Queer as Folk (US)

10 Best Episodes of Queer as Folk (US)

'Queer As Folk', a drama based on Britainโ€™s controversial series, is about the lives of a group of gay men and women living in Pittsburgh. Focusing on their relationships, their careers, their loves and ambitions, the series is a brave, realistic, funny and sometimes graphic portrayal of society. Entering the world of Brian, Michael, Justin, Emmett, Ted and a lesbian couple, Lindsay and Melanie, we discover characters as real as the people next door doing everyday jobs, raising a child, looking forward to the weekend โ€“all with a strong and healthy interest in romance and sex.

Written by Sophie and last updated on oct 09, 2020.

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Queer as Folk (US) - S2E2

#15 - All Better Now (Season 2 - Episode 2)

The boys are stuck. Ted's stuck in a career he no longer wants. Michael's stuck with the prospect of returning to his dead-end career at the Big Q. Emmett's decided he's stuck with an ass that needs surgical enhancement. Justin's stuck in the worst situation of all. Since the attack, he has nightmares about Chris Hobbs, and he recoils from physical contact. Jennifer is having trouble not only reaching, but even touching her son. Deb hints that Brian may be best suited to the job, but Jennifer refuses. When Justin throws a violent tantrum at home after Brian won't see him, Jennifer asks Brian to do whatever it takes to reach him. Seeking advice from a former trick (also a psychiatrist), Brian is told that Justin must relive the experience in order to process it and move on. But, Brian's best efforts to recreate the fateful prom night for Justin are ineffectual. Another day at the office means another day for Ted to surf cumquik.com. It's his last day, after Mr. Wertshafter catches him.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 61 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S5E12

#14 - Mr. Right (Never Broke a Promise) (Season 5 - Episode 12)


Brian and Justin celebrate with the biggest choice of their lives. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Melanie make the final decision about their future, while Emmett makes his decision about his relationship with Drew. Ted apears to have found happiness at last.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 45 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S1E8

#13 - Babylon Boomerang (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Justin's father attacks Brian outside Babylon; Michael gets a promotion at work; Justin moves in with Brian.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 69 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S1E12

#12 - Move It or Lose It (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Michael is still not speaking to Brian. Tracy is more upset that Michael has been lying to her than she is about his being gay, but they work things out. Michael and David enjoy their new found domestic bliss, though not without a few bumps. A miserable Brian begins spending his free time with Ted, his son and their mothers. Ted is delighted because he's getting Brian's numerous rejects, but his constant presence is driving Melanie crazy. Determined to give up men forever, Emmett joins a "conversion therapy" group. Lindsay and Melanie continue to fight about Brian, finances and their future. Realizing how much Michael and Brian care about each other, Justin engineers sort-of a reconciliation between them.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 65 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S1E2

#11 - Queer, There and Everywhere (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Michael stays in the closet at work, which causes some problems with an interested co-worker while at the same time he struggles with feelings of jealousy over Brian's relationship with Justin.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 84 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S4E14

#10 - Liberty Ride (Season 4 - Episode 14)


After getting married in Canada, newlyweds Michael and Ben are stopped at the U.S. border; Mel goes into labor; The Liberty Ride enters the final stretch.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 40 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S2E1

#9 - Home Is Where the Ass Is (Season 2 - Episode 1)

After a month of rehab in the hospital Justin is given to his mother to take home. Brian visits Justin every night in the hospital but will not let the nurse tell Justin he was there. Lindsay, Melanie, Ted and Emmett go to Lindsay's sister's wedding and while giving the toast Lindsay ask Melanie to marry her. Justin goes in search of Brian and finds him at Woody's with Michael. Justin and Brian go back to his place where Brian talks about what happened to Justin on that night. Justin tells Brian it was not his fault and the two embrace. Justin then returns to home to a angry mother. The next day Daphne, Brian, and Justin are outside throwing a ball to help Justin get use of his hand when Justin's mom shows up and tells Justin she wants to talk to Brian alone. She then tells Brian to return her son back to him and to never see Justin again. Brian hands her the tennis ball and gets in his jeep and pulls away.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 64 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S2E11

