A comedic series with the sexual content we all want to see ceased to exist for gay men. Heterosexual women had “Sex and the City” and straight men had “Entourage.” Some will argue that “Queer as Folk” filled that void, but it was too heavy on the drama and not enough on the comedy. Months ago, that void was finally filled when a new web series premiered on Logo’s website.

The web series is called “Hunting Season” and it is based on the blog turned book, “The Great Cock Hunt.” It takes place in New York City and follows the sexcapades of “Alex” and his friends. TJ is caught in a dilemma when his husband wants to be non-exclusive. He struggles between his disapproval of the proposition and his need to please his husband. Nick is single and searching for a connection about more than just sex. Tommy is a sexually adventurous man who wants no strings attached. He would be considered the “Samantha” of the bunch. Alex, meanwhile, is enjoying his two lovers, Lenny and Reese. Reese shares Alex’s need for a physical connection, while Lenny yearns for something more.

The storyline captivates the viewer’s interest, which is saying something. The show is not just about sex, even though there is quite a lot of it. Alex appears to string Lenny along throughout the beginning of the season. From Lenny’s rejection of Alex’s initial advances to wanting him to stay over the morning after, it has always been clear what Lenny wants. Alex expressed understanding of this to his friends, but didn’t tell Lenny until the second to last episode of the season. From my perspective, it seems ridiculous to go after a man like Reese when you’ve got Lenny. But, then again, if he only wanted sex, Alex should’ve been honest with him sooner.

The season consists of eight episodes and each lasts around ten minutes. It shows strong promise and feels like the gay male equivalent of “Sex and the City.” That’s not a bad thing, either. If you ask me, gay men need a show like this. It needs to be picked up by a cable network like HBO or Showtime and turned into a television series. The running time should be extended to 30 minutes to an hour, so the stories of Alex’s friends can be delved into a bit deeper. I don’t know about you, but I want to see some of Tommy’s adventures!

Hopefully, the series gets the exposure it deserves. It would be a real shame for a show with such promise to disappear and be forgotten.

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