Five friends. Fifteen years. Pushing each other's buttons all the way.

Creator:

Daniel Lipman
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2001   Unknown  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
David Julian Hirsh ...  Josh Adler / ... 20 episodes, 2001
Nina Garbiras ...  Beth Greenway 20 episodes, 2001
Bruno Campos ...  Joe Rivera 20 episodes, 2001
Garret Dillahunt ...  Gregory Paget 20 episodes, 2001
Michelle Hurd ...  Athena Barnes 20 episodes, 2001
Polly Shannon ...  Valerie / ... 10 episodes, 2001
Kenneth Mitchell ...  Spencer Matthew 9 episodes, 2001
Seann Gallagher ...  Peter / ... 9 episodes, 2001
Edit

Storyline

Five friends. Fifteen years. Pushing each other's buttons all the way.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

multiple time frames | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Showtime Networks (US only)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series takes place in 1993, 2001 and 2008. See more »

Soundtracks

Once in a Lifetime
(uncredited)
Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
(opening and closing credits)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not stereotypes
9 January 2002 | by Jelly-4See all my reviews

I guess any show that depicts minorities runs the risk of stereotyping, but I think compared to other portrayal of minorities in the media, Leap Years is leap years ahead. I mean, consider wildly popular The Sopranos and Will & Grace and their respective portrayal of Italian Americans and gays. Or the portrayal of minorities on Sex in the City. Oh wait - they're all white because we know what a white town New York is.

I for one am glad that the black and hispanic characters are NOT portrayed as poor or lazy, but rather middle class, hard working and well educated. And the gay guy is not THAT arty. He writes screenplays, but he also becomes a therapist, and has a policeman boyfriend. It's not like he's an effeminate sounding interior decorator. And Athena is a diva performer, but she's also likable (at least I think so).

In fact, I find all of the characters intensely more likable and the format more original than the insipid characters and constant babble about vaginas/orgasms/breasts on Sex in the City. (No one is as annoying as Sarah Jessica Parker!). Or yet another mafia/lawyer/hospital show.

The characters are intellectual - I like that. The women don't act like they found their personal philosophies watching Maybelline commercials and Cosmo articles, and the guys aren't the product of NFL promos and Playboy.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed