Gays of our Lives: Here’s Looking At You


In this week’s Gays of Our Lives:

  • Nashville returns for a new season and Will and Kevin are happy.  But will the arrival of a sexy menswear designer named Jakob Fine tear them apart?
  • The Haves and the Have Nots also returns and Jeffery gets some good news when Wyatt wakes up from his coma.  Could it all fall apart when the body of the man he killed is discovered?
  • Paul and Sonny deal with the aftermath of their kiss on Days of Our Lives.  
  • Robbie gets a text from Will that could destroy his new found love with Gary on River City.
  • While Finn and Kasim fall apart on Emmerdale, Robert and Aaron happily celebrate Aaron’s birthday.  But Aaron could prove to be his own worst enemy in his relationship with Robert.

All this — and more!


Casualty  (U.K.)

I figured Seb wouldn’t be around long, but I didn’t think it would be that fast.  Dylan is a decent guy though.  After everything he still gave a fig about Seb and his career and helped him start over.  The way it ended though, I wonder if Seb will be back?

I thought the story about the boy and his mentally impaired father was the most interesting plotline.  I really would have liked to have gotten some sort of resolution to that little drama.

Coronation Street (U.K.)

I still don’t get the keeping the relationship a secret thing.  Everybody knows that Billy is gay, he’s had two boyfriends since he came to town.  Oh well, at least Todd and Billy are at a good place now.  They just needs a storyline that is not about Shona and her problems.  And soon.

Days of Our Lives   (U.S.)

It’s so dumb and lazy for this show to be doing the 100th ‘Stefano is alive’ storyline.  And I’d like to know how they’ll pull the storyline off since actor Joe Mascolo is actually dead, unless they taped some scenes before he passed on.  And given that viewers know that Mascolo is dead, it makes the story kind of anticlimactic before it gets to the end.  But the bigger point is, this show shouldn’t be telling this story.  It just shows how creatively empty it is.   

But I guess the reason why they have to tell it is to write Hope out of having killed Stefano so she can be sprung from jail.  The problem with this is that it doesn’t alleviate or mitigate what Hope did.  No Stefano turned out to be alive, but Hope murdered a man, schemed to hide the crime for months and framed an innocent man for what she did.  No amount of backtracking and rewrites can change that.  She’s still a dirty cop and so is Rafe and Roman for helping her get away with it for all this time.

Oh, And the show needs to quit having characters be shocked that Stefano is alive.  Please! It only makes them look ridiculous.

The Paul/Marlena scene was nice.  I’m glad Marlena basically told Paul he shouldn’t feel guilty about him and Sonny getting back together.  Because he shouldn’t.  This guilt thing is silly and contrived.

Days continues to handle the Sonny/Paul storyline terribly.  The show didn’t pick up after the kiss (like they did Chad and Abi’s kiss), but the next day.  So what happened after the kiss?  Did they talk?  Did they just walk away?  Why are things still happening off screen?  For a long awaited moment, the show treated it like an afterthought.

Emmerdale  (U.K.)

I have a feeling Aaron’s jealousy and suspicion is going to cause Robert and Aaron problems, not any cheating Robert might possibly be doing.  But when you got the man because of infidelity, why not believe he’ll eventually cheat on you?  That said, I did enjoy the Robert/Aaron scenes.  Sweet and romantic, but they still get their share of drama.  And maybe I’ve said this before but I love that they are written like any other couple.

I wondered if Emma was going to shove Kasim off that bridge like she did James by the way she looked at Kasim when he had his back turned.  Why else would she bring him there?

It was nice of Kasim to ‘let Finn down easy’, but I can only think this will make things worse down the line.  Because I doubt it’s over between Finn and Kasim.  Too much has happened for this to be the end of the story.  I do hope that eventually the issue of Finn not having dealt with his father’s death is explored.  That is the real reason why he was so clingy with Kasim.

I’m glad that the show addressed that Lawrence and Ronnie aren’t having sex, but I’m sure that Ronnie won’t want to sleep alone for long.   It’s going to become an issue down the line, I would think.


Finn and Kasim

Lawrence and Ronnie


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. A big part of Finn’s problem is his mother. Finn was clingy, but Emma was practically taking his measurements for a wedding tux. Plus her constant attacks on Leyla meant that Pete was too busy defending his girlfriend to notice what was going on with Kasim. Meanwhile, Ross has always struck me as supportive but uncomfortable about his brother’s sexuality, so his default response to Finn’s relationships will to be happy for him but inattentive unless Finn asks for his advice. I expect Aaron to help if only because he’d be prone to chafing under that type of smothering and could get what was feeling.

  2. Finn could definitely benefit from a gay mentor for guidance. I’m not sure any of the gays on the canvas currently qualify, though. Aaron might be okay but as far as we know he doesn’t have much experience dating either. His mother and brothers are cheerleaders but don’t have much useful advice for him.

    I have little doubt Robert will cheat on Aaron at some point in the future, probably after they are married. It would not surprise me if he cheats with a female. It would be more interesting than them playing happy families in their new home with Liv – where Robert will presumably be living rent-free and can be kicked out.

  3. I assume Clary takes for granted that every guy is into her (although she probably sees it as acting normally) and considers guys like Alec who don’t give her deference are jerks.

    How long until Tracy bankrupts David with her free spending? Her having no savings to pay rent after months of working full time and living rent free at the B&B should have been a red flag.

    What Finn really needs is for a friend to tell him that his and his mother’s clinginess was the entirety of his problem with Kasim. I guess getting him laid might help with his confidence, but it looks like he’s just going to repeat his same mistakes with the next guy.

    I’d be a bit insulted by Robert’s explanation of why he wouldn’t cheat if I were Aaron. Aaron should be proud of building up his own business. It might not have been as lucrative as seducing an aging closet case and his miserable daughter, but that’s no reason to belittle it. Besides it really didn’t address Aaron’s concerns. Does anyone believe that Robert wouldn’t hop into bed with someone else if there were enough profit in it for him (or even if he were just frustrated with Aaron at the moment).

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