event will feature Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, RaÃºl Castillo, Lauren Weedman, Daniel Franzese, Andrew Haigh (Executive producer), and Michael lannan (Creator, Co-executive producer)
The Paley Center for Media presents an evening with the stars and producers of Looking, HBOâ€™s meditation on the lives of three friends living, and loving, in modern-day San Francisco. The show is in the midst of its acclaimed second season. With real-life Bay Area locations serving as a backdrop, the trio’s stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices — and rights — for gay men. As Collider noted, LookingÂ is not easy to define, except perhaps to say that it is a series of vignettes about love, friendship, and life in oneâ€™s 30s. Though the men ofÂ LookingÂ struggle to understand themselves, watching them do so is no struggle.Â It is, in fact, an unhurried pleasure.â€ The Paley Center gathers members of the cast and creative team for a special screening and look behind the scenes. The conversation will also be added to the Paley Centerâ€™s LGBT Archive.
Looking airs Sundays on HBO at 10/9c.
Inside Episode 5 “Looking for the Truth”
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
John Griffin and Harold Perrineau Talk From on EPIX Season 1 Finale
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] How are we doing, #FROMily? In case you missed it this morning, the very good news is that that cliffhanger will be followed by a second season, which was gifted this morning ahead of the linear broadcast of the finale. I always legitimately appreciate when we…
Elizabeth Saunders Talks EPIX’s From
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the things that makes EPIX’s From such a fun ride is the abundance of Canadian cast members. Elizabeth Saunders, who plays Donna, is a favorite from her turn on the third season of Mary Kills People, which US audiences still have not been able…
Corteon Moore Talks From “Broken Windows, Open Doors”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight’s episode of From had us all in our feels as we learned through flashbacks about the Sophie’s Choice Boyd had to make to save his son, and back in the present as Boyd said his piece with Ellis before heading into the woods with…
Pegah Ghafoori Talks From “All Good Things…”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode] Tonight on From, Fatima’s anniversary celebration turned into a Colony House of horrors when a misguided Kevin let his monster bae in and she promptly killed him and left the window open for her crew. While the party devolved into terror and sent everyone running,…
Shaun Majumder Talks From “Book 74”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight on EPIX’s From, Father Khatri made a bold move, kidnapping Sara instead of turning her in, and then recognizing her as a vessel for some big messages. That startling realization speaks to him on multiple levels–as a man of faith, a man trapped in…
Avery Konrad Talks About Sara’s Struggle in From “Silhouettes”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Over the course of the season so far on From, we’ve witnessed Sara’s battle against the voices telling her to to do terrible things, and tonight we saw her unravel further, threatening the Matthews and lashing out in a moment of terror with horrifying results….
Hannah Cheramy Talks From “Choosing Day”
[Warning: Spoilers for tonight’s episode.] Tonight, on EPIX’s From, the Matthews participate in the show’s version of the sorting hat, choosing where to call home–the town or Colony House. At the end of the episode, Julie makes the decision to split from her family and instead settle in with Fatima…
Ricky He Talks From “The Way Things Are Now”
[Warning: Spoilers for episode 102 of EPIX’s From.] Epix’s new series From is two episodes in and it’s already laying the groundwork for a seriously spooky season. Tonight’s episode demonstrated the careful balance of relief and horror that the show hits, with our characters’ worst fears realized, just not when…
Catching Up with Ted Lasso and Previewing Season 2
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The not so dirty little secret about how I approach a new series is that I sometimes make a call based on the headspace I’m in at the time. It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up a show after the first season and then binge…
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…