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Gays Of Our Lives: Is General Hospital About To Kill Off One Of Their Gays?

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This week in Gays of Our LivesLucas and Brad make wedding plans on General Hospital, but is the medical soap about to ruin the occasion by killing off Lucas? Rumors are flying that one of the daytime’s few remaining gays is about to meet his maker. And while the rumors have yet to be confirmed, it’s definite Lucas is going suffer a tragedy. But will it be a fatal one?  While, on People of the Valley, Tyler and Iolo grow closer, but is Tyler ready for a relationship? Is Iolo? Plus, the latest on Days of our Lives, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale – and more!

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Coronation Street (U.K.)

Lame. That’s what I think about Billy’s big secret. I was hoping for something more explosive, like Billy isn’t really a vicar or he used to be a rent boy and did gay porn with Lee. But Billy keeping his heroin addicted brother a secret because he’s ashamed is stupid because Sean would understand, sympathize and even try to help. I just don’t think this secret is worth Billy risking his relationship.  And Billy should be smart enough to know that it isn’t either.

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Besides, we already know where this is going. Sean already thinks Billy is cheating on him. When he sees Billy and Todd with their heads together he’ll assume Billy is cheating with Todd. There will be screaming and accusations and then the dumb truth will come out. Story over.

Bah, there was so much more potential here. I did like Billy and Todd’s scenes though and there is some chemistry. Todd and Billy could make an interesting couple. But we’ve already had Todd stealing a man from Sean. I’d rather we not go there again.


Days of Our Lives (U.S.)

Hmmm…. John saying that he hoped his father didn’t leave any other dangers behind makes me wonder if there’s going to be more drama because of the brainwashing storyline. If there is, I hope it’s better than this. This was kind of dull to say the least. I do like the bonding between John and Paul though, even if it is a bit cheesy.


EastEnders (U.K.)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite as graphic on a soap opera as Bobby beating Jane over the head with that hockey club. I mean, we didn’t actually see him hittinScreen Shot 2016-05-22 at 11.47.39 AMg her after the first blow, but we did that blood splattering the wedding cake! Lord. I guess this is why Christian comes home next week. I hope this means Bobby finally is locked up. He’s clearly a serial killer in waiting.

As for the gays, not much to say since the week focused on Peggy’s death. The best scenes for the boys were with Ben and Jay. I felt bad for Jay, who really wants to be with his family during time like this, but can’t. At least he has Ben. Hopefully we’ll get some moments with Ben and Paul. It would be nice to see Paul seeing his boyfriend through a difficult time like this.

Sharon is still hungry for Phil, even with all the awful things he’s done to her, including nearly killing her son. Some women…


Emmerdale (U.K.)

Aaron refusing that money is ridiculous. He really shouldn’t be turning down that kind of cash, not given his financial status. He doesn’t even have his own place. I don’t care much for Charity, but she’s right. You never know when you might need that money and he would regret it eventually. But the worst part of this dumb plot arc is Aaron dumping Robert (again) for contrived reasons.

Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 10.59.27 PMFor one thing, Robert should be sick and tired of being kicked out every two minutes because Aaron is having a bad day. And for another, it’s more of the faux drama this show keeps coming up for this couple.

I’m bored with it. I mean, Aaron broke up with Robert one day and the next they were back together without any acknowledgment of what had happened and Aaron never even apologized for being a jerk. Like I said before, I hate this new dynamic in their relationship.

Chas talking about Aaron and Robert having a future and not being disgusted is bit much. I guess she forgot that Robert did kill Katie and she hated him for that. I could say she’s doing it for Aaron’s sake, but she should never really like Robert. And yet, I did love the look on Chas’ face when she gave Aaron that ‘you’re being an idiot’ look on her face when Robert was trying to reason with Aaron about the money.

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Anthony D. Langford

I watch a lot of television, probably too much. But can you really watch too much TV? I've yet to find out. Anyway, I especially love TV when they give us positive portrayals of gays, something that has gotten better but we're still fighting for. I've written about gays in television for many years first at the much missed After Elton, then New Now Next and now at TV Source. It's kind of a passion of mine and I look forward to sharing it with you.

  • jm2

    if GH is getting rid of Lucas, do you think we can get Days to bring him over? especially if Sonny is coming back! wouldn’t that be hot? I’m moist just thinking about it!!!

  • Anthony D. Langford

    Next weeks episode centers on Patrick and his sexuality.

  • Tom O’Bedlam

    It was addressed for two seconds, as in Angel saying “but I thought you were – you know….” and Patrick looking like “meh, I like boobies now.” And off they go. Of course, Robbie will be sticking his oar in etc. It will be completely unlike Maria and Marcus on Corrie. Oh wait.

  • Peter J4

    Thanks. Has it been addressed in his relationship with Angel or is the show just ignoring it?

