The way to Amarillo – Emmerdale spoof

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB1TgQB0v_Y)

This is just so funny. I love how goofy the Emmerdale cast is. And oh wow Joe Gill (Finn) looks way hotter without his specs. I haven’t seen Danny Miller (Aaron) smile this much – ever! Nice change. I guess Kelvin Fletcher (Andy) and Adam Thomas (Adam) are really good friends with Danny Miller IRL.

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As Different As Day And Night

Ethan Hardy vs. Caleb Knight

I think the Holby Awards 2014 is fan based award given to Casualty and Holby City. I don’t think it has anything to do with the official awards. One thing that is worrying me is how easy it is to win seeing there are 18 categories – some of which is overlapping each other. Why am I interested is this? The reason why I think it’s worth to take a look at is because there are a surprisingly result in regard to the the (feuding) brothers/doctors (Ethan (George Rainsford) and Caleb (Richard Windsor)) in Casualty. It’s a little tricky using these numbers because I don’t know how many fans/people voted in this.

One would think that bad boy Caleb would win over good guy Ethan. However this is surprisingly not the case here.

Casualty Favourite Male  
2nd Ethan Hardy 19.8%
3rd Caleb Knight 12.0%

Casualty Favourite Male All Time
4th Ethan Hardy 7.6%
6th Caleb Knight 6.5%

Favourite Newcomer
2nd Ethan Hardy 19.5%
4th Caleb Knight 10.8%

Best Acting Performance
3rd George Rainsford/ brother war 9.3%
5th Richard Winsor/ brother war 7.2%

Neither have won the first place.And here I thought girls fancied bad boys (yes, I tend to be attracted to them as well), but I’m very happy that Ethan have taken the lead. I can’t really stomach Caleb though his performance (in dealing with his brother’s injuries that is, not the plot revolving around his two former flames (mother and daughter)) in series 29, episode 5 was stellar.

The only category any of them won was:
Favourite Male Doctor
1st Ethan Hardy 25.7%
2nd Caleb Knight 17.7%

Ethan kind of won with a landslide. There’s no doubt who the fans thought is their favorite male doctor. I think so too after having watched him in action. He is intelligent, have good bedside manners,  unflappable (his own words), funny, a little dorky, funny and all in all a good guy. I don’t really get why all the ladies are swooning over Caleb. Well, I do know! It must be the bad boy image he has.

It’s a little strange Casualty haven’t addressed that Ethan almost died. The other characters (Tess, Lilly, Connie and Ash) involved in the car crash have all dealt with their emotions one way or the other, but Ethan hasn’t. Perhaps he is having a delayed reaction to the ordeal or something like that. I guess it could spark a PTSD?

Anyhow I would love to see more about his relationship to Caleb which is more intriguing than the pending relationship with Lilly or Honey (God forbid!). I would love to see more of their background. Why do they have different surnames? How much older is Caleb than Ethan? Why are they so different?

I breached this subject in my last post that these two and Arthur Digby and Harry Tressler (from Holby City) share some of the same characteristics. Arthur and Harry aren’t related – have they even met? So it is possible for characters to be related, but very different.

A little uncanny and spooky

Casualty (1986-) focuses on the professional and personal lives of doctors, nurses and paramedics at Holby City’s Accident and Emergency Department whereas Holby City (1999-) follows the professional and personal lives of surgeons, nurses, other medical ancillary staff at Holby General. Both shows anchors in the “patient(s) of the week”style. They are both being produced by BBC One and is therefore from United Kingdom.

My first introduction to Casualty and Holby City was because of a gay storyline involving Tony Vincent (Lee Warburton) and Ben Saunders (David Paisley). Tony Vincent was a healthcare assistent on Casualty and Ben Saunders was a midwife on Holby City. That was way 2002-2003 though I saw the episodes many years later on Youtube (I think).

For a couple of years I didn’t really follow any storylines until Holby City announced they had cast a new gay character, Dominic Copeland (David Ames) in addition to already established Antonie Mallick (Jimmy Akingbola). I fell in love with the show all over again. Then I started to look episodes of Casualty up because of Daniel Casey (DS Troy in Midsomer Murders) when I found out he had guest stared in it. Which lead me to four characters who are very similar in personalities that it’s almost uncanny. Ethan Hardy (George Rainford), Casualty and Arthur Digby (Rob Ostlere), Holby City + Caleb Knight (Richard Windsor), Casualty and Harry Tressler (Jules Knight), Holby City.

