56 user 35 critic


1:20 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.


Michael Lannan
1,983 ( 248)




2   1  
2015   2014  
4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Looking (TV Movie 2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Patrick returns to San Francisco in search of closure and resolution regarding his relationships with Richie and Kevin.

Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett
Queer as Folk (2000–2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Stars: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison
Weekend II (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race
The Normal Heart (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio
Queer as Folk (1999–2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A groundbreaking gay adult drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, as well as 15-year-old Nathan, who is in love with Stuart.

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnam
Shelter II (2007)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz
Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes
The Pass (2016)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A romantic interaction between two young footballers profoundly affects one of them throughout the rest of his life and career.

Director: Ben A. Williams
Stars: Russell Tovey, Arinzé Kene, Lisa McGrillis
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance... See full summary »

Director: Neil Armfield
Stars: Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook, Francesco Ferdinandi
Freier Fall (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant
Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan
Please Like Me (2013–2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Thomas, Thomas Ward, John
Cucumber (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Modern gay life in Manchester.

Stars: Vincent Franklin, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Fisayo Akinade
Those People (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous socialite best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign concert pianist.

Director: Joey Kuhn
Stars: Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph, Haaz Sleiman


Series cast summary:
Jonathan Groff ...  Patrick Murray 18 episodes, 2014-2015
Frankie J. Alvarez ...  Agustín Lanuez 17 episodes, 2014-2015
Murray Bartlett ...  Dom Basaluzzo 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Lauren Weedman ...  Doris 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Russell Tovey ...  Kevin Matheson 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Raúl Castillo ...  Richie Donado 14 episodes, 2014-2015
Andrew Law ...  Owen 9 episodes, 2014-2015
O-T Fagbenle ...  Frank 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Daniel Franzese ...  Eddie 8 episodes, 2015
Scott Bakula ...  Lynn 8 episodes, 2014-2015


The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Find something real. (Season 1) See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

HBO [United States]





Release Date:

19 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

B пoиске See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Romford is a real suburb in the east of London. Russell Tovey's parents actually operate an airport shuttle business from Romford, and he attended primary school nearby. See more »


Followed by Looking (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Straight or gay, Looking is worth a look
5 February 2014 | by ericj871See all my reviews

Lighten up: Looking is not a documentary and its characters may not be instantly relatable (or even terribly likable). But those are not necessarily shortcomings.

Viewers who relax and just let the show unfold will find they'll enjoy it more than if they spend every moment trying to find themselves on screen or divine some higher purpose from watching it.

It's well known that in gay online culture, "looking" means "I'm available for sex - now." Here, however, it means so much more.

These characters are really looking for fulfillment: through relationships, careers, self-expression, entrepreneurship, family and friendship. (Oh, yeah -- if that hot guy over there is down to play, so are they). But hooking up is not the central theme of this show despite the sexy come-on of the title.

This show is not Queer as Folk, Part II. While QaF's characters spent a lot of time wringing their hands over equality, acceptance and pride, Looking's whole approach to being gay has matured along with society and the audience. These characters are fully realized, assimilated and don't dwell on whether society accepts them.

The men of Looking are just too busy fiddling with their smart phones (cruising Grindr or Scruff, perhaps?) to waste any time navel-gazing over their sexual orientation. There's a post-gay sensibility about these characters (Yup; I'm a homo - so, what?) that is very refreshing. QaF often just waved a rainbow flag when its stories ran out of steam. Don't expect that to happen here.

Looking also avoids a pitfall about which gays have long griped: the over-use of stereotypical, "fem-acting" gay characters. Looking's guys range from pretty masculine to downright butch. Finally, here's a show that celebrates the fact that intimacy between men can be a hyper-masculine experience and deserves to be showcased as such. These dudes just enjoy getting frisky with other dudes. There's nothing sissy 'bout that.

It's also refreshing to see characters of different ages relating socially even though some might say this happens infrequently in the real world. Older characters may sheepishly refer to the "old days" while the younger characters pretend not to notice that their friends are, well, older.

As the series unfolds, I hope the show will explore inter-generational dating, open relationships, monogamy, celibacy, and also how many of these things can also take place within a marriage.

I also hope it will delve into the still-surprising "ordinariness" of what it is to be gay today, especially in a major city. Despite the good word of mouth, leading a gay life can often be less than fabulous. There's a fair amount of slogging away at work, paying taxes, taking out the trash, tending to family and mowing the lawn. Just ask around.

It would be easy to pigeonhole this as a "gay" show, but I hope heterosexual viewers will fall in love with its quirky characters and insights.

They'll discover that whether gay or straight, we're all more alike than many of us realize: People are generally horny, driven to succeed and need to feel loved. In short, we're all Looking.

97 of 112 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 56 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 Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed