Still Queer as Folk

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An episode-by-episode analysis and critique of the television show Queer as Folk. The show started airing in December 2000, and we discuss how gay life has changed, or stayed the same 15 years later. At the end of each episode we ask the question of whether the episode's content still holds up today… read more

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4.07 Preponderance of Death

June 5th, 2019


Brian finds out that cancer or not, he is facing testicle-ectomy in order to stay alive. The prognosis is good, but life with one ball seems to weigh on Brian the most. As he gets closer to his surgical date, Brian …

4.06 Death in the Family

May 22nd, 2019


Debbie and Uncle Vic argue over Vic moving on in his life, and Debbie still carrying resentment over her role in keeping Vic alive. Brian and Justin …

4.05 How Far You Can Go

May 8th, 2019


Cody’s crusade against straight people takes a sinister turn when he teaches Justin how to fire a gun and then digs up an unsavory character from Justin’s past. Daphne takes matters into her own hands and makes a feeble …

4.04 Escalating Violence

April 24th, 2019


Justin and Cody…escalate their crusade against straight people and casual, verbal gay bashing, this time with the help of a gun. When Justin is reluctant to escalate, Cody takes him to church where he witnesses a …

4.03 Starting a Whole New Life

April 10th, 2019


Fresh out of rehab, Ted tries to get his life back on track by finding a job. With no accounting jobs available for the Wharton MBA, Ted takes Blake’s advice and becomes a singing waiter at an Italian restaurant. Ever …

4.02 Stand Up For Ourselves

March 27th, 2019


Brian struggles to get his agency off the ground while Justin joins a vigilante group. Ted bounces in and out of rehab with Blake's help. Emmett and Michael attend a Radical Faerie event in an attempt to reignite …

4.01 Just a Little Help

March 13th, 2019


Season 4 picks up a week after the season 3 finale and fines Michael and Hunter on the run, Brian still broke from his Stockwell fight, and Ted is in and out of rehab, leaving Emmett nowhere to turn to.

3.XX Season 3 Recap

January 9th, 2019


Patrick and Matt recap season 3, discuss their favorite and least favorite story arcs, play Queer as Folk trivia, and tell you what you need to know …

3.14 The Election

December 26th, 2018


Season 3 closes with Stockwell losing the election and Brian losing his life savings. Hunter's mother shows up forcing Michael to risk it all. Ted's addiction comes to a shocking conclusion which drives him into rehab …

3.13 Tweaked Out Effed Up Crystal Queen

December 19th, 2018


Brian continues his dangerous pursuit of the murderous cop, putting himself, Justin and Hunter into harms way. Ted drags Emmett deeper and deeper into his crystal meth nightmare. Hunter starts cleaning up his act and …

3.12 Drugs Sex Lies

December 12th, 2018


Brian tracks a murderer putting Hunter and Justin in harm's way. Ted surfaces after a three day crystal binge causing Emmett to question his own loyalties. Hunter gets more and more comfortable in Michael and Ben's home.

3.11 Poster May Lead to the Truth

December 5th, 2018


Brian and Justin are caught in the act, literally, by Stockwell. Gardner has no choice but to fire Brian, leaving Debbie to pick up the pieces. Ben continues his quest to help Hunter adjust to his new reality. Ted heads …

3.10 Uncle Ben

November 28th, 2018


Justin continues his insurgency propaganda campaign against Stockwell, as Brian becomes suspicious of him. Ben gets some unsettling news about the hustler he has befriended. Ted's descent continues after a weekend long …

3.09 Big Effing Mouth

November 21st, 2018


Brian doubles down on backing his client, Chief Stockwell, much to the ire of Debbie and the community. Ted inches closer and closer to rock-bottom after serving A-Gay Garth Racine at a cocktail party. Melanie is …

3.08 Hunt(er) For Love

November 14th, 2018


Justin wiggles his way back into Brian's work and personal life with unsurprising results. Michael and Ben deal with a gang of hustlers that have set …

3.07 Stop Hurting Us

November 7th, 2018


Ethan continues lying to Justin until proof arrives at the doorstep causing catastrophic results for their relationship. Brian drifts further into …

3.06 One Ring to Rule Them All

October 31st, 2018


Ethan plays it straight to play a concert leading Justin to secretly follow him, only to find him indulging himself with a fan. Ted and Emmett meet …

3.05 There's Nothing Noble About Being Poor

October 24th, 2018


Ethan has to play it straight to get ahead and Brian interferes, much to Justin's dismay. While dealing with Ben's increasingly erratic behavior, Michael must make a deposit for Mel and Lindsay. Ted and Emmett go house …

