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"Queer As Folk" (2000-2005)
Based on: British drama "Queer As Folk" (1999-2000)
Hit or Miss? Hit
Because it aired ad-free on Showtime, "Queer As Folk" was able to retain the salty language frank depictions of gay male sexuality that its predecessor had featured. The series ran for five seasons on Showtime and was the channel's most-watched show for much of its run.