Looking (Back and Forward)
January 1, 2015 4:33 PM - Subscribe

Finally catching up with Looking Season 1, and Season 2 is starting is just over a week. Based on the conversation in this thread from last year, I think there'd be some interest in discussing the upcoming episodes. Q's: (1) Has anyone claimed S2 posting preference? (I'd be happy to help, but don't need to be owner.) and (2) Is there any interest in a wrap-up thread to revisit the first season?
posted by psoas (4 comments total)
I'm definitely in for season 2.

Currently I'm thinking I'm going to binge watch Season 1 next Sunday, leading right into the S2 premiere.
posted by dnash at 1:11 PM on January 4, 2015

I hadn't previously heard of this show (I missed the linked thread on the Blue earlier), but reading about it, it looks interesting. I might check out at least the first couple of episodes this weekend.

I don't have HBO, but S1 is available on Amazon. Anyone know if there's a lag between airing and availability on Amazon, and if so, how much?
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:05 AM on January 9, 2015

I think Amazon only got the full episodes of season 1 for streaming this week. Now that the DVD/Blu-ray is out. I kinda don't think Amazon will have the new episodes until the season is over. (For example, Amazon doesn't have season 2 of The Comeback, which just recently aired on HBO.)

Know anyone with an HBO-go login to share with you? Might be your best bet.

While I, for one, like the show from the get-go, I will acknowledge that the first couple episodes were maybe a little weak. From chatter on the web last year it sounded like a lot of people gave up quickly when they weren't immediately enthralled. It takes time to get to know the characters, and thirty minutes a week isn't a lot of time to do that. The eps might work better marathoned together. Episode 5 in particular (which focuses entirely on two characters on a date together) was where a lot of people finally went "Ok, NOW I like it!"

So don't give up too soon, is what I'm saying, if you don't immediately love it.
posted by dnash at 8:54 AM on January 9, 2015

Eh, if I decide I like it I'll just wait until S2 comes out on Amazon. I may be months behind everyone else, but I can live with that.

But thanks for the advice to stick with it for more than a few episodes; that's helpful to know.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:04 PM on January 9, 2015

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