Caleb and Harry basically have the same personality. They are outgoing, adrenaline junkies, bad boys, ladies men and larger than life in general. Just look at how they stand – they ooze confidence and bad boys.

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Courtesy of BBC One, Harry Tressler

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Curtsey of BBC One, Caleb Knight

On the contrary is Ethan and Arthur who both have a wry sense of humor, awkward around women, bespectacled, studious and very meticulous. Look at their glasses! They’re almost identical. Ethan is a bit more confident and professional than Arthur. But Arthur is a year or two behind Ethan in his education.

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Courtesy of BBC One, Arthur Digby

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Courtesy of BBC One, Ethan Hardy

What they have in common is that they are excellent doctors who knows what they are doing. This coincidence is hilarious considering Ethan and Caleb are (half-)brothers and Arthur and Harry have no relations at all. The main difference is that Arthur has absolutely no bedside manners! Ethan on the other hand Ethan is a sweetheart and treats patients with respect.

I find it weird/hilarious that the clothes Zoe Hannah (Sunetra Sarker) is wearing to work – tight fitting dresses and high heels. This attire isn’t the most comfortable clothes to wear unless you sit behind a desk all day. Zoe definitely isn’t sitting behind a desk, no she runs around in the ED treating patients. Sometimes I’m afraid her boobs will fall out or that she will twist her foot and need care herself. Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) is almost as bad – at least she is wearing pants and less revealing clothes.

The new character in Casualty Honey Wright (Chelsee Healy) is downright annoying. I remember thinking the same thing about Chelsee’s character Jacinda Barrett in Waterloo Road. I think it’s safe to say that it’s the actress who rubs me the wrong way. I dislike her even more than Zosia March (Camilla Afwedson) from Holby City. I can’t stand Zosia for some reason or another.

By the way Rob Ostlere ties in with my little obsession with Game of Thrones. Remember the “prologue” in the first episode? He plays Waymar Royce, a member of the Night’s Watch and one of the first causalities (ironic?) of many in the series.

A bonus picture for all of you:

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Courtsey of HBO, Waymar Royce

3rd Emmy in a row

Chandler Massey won his 3rd Daytime Emmy Award in a row. Congrats. He was first nominated in 2011, but obviously didn’t win. Took home the trophy in 2012 and 2013 which was well deserved. I don’t think anyone has done that in the Outstanding Younger Actor category except Jonathan Jackson (who is now starring as Avery Barkley on the ABC drama Nashville). He was nominated six times and won 3 Emmys however he didn’t win them in a row since he won in 1995, 1998 and 1999.

Chandler Massey is surely missed at Days of Our Lives. I haven’t really seen it since early January when the last episode with Chandler aired. The new guy isn’t really doing it for me and there is a lack of chemistry between him and Freddie Smith (Sonny).

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…And then there was the awkward moment when they showed his successor’s reel instead of the one he submitted.

I’m happy he could joke about it. What an epic fail by the people in charge. Oh I think he was seated all by his lonesome in back (well I guess he had some friends or family with him), but he didn’t sit with the rest of the cast from Days. At least that’s what I could gather from when Eric Martsolf (Brady Black, Days) and Eileen Davidson (Kristen DiMera, Days) rose from their seats to accept their Emmys’ for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress.

Fernando and David, Física o Química

I just finished watching Física o Química (a Spanish soap opera) albeit I only watched the gay parts which were a hassle to find with English subtitles. Spanish isn’t my strong suit so I really relied on the subtitles.

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The Cast of Física o Química

Here is the link – a guide to the time before David (Adrián Rodríguez) arrived following the other half of the couple Fernando (Javier Calvo), moments from season 3, 4, 6 and 7. For some reason season 5 is lost (with English subtitles), but from what I’ve heard we didn’t miss much action except David tried to hook up with his arts teacher, Jorge (Sergio Mur) and Fernando & Yolanda (Andrea Duro) entered an ill-fated relationship completely discarding the fact Fernando is gay and never showed interest in any women.

The most annoying thing with the show is it’s constant casting changes since it’s difficult keeping track of the loads and loads of characters. On the other hand people graduate sometime and new blood is added to the mix. In that regard the soap is pretty realistic in my opinion.

