Best of 2015: ‘Looking’s’ Stellar Second Season

Frankie J. Alvarez, Jonathan Groff and Murray Bartlett in the Season 2 premiere. (HBO)

Let’s cut to the chase and say that the story of HBO’s most excellent dramedy, “Looking,” isn’t going to be one of those shows to get into the double digits of seasons. In fact, shortly after the second season finished airing earlier this year (and after I posted a story urging HBO to keep the show around), HBO did pull the plug on renewing the series for a third season.

But there is a silver lining in that the pay cabler did grant the Jonathan Groff-starrer a finale movie, which just wrapped filming in San Francisco and will air this Spring with the entire cast – Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Lauren Weedman, Raul Castillo, Russell Tovey and Daniel Franzese back for the chance to wrap up the story of a group of gay friends living in the city by the Bay!

It's a good time, then, to look back at the second season of "Looking." Everyone had a great story from Groff's Patrick embarking on a new relationship with boss Kevin (Tovey) and trying to build a friendship with ex, Richie (Castillo) to Bartlett's Dom growing up and wanting to open his own restaurant to the downward spiral of Agustin (Alvarez) and his new relationship with Franzese's Eddie to, last but not least, Doris finding a new love that opens her eyes about her co-dependent friendship with Dom.

If you were Team Kevin, you loved seeing Groff (r) with Russell Tovey. (HBO)

In short, there wasn’t a sour note in the season and whether you became a member of Team Kevin or Team Richie, the show could make you laugh and cry in the same episode.

Earlier this year, I had the chance to moderate a panel with the cast at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. The cast was present along with creator Michael Lannan and executive producer Andrew Haigh and teased some story points in the second season. Read the full post here.

If you’re looking for that perfect show to binge, XFINITY TV has the entire first and second season of “Looking” is available so dive in NOW!

The “Looking” finale movie will air this Spring on HBO. The first two seasons are available on XFINITY.

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