Gays of Our Lives: Odds and Evens



Coronation Street:  Billy is ready to go back to the Church, but Todd says he wishes Billy had a regular job.  Billy later realizes his heart is no longer with Church and quits.  Todd and Billy both begin looking for new jobs, but Billy has better luck when he gets a phone call with a huge job offer.

Days of Our Lives:  Sonny supports Adrienne after she learns she has breast cancer.


EastEnders:   Feeling isolated from his family, Ben gets drunk and causes an ugly scene at the Mitchells.


Emmerdale: Finn goes to the hospital where Kasim is being kept and learns he’s been discharged.  He’s happy that Kasim has recovered, but sad he’ll never see Kasim again.  Later, Kasim shows up on Finn’s doorstep, wanting to thank the man who saved his life.  Sparks fly between Kasim and Finn as Finn learns Kasim is gay.   They start spending time together and Pete warns Finn to tell Kasim about the hospital visits.  Finn promises he will… when the time is right.  Of course this being a small village, Kasim quickly learns the truth and is rightfully creeped out.  Finn is upset that he could lose his new beau, but Pete and Emma step in to help get the guys back together.  Will it work?


Eyewitness:   As Lukas fights for his life, Philip realizes he can no longer lie about the night of the shooting.  But Ryan is still closing on the boys.

Hollyoaks:  Tony is angry to learn that Ste and Warren tried to frame Ryan and warns Ste he’ll only make things worse.  Ste schemes to spend time with Leah despite the court ruling.  When Amy and Ryan find out, they get upset.  Leah takes off and disappears until an accident lands her in the hospital.  Emotions are high when Amy, Ryan and Ste come together to check on Leah.  Ste is asked to leave and Leah decides that if she ever wants to see her father again, she has to break up Ryan and Amy.   

Rownd a Rownd:  Upset and embarrassed by his drunken actions last week, David tries to avoid Rhys.


Coronation Street:  Todd is under suspicion after Phelan is attacked.aaron

Days of Our Lives:  Derrick asks Paul if he has feelings for Sonny.

EastEnders:  Ben gets shocking news about Jay.

Emmerdale:   Aaron takes action against Rebecca.

Eyewitness:   In the final episode, Lukas and Philip go on the run.

Rownd a Rwond:  Rhys and David make plans for a secret liason.

People of the Valley:  Tyler and Iolo make plans for a romantic evening away from the village.

That’s it for this edition of Langford On Soaps.   Please share your comments on the thoughts and opinions expressed in this week’s column below.  See you next week!

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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  1. YESSSS re. Skam!!! I’m fully obsessed.

    You must go back and watch all of season 3. The acting is beautiful, along with subtle and brilliant use of music. The drip feed via the website of clips, social media updates and texts is so so clever. Currently awaiting an update and can’t stop checking the site!!

  2. That was a change made by the editor not me. My stance remains the same.

  3. I dunno… i found those scenes with Oliver and the paramedic to be kind of weird. Oliver’s mother just died and the paramedic is clearly hitting on him at the scene. And then, hours later, with Oliver’s sister in the hospital having emergency surgery, Oliver sees the guy and they flirt and make a date? I’m like, really? Will they have their first kiss at Mom’s funeral? LOL….

  4. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2fUjgXqU1aKY2xScWM1QTJWTFE
    Google Drive of clips and episodes with English subtitles^
    They’re usually pretty quick and consistent with the uploads. If you have trouble (because the site sometimes gets overwhelmed with all the sudden traffic) ..if you have a Google Drive account, i.e a Google account, you can just right click the file and copy it, then play it. Hope this helps .. if you have Twitter, there’s a community of much smarter people than me.

    Happy Skamming and Enjoy!

  5. How are you watching Skam? I’m having a difficult time finding all of the episodes with Eng Subs.

  6. Regarding Casualty – Dylan has been on the show for a while (he even left and came back a couple of years ago if I remember correctly) and there hasn’t really been a focus on his love-life for a long while. When he was first on the show he was revealed to have been previously married to another one of the (female) doctors (Sam, who left a couple of years ago after marrying Tom Kent) but they didn’t get back together and since then I don’t think he’s been involved romantically with anyone at all. So if the show does go there then it won’t be totally unbelievable but maybe a bit unexpected! I think it actually be quite interesting, as Dylan’s storylines have focused more on his mental health (he has OCD).

    I really get the impression with the character of Seb that it was written with a younger actor in mind? I know that medical students don’t all have to be in their early 20’s but Seb’s issues with his father and the crush on his mentor seem a bit ‘young’. Rik Makarem is quite hunky though, so I shouldn’t be complaining!

    Oh and speaking of the cute Iranian refugee that Jamie left with – well the actor has been in Eastenders for a year or two now, playing Kush, and he is looking extra beefy this days I must say :D haha.

  7. *snaps fingers* .. I knew I recognized that guy from Causality from somewhere. Emmerdale. I completely agree, they had some nice chemistry brewing. I wouldn’t be at all upset if the older doctor was uncomfortable due to some attraction for the younger guy.

    Speaking of Emmerdale, I’m happy they’re telling such diverse gay inclined stories, but with Lawrence, I just end up feeling bad for Ronnie. While I don’t know what their life was like back in the “olden days” .. I can’t imagine that Lawrence lives up to some rose-colored glasses version of whatever they had previously, but then again, maybe he was always awful and Ronnie likes that about him.
    It kind of reads like an different version of Aaron and Robert’s story .. you know you’re probably not great together, but there are only so many gays out there…so …Eh, you’ll put up with whatever.

    But Anthony, I’m glad you finally drank the Skam Kool-aid. lol. Welcome on board, we’re glad to have you.

    Now that you have that out of the way, you can get caught up on “Merli”. The main ones to watch are season 1, episode 9; season 2, episodes 4 and 10. The rest is interesting, but can be seen as filler and fallout. All in all, it’s good, if you like philosophy.

    (Just a suggestion for when things die down. I know you have a full plate).

    Anywho, have a great rest of the week and take care of yourself!

  8. Once again I agree with you about how awful the Sonny and Paul story is I’m about to fast forward them with those god awful teens. I also ageee that Helen and kamila are morons on eyewitness. And even though I love Robron even I was like oh please when Robert said Lachlan should go down for gunning down Lawrence. Keep up the good work. It’s always a highlight for me to read your column.

  9. Oh, it’s changed. I think it’s better to whet the appetite of readers like it does now. Especially if it’s meant as a positive review also for people who haven’t already watched these shows

  10. Ridiculous, isn’t it? And it’s only going to get worse, unfortunately.

  11. Is the theme of the week guys so scared of being honest with their partners that they’d rather risk going to jail?

  12. I haven’t read your other reviews, but I know that reviews in general are vague about the details while still getting across the themes that a show or movie are about. You’re just blurting out the biggest revelation that the season spent 8 episodes building up towards.

  13. By your statement, every review in this column (and every column I’ve written for the past 10 years) is ‘ruining’ the show as many folks haven’t watched the shows discussed here. I can’t control when people watch whatever they watch. I only saw it myself last week and went in knowing the story, which has been playing out for weeks. If i don’t discuss what happens on the shows as they air in detail and with specifics, then I’m not doing my job. But I appreciate your thoughts.

  14. Call it what you want, you’re ruining the show for those who haven’t seen it, but will soon

  15. It’s not considered a spoiler if it’s already aired.

  16. Here’s hoping that people who have yet to watch Skam doesn’t read this article only to get half the build up of the plot spoiled.

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