Teachers:The second most annoying thing was killing Fernando off in the third to last episode leaving David behind while paring every heterosexual couple off nicely. Actually the school shooting was a little random and it didn’t really make no sense that no one tried to stop Toño (Víctor Palmero) and it was a little ridiculous that the hallways suddenly was empty whereas before they had been full of passing students and teachers. It was a little convenient that almost the whole principal cast ended up inside the school. Besides shouldn’t there be more causalities in a school shooting? I didn’t really feel that terrified for the characters during the mess because he had only managed to wound one person until he got a hold of Álvaro and shot him somewhere – it wasn’t fatal as far I could tell.

  • Verónica Lebrón (Olivia Molina)
  • Arturo Ochando  (Enrique Arce)

Álvaro (Álex Batllori) – main targetStudents:

  • Jon (Alex Hernandez) – main target
  • Salvador Quintanilla (Alex Martínez)
  • Daniela Vaquero (Lorena Mateo)
  • David Farrán
  • Yolanda Freire Caballar

And who is outside? Conviently enough Veronica’s daughter Teresa Parra (Lucía Ramos), Fernando and Rashid “Román” Lorente (Nasser Saleh), David and Fernando’s roommate is left outside looking in until they device a plan sending Fernando towards an early grave. Ironically Fernando would have survived if Álvaro hadn’t decided trying to be the hero since Toño wouldn’t have shot anyone else.

Anyway  I’ve never cried so much over an ending like the one Física o Química procured which were bittersweet and downright sad. I think I can count them on one hand. The Land Before Time, The Lion King, the series finale of Buffy and during the end credits of the last Harry Potter movie. It was so sad that Fernando and David managed to find away back to each other less than ten minutes before the former’s death. At least they got to kiss on screen twice in their short lived reunion.

Hoy me he dado cuenta del tiempo que he perdido discutiendo contigo, en vez de decirte todo el rato que te quiero […] David, hoy me he dado cuenta del tiempo que he perdido discutiendo contigo en vez de decirte todo el rato que te quiero David, que te quiero, te quiero...“This episode made me believe that Adrían Rodríguez actually is a stronger actor than Javier Calvo because his performance was so raw and I could totally feel David’s pain over losing the love of his life – and that takes some guts to make the audience believe it was real what happened on screen. Though I have to give thumbs up to Javier Calvo for his deliver of Fernando’s final words to David which is some of the most beautiful I’ve ever heard someone say and I simply have to quote:

In English (loosly translated): ”Today I realized that I lost time arguing with you, instead of telling you all the time I love you […] David , today I realized that I lost time arguing with you instead of telling you all the time I love you David , I love you, I love you ..“  

The third most annoying thing was Borja (Israel Rodríguez), Fernando’s boyfriend in season 6 and the way David’s situation completely spun out of control in the same season. This mess almost ended with the former married to Borja and the latter dead. That suicide attempt David tried to pull was really heartbreaking and I’m happy Jorge talked him out of it. 

The first thing I like is they made David bisexual instead of referring to him as gay when he hooked up and entered a relationship with Fernando. The show acknowledge he had been attracted to girls for the longest time (see the semi nude poster of a woman in his bedroom and him watching straight porn) and not just suddenly turned gay. I’m a firm believer that he is bisexual and he even might enter a relationship with a woman to distance himself from his grief over Fernando’s death.


The second thing I like is they didn’t make Fernando a stereotypically flamboyant gay who wore his feelings on the sleeve. He dressed more daring than David, but that had to do with them being so different which I will discuss below.

The third thing I like is that despite their initial communication issues they actually evolve into a couple who talks about things instead of just bottling them up and then just wait for the inevitable explosion (see El Cor de la Ciutat for a crash course of how not to handle communication issues).

They come from two different worlds – I have a feeling that Fernando comes from a solid middle class home with very modern parents (his words) who accepts him for who he is. He dreams of writing film manuscripts and knows nothing about video games nor sports in general.The two characters I’ve watched thoroughly (Fernando and David) are very different at first glance  which actually don’t deviate much over time. Javier Calvo and Adrían Rodríguez had believable chemistry – not as hot as other on screen couples, but enough to make me believe they really went all in.

