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Gays of Our Lives: A Dangerous Neighbourhood

Neighbours  (Australia)

Aaron had no idea that David was into him?  Seriously?  I don’t buy it not given the scenes between them from the start of this story.   I also find it hard to believe Aaron would react with such shock that David would try to kiss him.  They’ve been playing this romantic game for months so those scenes didn’t ring true to me.

Now I get that Aaron doesn’t think it’s time for David to be in a relationship given that he just came out.  That makes sense.  I just think that scene could have been played better or different and still got the same result.

That said, I like that they aren’t rushing David and Aaron into a relationship.  I was afraid the show would do that and it’s smart and real that they aren’t.  Interesting that Aaron doesn’t think he’s good enough for David because David is a doctor and Aaron is still finding himself as far as a career goes.   And that’s also part of the reason why Aaron won’t get involved with David.

David’s lame attempts to compliment Aaron was pretty funny.  I loved David checking out Aaron’s butt.

I know there are rumors that one of Aaron’s ex-boyfriends is headed to town and the show mentioned Nate.  I hope it’s not him, Aaron and Nate were a really boring couple.  In fact, until David, Aaron hasn’t really had an interesting love interest.  So I’d rather they bring on a guy we haven’t met.  I just won’t care if it’s Nate or Tom.

I think it’s realistic that Amy and Leo can’t suddenly be over each other and interact like siblings.  So many times in these stories, once the reveal happens, they forget they were once in love.  Certainly not here.  I have a feeling though Amy is going to make some dumb choices as a result of losing Leo.  She seems really self-destructive.

Those swim trunks ride awfully low on the hips of the Brennan men.  That can’t be an accident.  LOL…


Rownd a Rownd  (Wales)

I wish I could feel sorry for Rhys, but I don’t.  His life is a mess because he made dumb, foolish choices.  Speeding was a choice and he made it worse by involving his innocent brother in a fraud and the worst part about it was that Rhys was never really grateful.  Like Rhys couldn’t be bothered to do his brother a favor after all Wil had done for him.  Selfish!  I feel sorry for Wil, who could go to jail over this.  And even if he doesn’t, he’s going to have a record and the poor kid doesn’t deserve that.

Regarding Rhys’ other problem, that’s his fault too.  Relationships with closet cases rarely ever work.  He should have stepped back until David resolved his problems.  It’s not fair to be angry and bitter towards David now.

As for David, I appreciate he’s in a tough spot.  He can’t tell Dani he’s gay now.  I think that would be cruel and probably impede in her recovery.  But he’s getting in deeper and deeper.  I think it’s going to be very ugly when the truth does come out.  The actor is very good though.  The sick look on David’s face when he found out about the trip was spot on.

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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.

  • Jeff S

    The highlight of Hollyoaks last week was shirtless Joel.

    I’m intrigued with the Casualty story, and I have to give credit to the actor who plays Jez. When he was on Emmerdale, I thought he was a bad match for Aaron because there was zero chemistry between them as exemplified in the least passionate kiss ever filmed. Now I see that the problem in that pairing was Danny Miller and that this guy just needed a proper scene partner and not one for whom he was simply part of an exit story line that meant he would not have to kiss blokes again.

    No question Scott is hot as hell. Search Google images for the actor (Will Austin) and you will be pleasantly surprised. He was in a stage production of Gods & Monsters.

  • sanguinic

    Oh, Days. You’ve ruined Sonny, and forgotten about the hotness that once existed between Sonny and Paul (although Paul could have hotness with anyone, even Caroline). And please, isn’t Paul a wealthy ex-baseball player? Shouldn’t he have the most outlandish real estate in Salem? This show. It has always been the Dollar Store of soaps, but this is pathetic.

  • Dylan

    I agree about Sonny. He’s totally unrecognisable. And that sleazy slicked back hair is horrible. Days seems to think that they can just totally change characters’ personalities on a whim to suit the plot. What a joke. I can’t even stand to watch this garbage, I stopped watching months ago. What a shame, Paul and Sonny would have potential if the writing wasn’t total shit.

  • Ryan

    What a man-child Scott is! He could Ste a run for his money. All of his stories are about him messing up other people’s lives because he wants something or is mad.