Gays of our Lives: Louie, Louie


River City  (Scotland)

Why are Robbie and Gary still together?  If you are bored with your relationship and looking to spice things up with a third party when you’ve only been together a few months, maybe you’re not meant to be.  

As for Louie, he is fun, hot and hilarious.   I’d really like him to stick around.  The show is still lacking a truly compelling gay character (though I’m not sure Louie is gay, to be honest).  Robbie and Gary aren’t it.   More important, this plot arc can’t end with them still together.  This story is proving they really need to call quits.

Rownd a Rownd  (Wales)

Rhys and David are both pretending they’re happy with the current state of their lives, even though they’re both miserable.  How long is that going to play out?   I do hope that last week was the first and last time David gets physical with Dani.  It’s hard to have sympathy for him at all if he’s manhandling his girlfriend.  And I’d like to see Rhys really meet another guy and start dating.  Give David a real rival to contend with.

Shortland Street  (New Zealand)

I like how Jack and Cam’s relationship is playing out.  It’s so realistic that Jack would be so into his first real relationship while Cam has been around the block a few times and doesn’t want to rush it.  I did like that scene with Cam and Kylie where she encouraged him to be honest with Jack about where things stand.  And I’m glad Jack realized he was crowding Cam and made up with his dad to move home.   I still think that Cam and Jack are doomed though.  But it does seem like Cam is more serious with Jack than with his previous lovers.

No one in this town think it’s weird that womanizing Cam is now with a teenage boy?   I realize this town is very progressive and you can’t turn without bumping into a queer, but still….

Nice touch, real touch with Kate and Mo taking their shoes off before they enter the house.

The girl determined to lose her virginity with Jack was funny.  I loved her bluntness and that she didn’t care if Jack was gay and had a boyfriend.  The Leroy’s hearing problem and the crush on Blue arc moved at light speed.  I wonder if the whole thing will be forgotten by next week.

The Halcyon  (U.K.)

I’ve seen a lot coming out scenes and revelatory moments between two gay men over years and the scenes between Toby and Adil might be one of the best I’ve watched in years.  

Toby admitting that he thought he knew himself and his life was in order, but nothing made sense until Adil kissed him was so meaningful and powerful.  How many gays and lesbians have felt just that?  

It’s a timeless, relatable story to those who have lived it.  The acting was perfect, the kiss was really sweet and the romantic background music added to the loveliness of the moment.  If you see this win Best Coming Out for Gays of Our Lives Best and Worst of 2017, don’t be surprised.

I also liked that Toby is finding purpose in his new job, even if his mother makes fun of him.  And Toby telling his brother Freddie that love and feelings aren’t always black and white was a nice moment as well.  Toby is really growing as a character since the series began.  I didn’t expect that.


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. I’m really loving Cam and Jack. I do think it makes sense that Cam seems more serious about Jack, because he’s always been excessively fond of him. It was clear back then that the show was going to go there with them because they purposefully never had Cam say he was straight, and all those lingering looks? It just so happened that he was super into Kylie at the time. I do agree that it’s probably doomed. Every relationship on this show is. The amount of partner swapping going on within the space of 6 months on this show is astounding. I think they’ll be together for a while yet though, they have great chemistry, there’s been decent build-up, neither has any other romantic options, and there’s plenty of scope for good stories given Mo’s feelings on the whole thing.

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