Opposites do apparently attract!On the other hand I have a notion that David comes from the upper class. I’m basing this on his parents travels a lot and his grandmother looks after him and he never seems to miss anything in the material department. However he does lack his parents support when he comes out and this might because his parents/family is old fashioned. He mentions an uncle or something who came out and was immediately ostracized and shunned from the family. David is an avid gamer and has taken a shine to different sports which I guess is football (soccer) and basketball. I love this character so much that I’m happy he survived in the end though he lost his boyfriend in the school shooting.

Another thing I’m wondering if David stole Marcos’ pants before he seized all contact to the guy. The reason I’m wondering is because Marcos is seen sporting a pair of very green pants which David is seen in multiply times after Marcos left the show.

By the way Adrían Rodríguez has an amazing voice if one find the right tracks! “Fruit of Paradise” is really bad and doesn’t really showcase his talent. Instead I recommend looking up some other songs he has sung. Angy and him were amazing in the musical within the show they had in season 6 based on Romeo and Juliet.

Chandler Massey nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award

The Daytime Emmy Awards 2014 was announced yesterday and to my delight Chandler Massey has been nominated for the fourth time in a row. He has the chance of becoming the first actor to win the award in the Outstanding Younger Actor category in three constructive years in a row. He is nominated for his portrayal of Will Horton on Days of Our Lives which is his breakout performance in the acting world.

I think CM did an amazing job during the first half of 2013. It seemed like he was ready to move on and was getting bored with his material in the last half of 2013. I haven’t seen “the new Will” in action mostly because I lost interest in the show after CM departed.

The others nominated in the Outstanding Younger Actor category is: 
Bryan Craig (General Hospital)
Chad Duell (General Hospital)
Max Ehric (The Young and the Restless)
Daniel Polo (The Young and the Restless)

I don’t know any of these actors except Chad Duell and Max Ehric has been nominated before. I would still put my money on CM though.

Oliver and Christian, Verbotene Liebe

Oliver Sabel (Jo Weil) and Christian Mann (Thore Schölermann) has become an iconic gay couple in the soap world despite the show is from Germany.

1. Christian and Oliver’s Sexuality
I believe Christian is bisexual with a preference for women. The only guy he has ever shown interest in on the show is Oliver. Actually Christian might only be gay for Oliver, much like Graig is for John Paul on Hollyoaks. Both Christian and Craig cheated repeatedly on their partners with females- not males which is why I have come to this conclusion.

Oliver on the other hand is firmly established bisexual having made out with both men and women, but I think he has a preference for men. I fare better when it comes to believing him as bisexual since he has kissed both genders on screen unlike Christian.

2.Their Wedding
They couldn’t get the actors playing Gregor and Luise back for Oliver and Christian’s wedding? I can live with that, but I found it odd no one mentioned them once. They are Christian’s last remaining relatives discounting Stella, who suspiciously also didn’t attend. One would have thought Gregor at least called Christian on his special day to wish him good luck. Instead Oliver’s irritating mother showed up.

I was so sad when Gregor and Luise left the show because with them gone Christian had no family left on the show to interact with. I loved the scenes between Christian and Gregor – they really had great chemistry.

The Flat share
This is even more ridiculous than in Friends. How many bedrooms does these two apartments have? It seems – especially the bigger one – is overcrowded at times. Well, I believe the bigger of the two has three bedrooms, one or two bathrooms? and a combined kitchen/living room. The smaller one has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a combined kitchen/living room.

In defense of Craig Dean

I think people tend to forget that Craig Dean (Guy Burnet) arrived in Hollyokas long before John Paul McQueen (James Sutton) did. These days people only mention the latter when discussing the show’s ground breaking storyline involving the two characters. I get that he is back and Craig isn’t, but that doesn’t really matter to me. Okay, Craig really had bad fashion sense and a bad hairstyle during his first years on the show. They vastly improved over time – and when he returned in 2008 he was smoking hot. The different cardigans he wore during his affair with John Paul were epic – especially the one with giant snowflakes on. I actually thought it was the best one of the lot – and it looked pretty comfy as well.

Craig Dean is a far more complex character than John Paul McQueen in my opinion and it looks like I’m in the minority – yet again. This is not the first time I’m going against the tides and prefer a different character than most people. I could give several examples of this, but it’s not really the place to do so. Anyway I find Craig Dean to be more complex because he went from a fun loving scheming lone wolf to someone who had friends.

