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Gays of Our Lives: Odds and Evens

Eyewitness  (U.S)

No……!  No dead gays please!  I was literally screaming and crying at the end of this episode.  Okay, spoilers show that both Philip and Lukas are alive in the final episode, but that didn’t mean seeing Lukas with that hole in his chest and Philip holding him didn’t get to me.

This was a good episode with a lot of suspense, but it’s getting to the point where some characters, especially Helen, are seeming stupid.vlcsnap-2016-12-05-10h33m17s746

I’ve long had a problem with that Helen hasn’t figured out that Lukas and Philip are more than friends.  I mean it was obvious before and then she learned Philip was gay.  That should have led to so many questions about how involved he was in the shooting.  And then when she did get proof when she saw that text, she didn’t immediately confront Philip about it?  That made no sense as a parent and a cop.  If anything it should have made her more concerned for Philip’s safety given his closeness to Lukas.  Instead, she said nothing.

And what was Kamilla thinking letting Lukas and Philip go off by themselves?  If you are someone’s bodyguard isn’t the idea to keep your eyes on them at all times?  If these boys get killed, it’ll be Helen and Kamilla’s fault for being so dumb.   The blame mainly goes to the writers of course.   I love the idea of two strong women leading the show, but the writers keep sabotaging them with sloppy storytelling and contrived plot points.


Hollyoaks (U.K.)jp

John Paul had no reason to be mad at James.  JP assumed (after talking to his dumb mother) that James was asking him to move in permanently.  JP getting into a snit upon learning he was wrong was ridiculous.  I’m glad they worked it out and are moving in together, but I really wish we were seeing more of this couple and watching them play more beats of the relationship.  I feel like a lot of stuff is not being depicted because we don’t see them very often.  I think they are terrific together and have wonderful chemistry, but the show doesn’t give them nearly enough attention.  I hope that changes.  They’ve got something great here if only they’d use it.

Holby City  (U.K.)dom

The new Italian doctor is HOT!  Wow.  He and Jac have major chemistry.  How soon before Jac is screwing him?  I give it 5 episodes.  He’ll probably hook up with a few other ladies on the show first to piss her off though.

How come Dom still has his job after what he did?  It’s neither his right nor his place to say anything.  He should have been written up or formally reprimanded or something.   I guess we’re to assume it didn’t happen because Issac is protecting him. Plus, who is Dom to judge anyone about lying after his checkered history?  Have several seats, man.  I just hated that plot arc, especially since there were no repercussions.

I did like that scene with Dom and Jac though where she had no patience for his nonsense.  He needs to hear that kind of frankness more often.


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.