Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
tv

Aaron Livesy’s Brutal and Beautiful Coming Out Saga On Emmerdale

While Americans worry themselves about the end of One Life To Live‘s gay storyline, British viewers of the soap opera Emmerdale have just reached a new high: Aaron Livesy has finally come out.

More on the character here (which we had to read, not being regular viewers of the show), but Aaron (played by Danny Miller) and his guardian Paddy Kirk (played by Dominic Brunt) have a good twenty minutes worth of airtime that’s full of tears, confessions, and yes, blood. As we’ve surmised, these two characters hated each other for most of their lives, but now they’ve got a father-and-son relationship.

It actually looks like pretty great television. Can our British viewers weigh in here? Is Emmerdale usually this good?

[via]

By:           editor editor
On:           Mar 26, 2010
Tagged: , , , , , ,
  • 12 Comments
    • Nick
      Nick

      Emmerdale’s usually quite boring (although a lot of people watch it, so I guess they don’t think so), but British soaps are renowned for their good acting and quality scriptwriting, so like with all of them, the odd bit of good television pops up now and then.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      I wanted this storyline on youtube for a while and it seemed pretty good. Very slow moving at first, but good.

      I was also following Syed and Christian… All the soaps overseas dealing with gay characters seem to be far better than anything available in the US.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      The acting is quite good for a soap I must say.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HolyMoly
      HolyMoly

      Wow, WTF? I’m NOT a crier. I’ve only ever slightly teared up during maybe one movie in my lifetime. I just fucking cried a little watching this. bravo

      Mar 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D'oh, The Magnificent
      D'oh, The Magnificent

      British soaps seem to have better acting in general than their American counterparts.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard
      Richard

      British soaps are really good, but Emmerdale isn’t one of the best. Still, it’s better than the shit that’s broadcast over here!

      Mar 27, 2010 at 3:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel
      Daniel

      I’m an American who has been watching Emmerdale for about a year and a half and I have to say it’s never been this good. I actually teared up abit when I saw this. And I realized I need a Paddy Kirk in my life. :(

      Mar 27, 2010 at 4:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      No. 7 · Daniel

      We could all use a Paddy Kirk.

      But wow … I think that’s one of the best coming-out scenes ever, the writing, the acting, the angles and lighting. ‘Awesomeness’….

      As stereotypical as the violently ‘phobic jock/repressed homo is, seeing it played out so powerfully made it novel somehow. Maybe it was the accents. Maybe it was the sheer depth of their pain. I don’t know.

      But they should win some sort of award for that.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ricky
      Ricky

      takes… so… long… to… load…

      suggestions?

      Mar 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Wonderfully..acted. This seen would have gotton a daytime Emmy in America for sure. It’s crazy how little bitty America is the entertainment captial of the world,when there are so many great entertainers out there in europe. Everyone wants to mkae it big in America.

      Mar 28, 2010 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Scene sorry.spelling..I was just so moved.

      Mar 28, 2010 at 12:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gollygeegaygoy
      gollygeegaygoy

      Brilliantly done. Emmerdale has grown up.

      Mar 29, 2010 at 5:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • QUEERTY DAILY

     




    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.