Sometimes I actually missed him hanging out with his family – especially Steph (Carly Stenson). This almost went out the window when  John Paul, Hannah (Emma Rigby) and Sarah Barnes (Loui Batley) entered the picture. Some of his best moments came from interacting with his family – looking back to the clips I’ve seen it seems like John Paul interact more with the McQueen’s than Craig does with the Dean’s – maybe it’s because I’ve only watched those clips having a direct connection to the McDean storyline.

Speaking of the Dean family, Jake (Kevin Sacre) was a major ass towards Craig, when the latter started a relationship with John Paul. Craig never wavered in his support for Jake when he ran over Sonny Valentine’s mom or when he started a relationship with Nancy (his dead wife’s sister). No, Jake threw homophobic slurs at him and refused to accept him as he was. Steph on the other hand was totally cool and supported Craig. It was a bit wierd neither Debbie (Jodi Albert) nor Craig showed up to Steph’s wedding and later her funeral. Oh, well that’s soap operas for you!

The Dean Family is almost gone from Hollyoaks as I write this. Debbie was the first to leave, then Johnno (Mark Powley/Colin Wells), followed by Craig, Steph and the last to leave was Jake. Now Frankie (Helen Pearson) is the last Dean standing – not counting Charlie Dean (her supposed grandson). And to precise she was only Dean by marriage and since she remarried after the split from Johnno her name is now Frankie Osborne.

I’m quite happy the writers didn’t turn Craig completely gay, it would have been a little cliché and unbelivable since he clearly was in love with both Natalie and Darlene at some point. However I don’t agree with them not making him bisexual because Craig is in some sort of limbo. He is neither gay, straight nor bi. Then what is he? He is only gay for John Paul and he sums it up pretty well, “It’t not about sexual orientation, but about who you fall in love with.” And he happend to fall in love with a guy.

Many people blame Craig for everything in regard to his failing relationship to both Sarah and John Paul. I think if people watched his scenes with Abby, Natalie and Darlene they would get a different picture of him. They clearly messed with his head – and his dad leaving for a younger woman (same age as Steph, I think?) didn’t help either. The three girls used him for their own benefit taking advanged of a less experienced Craig. I will admit much of the heartache could have been avoided with Craig breaking up with Sarah sooner and stand by his feelings for John Paul. It’s not right to string someone along – and think Craig did it to two people actually kind of makes me quesy in my stomach. Nevertheless he’s still my favorite character on the show.

Curiously enough I wonder why two young men (19 and 20) think a baby can fix their ailing relationship?

Their relationship were kind of doomed from the beginning. First because of Craig and his stupid ideas.Second because of Niall – I think people underestimate his influence on how their relationship went from bad to worse. When Craig returned in Hollyoks Later he admitted to Steph that John Paul wasn’t coping well with the deaths of Kieron and his sister, Tina. I actually believe that John Paul never should have gone to Dublin as Craig’s boyfriend or whatever they were.. He clearly needed time to heal and mourn the loss of two persons he loved. I think their relationship could have lasted if that had happened instead of jumping back into bed together. Then imagine the nosedive their relationship was bound to take when Craig returned to Dublin after nearly being killed Niall and watching his sister being hurt. I get that Niall was John Paul’s long lost half-brother, but that doesn’t make the attack on Tom (Ellis Hollins), Steph and Craig less significant.

So I think trying for a baby was the worst thing they could have done. What they should have done was get some counselling from a professional who knew how to deal with this. I wouldn’t be surprised if they both developed Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

Top 3 gay teen couples in soaps

1. Jackson “Sonny” Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) & William “Will” Horton (Chandler Massey), Days of Our Lives

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This is mostly due to Chandler Massey’s acting abilities and the electric chemistry between him and Freddie Smith. I have seldom seen such chemistry between two actor. I find Will to be the more interesting character of the pair.

2.John Paul “JP” McQueen (James Sutton) & Craig Dean (Guy Burnet), Hollyoaks

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Them coming in second is mostly Guy Burnet’s credit since I find him the strongest actor of the two. His character, Craig changed the most over the years (granted I stopped watching after their supposed Sunset Ending) – he went from a fun loving, scheming lone wolf to a complex character with many layers. There’s no doubt James Sutton and Guy Burnet have an amazing chemistry – only second to Chandler and Freddie (see above) and I love how different their characters are.

