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« on: December 25, 2018, 05:54:15 am »

https://attitude.co.uk/article/queer-as-folk-is-being-rebooted-and-original-creator-russell-t-davies-is-on-board-1/19932/

Queer As Folk UK is to be rebooted, with creator Russell T Davies on board.

It won't be about the original characters, but of a new generation and set of characters.
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 11:51:03 pm »

Is this not essentially Cucumber/Banana/Tofu?
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 04:14:05 pm »

I wasn't a fan of Queer as Folk UK. The US version was waaaay better. Hence why it only got 3 seasons in the UK. Who knows? Maybe the reboot would be better?
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 09:51:20 am »

I don't know if it needs it, the cultural place of gays in both the UK and the US when the original and the US version came out is so different to now. Won't it essentially be 'Looking'?
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 05:32:23 pm »

Would be nice if they made a reboot that spanned more than just the party scene
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 07:24:29 pm »

I enjoyed both the UK and USA versions. Just hope this version isn't as tame as recent offerings.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 08:21:53 am »

Would be nice if they made a reboot that spanned more than just the party scene

I know.   I feel left out of these kind of shows because I'm not a club queen and neer have been.   

Back in my bar scene days, I preferred the local gay bar where everyone knew everyone else. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 08:02:01 am »

cant they come up with something new something never been done in the past
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 09:47:05 am »

I'd watch it out of curiosity, but fear it was of its time and wouldn't be as good. Things have moved on very significantly over the last couple of decades. I wasn't a fan of the US version, which IMHO went on too long. I think a leaving on a high is good. 

I didn't like Skins (another UK show) when they tried it with new characters.

It would have been good to do it with the original characters, and show how they've moved on. Although a lot of people think it is lame, I think Will and Grace has benefited from characters that have actually aged, making it true to original fans!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 10:36:59 am »

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I didn't like Skins (another UK show) when they tried it with new characters.

I didn't like SKINS because it glorified high school kids doing all manner of drugs/boozing and having all kinds of sex anywhere and everywhere. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 02:56:09 pm »

I wasn't a fan of Queer as Folk UK. The US version was waaaay better. Hence why it only got 3 seasons in the UK. Who knows? Maybe the reboot would be better?
I like both versions, but "hence it only got 3 seasons" doesn't make any sense. Firstly, it had two series not three. Secondly it had a finite story to tell, and they told it. There was no need to drag it out in to an endless soap opera with diminishing returns, and its to the writers credit that they didn't do that (hence the ridiculous final scene that almost ruins an otherwise fine sophomore series, which was meant to put a final end to the story).

Much like the US remake of the The Office, the US remake of QAF starts out quite staid and muddled as it tries to shoe-horn Northern British archtypes in to an American world. Again like the Office remake, it fares much better as it leaves behind its origins and forges its own stories for the characters independently in the following seasons.

If Russel T Davies is on board, so am I. I don't think they could ever match the cultural relevance of the original series which was incredibly important for visibility at the time on UK TV, there had never been anything like that before (a rimming scene in the first episode) and very little like it since unfortunately. There is much more acceptance and visibility these days, even if they go for high shock factor, it would be nothing compared to what you can find with a simple google search or loading any number of free apps on your phone. They would have to work a lot harder 20 years later to match the originals impact.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2019, 01:50:11 am »

I loved Skins the 1st version. I loved the US version more but looking forward to this one - wary of it though...
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 12:58:11 pm »

The original UK version had a tiny amount of money to produce the show, compared to the US version.     

This is just the way it is.   It doesn't mean that the US version is better, except production values, but that they have more money to spend.   

Quite often the US versions have studio bosses micro-managing everything which turns it to shit.

Red Dwarf is a prime example.   The US version had great production values, but the studio chose the wrong actors.   Turning "Lister" into a frat bro ruined it for me and the rest of the crap was icing on the hatred cake.   If you watch the documentary, Hugh Grant was supposed to be "Lister" but his movie schedule forced the studio to choose the other actor.   Fucking HUGH GRANT as Lister;  WTF were they thinking.   Later on, despite the failure of the US series, they wanted to make the movie.   Once again, the studio wanted Hugh Grant to be Lister.    (Not Hugh, but the producers/writers) Grant & Nailer refused and the movie never got made.
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2019, 02:12:19 pm »

Actually, I've first watched the American version of this back in 2007 (my brother bought the whole 5 season when he went in US) and I loved it, so I got curious of the UK version of this which was aired a year earlier than the US version and after watching the whole season 1 & 2, I loved it a tad bit more.

Whereas the US version although very funny has lots of seriousness in it's version during Season 1, UK version has a lot of humour in everything even though the topic is serious. Even the lesbo scene was relegated to minor story and it always includes either one or all of the 3 lead characters.

Aiden Gillen who plays Stuart Jones is perfect for the part (and I'm glad Christopher Eccleston recommended him when he deem that he is not suited for the part), not a hunky type of man, Aiden has that devilishly handsome face you would often sees in a male model, he has a nice teenage boy body and looks young for his age.

Craig Kelly as the naive and lovable Vince Tyler who is always insecure about his look is also perfect for the part that although he has a pleasant open face, men would always prefer the looks of the character Stuart.

Charlie Hunnam who plays the twink Nathan Maloney is adorable as they came and his lines are so funny especially when he delivers his diatribes about running away to London and getting murdered. He looks 15 going on 16 (he is 18 going 19 at that time), from his own mouth he did say that although he has done frontal in this series, censorship did not allowed it to be shown on TV (even in the deleted scene and extended scenes, it is not shownwhich is a pity)

Even the supporting cast are all good especially the mother of Vince Tyler, Hazel (Denise Black) their sort of singsong English Accent are just lovably funny.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2019, 03:00:08 pm »


Of course I give it a try, R.T. Davis is good with this kind of soap opera stuff and I loved the first series. Not so much the US-remake but a new RTD version has the potential to become great.
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2019, 07:29:59 pm »

Even during their original broadcasts, the frequent (unending?) bar scenes in QaF seemed very stilted and unreal, but maybe it was budgets, or I'm judging against bars in bigger metro areas.

I'm just not a fan of most gay reboots.  Let's bring in some new gay ideas and new gay shows for the new times in which we live.

Don't even start me on the Queer Eye reboot -- as example, they perform a FTM makeover that's only slightly more enlightened than one on the original show, but I find the overall "we're valued by straight people when we improve their lives" premise very, very dated.

In any event, I would call the reboot Queer-Ass Folk, just to get in people's faces...   Crazy?
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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2019, 06:07:23 am »

From what I've been reading, it seems like it's a modern version of the old show.   

It will be based in the same area, telling the story of a group of friends in the current time. 

If it's done right, it could show the difference between the times of the 2 series.
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2019, 06:38:25 pm »

Wow, that´s really nice. We need new gay shows.
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2019, 02:24:04 am »

If they bring back Charlie Hunnam I'm all for it! Though in all seriousness I think it would be fun to see a modern day reboot. I watched the show as a young closeted middleschooler and it was nice to see gay people on TV, so I have fond memories.
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