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Gays of our Lives: Kissing Cousins

In this week’s Gays of Our Lives….

  • Irish show RedWater takes keeping things in the family to provocative new levels with the secret desire between gay lawyer Keiron and his closeted, married cousin Andrew.  The two share a kiss, but will it stop there?
  • Finn takes on a new line of work on Emmerdale when he decides to be an escort to play the bills.  But will Finn be able to give his clients everything they want?
  • Nashville returns for the back half of its new season as Will and Zach get closer.   However, are they worth rooting for?
  • Rhys pays a painful price thanks to the fallout from the reveal of he and David’s affair on Rownd a Rownd.
  • Aaron and David’s relationship gets even messier when Tom comes back to Neighbours.

All this — and more!

PICKS AND PANS

Emmerdale (U.K.)

I don’t need to see Lawrence and Ronnie making out, but a little bit of affection between them would be nice.  I like the show having an elderly gay couple… I just wish they’d act like one.  Or are they still having issues about sex?  The show seems to have dropped that plot point altogether without ever really dealing with it.

I still think Aaron is way too forgiving.  He seems to have gotten past all this awfully quickly.  I think Lawrence was right when he said Aaron needs to get some self-respect.

I still stand by my belief that in the end Aaron and Robert will be raising that baby and Rebecca will be out of the picutre somehow.  Her character has been written into a corner somewhat has she has a limited shelf life.

I like Rebecca and Chrissie being close.  Or at least friendly.  The actresses work well together.

I LOL when Lawrence said he liked Robert because he was a good businessman.  We all know Lawerence was attracted to Robert and Robert used that to manipulate Lawerence.


Nashville  (U.S.)

I’m just not feeling Will and Zach as a couple.  I don’t think they have much chemistry.  I think Kevin was a better match for Will or that first guy he dated, Brent, back in the show’s early years.  And what about Jakob?  He and Will’s chemistry was hot and the character just disappered.   I know he’s coming back, but with Zach a regular now it looks like we (and Will) are stuck with him.  Zach as a character is fine.  I like that he’s a bit of a bad guy causing trouble at Rayna’s music company.  But he and Will aren’t doing it for me.


Neighbours  (Australia)

I thought it was so funny that Aaron complained about Mark ironing his metallic shorts because they’d melt and Mark replied ‘I’m not an idiot, I did it though a towel.’  LOL…  And I loved Tyler teasing Aaron about his dancing, complete with pelvic thrusts.

I guess they’re going to keep doing the misunderstanding thing with Aaron and David.  David thinks Aaron thinks bad of him for going to bars and stuffing money into strippers pants and Aaron thinks David thinks less of him for being a stripper.  And once that’s resolved then the Tom issue will come into play.  It’s the kind of stuff that soaps have been doing with couples forever.  It doesn’t bother me, but I’d like to see some forward movement at some point.

Tom literally went from telling Aaron he wanted to get back together to hitting on David after Aaron said he wasn’t interested.  He doesn’t waste any time.  This is getting messy with David dating Aaron’s ex.   Tom did say he’d be in town for awhile so this triangle looks to last a bit.  The show is clearly throwing all these obstacles in Aaron and David’s way.  It better be worth it when they finally get together.

Why would Amy push Tom and David together?  She knows Aaron and Tom used to date.  Her encouraging David to date Tom without telling him that salient point, makes no sense. I guess that’s going to be a big reveal down the line.

I did like Aaron lamenting that the only thing people want to pay him for his to take his clothes off and all his business ventures have failed.  It was a nice bit of character insight.

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About the author

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.