3. Luciano “Luke” Snyder (Van Hansis) & Noah Mayer (Jake Silbermann) As the World Turns 

I couldn’t find any good pictures of them – and I didn’t have time to put something together myself.

Anyway these two are probably the most famous gay couple in American soap operas because Luke and Noah’s relationship were kind of ground breaking. The reason they end up in third place is because they kind of lack the charm John Paul and Craig have and the electric chemistry of Sonny and Will. Like the two others one actor is stronger than the other. In my opinion it’s Jake Silbermann – especially when his struggling to come out and after the fireworks incident.

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By the way is it a coincidence allthe couples on this list consist of a brunette and a blond? Maybe it’s good televison when they have opposite hair colors?

As the World Turns:
Brunettes: Maddie (Alexandra Chando) and Noah
Blonds: Reid Oliver (Eric Sheffer Stevens) and Luke

Days of Our Lives:
Brunettes: Brian Brant Daugherty) and Sonny

Hollyoaks:
Brunettes: Sarah (Loui Bartley) and Craig
Blonds: Hannah (Emma Rigby) and John Paul

Actually the only ones who fall out of this pattern is Gabi (Camila Banus) and Will who are brunette and blond respectively.

Best gay storylines in Soaps

I have been watching different soaps on YouTube – especially featuring gay characters. I’ve seen the stories unfold and unwind between Jackson “Sonny” Kiriakis & William “Will” Horton (Days of Our Lives), Luciano “Luke” Snyder & Noah Mayer (As the World Turns) and John Paul McQueen & Craig Dean (Hollyoaks).

What I found most interesting was how different Will, Noah and Craig’s coming out stories was treated in their respective soaps. I’m actually not sure if Craig ever came out since he claims that he’s only gay for John Paul. Anyway my point is to take a look at their stories. The reason I chose these three and not their respective partners is that Sonny and Luke already were out when I started to watch – and John Paul’s coming out was pretty much a non event without many hitches compared to others.

Coming out
Noah came out about 4 months after sharing that kiss with Luke. Actually it came a little out of nowhere that he was gay. I didn’t have an inkling of his sexual orientation until they kissed. It was very random. The first time we saw him struggle was after the kiss other than that he hadn’t even looked Luke’s way.

Will took around 3 months after sharing a kiss with Neil, but had struggled for months with his sexuality. Actually the first signs started to show around the time Sonny arrived in time. He was very awkward around Gabi despite trying to hide it and more at ease hanging out with Chad and Sonny.

Craig never really came out as gay which makes me think, that he is straight and only gay for John Paul. His biggest flaw was stringing two people he claimed to love along. It was nice to see he had matured a bit when he returned a year later.

The Aftermath
Noah had problems being seen in public holding hands much to Luke’s exasperation – he was afraid of being marked as gay since he was raised in the military by a conservative father.

Craig couldn’t wrap his mind around liking both John Paul and Sarah – and ended up two timing them both. In the end he ended up alone since his relationship with John Paul didn’t last because Craig couldn’t kiss him in the airport. I actually don’t understand JP’s reasoning here since he had a longer time getting used to be gay and even had a public relationship with Spike whereas Craig only just came out to his family and whole town by proxy. It was still very new to him and he didn’t really have time to adjust.

Will was outed in the newspaper in an effort to clear himself for murder charges. Lucky he managed to tell his parents first! By the way that plot doesn’t make any sense at all – not just the stuff about Will, but everything. Anyhow Will was the one most at ease with his sexuality after he came out. I firmly believe it wasn’t because he was trying to make himself straight that he slept with Gabi, but because he thought Sonny had moved on. His reaction actually mirrors what heterosexuals would do in the same situation.

All three actors really have some mad acting skills to pull off their storylines. One thing they all three have in common is the way their eyes express every feeling their characters are feeling. It’s quite remarkable in my opinion to be able to that.

Girlfriends
All three characters had girlfriends before coming out which were tackled much differently depending on the show.

Noah and Maddie dated for a month or so before he came out, but they did manage to sleep together. They had more chemistry than him and Luke had. Perhaps it was because they shared so many interests and finished each other’s sentences. I don’t know. Maddie was hurt though she graciously pushed Noah and Luke towards each other and in the end she remained friends with both.

Craig and Sarah dated for around 6 months before his affair with John Paul were exposed at their engagement party. Sarah was more mad than anything else at Craig which is totally understandable – she did catch him in bed with his best friend of all people.

