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Gays of Our Lives: A Cure For What Ails You

In this week’s Gays of Our Lives, we’ve got plenty of clips, reviews, spoilers and teasers on all your favorite dramas:

  • Isak and Even are back together on Skam, but are they ready to deal with Even’s medical condition?
  • Seb’s reckless behavior puts a patient’s life at risk and his ugly lie could destroy Dylan’s career on Casualty.
  • Finn and Kasim overcome their first romantic hurdle on Emmerdale, though Finn shows he may be not be really for a relationship with his new beau.
  • In the season finale of This Life, Oliver finds love with a sexy paramedic.  However, is the right time for new romance?
  • Plus, the latest on Eyewitness, People of the ValleyRownd a Rownd, EastEnders, Days of our Lives — and more!

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Casualty (U.K.)

Seb really fills out a pair of jeans, don’t he?

I’m going to guess Seb going to be gone after this story arc?  There’s no way his character can stick around after falsely accusing Dylan of sexual harassment, not to mention that Seb isn’t a very good doctor.  This is not the direction I thought the show was going into.  It’s not predictable, that’s for sure.

Oh well, not all the gays have to be good guys, I guess. The Christmas story was so cliched.  We could see the end coming after that first scene.  LOL….


Coronation Street  (U.K.)

Billy and Todd are so adorable together.  I’m glad we’re getting what seems to be the start of a story for them.  But I do think that Billy should try to work things out with the Church rather than quitting a job he’s worked his entire life for. I don’t think he’ll be happy as a receptionist at a rehab center.   I think he’s going to regret it and he’ll wind up going back.

At least Todd is being supportive of Billy no matter what rather than scheming to get him to quit like before.  I appreciate seeing some growth in Todd’s character.

I would like to see Todd get a job in a law office, something up and coming. That’s far more beneficial to his character rather than working in a flower shop or a similar job. 


Days of Our Lives (U.S.)

So I’m guessing the show will use Adrienne’s cancer as a roadblock for Paul and Sonny?  They can’t get together because Sonny is too depressed about his mom and trying to help her get better.  Well, that’s a legit reason.  Better than anything else the show has come up with so far.

Adrienne’s cancer is a good story though, mostly because of the acting involved even though it’s mostly a plot arc to reunite Justin and Adrienne.  I just wish the show had of devoted so much time and energy to this story before this point.


EastEnders (U.K.)

I’m really wondering where this story about Ben feeling alienated from his family is going.  It’s certainly realistic given all that’s going on in Ben’s life and Harry Reid is giving some strong, solid performances.  However, it’s not the most exciting story in the world so where ever it’s headed, I hope it gets there soon.

I’m gonna gripe about Johnny not having a story until he gets one.  I have a feeling it won’t happen until Lee’s story comes to a close and that actor makes his exit.  

About Lee, I just can’t get over how he seems to feel little guilt about what he’s done to his family.  He just comes off as a cold, selfish jerk.  Is that the one note acting or is it how the writers want to play it? 


Emmerdale  (U.K.

As glad as I am that Finn has a storyline, there’s no denying that this thing is totally ridiculous, even for a soap.   I mean the guy who Finn rescues and has been obsessing over while the dude was in a coma wakes up and just happens to be gay and into Finn? Okay….

Beyond that, the show seems to be rushing the relationship and that’s never a good sign about it’s longevity.  I mean they met had all that drama about Finn’s visits to the hospital, Kasim gets over it and and is ready to hit the sheets already in the span of a few episodes.

I thought it was strange Finn was so skittish about the prospect of sex with Kasim.  It’s not like Finn is a virgin.  He hasn’t been laid in a least a year.   He wasn’t shy about sleeping with Aaron and he was eager to have sex with Darren.   So why the issue now?

Overall, the guys are cute together and they do have chemistry so I hope it lasts.   I just have a feeling Kasim is not what he seems to be.  I suspect he’s got a few secrets.   There’s obviously some history with his family.  I hope its not going to turn out he’s on the rebound from his ex.  I’d hate to see that happen to Finn…. again.

As for Robert and Aaron, I think this Liv stuff is so boring and dull.  Robert and Aaron are a young gay couple whose lives should not revolve around a teenager.  And Chas is right, Aaron is doing a lousy job at parenting her.  I don’t blame Chas for wanting them out.  Liv does what she wants with no repercussions.  Aaron just says ‘don’t it again’ when they both know she will.  Her staying with Aaron was always contrived to begin with and this dumb story is just reminder of that.

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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.