3.04 Brat Sitting

October 17th, 2018


Brian ends up in custody after brat-sitting his nephew, only to find that Justin is working behind the scenes to prove his innocence. Melanie and Lindsay write up a contract for a load from Michael who is understandably …

3.03 Doctors of Dickology

October 10th, 2018


Brian grudgingly produces Carnivale for the gay and lesbian center. Justin and Ethan share a romantic evening followed by a not so romantic snob …

3.02 House Full of Children

October 3rd, 2018


Brian replaces Justin with an assortment of tricks and continues to pay his tuition. Michael and Justin fight over the future of Rage while Ted and Emmett have their first fight as lovers. Melanie and Lindsay can't …

3.01 Mad Dog Kinney

September 26th, 2018


Justin starts to get comfortable with life after Brian, despite Michael's attempts to push him away from everyone. Brian sets Michael straight with …

2.XX Season 2 Recap

September 19th, 2018


Patrick and Matt discuss Season 2. Favorite characters, least favorite arcs, and a little bit of retroactive continuity in the shape of Ben Bruckner not disclosing his HIV status before hooking up with Brian at the …

2.20 Out With a Whimper

September 5th, 2018


Season 2 comes to a close with Justin having to choose between Brian and Ethan, just as the Rage release party takes off, leaving Michael caught in the middle. Ben considers going to Tibet for six months and Ted …

2.19 Bowling for Equality

August 29th, 2018


Justin's relationship with Ethan deepens while his relationship with Brian unravels thanks to Michael's meddling. Ted realizes that his feelings for Emmett run deeper than friendship, and Debbie organizes the Liberty …

2.18 Sick Sick Sick

August 22nd, 2018


Ben is hospitalized after suffering a severe reaction to his HIV meds leaving Michael to step up as his protector. Justin and Ethan get romantic while Brian is oblivious to their budding relationship. Emmett tangles …

2.17 You Can Leda Girl

August 15th, 2018


Brian's job is at risk forcing him to choose between his career and a week away with Justin. Melanie and Lindsay suffer from lesbian bed death until …

2.16 You Say It's Your Birthday (I Couldn't Care Less)

August 8th, 2018


Michael throws a surprise birthday party for Ben, who reacts uncharacteristically. Tired of Brian's lack of commitment, Justin steps out and falls …

2.15 Rage Against This Machine

August 1st, 2018


Michael and Justin create a comic book based on Brian, who doesn't share their enthusiasm. Emmett fights the establishment and is barred from speaking at George's funeral. Meanwhile, Melanie and Lindsay struggle to …

2.14 The Dangers of Sex and Drugs

July 25th, 2018


Michael fights with his mother about Carl Horvath's amorous advances. George and Emmett get started on their around-the-world trip, with devastating consequences. Justin tries to pay his own way by becoming a gogo boy …

2.13 It's Because I'm Gay, Right?

July 18th, 2018


Michael starts to ask questions about his unknown father and all roads lead to a famous drag queen. Justin is short on tuition and resorts to an edgy job to pay his bills. Baby Gus is having a hard time finding the …

2.12 One Degree of Brian Kinney

July 11th, 2018


Michael discovers that Ben had a hot hookup with Brian two years ago at the White Party. Debbie takes it upon herself to track down the identity of the twink found dead in the diner's dumpster. Ted aspires to associate …

2.11 The Wedding

July 4th, 2018


The universe conspires against Melanie and Lindsay as their wedding date approaches. Brian and Justin have tickets to the White Party in Miami on the big day...will they stay or will they go? Emmett prepares for plastic …

2.10 Priorities, Please! (Beat the Time)

June 27th, 2018


Lindsay makes a surprising discovery about her grandmother's orientation which prompts Melanie to make a decision about their wedding. Emmett propels …

2.09 Accentuate the Positive

June 20th, 2018


Michael continues his quest to win Ben, despite his mother's opposition to him because of his HIV status. Ted has performance anxiety about his upcoming date with Thor and goes to extreme lengths to measure up. Brian …

2.08 Love for Sale

June 13th, 2018


Michael continues to be infatuated with Ben, despite being turned down, which leads him to re-enter the dating market with others. Justin meets a guy …

2.07 The Leper, Hath the Babe Not Eyes? (with writer Blair Fell)

June 2nd, 2018


Writer Blair Fell joins us on the show today to discuss his time with Queer as Folk. Michael faces an avalanche of criticism from all angles over his …

2.06 Mixed Blessings

May 16th, 2018


Ted's new porn company is up and running, albeit with a shortage of talent. Michael falls for a charming customer at his comic store who asks him to speak at his class, but reveals information upsetting to Michael. …

2.05 Wherever That Dream May Lead You

May 9th, 2018


Everyone has new dreams. Michael wants out of the Big Q, Justin wants to make it in art school, Ted wants to quit accounting for a more salacious …

