My favorite albums of 2015 -- whether from this year, or discoveries I just made this year!
Now that the superb first season of "Looking" has concluded, we can now approach it as a singular, (sort of) complete work. It is so similar in tone and subject matter to "Weekend," and of course they are both the brain-children of the brilliant Andrew Haigh, so it’s impossible not to compare the two.
Richie is the sole source of wisdom and true compassion in the "Looking" universe of chaos and often cruelty.
Agustin's approach to life is an almost-perfect foil to Patrick’s. Unlike Patrick, who labels individuals and actions into phony categorizes, Agustin takes the opposite approach. He evades labels, and instead acts according to his desire rather than binding himself to a type.
Whether Patrick plays it off as humor or slides it casually into conversation, his words and actions demonstrate his snippy demeanor, aggressive attitude, and constant typification of himself and those around him.
So just three episodes in (two episodes for those of you without HBO Go) is too early to truly review the new series Looking. To be fair, I had impossibly high hopes for this series, from the same creator as one of my favorite movies Weekend (so good it’s warranted not one but TWO blog posts on … Continue reading “Looking” Ahead