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Gays of Our Lives: Dropping the Balls

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Gays of our Lives column of 2017.  This week…

  • On Days of Our Lives, Paul and Sonny share a New Year’s kiss.  Was it worth the wait?
  • Finn’s New Year is not celebratory on Emmerdale after Kasim calls time on their relationship mere minutes before the ball drops.  Oops!
  • Rhys wants David to make a choice between him and David’s girlfriend on Rownd a Rownd. But is David ready to come out of the closet?
  • On People of the Valley, Iolo and Tyler plan a special day together.   Their friends and family don’t make it easy though!
  • Robbie gets a text from his hot, but abusive ex-husband Will that causes problems for he and his new love Gary on River City.
  • Plus, spoilers and teasers on Coronation Street, Holby City, Hollyoaks and the season premiere of Shadowhunters.

All this — and more!

PICKS AND PANS

Casualty  (U.K.)

Deeper and deeper.  Seb’s lies are getting out of control.  I wonder if he actually believes the story he’s telling.  At any rate, I don’t think can end well for Seb.  He’s a rather despicable character.  He’ll probably kill a patient with his incompetence, what really happened will come out and that’ll be his exit out of the show.  

It’s too bad they are writing him with such a short shelf life.   This show could use a gay character that lasts more than a few weeks.  Then again, Dom on this show’s sister series Holby City did some rather awful things and he was redeemed over time.  Maybe they can do the same with Seb.

I find it strange though that folks are quick to believe that Dylan came onto Seb.  As far as most of the staff knows, Dylan is straight.  He was married for a time.  And they’ve known him a lot longer than Seb.  I guess the story can only work if folks start taking sides, but most of the staff turning against Dylan seems a bit of a stretch to me.


Coronation Street  (U.S.)

I figured that Billy would go back to the Church.  And I’m glad that Todd is supporting him.  I don’t understand why Billy wouldn’t be able to marry and live with his spouse though.  Gay marriage is legal in the UK, right?  Just because some parishioners won’t like it is no reason for them not to to do it.  I bet down the line they decide to marry anyway no matter what anyone says.

I hope this woman gets out of Billy and Todd’s orbit quickly.  I hate it when soaps have women causing trouble for gay men.  That is so 2009.  This is something I decidedly do not want to see.

 

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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.

  • Dee

    I cant believe you think Finn and Kasim have chemistry. I think you just like the fact they gave Finn a love interest. Also Kasim needs to cut his hair. Lol

  • Hue-Man

    Corrie:
    “The Church of England’s House of Bishops has ruled out special services of blessing for married same-sex couples.
    The idea was recommended in a report commissioned by the bishops last year.
    Clergy will not be allowed to enter same-sex marriages, the new guidance added.” (Feb, 2014)

    www bbc com/news/uk-262…

    Plus Season 3 of Schitt’s Creek starts Jan 10th on CBC. David (out writer,
    producer, actor Dan Levy) “gets involved in a romantic entanglement”
    with a hunky man in a towel (video of him at the link).

    www cbc ca/schittscreek…

  • Jeff S

    I hope Finn & Kasim can find their way back together, but Emmerdale is annoying me again with the same thing they did when Aaron & Jackson were getting together. This one has too much Emma & Tracy, and that one had too much Chas and Hazel. I empathize with Kasim feeling crowded, and Finn seems pretty tone deaf not to notice it. Of all the issues Lawrence and Ronnie face in trying to get together, at least there’s no overbearing mother. Ross & Rebecca could be a good duo of troublemakers if the show develops them well. And Brenda’s input about Kylie Minogue and gays did make me chuckle.

    So glad we got back to the Iolo & Tyler that I love. Iolo being mean to Gwyneth doesn’t bother me so much because a) I don’t like the character and b) I once had a stepmother I didn’t care for. If Sean wasn’t so self-righteous, Iolo and Gwyneth could jib and jab one another and play it for comedy. When Iolo called the gift “that voodoo thing,” it made me wish the show was in English because I’m sure it was funnier without the subtitles.

    DOOL wasn’t as bad as I feared, but I was struck by how engaged Sonny seemed when chatting with JJ at the house and how detached he seemed when chatting with Paul at TBD.