April 5, 2015

April 5, 2015
HBO Show "Looking" is Canceled"

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and it is also Easter weekend. I hope you have a beary safe and great weekend so far.

One of the shows I made the time to watch was a show called "Looking" on HBO. It was like an updated version of the show "Queer as Folk". But unfortunately, it doesn't look like there will be a third season.

HBO has canceled the gay TV series Looking, according to Variety. The series followed a group of gay men in San Francisco, including the HIV-positive Eddie, played by Daniel Franzese. Plotlines of the show included HIV testing and taking Truvada as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis.

The series just ended its second season on March 22, but HBO says it will film a special to wrap up the story.

“After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special,” HBO said in a statement. “We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.”

According to LGBT media watchdog group GLAAD, as of earlier this month, there were only two recurring HIV-positive characters on all of television: In addition to Eddie on Looking, Oliver Hampton, in the season finale of How to Get Away With Murder, found out he was living with HIV.

Very sorry to see a show with a HIV positive character who was shown in a good light is disappearing from television.

Going to keep the blog short today so Dab the AIDS Bear and I can enjoy the holiday. But know all of you are always in our thoughts!

Hope you have a beary safe and great Sunday and a beary Happy Easter!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab