Queer as folk UK is eating my brain. I have to write some thoughts down, get it out of my chest so I can go on leading a semi-productive life (there are classes to teach, tests to grade and a dissertation to write). Anyway, this british series is a new fannish obsession in a long line of fannish obsessions (The X-Files, Sports Night, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, The Wire, Veronica Mars, Battlestar Gallactica). It's not like I haven't been here before – falling head over hells in love with a show – but... There's something about this particular universe, these characters and their story arcs that has affected me like nothing else before. What follows is my trying to articulate the reasons why.

i. Do you believe in love at first sight? )

ii. I'm doing it backwards, or how I managed to survive till the dvd arrived )

iii. When gardinha met Stuart and Vince [and fell in love all over again] )

Coming later this week, for those who are interested: a recap of my favorite moments and some thoughts about Nathan (whom I like very much).