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'Looking' fan scorecard: Kevin is here to stay

Season 2 | Episode 8 | “Looking for Glory” | Aired Mar 8, 2015

Welcome back to the Looking fan scorecard. As fans of the show, we all know that what it really comes down to is Patrick’s love triangle with Richie and Kevin. Each week, I’ll give or take away points from Richie and Kevin based on their actions in that episode. Hopefully, by the end of the season, the scorecard will lean one way, and we’ll see who Patrick should really be with. Let’s take a look at how things went tonight:

Last week was all about Doris, but two weeks ago we ended with Richie: 3, Kevin: 2.

The episode opens on Patrick and Kevin waking up in bed together. We have got to give Kevin some points here for finally breaking up with John, committing to Patrick, and saying, “I don’t need breakfast in bed. You in bed is enough.” Let’s do one each and give him a solid three points here. Huge steps in his relationship with Patrick.

Richie: 3, Kevin: 5

Hat tip to Patrick here for bringing that awesome French bulldog sweater back, but it was pretty dumb of him to wear such a unique piece of clothing to work and expect no one to notice that it’s Kevin’s. Maybe this was Patrick’s way of making sure that all of their coworkers would know they are together now, but if that’s the case, then it was shitty of him to pigeonhole Kevin like that. So either Patrick was being stupid or shitty here, which is uncool of him. But no matter what the case, I was still glad to see the sweater again. (I mean, just look at how cool it is, below.) Point to Kevin for having the balls to come out to the other employees about their relationship, even though he asked Patrick to move slowly with it. He’s really showing how important this is to him.

Richie: 3, Kevin: 6


Kevin and Patrick head to Gaymer X, a video-game convention for gay developers. There, Gabe Liedman turns in a fantastically villainous guest performance, and they run into Richie and Brady. Patrick tries to play it off like he and Kevin aren’t together, and Kevin forces him to admit to Richie that they are a couple now. Point to Kevin for not letting Patrick out of that after what he pulled with their coworkers earlier.

Richie: 3, Kevin: 7

Brady tells them that he’s at the convention to write an article, and when he hears about their app, he decides he wants to do a cover story on Patrick and Kevin. Though he’s visibly put off by this, point to Richie for not making a scene and playing it cool.

Richie: 4, Kevin: 7

All four of them go out to eat that night, and Brady quickly gets hammered. He requests that Kevin take him to the bathroom, and Kevin happily obliges. Point to Kevin for trusting in Patrick enough to leave him alone with Richie and for generally being a good guy. After some of the crap he pulled earlier in the season, he really played every move perfectly in this episode. He could not have been a better guy and boyfriend.

Richie: 4, Kevin: 8

That night in their hotel room, Patrick accidentally slips out an “I love you” to Kevin. Kevin takes it all in stride and tells Patrick that he loves him too. They started this episode by discussing taking their relationship slowly, and ended it with saying “I love you” to each other for the first time. Point to Kevin for saying it back and truly going all-in.

Richie: 4, Kevin: 9

Kevin has overwhelmingly taken the lead after an episode of bold and charming relationship moves. Now that they’re a happy couple, that must mean some bad things are coming for them, because that’s generally just how TV works. We will have to see how these last two episodes shake out, but my gut tells me Richie is still the long game in the show’s plans for Patrick.

Looking airs Sundays at 10/9C on HBO.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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