Gays Of Our Lives: Is There A (Hot) Doctor In The House?

Hollyoaks (U.K.)

It’s tough for me to watch this show lately because I hate the story for Ste and Harry so much. Frankly, it’s unwatchable. I’ve actually been avoiding watching this show because I just can’t stomach what’s passing for entertainment.

This homeless storyline is Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 5.42.41 AMawful. I guess the show is playing it for laughs even though it’s not very funny, mostly because Ste and Harry come across as clueless jerks who do the same thing over and over and expect different results.

Every time they move in with someone, they don’t seem in a rush to find a job, make messes, sit around in their underwear playing video games and drop trou anytime and anywhere to have sex.  The first time it was annoying, the third time it’s bad writing.  I think we’re on the fifth at this point.

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I did love James pointing out what a loser Ste was. I know James is supposed to be the ‘bad’ guy, but what he said was on point.

I guess James’ plan is to get Harry into bed? Well, I guess that makes more sense than James plotting to seduce drug addicted, homeless HIV positive Ste.

Loved Harry’s short shorts, but it’s sad to see what has been done to Harry’s character as a result of his relationship with Ste. Ruined. He used to be a somewhat sweet kid.

How do Harry and Ste afford drinks in bars, eating out and hair care products when they don’t have a home?

I really don’t care how often the show tries to convince me otherwise and true love, I will never buy this relationship. I still find them very forced.


Neighbours (Australia)

So I’m gonna guess that Tom is not only alive, but started the explosion and faked his death in order to cover what he’d done?

picture_00005I love how Aaron, who can’t hold a job longer than a few weeks, turns down offers for jobs he’s not even remotely qualified for because he’s feeling some self pity.

Aaron and Nate are still soooooo boring as a couple. And their dynamic consists of one of them pacifying the other they have done something stupid and usually illegal. Make it stop! I’m praying this ‘dark’ storyline ahead for Aaron makes them interesting.


Secret Lives (Finland)

While Kalle shouldn’t have pushed and shoved Elias, he does have the right to be angry with him. Elias is no innocent and he had no business telling Lari anything. And he did it, not out of ‘friendship’ but because he wants Lari for himself.Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 5.30.30 AM

I do think that Lari will probably forgive Kalle and they’ll get back to
gether. It’s worth remembering that Lari does love Kalle and like Sanni pointed out, Lari has made plenty of mistakes and Kalle
forgave him.

Of course I don’t think that’ll be the end of it, my guess is Kalle’s drinking problem will only get worse and that’ll be what eventually ends things between he and Lari and Lari will find his way back to Elias.

One thing is true though. When Lari told Elias he was pathetic, he was right. Sure Elias was right about Kalle cheating, but Elias sitting around and pining for a guy who doesn’t want him for almost two years now is the definition of patheitc. Remember when Elias went away to grow up and get over Lari? What happened to that guy?


Spangas (Dutch)

I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t get the meaning of the bit at the end with Eman. It really just went over my head.

As for the rest, Tinco’s father came around really quickly. I’m guessing the show isn’t going to make a big drama out of the boys’ coming out which is kind of refreshing.

I liked how when Tinco came out to his sister, she gave him a high five when she found out about the ‘hot guy’ he was dating.

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14 comments

  1. I hadn’t even thought about that, Ryan. More proof that Emmerdale drops the ball when it comes to courtroom drama. Gordon’s barrister should have been able to cast so much doubt on all the testimony against him that the jury would reach a verdict before any of them needed a bathroom break.

  2. I wouldn’t call it a personality transplant. His lying/scheming side is mostly in the background at the moment because the show hasn’t done much to put stress on him or tempt him. It still shows up from time to time like when he bribed Ryan or walked away from a dying Lawrence. What I don’t understand is why everyone has a memory of a goldfish. Someone should express some objection or at least ambivalence.

  3. It’s strange how they just dropped the question of Aaron’s fake alibi. Aaron never had to explain why he would go to a pub with Gordon. Having to choose between going to jail and letting his abuser go free would be a compelling dilemma. It would also be interesting for there to be a cost to one of the many fake alibis that get thrown around.

  4. I’d be dead chuffed if they didn’t go with the very obvious and very illogical Ben Johnny coupling; I mean why would a young man aspiring to become a lawyer be attracted to a geeky violent, not really proud mechanic? Especially if he can have dreamy Andy with his dreamy eyes and big strong muscular body :D

    Speaking about Jonny Labey I heard he’s doing a play in August and that he might take a break from the show, hopefully that doesn’t mean Ben will try to sniff our Johnny, that’ll be wrong!