#8 - The Wedding (Season 2 - Episode 11)


It's days before Lindsay and Melanie's wedding. At a pre-wedding celebration, their friend Leda offers them a tarot reading from Marilyn. Marilyn warns them that they cannot get married on their wedding day because astrological reasons will cause certain disasters to occur. Unwilling to listen to Marilyn, Lindsay and Melanie continue with their wedding plans. However, everything goes wrong: wedding cake is delayed, Lindsay's wedding dress is ruined by the drycleaners, the wedding rings are missing, and the hall that they rented has shut down for salmonella poisoning. Lindsay also has a few panic attacks, and later concludes that these disasters were happening because the world was trying to tell them that they should not get married because they are gay. Brian, who won at free trip to the white party in Miami, decided he would rather skip the wedding and go get laid. But when things go wrong for the two brides, he gathers up everyone to save the wedding.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 45 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S5E11

#7 - Fuckin' Revenge (Season 5 - Episode 11)

Brian re-evaulates his priorities in the aftermath of the bombing. Michael contiunes on the long and painful road to recovery with Ben at his side and a vigil for the victims ends in chaos.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 47 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S1E20

#6 - The King of Babylon (Season 1 - Episode 20)


The annual contest, King of Babylon is up. The gang goes to Babylon, and Justin tells Brian we should go home to have sex. Brian responds, by if he can't find anyone, He'll be his back up. Justin gets fed up of Brian not wanting him. By this time, Brian has already found a guy, and is about to leave, when Justin name is called to be the next contestant. Justin turns the table, and does his stripper dance, that makes ever guy (including Brian's date) want him. Justin is crowned king, and Brian gets a bit jealous when Justin takes Brian's date and have a quick fuck downstairs.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 67 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S2E4

#5 - Pride (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Brian, Michael, Justin, Emmett, Ted, Lindsay, Melanie, and Debbie overcome obstacles to show their PRIDE.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 63 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S1E1

#4 - Premiere (Season 1 - Episode 1)


After a night out at the club Babylon with Michael, Emmett and Ted; Brian picks up a cute guy named Justin for a night of fun, but afterwards coldly rebuffs Justin's attempts to see him again. Michael also gets lucky taking home a hunk only to be happily interrupted for a trip to the hospital after Brian learns that Lindsay and Melanie have had a baby boy, Gus.

The episode was rated 8.58 from 134 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S3E14

#3 - The Election (Season 3 - Episode 14)

Queer as Folk's Third Season Finale starts with only a few more days until a new mayor is selected and Brian realizes that he must do something to stop Stockwell. A thing Justin also sets in motion by saying there should be a real rage, who could change everyone's mind about Stockwell. In the meantime Melanie almost passes her first trimester, which makes her nervous because her mother miscarried in her 11th week and Emmet gets a visit from Ted. Michael and Ben get a visit from Hunter's mother. When they tell Hunter he tries to run away again, but is stopped by Ben. He then tells them the truth and why his mother wants him back. When Hunter's mom comes to get her son and they refuse to give him up she goes to the authorities, which results in Michael and Hunter running away from the police. Also, Ted gets a serious wake-up call when he sees himself getting fucked by several men on TV, without recalling any of it, and submits himself into a drug clinic.

The episode was rated 8.63 from 41 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S5E10

#2 - I Love You (Season 5 - Episode 10)


Cyndi Lauper guest stars as Babylon plays hosts to an event that will shatter many lives...especially Ben's.

The episode was rated 8.88 from 52 votes.

Queer as Folk (US) - S1E22

#1 - Full Circle (Season 1 - Episode 22)

Brian turns 30; Michael and David prepare for their move to Portland; Ted faces the truth about Blake; Justin and Daphne attend their prom where a big surprise awaits; On his way to the airport, Michael receives a call from Brian.

The episode was rated 8.96 from 81 votes.

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