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Gays of Our Lives: Will Iolo Survive His Wedding Day on ‘People of the Valley’?

Eyewitness (U.S.)

vlcsnap-2016-10-31-09h55m53s711I figured that Ryan would have to murder Bella.   Not exactly a shocker, even though the show wanted it to be.

I’m enjoying the prickly, professional relationship between Helen and Kamiliah.  Their scenes together are fun.  Nice chemistry.

I found it interesting, but not shocking that despite the intense feelings they share, Lukas and Philip don’t know each other very well.  It’s hard to get to know someone when you only have stolen moments.   Makes you wonder if they had a regular relationship, would their feelings for each other change?

This episode kind of dragged.  Not much happened.  I feared that would be the case when the show was extended another 4 episodes past what the original series was.  It wasn’t bad though.  Just slow.

Hollyoaks (U.K.)

snapshot-4James and John Paul haven’t been on in so long I forgot they were sort of dating.

James had reason to be mad.  JP had no business telling Nathan anything, especially since it was told in confidence.  But JP always does this kind of stuff and then is hurt when the person who’s business he blabbed gets upset.

‘Chico, you know your name is Kevin.’  LOL!

JP says he’s a parent (wow, he remembered) so he can’t take the risk of being with James?  He never thought that when he was with Ste, who was far more volatile and dangerous as a boyfriend than James could ever be.

I still like James and JP together.  I hope they work it out.

Nathan gets prettier every time I see him.

People of the Valley  (Wales)

This show seems determined to annoy me.  This whole thing about the stag party was just stupid.  First, Iolo and Tyler all know the same people and have the same friends.  They didn’t discuss who would be attending each stag party and where it would be until the last minute?   They live together!  

Worse, was Iolo being such an unreasonable brat.  His attitude simply made no sense and was designed simply to create drama.  It’s just more of the show having them fight about dumb things.  I don’t mind some pre-wedding issues, but have it make sense.  This does not.  So contrived.

snapshot-6And again, Tyler is apologizing to Iolo, even though Iolo is completely in the wrong.  Just stop.

I liked Iolo asking Britt to stand up for him during the wedding.  She has been a mother to him for years.

What is Gwyneth’s issue with Sion being a plumber?  If it pays the bills, I don’t see what the problem is.  I do hope the truth come out soon.  And why isn’t Iolo, who screams at the rooftops at any perceived injustice, telling his father the truth about his suspicions.  He whines and bitches about things that don’t matter, but lets this slide?  Bad, out of character writing.

I don’t think the show is being subtle at all about there being an explosive event at Iolo and Tyler’s wedding and those space heaters.  Nope.

Rownd a Rownd (Wales)

So, he’s picking fights with his girlfriend because she teased him about hanging out with Rhys and now he’s avoiding Rhys?  And LOL in that scene with Rhys snapshot-7and David where the background music lyrics are ‘The Choice Is Yours But You Don’t See Because The Truth Hurts’.

Heavyhanded, much? This story is so paint by numbers.  It hasn’t missed a trick in the Coming Out 101 drama.  Next he and Rhys have a fight that ends up in a kiss.


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.

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