WATCH: Will Jonathan Groff And Russell Tovey Hook Up In “Looking?”

The sexual tension between characters played by Jonathan Groff and Russell Tovey in HBO’s new series Looking (we’ve seen a few episodes and it’s terrific) is enough to knock us off the love seat. The premium cable network has just released a new and longer trailer (above) for the dramedy and it’ll undoubtedly have gay viewers marking their calendars for the January 19 premiere.

Groff appealingly plays Patrick, one of a trio of friends (the others are Frankie Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett) trying to navigate the challenging gay dating pool in San Francisco, who develops a “will-they-or-won’t-they” relationship with his supervisor (British heartthrob Tovey — don’t you just wanna tug on those ears?).

“I asked out my boss while straddling a torpedo,” Groff laments to a friend.

Looking‘s relatable characters, believable dialogue and often-awkward situations (Andrew Haigh, director of the hit gay romance Weekend, is a behind-the-scenes talent) combine to create what is surely one of the most authentic representations of queer life yet depicted on the small screen.

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  • DistingueTraces

    Watching these previews leaves me with a very Liz Lemon feeling about myself:

    “How Sex and the City are we right now? I’m Samantha, you’re Charlotte, and Liz, you’re the lady at home who watches it.”

  • KittyLitter

    Hmm… They’re already calling it “terrific” even though they have yet to see a single episode.

  • Homophile

    I’d watch Russell Tovey and his wonderful ears in anything.

  • DistingueTraces


    “(we’ve seen a few episodes and it’s terrific)”

  • Evji108

    With San Francisco as a backdrop, I would watch it no matter what. Now there’s a love affair.

  • jimbryant

    I don’t think Looking will succeed. Like other shows of a similar nature, their big mistake is to think that being a gay man automatically makes you interesting.

    Spare me this nonsense. Some of the dullest men I know are gay men.

  • QuintoLover

    Will they hook up? Oh yes, that’s TOTALLY what I’m interested in when watching a televised serial on gay life. Will they HOOK UP. Not will they develop a lasting, intriguing connection that transcends the boundaries of modern romance. Nope, I just want to know when they’ll do it in the glory hole stall of the gay bar on Market Street.

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