‘Looking’ offers up the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living — and loving — in modern-day San Francisco. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is the 29-year-old video game designer getting back into the dating world in the wake of his ex’s engagement; aspiring artist Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez), 31, is questioning the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group’s oldest member — longtime waiter Dom (Murray Bartlett), 39 — is facing middle age with romantic and professional dreams still unfulfilled.
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. Also important to the ‘Looking’ mix is the progressive, unpredictable, sexually open culture of the Bay Area, with real San Francisco locations serving as a backdrop for the group’s lives. Rounding out the ‘Looking’ world are a bevy of dynamic gay men including Kevin (Russell Tovey), Lynn (Scott Bakula), and Richie (Raul Castillo), as well as a wide-range of supporting characters like Dom’s roommate Doris (Lauren Weedman), Agustín’s boyfriend Frank (O.T. Fagbenle), and Patrick’s co-worker Owen (Andrew Law).
Yes, starring my old friend Jonathan Groff! See this new show Sunday at 10:30 pm, EST!
I have the DVR set, I am curious to see what life is like now that being gay is more “normal” and accepted than ever before. Especially in San Francisco. Have we moved away from the sex crazed, disco dancing days of the last century?
My experience is what I consider to be an old fashioned one. I put an ad in a newspaper and started dating that way. We met, fell in love, moved in together, and then we planned our future. I am curious to see how HBO views how gay dating is handled today!
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, I am just sharing this as it is a show that reflects my life more than most others! Plus, I am good friends with Mr. Groff above, he just doesn’t realize it!