  • Tom O’Bedlam

    He sure was introduced as that. Even sleeping with Robbie and breaking up his marriage to Will. Then he was non-practicing while being accused of kiddie diddling for a couple of weeks. Now this Angel crap. Again another show that is rapidly going down the toilet because of how it depicts “gay” characters – in this case, as promiscuous, lecherous, predatory and sexually vacillating.

  • Peter J4

    So on River City, is Patrick supposed to be gay? Have they addressed this?

  • Peter J4

    I do, yes. I think the acting has been really strong and there have been a lot of moments that come across as believable drama for the characters and their extended family, like when he lost Arthur at the hospital last week.

    I can’t see Aaron wanting a Daddy figure (I could see him seeing Ronnie as a mentor, if the show didn’t keep him so damn isolated). Robert and Lawrence would have been believable, and I do wish the show had gone there.

    I’ve also watched Emmerdale for years. The last year has been poor, but I felt like (aside from the Aaron/Robert story, which I don’t really believe will ever improve) the show had gotten somewhat better lately, with Kate Oates leaving. There’s been more focus on everyday scenes and on friendship, etc. Sorry if I ended up offending you, if you thought I was saying you only watched for “hot young man on man action.” I was only trying to say I thought it was improving, somewhat.

  • Tom O’Bedlam

    You honestly think Ashley’s dementia is a good storyline?! Oh lord. It has been agonizing to watch since Victoria ran him over. Plus anything that involves Gaby is like back-alley dental work. And for the last two years, you don’t even know who the effing vicar is. One day it’s Harriet, the next it’s Ashley. Haven’t we suffered enough. Nope. We get to watch him dwindle away with “forgetful” moments until the actor’s contract is up. Yay.

    And I don’t need to “try some Lawrence and Ronnie” stuff. Why? So I can listen to Chrissie whine and pout in that abysmal, privileged way of hers? I do like that they included two “gay” characters of a certain mature age. But we are talking Emmerdale here; it will be dragged out, boring, insulting and moronic before too long. A more interesting storyline would have been if Aaron found his Daddy figure in the arms of Ronnie, or something. But that’s never gonna happen for so many reason.

    I wasn’t watching this show casually for the hot young man-on-man action that never happened. I have been a long-time Emmerdale viewer (not just for the gay parts) for years, and now I’m done.

  • Peter J4

    I think there’s some good material on Emmerdale (Ashley’s dementia), and the show has starting having longer scenes and more focus on friendship. I do think it had gotten bad for a while. I will say that in terms of stories with gay characters, Aaron and Robert have been an automatic fail for many months. You may want to try some of the Lawrence and Ronnie story that recently started. It’s OTT and rushed and strange, but it’s still something different, and the guy who plays Ronnie is surprisingly good.

  • Hue-Man

    I’m in Corrie catch-up mode; I hate what they did to Jason and the (unexplained) death of his father. For me, Jason has been the easy-going guy trying to get along (e.g. Mr. Gay contest). I can understand grieving over a parent (been there, done that twice) but Tony was an absent father, I don’t recall any Jason/Tony closeness, and the way he went psycho was completely out of character.

    Ditto the Sarah storyline; this is a woman who went off to Italy but she’s incapable of moving into her own flat? Come to think of it, I’m not entirely sure why I continue to watch it! I don’t need killer train crashes but it would be nice to follow characters I don’t actively despise.

  • Tom O’Bedlam

    Yeah Ben was getting two-dimensional for a second. But he went right back into douche mode the minute Stacy started questioning Bobby’s admission. One of the worst parts of soaps from the UK is this insistence on staunch family loyalty over reason. The Dingles, the Monks, every family on Corrie, the Mitchells. They all lose their minds and become oblivious to reality, facts and logic when someone slights their kin by pointing out their crimes or their stupidity or pint-pulling skills.

  • Tom O’Bedlam

    Officially stopped watching Emmerdale and Corrie last week. Just nothing worth it on either – not while they’re treading over and over on the same storylines. There are only so many times you can milk the same illnesses and affairs and schemes. But when you do it with such contempt for your characters and audience,it becomes a complete waste of my time and effort.

  • popcultureguy

    “Brad and Lucas make plans to marry at the Nurses’ Ball, but first Brad has a question for Felix. Brad wouldn’t be tacky enough to ask his ex-boyfriend to be his best man at his wedding, would he?”

    Of course Felix’s is Brad’s best man! Who wouldn’t ask their ex-boyfriend slash the guy you fought with over your husband-to-be slash the guy you almost had a threesome with to stand up for you on your big day. UUUGGGHHH.

  • Jeff S

    I’ll forgive any shortcomings in the Iolo/Tyler story just because their scenes last week were so adorable. It was subtle and realistic, and it was cute to see Tyler as the insecure one for a change. Just as adorable were the scenes with Sam and Anita when they had a real chat about their pasts and what they are looking for. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the 2 young people and the more mature couple both reaching the same stage in their relationships.
    If Ben keeps doing nice things like reaching out to Jay, I’m going to have to start liking him.