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  • Review: HBO's 'Girls,' 'Looking'

    Watching "Girls," "Looking" and the new half-hour "Togetherness" (reviewed separately) in close proximity over the holidays revealed the game of small-ball HBO is playing with this 90-minute comedy block. All three shows represent variations on the same theme, with self-absorbed characters (twentysomethings, gays, yuppies, respectively) living and loving in an urban setting (New York, San Francisco, L.A.). That's not to say the shows lack strengths, only that the sameness begins to feel a trifle numbing, perhaps foremost in "Girls" -- which has been around the longest -- and least with "Looking," which fares best as the equivalent of one long, serialized indie movie.
  • 'Looking's' Raul Castillo talks season finale: 'I was proud of Richie'

    'Looking's' Raul Castillo talks season finale: 'I was proud of Richie'
    He’s a guy who knows how to make an entrance and an exit. In the pilot episode of HBO’s“Looking,” barber-and-bouncer Richie came in by way of  Muni Metro—his flirtatious charm enticing Patrick (Jonathan Groff) to step out...

    Will '14 top '13 in TV land? Only time will tell

     Will '14 top '13 in TV land? Only time will tell
    In 2013, television got a lot of love from the appreciation societies, amateur and professional — some say it was the best TV year ever! (Notwithstanding the unprepossessing fall season.) Can 2014 do better? Will it be the fulfillment or the end...

    TV review: 'Looking' finds honesty, warmth

    TV review: 'Looking' finds honesty, warmth
    Gay men have been waiting a long time for "Looking" (9:30 p.m. Jan. 19, HBO; 4 stars out of 4). Sure, many gay personalities have made it to TV since the "Will & Grace" years. But like that sitcom's characters, they've been mostly one extreme or the...

    Review: HBO's 'Looking' an authentic glimpse inside lives of gay men

    Review: HBO's 'Looking' an authentic glimpse inside lives of gay men
    A continent may divide them, but HBO's "Girls" will have to shove over and cede some of the Frank New Voice limelight to "Looking," the network's charming and deceptively significant new half-hour series that premieres Sunday about a trio of gay men...