Friday, September 4, 2015
Gays In Gays Out
With gay characters so sparse on network television, it is understandable that viewers get so invested. I got hooked again into watching Days Of Our Lives with Will Horton's powerful coming out storyline. Chandler Massey put in some great work, especially in his scenes with TV grandmother Deidre Hall. His early romance with Sonny (Freddie Smith) was also engrossing and for awhile Days had a storyline I not only related to, but enjoyed.
But... time goes by. Massey seemed to get bored with his job and his role and eventually left the show. His replacement, to me, was and is a horrible mess. Guy Wilson has so many annoying mannerisms, (the least of which is clutching onto Smith) the once powerful couple became unwatchable. Guy and Smith have chemistry when in bed only, other than that, Guy has next to no chemistry with any of his cast mates. Smith, still appealing, is not a leading man and without Massey around could not sustain the power and energy required to lead the couple in story.
I was lured back to the Gays of our Lives this summer not by Will and Sonny but by the shows clever (if intended) way to continue a strong gay storyline even though their two main gay characters had become so weak. Slowly and subtly over the year the ultra hot Christopher Sean became the one to watch and his chemistry with adorably sexy Spencer Neville is making up for the heat so long lacking on the show.
Freddie Smith has recently left the show and hopefully Wilson is quickly behind him. I still love the character of Will but unless they get Massey back, or find an actor up to the role, Will is better left off screen. I hope the show realizes how Sean and Neville have rescued the failure of Wilson to keep the gay characters alive. Sean seems secure in his role but Spence needs to be given a contract stat so that we can continue enjoying the gay goings on in Salem.