It's official. HBO canceled Looking, which is bad news for fans of something different. The Season 2 finale typified everything I loved about this show: its subtlety. I think that's one major reason it flew under the radar and even garnered an amazing amount of invective and derision from some viewers.
"I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours," is a line from Lewis Carroll's sequel to "Alice in Wonderland." Earlier this week, at the historic Castro Theatre, that line came to life through HBO's premiere for "Looking." The world premiere showcased the first two half-hour episodes of the ten-part, second season