Queer As Folk
Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an unapologetic look at modern, urban gay and lesbian lives while addressing the most critical health and political issues affecting the community. Sometimes racy, sometimes sensitive and always straight to the heart.
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Season 1Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Dec 4, 2000
Premiere Dec 4, 2000 After a night out at the club Babylon with Michael, Emmett and Ted; Brian picks up a cute guy named Justin for a night of fun, but afterwards coldly rebuffs Justin's attempts to see him again. Michael also gets lucky taking home a hunk only to be happily interrupted for a trip to the hospital after Brian learns that Lindsay and Melanie have had a baby boy, Gus.
S01 E02Dec 4, 2000
Queer, There and Everywhere Dec 4, 2000 Michael stays in the closet at work, which causes some problems with an interested co-worker while at the same time he struggles with feelings of jealousy over Brian's relationship with Justin.
S01 E03Dec 11, 2000
No Bris, No Shirt, No Service Dec 11, 2000 Lindsay and Melanie have a bris for their new baby Gus, which Brian decides to miss until Michael convinces him otherwise. Brian decides to crash the party and put his parental foot down. Justin seeking to regain the attention of Brian decides to make himself noticed at Babylon. Meanwhile, Brian's involvement as the father of Gus causes some relationship strain between Lindsay and Melanie. Michael attempting to continue his straight act, runs into a co-worker in front of the gay bars. Also, Ted finally gets lucky with a guy who he's been denying the advances of all night, but ends up with devastating results.
S01 E04Dec 18, 2000
Ted's Not Dead Dec 18, 2000 While Ted lies in a drug-induced coma, Brian learns he's named the executor of his friend's living will; Justin decides to take chance on a situation where he could seduce (in terms jerk) a fellow classmate; Justin's mother suspects the truth about her son's sexuality after finding some drawings of naked men in his sketch book; Michael and Emmett try to remove incriminating evidence (porn, 33 dildos... don't ask) from Ted's apartment but discover Ted's longtime crush on Michael.
S01 E05Jan 8, 2001
Now Approaching... The Line Jan 8, 2001 Michael fends off the romantic interest of a female coworker who doesn't know he's gay and instead dates a handsome chiropractor, while Brian is propositioned by a potentially lucrative client of his firm. Meanwhile, Justin struggles to repair his fractured relationship with his mother Jennifer.
S01 E06Jan 22, 2001
The Art of Desperation Jan 22, 2001 Michael's new chiropractor boyfriend gets into a tug of war with Brian over Michael, as Ted recovers from his O.D. by dating Roger, a stable but overweight chorus director. Also, Justin meets Lindsay, who is impressed with his artwork.
Season 2Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jan 7, 2002
Home Is Where the Ass Is Jan 7, 2002 Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after his bashing, Justin can't remember the fateful night - and Brian can't forget it. Lindsay pops the question to Melanie at her sister's wedding. Michael returns to Pittsburgh just as Chris Hobbs is sentenced.
S02 E02Jan 14, 2002
All Better Now Jan 14, 2002 Justin is unable to process Chris Hobbs' attack, or to accept physical contact, despite Brian's best efforts. Ted is fired for surfing porn at work. Michael and Emmett take jobs as naked waiters. This time, it's Melanie who proposes to Lindsay.
S02 E03Jan 21, 2002
Hypocrisy: Don't Do It Jan 21, 2002 Ted's favorite author, Howard Bellweather, protests Brian's Hero Award while collecting his own, Emmett works for men who are similar to the politically correct characters of the fabulous new gay TV drama, "Gay as Blazes," and Michael wants to reconnect with Brian at a comic-book convention.
S02 E04Jan 28, 2002
Pride Jan 28, 2002 Brian, Michael, Justin, Emmett, Ted, Lindsay, Melanie and Debbie all overcome various obstacles to show their PRIDE in Pittsburgh's annual parade.
S02 E05Feb 4, 2002
...Wherever That Dream May Lead You Feb 4, 2002 As a result of his gay bashing, Justin loses the motor skills necessary to succeed in art school, and is forced to drop out, while Michael decides to quit his job at the Big Q and risk everything to buy a comic-book store. Meanwhile, Ted becomes an entrepreneur as well, ditching his new accounting job to start his own porno website.
S02 E06Feb 11, 2002
Mixed Blessings Feb 11, 2002 Justin and Brian renegotiate their relationship; Lindsay is disgusted by Ted's new business, which is flourishing thanks to Emmett; one of Michael's first customers could be the love of his life. Meanwhile, Melanie shares a dirty little secret.
S02 E07Feb 18, 2002
The Leper (Hath the Babe Not Eyes?) Feb 18, 2002 Despite the objections of his friends and family, Michael decides to continue dating HIV-positive Ben. Emmett's ego is swelled by the success of Ted's porn web site, while Lindsay and Melanie struggle to get Lindsay's parents to cough up some money for their wedding.
