1. “How HBO’s Looking Went from Boring to Brilliant.” Matt Brennan on how the show began like most blind dates, awkwardly, only to change with time.
“With admirably precise detail, ’Looking,’ as its title suggests, illustrates how common it is to mistake sex for intimacy, romance for love, satisfaction for contentment—blind spots that follow no type. Indeed, it was in the midst of this sequence that I finally stopped worrying if my love of ’Looking’ was simple identification, a way of seeing myself. We’re all just looking for the future, and it promises to be anything but boring.”