The BEST Episodes of Queer as Folk
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2021
Network: Channel 4
Stuart Jones (Aidan Gillen) has got it all. He's rich, drop-dead gorgeous and always the centre of attention. He can be forgiven the arrogance because he's pretty close to perfection. His best mate Vince Tyler (Craig Kelly) is funny, adorable and definitely a babe but, unlike his friend, has zero confidence in himself. Since time began, Vince has carried a torch for Stuart but his love remains firmly unrequited. They're both 29, hitting Canal Street every night, stalwarts of the scene but just starting to wonder where else their lives may be going. Then along comes Nathan Maloney (Charlie Hunnam). Young, wild and coming out with a vengeance, he crowbars his way into their world and once he arrives, nothing is ever the same again.
#1 - D.I.S.C.O.
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 16, 1999
Stuart and Vince go to Phil’s funeral where they meet up with numerous friends including his accountant Cameron Roberts, and come face to face with his mother’s grief.
#2 - Thirty
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 6, 1999
Stuart throws a surprise party for Vince’s 30th birthday, and becomes implicated in a dubious plan to discredit Romey’s potential husband Lance.
#3 - ...Into the Fire
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 22, 2000
When Alexander’s parents turn on him, Stuart’s anger puts him on the wrong side of the law. Vince is up for a promotion at work, while one of Nathan's teachers seems to side with Nathan's bullies.
#4 - Stuart Alan Jones
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 2, 1999
Stuart pursues a client, Vince (not ‘out’ at work) is pursued by the new girl and Nathan, verging on obsession, is desperate to find Stuart again.
#5 - Meet the Parents
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 30, 1999
Stuart and Marie visit their parents, and Vince introduces Cameron to his mum. Meanwhile, Stuart has a violent confrontation with Nathan’s father.
#6 - Out of the Closet...
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 15, 2000
Vince’s love for Stuart remains unrequited, but the sexual buzz between them is becoming irresistible. Stuart is forced to out himself to his parents, when he is blackmailed. Meanwhile, Nathan reappears to celebrate his return from London.
#7 - A Night Out
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 9, 1999
Stuart and Vince, on a wild night out, are pursued by Nathan and Rosalie, and Phil makes a new friend… with deadly consequences.
#8 - The Date
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 23, 1999
Stuart makes some new friends, while Nathan’s behaviour makes Hazel furious and Janice desperate.
#9 - Punchline
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 13, 1999
Vince is petrified that Rosalie has revealed his secret. Stuart experiences rejection for the first time. And Cameron declares his love to Vince.
#10 - Thursday
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 23, 1999
Stuart and Vince, stalwarts of the Manchester gay scene, are out on the pull in Canal Street.