Noah's Arc Returns for Season Two

Tue. August 8, 2006 12:00 AM by

I have to admit that when I first read about Noah's Arc early last year, I was none too interested. I thought, "Hasn't Hollywood moved on from trying to piggyback off the success of The Passion of the Christ?"

When I read that the new TV show was a mix of Sex & the City and Soul Food, I was slightly more intrigued (though a bit disappointed too, since the coupling seems a bit trite -- I can't imagine more disparate storylines).

Once I finally sat down to watch an episode, all of those preconceived notions were proved false. In reality, Noah's Arc, which appears on Logo, is closer to shows like Queer as Folk than Sex & the City, albeit with an African-American twist. As with Queer as Folk, drama is the word du jour for the show's protagonists, Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance, four African-American gay men living, working, and searching for love in L.A.

In season one, much of that drama centered around Noah (Darryl Stephens) and his roller-coaster relationship with friend-turned-lover Wade (Jensen Atwood). Other storylines included Chance's (Douglas Spearman) dilemma over moving in with boyfriend Eddie and his daughter, Ricky's (Christian Vincent) obvious sex addiction and Alex's (Rodney Chester) blossoming jealousy over boyfriend Trey's online sex capades.

The groundbreaking show returns Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, with more drama for Noah and the gang. Just as Noah seems to be getting into a groove with a new boyfriend, Wade re-enters the picture – with someone special of his own. Alex tries to bring his boiling jealousy over Trey's supposedly straight friend down to a simmer, Chance finds that living (and sleeping) with Eddie and his daughter isn't all it was cracked up to be, and Ricky hires a handyman to help him get some work done in the bedroom – in more ways than one.

Starring an attractive cast that includes breakout star Stephens in the title role, for more information on the show, visit

Season 1 of Noah's Arc is now available on DVD at

Written By Bryan Ochalla

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