Queer as Folk 2 Seasons 2000

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Season 2
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1. Queer as Folk - Episode 1 AGES_18_AND_OVER

Vince's love for Stuart remains unrequited, but the sexual buzz between them is becoming irresistible. Will they get it together? Meanwhile, Nathan reappears to celebrate his return from London.

Starring:
Denise Black, Andy Devine
Runtime:
47 minutes

Queer as Folk - Episode 1

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By bergman@xekmail.pt on 8 April 2000
Format: DVD
I suppose it's okay to ommit a few lesbians, drop two thirds of the familiar sets, have Stuart play criminally out of character, have Vince go along with it to the extent of leaving Alfie behind... But the final 10 minutes are just crap. Stuart and Vince crap, granted. But we could have wrapped things up a bit more, dare I say it, straight-forward? Don't get the impression I hated it. I'm just sorely disappointed, and QAF 1 is so brilliant!...
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 July 2000
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Might as well warn you: QAF1 is a 5 star extraordinary piece of TV in my book. The kind that comes perhaps once every 5 years... Imagine my disappointment at this "sequel". List of characters I loved missing: Donna, Cameron, Lisa, Siobhan, Roy - even Romey, Alfie or Rosalie scarcely get to appear. The plot starts being ridiculous and from there on just sinks. The settings are cheaper than in the cheapest 70s soaps. The actors deliver their lines in numbness or OTT campness. The main characters become unrecognizable. The ending is appallingly easy. Shame on everyone involved! If you weren't feeling like a sequel, then what was the point in making one? I thought the finale of the original QAF was open-ended but fantastic. I hoped for either no follow up or for much better.
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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 May 2000
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"Where have all the background characters gone?" - that was my first reaction. Contractual impediments, I'm sure. They call it focusing on the lads, I call it bad luck. Stuart is now a criminal, Vince is okay with that and Nathan's role is to hunt down gorgeous blokes. Don't you get the feeling that some of the depth and wit have been lost? DVD (like the 1st one) is way under-used. A technical zero, really. Still, I remember the one and only QAF lovingly, so I'm giving this er..sequel 2 stars against my better judgement. It's a gut thing.
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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 May 2000
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Queer As Folk was one of the most innovative pieces of TV drama it was my pleasure (and good fortune) to see. For the first time a widely well received depiction of Gay Life, well, of a certain style of it... I was hoping QAF2 would go further. Well, it turned out to be 1 hour of concentrated stereotypical soap (Russell's roots showing?) and 15 minutes of pure sci-fi (Dr.Who meets MTV). The actors barely manage to survive this travesti of a show. That's betrayal, innit? Marvellous!...
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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Jan 2001
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The best series of the 90s has just turned into a huge downfall... There's no supporting characters to speak of, there's no coherence in Vince's acts, and the ending is a cop-off, a cop-out & the silliest possible. What just happened here??
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By "lizzi_matter" on 3 Dec 2003
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What a pity. After the flawless and excellent first series, this is a real let-down.
Though still certainly worth watching, it is probably best to pretend that the last fifteen minutes - or even the entire series - didn't happen. That way you can keep your impressions of the first series intact.
Though what happens is basically what we all hoped for, the way in which it happens is horribly disappointing.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 April 2000
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I am glad it had a happy ending, I am glad it was funny, I am delighted that it was positive and for once nobody in the main cast died of aids - I think we have all had enough of dperessing/uplifting tales on that subject. But what did we get? Warp sled Jeep Wrangler special effects, a transcedance scene as Vince and co become gods and disappear leaving their domain to youth? But it was funny, Vince's mother in the supermarket was a hoot, but somewhat over the top. Stewarts actions of vandalism, while we all know his motivations, are just not acceptable and frankly didnt really seem to fit in the plot. when I watched it I wished I had never seen it, when I watched it again, I became ambivolent. I am glad they made it, but I do think it could have been an awful lot better. Somehow it didnt quite live up to the standards set by the first series. It started off as almost real, so real it was joy to be hold. How many of us have had at least part of their life easily recognisable at one point or another? But QAF2 just left that realism behind. And thats why I can only give it 3 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. Harris on 26 Oct 2008
Format: DVD
I watched QAS 1 and 2 when they were aired on channel 4 and bought the DVD.

I remember watching Question Time and seeing the furore that this had created. It was a groundbreaking series, and you should buy it if only for that reason.

The press was in a frenzy, I think that their may have even been a mention of it in The Commons.

I did feel that QAS2 was inferior to the first series, but its still a really compelling watch.
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