  5. Exactly and are we supposed to believe Chas welcomes Robert with open arms, even after he “accidentally” murdered Katie her best mate, as she said oh so many times?
    I like having a scheming kinda evil gay/bisexual guy but don’t try to give him a personality transplant and expect us to buy it, just don’t. Aaron and Rob are an affair, and Robert was saying Chrissie gets bored easily doesn’t he bore easily as well? What’s so special about Aaron since there were so many before him? I used to like them at first but now I am about to get fed up with this whole charade to please WaaAron and Rob’s fans.

  6. There was no case! And he didn’t bribe a witness; he paid that kid to invent one! Why? Because it was absolutely he said/he said. Neither Liv or Saundra witnessed any abuse. Saundra just speculated and Liv straight-up sold her father out because she is a putrid demon seed.

  7. Of course not. He killed Katie, shot Paddy, hired a hit on Chas. But he is oh-so-supportive of Aaron to the Dingle point of violence, bribery, etc.This whole story line was ridiculous from day one. The only evidence that existed was Liv’s proof that Aaron was complicit with Robert inventing an effing witness because the case was so flimsy. I can’t believe a single viewer or juror would ever fall for this nonsense. Oh wait, Danny Miller cried a lot; of course people were emotionally duped into buying this. Ugh and now this rat-faced manipulative brat Liv is gonna be hanging around the village? *puke* And if the rumors are true, RobMoRon will be off to Sin City for the next step?! WTFE.

  8. What frustrates me is that Robert hasn’t really shown any evidence that he’s reformed. It was only a few weeks ago when he was bribing witnesses and putting Aaron’s case in danger without his knowledge. The lesson that he seems to have taken from that is that he should be more careful rather than that his habit of lying and scheming to get his way repeatedly escalates beyond his control.

  9. Did Robert ever even apologize for all the things that he did to Aaron and his family or was it one of those fake apologies where an abuser says that they can’t live without them as if it’s the fault of the other person for taking steps to protect themselves?

  10. Let’s hope .. I love both Marc Elliott and David Ames, so am eagerly anticipating their story on Holby.

  11. I’m liking Ted’s version of Johnny as well. He also reads more academic than Strike did, so the law school angle is more believable. And several are speculating about Linford and Andy (the two hot construction guys) – one or both. (Leon Lopez who plays Linford is gay IRL, and was the director of the gay indie film, “Soft Lad,” that Jonny Labey starred in prior to EastEnders.) Glad to see them using Andy in Martin’s predicament.

  12. First of all I just wanna say it’s amazing that you’re still doing this Anthony I love your columns and I find myself agreeing with most of what you write.

    I am not and never will be a hardcore fan of a gay (or straight) couple, I do like gay couples getting exposition and all, but I have to admit this whole Robron thing is not to my taste at all, using a rape storyline to get them back together? Not cool… If the show wanted them together they shouldn’t have pushed Robert’s deeds so far, I mean kidnapping and attempted murder are hardly things that can be forgiven or forgotten about so easily. I also agree that since they have gone through so much trouble to put them back together, why bother rocking their relationship with something so stupid as Aaron’s little sister being a pain in the arse?

    I’m so falling for Ted’s Johnny, unlike the previous actor who was more of a standard Hollywood pretty boy, this Johnny looks like he could be Lee’s little brother. And I also appreciate how Ted doesn’t look as uncomfortable as Sam, who clearly wasn’t excited to play a gay character… What I loved the most though was that the Carters actually returned to that funny cool atmosphere they had when they first moved in; Johnny really is the glue that holds all the family together. I hope with all my heart that we won’t have a love triangle, maybe a friendship between Paul and Johnny but nothing else… If Johnny and Andy (the hot older builder whose actor actually liked tweets speculating about him and Johnny) could start something, I think it’ll be great to see Lida’s protective side back up as she doesn’t her son dating someone older.

  13. Emmerdale has never been good at courtroom stories, but this one had me wondering why this case was even in court at all. The way it was written, there was no physical evidence and not much more in the way of other evidence. Any mediocre defense lawyer could discredit each witness on Aaron’s behalf with minimal effort. From what we saw, I don’t think I would have convicted Gordon if I was a juror.

    And having a teenager like Liv move in with a brother she only met a few months ago instead of with her mother is illogical.

    I’m completely charmed by NuJohnny on EastEnders – and I loved Old Johnny. Regardless of the actor, the character is a breath of fresh air and I look forward to seeing what stories he’s involved in.

    I had read that Marc Elliott was joining Holby City but didn’t know it was as a love interest for Dom. I’ve felt bad for Dom ever since Lee took advantage of him and hope he finds some happiness.

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