Will and Gabi by far had the longest relationship of them all since they broke up shortly before their 1 year anniversary and they were high school sweethearts whose romance were shot to hell when Will withdrew from any intimacy with her. Gabi ended her relationship with Will long before he officially came out, but was somewhat supportive after being told.

Family
Noah’s father, Col. Mayer was homophobic and killed his mother leaving Noah alone in the world except for an estranged aunt who didn’t even called back when Luke left a message after the fireworks accident. The support he didn’t get from his own family, he gotin spades from Luke’s huge family, who took him in as one of their own. Though he felt uncomfortable with this fact after he became blind since he didn’t want to rely on the for all eternity. had to deal with his homophobic father who didn’t understand why his son could be gay.

Craig’s brother, Jake hurled homophobic slurs at him and his mother, Frankie was less supportive at first. Luckily for Craig his stepfather Jack, stepbrother Darren and sister Steph were totally cool with him liking John Paul. It really was a shame Craig only managed to be out for a week before he left for Dublin.

Will’s grandmothers were awesome – both Kate and Marlena had suspicions for a long time. The former took a direct approach to the subject much to his horror while the latter was more subtle and respecting his wishes, Marlena was his rock during his struggle much to both Kate and his mother’s horror. His father, Lucas supported him in theory of being gay, but when he acted on it and started kissing in public Lucas’ wasn’t a happy camper. His mother’s, Sami reaction really pale in comparison with col. Mayer (see above) it wasn’t cool walking out of the situation leaving a heartbroken Will behind. However she redeemed herself in time. In the end Will got all the support in the world from his rather large family.

Friends
Neither Noah or Craig had many friends. Many of the people surrounding Noah were Luke’s friends and Craig was a lone wolf up until he became best mates with John Paul.

Will on the other hand had many friends who all supported him – well almost everyone. Tad came around in the end after spewing homophobic slurs at both him and Sonny because “happy is good.” Abigail, Chad and to some extent Gabi were all supportive. Though I would be a little pissed if I was Chad since he had to learn about Will’s sexuality through the newspaper.

William “Will” Horton (Chandler Massey), Days of Our Lives
This was a no-brainer for me – and what makes it so easy for me to pick this one as my #1 is the fact Chandler Massey hands down is the best actor on this list.

He knocked it out of the park in his scenes especially in regard to his “coming out” storyline, “the blackmail” plot involving E.J (James Scott) and “the who shot Stefano?” farce. He really got to show off his mad acting skills – and the fact he never wavered when going up against different veteran soap stars and holding his ground fabulously. Beside he had undeniable chemistry with most of the cast. Not only with his love interests, but in particular with Casey Deirick (Chad DiMera), James Scott (E.J. DiMera) and Diedre Hall (Marlena Evans). However nothing compares to his chemistry with Freddie Smith (Sonny).

Chandler Massey has a killer smile, the most beautiful blue eyes and a massive amount of charm that can’t be bought for money.

Noah Mayer (Jake Silberman), As the World Turns
I find Jake Silberman to be a much better actor than Van Hansis (Luke Snyder) in my opinion. Not only did I find his character much more interesting all in all. I think the writers waisted his character by almost writing him out during the last 8-9 months the show aired. I never cared much for Reid Oliver (I would have called the character Oliver Reid if it was up to me – it sounds much better).

Anyway I really liked his story being a military brat and travelled the world with his father. Though his father probably won’t win the father of the year award any time soon. I think giving Noah this past is making him way more interesting than Luke. It also helps that I find him really charming and he’s really good looking. His chemistry with Van Hansis isn’t that great in my opinion. I don’t see their chemistry like the one between Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith. Actually I thought Jake Silberman had more chemistry with the actress portraying Maddie which can’t be good – or can it?

Craig Dean (Guy Burnet), Hollyoaks
Oh my God. That accent is to die for! I find the different English dialects much more endearing than its American counterpart in general. I can’t believe people bitching about not understanding what they say on YouTube. Enough of my rant and back to the topic.

Guy Burnett is an exceptional actor and I really admire his acting since he’s the one who felt most uncomfortable playing a gay character of the lot. His chemistry with James Sutton (John Paul McQueen) is likewise  great and so is his chemistry with the actress playing his sister Steph.