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Still Queer as Folk

Slightly Unbalanced

A critical review and analysis of Showtime's Queer as Folk presented by two bitchy and sometimes jaded gay guys. Listen in as we take apart the stories, screenplays, characters and aspects of the show that haven't aged well. Nothing is off limits, be it music, costumes, sets, or acting. We're huge fans of the show, but you would probably never know it after listening to Still Queer as Folk. All five seasons are covered, recorded between 2018-2021. Check out the Still Queer as Folk UK podcast for our take on the original.
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UK-2.3 UK Versus US Wrap Up Show
UK-2.3 UK Versus US Wrap Up ShowUK-2.2 Into the FireUK-2.1 Out of the ClosetUK-1.8 PunchlineUK-1.7 ThirtyUK-1.6 Meet the ParentsUK-1.5 The DateUK-1.4 D.I.S.C.O.UK-1.3 A Night OutUK-1.2 Stuart Alan JonesUK-1.1 Thursday5.13 We Will Survive!5.12 Mr Right (Never Broke and Promise)5.11 F-ing Revenge5.10 I Love You5.09 Anything in Common5.08 Honest to Yourself5.07 Hope Against Hope5.06 Bored Outta Ya Fing Mind5.05 Excluding and Abstemiousness
Today we’re talking about episode 5 of Season 5, and it’s called “Excluding and Abstemiousness” It first aired in the US on Jun 12th, 2005. It was written by Shawn Postoff, his sixth of seven episodes, and he also served as story editor for 14 episodes.  “Excluding and Abstemiousness” was directed by Chris Grismer, who only directed three episodes of Queer as Folk. He went on to direct episodes of Kyle XY, Orphan Black and the the Keifer Sutherland vehicle, Designated Surviror. Here’s the synopsis of “Excluding and Abstemiousness” The fight over baby JR intensifies when Michael and Ben leave her with Justin and Daphne and she promptly suffers from a fever and ear infection causing Melanie, Lindsay, Michael and Ben to confront the situation at the hospital. We’re left with Lindsay and Michael saying that they are withdrawing from the three way custody agreement. Hunter’s troubles at school continue after a car crash of a parents meeting. Callie seems on his side at first but then wanders off with a boyfriend that we never knew existed. Ted’s plastic surgery story comes to an end when he appears at the bar looking exactly like he did before he had plastic surgery. And finally, Loretta’s awkward injection into Queer as Folk comes to an end after Debbie at long last tells her that she’s straight and not interested in her. Follow us on Instagram at StillQueerAF and Facebook at Still Queer as Folk Check out Queer as Folk UK and other great shows at slightlyunbalanced.com
Jul 31 2020
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