LANGFORD’S PICKS AND PANS
Days of Our Lives (U.S.)
Good grief. Adrienne and Sonny’s talk about Sonny’s feelings for Paul is something they should have discussed months ago. Oh wait. They did, several times. Yet they’re having the same conversation as if they’ve never gotten into it before.
I love Kate being bitchy to Paul. It’s awesome.
This show must be skipping around and having cut scenes and stuff. John and Paul had the talk about Paul calling John “Dad”, but Paul did that with little notice weeks ago.
THANKS TO PINKYSWEAR FOR THE CLIPS!
That was a strange and a little sad story to end this Sean arc on. I’m sorry to see him go and it’s not likely he’ll be back. I’m just hoping we get to see more gays on this show going forward, perhaps a permanent basis.
I’m surprised that Chrissie confessed to causing the accident. I thought that story point would drag on for months. However, while Eric is being all irate at Chrissie, he is conveniently forgetting that Val would have never been in that house of mirrors of he hadn’t of locked her in there.
I’m enjoying seeing Finn being angry and bitter and upset about what’s happened. But attacking an elderly man twice his age? I didn’t need to see that.
General Hospital (U.S.)
So Brad is secretly married to Rosalie? Who the heck is Rosalie?! For someone who doesn’t watch the show daily or even weekly I had no idea who this chick was though it was obvious by GH’s usual ham fisted writing that she would be revealed as Brad’s wife by the end of the episode.
Now I’ve been told that Rosalie has been on the show for about a year and viewers knew she had a secret, but didn’t know what that secret was until now. She was even being blackmailed by longtime villainess Helena Cassadine over this secret. Why being married to Brad had to be kept such a secret remains to be seen, but the whole thing seems kind of lame and thrown together to me.
Scott drooling over Ste’s scrawny body? Ew.
Ste actually fell for Scott’s HIV story? Ste should realize that Sinead did the same thing (twice, I think). That’s probably where Scott got the idea from. This show having characters making false HIV claims is a plot device they’ve used far too often. I gotta admit though, I miss the days when men regularly wore shorts as short as the ones Scott had on.
Loving the camera lingering over Harry’s super hot body. But when did Harry start working at the restaurant? Did I miss a plot point?
Why is Harry all hurt about Cleo dumping him when he’s A) gay and B) lusting after Ste? BTW, I liked the potential of a John Paul/Harry match, but having Ste and Scott after Harry too is a bit much. Does any gay man on this show not want to date teenage boys? And of course this Ste/Harry thing is moving way too fast, per usual.
Porsche is turning 21? No offense to the actress, who is beautiful, but she looks way older than that.
Is Tom ever going to grow up? It seems like he’s been a little boy forever.
So Robbie accidentally shoves Jason off a cliff and a little while later is hooking up with Jason’s girlfriend, Holly? Gross, even by this show’s ever lowering standards.
I like the potential of a Joe/Mercedes romance. I think they’d be good for each other, but I suspect Hollyoaks will ruin it like they do every other good love story with lots of cheating and dumb plot twists.
House Husbands (Australia)
How did they go from Kane and Alex deciding the other would be the sperm donor to Kane being the donor? They never explained that. After all, Alex was planning on having the baby with Eve to begin with, so why the change? I know it’s because Kane is a lead character and Alex is a supporting player, but I would have liked to have known the logistics of how they worked that out.
I do like the twist of the guys and Eve deciding to ask Abi to carry a baby for them. I’m sure after lots of dithering and drama she’ll agree to do it. But my favorite part of the whole plot point was Abi talking about how people can count on her by saying “I’m reliable-ish” Loved it.
When Kyle and Sheila told Nate that Chris was seeing someone new, I thought it was funny that Nate was shocked. If he knew anything about Chris’ history, he’d know what Chris never stayed single for long. In little more than a year, Chris dated Hudson, Will and Nate. Not to mention a one night stand or two. That boy got around.
River City (Scotland)
I think it’s pretty obvious Alex is going to be murdered very soon. He think he’s got everything he wants while he stands in a room full of his enemies and people he’s either crossed or blackmailed. That’s a recipe for his doom. Kelly-Marie will be the prime suspect of course. I just hope Patrick doesn’t turn out to be the killer.
Perhaps they never should have reunited to begin with. That too, never made much sense. I do like how the show played out this long, clearly thought out story arc in a realistic fashion. You just usually don’t see that kind of storytelling on soaps. But River City has always been good at that.
I wonder what’s ahead for Will and Robbie and Patrick. It’ll be interesting to see how the show handles three gay men on the canvas when none of them are sleeping together.
Shortland Street (New Zealand)
I guess Jack and Edwin having their talk about Edwin moving out and going back home off screen pretty much says how the show feels about this storyline. Those are the kind of story points we should be seeing, if the show is treating this like a real relationship and it’s going to be an actual story. But I guess it won’t. Jack said they were still together, but I wonder if we’ll ever see Edwin again. It’s like with Alex and Joe when most of their story took place off screen. Hmm….
The Haves and The Have Nots (U.S.)
Ugh. Wyatt raped in prison? I do hope his parents can live with themselves. It’s totally on them that this happened. When will Kathryn realize that Jim’s dumb plans to solve their problems never work?
The Fosters (U.S.)
I wondered when the show would address the issue of sex between the boys. After all, they are at that age when they are curious about such things. And despite Jude’s insistence they weren’t and wouldn’t have sex, things happen and sometimes it can go further than you intend. I liked Lena’s talk with Jude and I really liked Jude later saying to Connor that ‘for a lesbian she sure knows a lot about how two guys have sex’. LOL! However, I couldn’t help but think that if this had been a straight boy and girl, we would have seen on screen them making out and getting caught by Connor’s dad.
Chris Bruno, who plays Connor’s homophobe dad is hotter now than when he played gay Michael Delany back in the 90’s on All My Children. Yum!
THIS WEEK IN SPOILERS
Coronation Street – After Jason is brutally beaten, Todd rushes to be there for his family, even though they hadn’t bothered to contact him about the attack. Eileen makes it clear that the past is not forgotten and that Todd isn’t welcome at the hospital. Worse, Todd is hurt to overhear his mother making it clear to Tony which one is the favored son.
TEASERS FOR NEXT WEEK
Days Of Our Lives – Will rages at Paul for Sonny leaving town…..
Hollyoaks – John Paul’s affair with Lockie is exposed; Ste fears he’s exposed Sinead to HIV…
House Husbands – Kane works up the nerve to ask his sister to carry a baby for he, Alex and Eve….
River City – Things get even more complicated between Will and Robbie….
Shortland Street – Jack lays down the law with Edwin…
That’s it for this edition of Langford On Soaps. See you next week. Please leave your comments and thoughts below.