Looking: Looking for Sanctuary
March 16, 2015 10:13 AM - Season 2, Episode 9 - Subscribe

In the ninth episode of this season, three triangles (Patrick-Kevin-Jon, Dom-Doris-Malik, Eddie-Agustín-the ghost of Frank) come to the fore. Patrick spends some time at the zoo with his mother Dana and sister Megan, with some convenient revelations interposed.
posted by psoas (2 comments total)
I have mixed feelings about this season. I liked the style and tone of season one so much and this year, the show feels really different to me - a bit too soap opera. I mean, I can get behind a good soap, but Looking always seemed like more than that, better at controlling the narrative.

This episode was the weakest all year, I think. So much melodrama, in a low-key Looking kind of way. But the "will they/won't they move in together" stuff was grating. The first scene between Doris and Dom was so heavy-handed. And as much as I've liked Agustin/Eddie this year, the fact Agustin's ex showed up in this episode was very on-the-nose. (The whole "I don't do art" anymore seems so odd to me.)

All that said, I liked Doris & Dom's "break up" scene. And Agustin bringing Eddie out of his emotional shell.

But I can't think of a lead couple I find as uninteresting as Patrick/Kevin in a show I like as much as this one.
posted by crossoverman at 4:12 AM on March 17, 2015

If it weren't for Agustin/Eddie, I'd probably have stopped watching. I can't bring myself to care one way or the other about Patrick/Kevin.
posted by signal at 3:44 AM on March 19, 2015

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