2.04 Pride

May 2nd, 2018


Michael waffles on attending his first Pride while Justin can't wait. Brian faces a moral dilemma with a homophobic client, but spins it to his advantage. Ted is shocked to find out the true intentions of his Pride …

2.03 Hypocrisy (Don't Do It)

April 25th, 2018


Brian wins an award for saving Justin's life, but is reticent about accepting it after a gay columnist calls into question his relationship with …

2.02: All Better Now

April 18th, 2018


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2.01: Home is Where the Ass Is

April 11th, 2018


Justin deals with the physical effects of being gay bashed while Brian can't move beyond the emotional impact of it. Michael makes a surprise appearance in Pittsburgh and eventually comes clean about Dr David Cameron. …

1.22: Full Circle

April 4th, 2018


Everyone faces an uncertain future as separations occur, one by one. Blake descends further into addiction, Dr David has plane tickets to Portland with Michael, Brian turns 30 with self destructive behavior. Justin's …

1.21: Running to Stand Still

March 28th, 2018


After a hookup with a New York ad exec, Brian announces to the gang that he's leaving Pittsburgh for NYC. Vic's indecent exposure case continues to wind through the courts. Dr David announces that he's moving to …

1.20: The King of Babylon

March 21st, 2018


Episode 20 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Justin goes on offense with an aloof Brian, resulting in him being crowned the King of …

1.19: Good Grief!

March 14th, 2018


Brian faces the reality of his father's death, as everyone tries to tell him how he should be feeling about it. Ted still clings to Blake, even as he …

1.18: Surprise Kill

March 7th, 2018


Episode 18 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Ted tries to fix Blake again after finding him tweaking at Babylon. Brian encounters …

1.17 Solution (How TLFKAM Got Her Name Back)

February 28th, 2018


Michael is a changed man after his trip to France with Dr David. Justin has to make a decision about leaving town. Bad News Blake reconnects with Ted. Lindsay and Guillaume move forward with their sham wedding. Dr David …

1.16: French Fried

February 21st, 2018


Episode 16 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: A mysterious Frenchman moves in with Lindsay. Justin makes a real enemy out of Chris …

1.15: The Ties That Bind

February 14th, 2018


Episode 15 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Ted meets an old college friend who becomes his master. Brian finally comes out to his …

1.14: A Change of Heart

February 7th, 2018


Episode 14 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Brian's sexual harassment case continues, causing collateral damage to Michael and Dr …

1.13: Very Stupid People

January 31st, 2018


Episode 13 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Brian runs into trouble after hooking up with a subordinate in and out of the office. …

1.12: Move it or Lose It

January 24th, 2018


Episode 12 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Brian and Michael come to terms with their separation. Michael moves in with Dr. David …

1.11: Surprise!

January 17th, 2018


Episode 11 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Emmett and Ted cope with an HIV test. Debbie pays Brian a visit to scold him about his …

1.10: Queens of the Road

January 10th, 2018


Episode 10 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Justin attends the bday party of his newly hatched little sister. Dr David has dreamy …

1.09: Daddy Dearest (Sonny Boy)

January 3rd, 2018


Episode 9 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Baby Gus is rushed to the hospital, but only one mother counts. At David's dinner …

1.08: Babylon Boomerang

December 27th, 2017


Episode 8 of of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Michael deviously furthers his career while Justin innocently furthers his relationship …

1.07: Smells like Codependence

December 20th, 2017


Episode 7 of season 1 of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Justin gets a pierced nipple while announcing that he "doesn't do boyfriends." …

1.06: The Art of Desperation

December 13th, 2017


Episode 6 of season 1 of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed. In this Episode: A chiropractor spends 27 minutes working on Michael’s nipples …

1.05: Now Approaching...The Line

December 6th, 2017


Episode 5 of season 1 of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed: Michael fends off Tracy, who doesn't know that he's gay, resulting in Michael …

1.04: Ted’s Not Dead

November 29th, 2017


Episode 4 of Season 1 of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed. In this episode: Babylon is to die for...for somebody. Justin gets handsy with …

1.03: No Bris, No Shirt, No Service

November 28th, 2017


Episode 3 of season 1 of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed. In this Episode: Things will never be the same for Ted again. Emmett's …

1.02: Queer, There and Everywhere

November 27th, 2017


Episode 2 of season 1 of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed. In this Episode: Justin ups his stalking game with Brian after a creepy look …

1.01: Premier

November 26th, 2017


Episode 1 of season 1 of the US version of Queer as Folk is discussed. In this Episode: Brian and Michael cavort on the roof of a hospital after …

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