The BEST episodes of Queer as Folk

Every episode of Queer as Folk ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Queer as Folk!

Set in and around the Manchester 'scene', this groundbreaking drama, written by Russell T Davies, documents the lives and loves of young gay men Stuart, Vince and Nathan

Last Updated: 5/27/2024Network: Channel 4Status: Ended
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D.I.S.C.O.
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7.94
36 votes

#1 - D.I.S.C.O.

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/16/1999

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.

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A Night Out
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7.87
46 votes

#2 - A Night Out

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/9/1999

Stuart and Vince, on a wild night out, are pursued by Nathan and Rosalie, and Phil makes a new friend… with deadly consequences.

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Thirty
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7.86
28 votes

#3 - Thirty

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/6/1999

Stuart throws a surprise party for Vince’s 30th birthday, and becomes implicated in a dubious plan to discredit Romey’s potential husband Lance.

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Stuart Alan Jones
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7.83
46 votes

#4 - Stuart Alan Jones

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/2/1999

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.

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Out of the Closet...
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7.75
32 votes

#5 - Out of the Closet...

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/15/2000

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.

Directors: Menhaj Huda
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Meet the Parents
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7.72
32 votes

#6 - Meet the Parents

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/30/1999

Stuart and Marie visit their parents, and Vince introduces Cameron to his mum. Meanwhile, Stuart has a violent confrontation with Nathan’s father.

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Punchline
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7.70
30 votes

#7 - Punchline

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/13/1999

Vince is petrified that Rosalie has revealed his secret. Stuart experiences rejection for the first time. And Cameron declares his love to Vince.

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...Into the Fire
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7.69
29 votes

#8 - ...Into the Fire

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/22/2000

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.

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Thursday
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7.60
73 votes

#9 - Thursday

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/23/1999

Stuart and Vince, stalwarts of the Manchester gay scene, are out on the pull in Canal Street.

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The Date
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7.58
33 votes

#10 - The Date

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/23/1999

Stuart makes some new friends, while Nathan’s behaviour makes Hazel furious and Janice desperate.

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