Queer as Folk (US)

The BEST episodes of Queer as Folk (US)

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

Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA.

Last Updated: 9/27/2022Network:Showtime
Mixed Blessings
139 votes

#1 - Mixed Blessings

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/10/2002

Justin and Brian negotiate their relationship - it's not like your parents! Ted's new business flourishes thanks to Emmett. Could one of Michael's first customers turn out to be the love of his life? Lindsay can't stand Ted's dirty little business. Melanie shares a dirty little secret of her own!

The Dangers of Sex and Drugs
109 votes

#2 - The Dangers of Sex and Drugs

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/28/2002

Justin's making too much money as a go-go dancer to care about his suffering schoolwork. George offers to take Emmett on a world tour! Detective Carl Horvath returns to the diner, to ask Debbie out on a date.

Liberty Ride
99 votes

#3 - Liberty Ride

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/18/2004

After getting married in Canada, newlyweds Michael and Ben are stopped at the U.S. border; Mel goes into labor; The Liberty Ride enters the final stretch.

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Proposal of Two Kinds
92 votes

#4 - Proposal of Two Kinds

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/11/2004

Preparations for the Liberty Ride get underway; Mel is confined to bed rest for the rest of her pregnancy; Justin is invited to Hollywood to pitch 'Rage'.

Back In Business
87 votes

#5 - Back In Business

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/22/2005

Times are changing on Liberty Avenue. Justin returns and Brian re-opens Babylon. Michael makes a major decision regarding his daughter while Emmett gets a new job. Ted becomes the center of attention and makes some changes to his appearance.

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Fags Are No Different Than People
93 votes

#6 - Fags Are No Different Than People

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/29/2005

Brian and Michael's relationship is showing signs of strain as Michael embraces his new life with Ben and their family. Debbie decides to retire from the diner and a newcomer takes over.

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Bored Out of Ya Fucking Mind
91 votes

#7 - Bored Out of Ya Fucking Mind

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/19/2005

Brian has a rival. Emmett faces a career challenge while Ted has the oppotunity to exact some revenge. Ben and Michael try to help Hunter and Debbie's retirement appears to be shortlived.

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225 votes

#8 - Premiere

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/3/2000

After a night out at the club Babylon with Michael, Emmett and Ted; Brian picks up a cute guy named Justin for a night of fun, but afterwards coldly rebuffs Justin's attempts to see him again. Michael also gets lucky taking home a hunk only to be happily interrupted for a trip to the hospital after Brian learns that Lindsay and Melanie have had a baby boy, Gus.

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Sick, Sick, Sick
103 votes

#9 - Sick, Sick, Sick

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 6/2/2002

Michael's worst fears come true when Ben is hospitalized. Justin wishes Brian was more romantic - like Ethan. Emmett considers a million-dollar offer to keep his relationship with George a secret.

Full Circle
166 votes

#10 - Full Circle

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/24/2001

Brian turns 30; Michael and David prepare for their move to Portland; Ted faces the truth about Blake; Justin and Daphne attend their prom where a big surprise awaits; On his way to the airport, Michael receives a call from Brian.

Hope Against Hope
94 votes

#11 - Hope Against Hope

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/26/2005

Justin decides to leave the loft which creates a rift between Michael and Brian. Ted struggles to exact his plan of revenge while Lindsey and Gus move back to her parents.

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Move and Leave
94 votes

#12 - Move and Leave

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/22/2005

The Gang is back!! Michael plans a party that doesn't go quite as planned. Justin makes a decision that will effect his future with Brian and Brian makes a sound investment in a new business venture with Ted's encouragement.

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Hypocrisy: Don't Do It
112 votes

#13 - Hypocrisy: Don't Do It

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/20/2002

Will Brian accept a Hero Award for saving Justin? Ted's favorite author, Howard Bellweather, is in town to protest Brian's award while collecting his own. Emmett's working for fabulous men who seem like the politically correct characters of the new gay TV drama, "Gay as Blazes"! Michael wants to reconnect with Brian at the comic convention.

Love for Sale
110 votes

#14 - Love for Sale

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/3/2002

Michael tries to forget Ben by re-entering the dating scene. Justin has an encounter with a boy closer to his age than Brian. Emmett is surprised when he meets his secret admirer - very surprised.

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Irritation and Separation
92 votes

#15 - Irritation and Separation

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/4/2004

Brian participates in the Liberty Ride; Hunter tells Callie about his status; Emmett is unsure about his affair with Drew; Mel and Lindsay contemplate a separation.

Directors: Kelly Makin
All Better Now
147 votes

#16 - All Better Now

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/2002

Justin is unable to process Chris Hobbs' attack, or to accept physical contact, despite Brian's best efforts. Ted is fired for surfing porn at work. Michael and Emmett take jobs as naked waiters. This time, it's Melanie who proposes to Lindsay.

How Far You Can Go
113 votes

#17 - How Far You Can Go

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/16/2004

Debbie feels left out of Vic's new life; Ben asks Michael for an honest opinion of his new book; Cody challenges Justin to confront his violent side.

Excluding and Abstemiousness
96 votes

#18 - Excluding and Abstemiousness

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/12/2005

Brian has some news for Justin and all of his previous partners. Carl has a rival for Debbie's affections and Hunter makes a decision that will not only change his life, but Ben and Michael's as well.

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It's Because I'm Gay, Right?
109 votes

#19 - It's Because I'm Gay, Right?

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/14/2002

Divina Devore, Pittsburgh's very own drag queen is back in town! She dated Debbie 30 years ago, and (s)he looks a lot like Michael. Justin becomes a go-go dancer at Babylon to earn money for school. Melanie and Lindsay struggle to get Gus accepted for preschool.

You Can Leda Girl to Pussy
126 votes

#20 - You Can Leda Girl to Pussy

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/26/2002

Brian has to cancel plans with Justin to impress his new boss at work. Emmett receives a VERY generous gift from the late George. Melanie and Lindsay fight off the dreaded Lesbian Bed Death.

Bowling for Equality
126 votes

#21 - Bowling for Equality

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/9/2002

Michael is tempted to expose Justin's affair with Ethan to Brian. Ted's become immune to porn. Melanie and Lindsay ask Leda to leave. Bowling Showdown: Cops vs. Queers!

We Will Survive!
138 votes

#22 - We Will Survive!

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/7/2005

Will Brian and Justin finally live happily ever after? Has Ted found the right guy, or does Mr. Right lie closer to home? How will Lindsay and Melanie say goodbye to all their friends before starting a new life? What will Ben and Michael's decision be regarding Hunter? Find out in "Queer As Folk"'s series finale, because it'll be surprising as the show has always been.

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The Election
123 votes

#23 - The Election

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/22/2003

Brian exposes Stockwell on the eve of the election; Debbie rallies the troops on election day; Ted hits rock bottom; Hunter's mom shows up demanding full custody.

Directors: Kelly Makin
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Hard Decisions
98 votes

#24 - Hard Decisions

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/5/2005

Brian's beliefs regarding marriage haven't changed. Debbie has difficulty adjusting to retirement and Ted decides to make some drastic changes in his life.

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148 votes

#25 - Pride

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/2002

Brian, Michael, Justin, Emmett, Ted, Lindsay, Melanie and Debbie all overcome various obstacles to show their PRIDE in Pittsburgh's annual parade.

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