Season 3Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Mar 3, 2003
Mad Dog Kinney Mar 3, 2003 Michael and Justin face uncertainty over the future of their comic book, "Rage." Brian doesn't seem to care that Justin chose Ethan over him - at least initially. Ted and Emmett explore the possibilities of a relationship. Mel and Lindsay talk about having another child.
S03 E02Mar 10, 2003
House Full of Children Mar 10, 2003 Having left Brian, Justin must find a way to pay for school; much to Lindsay's surprise, Melanie expresses her desire to have another baby. Emmett discovers a loophole in his relationship with Ted in order to honor a previously arranged liaison.
S03 E03Mar 17, 2003
Doctors of Dickology Mar 17, 2003 Brian lends his expertise to the Center's "Carnivale" fundraiser and considers Lindsay and Melanie's sperm-donation request. Ted and Emmett divulge priceless gay-man secrets to Deb, who's nervous about intimacy with Carl. Ben's former partner dies.
S03 E04Mar 31, 2003
Brat-Sitting Mar 31, 2003 Lindsay and Melanie ask Michael to father their second child. Brian's accused of molesting his nephew. Ted loves having Emmett in his heart - but his condo's another story.
S03 E05Apr 7, 2003
There's Nothing Noble About Being Poor Apr 7, 2003 Brian wins Police Chief Stockwell's mayoral race account much to his friends' dismay. Ethan is offered representation after the Heifetz competition. Melanie and Lindsay try for a second child thanks to Michael's donation.
S03 E06Mar 31, 2003
One Ring to Rule Them All Mar 31, 2003 With Brian's help Stockwell takes the lead in the polls. Ted readies Jerk-at-work.net for any surprise police raids. Michael confronts Ben about his steroid use; Ethan gives Justin a surprise performance.
Season 4Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Apr 19, 2004
Just a Little Help Apr 19, 2004 After spending all his money getting Stockwell defeated, Brian is at a crossroads about his future; Michael and Hunter return home to face the custody hearing.
S04 E02Apr 26, 2004
Stand Up for Ourselves Apr 26, 2004 Brian starts his own ad agency; Ted graduates from rehab with Blake by his side; Michael and Emmett go on a retreat; Justin decides to join a gay vigilante group.
S04 E03May 3, 2004
Starting a Whole New Life May 3, 2004 Justin finds himself risking his life with the Pink Posse; Avoiding his friends, Ted finds work as a waiter; Vic decides to move in with Rodney, leaving Debbie alone.
S04 E04May 10, 2004
Escalating Violence May 10, 2004 Justin finds Cody becoming too violent; Brian hires Ted at his new agency; Mel struggles with an important case; Hunter's social worker arrives unannounced.
S04 E05May 17, 2004
How Far You Can Go May 17, 2004 Debbie feels left out of Vic's new life; Ben asks Michael for an honest opinion of his new book; Cody challenges Justin to confront his violent side.
S04 E06May 24, 2004
Death In the Family May 24, 2004 Debbie and Vic have words over his new life, which ends in tragedy; Michael and Justin receive good news about 'Rage'; Brian is told some devastating news.
Season 5Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S05 E01May 23, 2005
Move and Leave May 23, 2005 The Gang is back!! Michael plans a party that doesn't go quite as planned. Justin makes a decision that will effect his future with Brian and Brian makes a sound investment in a new business venture with Ted's encouragement.
S05 E02May 23, 2005
Back In Business May 23, 2005 Times are changing on Liberty Avenue. Justin returns and Brian re-opens Babylon. Michael makes a major decision regarding his daughter while Emmett gets a new job. Ted becomes the center of attention and makes some changes to his appearance.
S05 E03May 30, 2005
Fags Are No Different Than People May 30, 2005 Brian and Michael's relationship is showing signs of strain as Michael embraces his new life with Ben and their family. Debbie decides to retire from the diner and a newcomer takes over.
S05 E04Jun 6, 2005
Hard Decisions Jun 6, 2005 Brian's beliefs regarding marriage haven't changed. Debbie has difficulty adjusting to retirement and Ted decides to make some drastic changes in his life.
S05 E05Jun 13, 2005
Excluding and Abstemiousness Jun 13, 2005 Brian has some news for Justin and ALL of his previous partners. Carl has a rival for Debbie's affections and Hunter makes a decision that will not only change his life, but Ben and Michael's as well.
S05 E06Jun 20, 2005
Bored Out of Ya Fucking Mind Jun 20, 2005 Brian has a rival. Emmett faces a career challenge while Ted has the oppotunity to exact some revenge. Ben and Michael try to help Hunter and Debbie's retirement appears to be shortlived.