Langford On Soaps: Ste is Asked To Commit Murder on “Hollyoaks”!


Plus, Joscha’s fantasies get the best of him on All That Matters, Brad and Felix find common ground on General Hospital, Sonny disowns his mother on Days and things heat up between Vincent and George on Hollyoaks.

Langford’s Picks and Pans

EastEnders (U.K.)

So the show is still playing the ‘is he or isn’t he’ situation with Danny, but if you’ve checked out the EE website, it’s already been confirmed that he’s bi. Someone should have edited that before posting. They killed weeks of story, it seems. Me, I’m just ready for this part to be over so they can dig into what they really plan on doing with the character. So far Danny is really more of an obstacle for Michael and Janine to deal with in their ongoing romantic battle. And I hope he’s going to be more than that.

General Hospital (U.S.)

I actually liked some of the scenes from last week, mostly because of Brad. I find Brad to be the most interesting and likeable character in this pretty awful and dull storyline and I’m glad the show is using him more. I really didn’t care much for Felix asking Michael to come onto Brad to get information, however. First off all, it’s a dumb plan. Why in the world would Brad spill such major information to someone he hardly knows, even if they were to put out?

And second, I didn’t think much of Felix for asking Michael to do it, since he knows the dude is straight. But it just shows to me that Felix is far too invested in Sabrina and Patrick’s broken down and boring relationship. He’s darn near obsessed with it, seemingly more than Sabrina or Patrick — and it’s their relationship. It’s long past time for Felix to get his own life. But is the show finally going to go there?

Do Felix and Brad have a future?

That final scene between Felix and Brad where we saw some vulnerability in Brad and that he’s not the total sleaze he claims to be, was nicely done. All Brad really wants is for someone to like him and who can’t relate to that? And I did like that as Felix railed about Brad chasing after Michael, Brad rightfully pointed out Felix sniffing after Milo long after Milo said he was straight. All this made me wonder if that might be the start of a romantic relationship between Felix and Brad. Let’s hope so. They could both use the action.

Thanks to LoriJoGH for the clips!

Neighbours (Australia)

So not only does Chris get a boyfriend, he gets to kiss him too. Well, it’s about time Neighbours. Those were some well done scenes between Chris and Hudson and I actually think the actors have chemistry and mesh well together. But still, the biggest problem in this story is that so much of it took place off screen that it’s hard to invest in them. In that final scene where Chris talked about seeing a future with Hudson before all the trouble started, anyone who has watched the show knows that they had trouble from their very first date.

So exactly when did Chris have the time to develop all these feelings for Hudson? I guess it must’ve been during those off screen dates Chris mentioned offhandedly in a scene. I don’t know why this show didn’t develop Chris’ romance where we could see it and I’d hate to think it was because they didn’t want to actually deal with telling a gay love story, but instead just throw them together and claim they’re boyfriends after a few scenes to avoid it altogether. Unfortunately, it looks like that’s exactly what they’ve done. It just makes me wonder what they’re going to do next and how they plan to handle this story going forward. I’d like to think better than they have so far, but I don’t hold out much hope.

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