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26 August 2007 @ 10:05 am
Luke and Noah on ATWT  
So I've been watching soaps for forever and am now watching 'As the World Turns.' I'm watching it mostly for an actress I know and think is awesome, but there are a couple of stories I like as well, including the Luke/Noah story, which I'm still surprised is airing as it is. Quick recap: Luke is an openly gay dude in his late teens; Noah is a guy who is just discovering that maybe he's gay too (or at least bi). What is so shocking -- and, yes, it is shocking that in this day and age, it's still shocking! -- is that they are doing this Luke/Noah story as if it were a "traditional" soap love story, but with two guys. We're getting the meaty storyline, the conflict, the triangle, the longing glances, and their first kiss (embedded below) was done in total traditional soap fashion. And it helps that (a) the actors have chemistry and (b) their both good actors, with one of them (Van Hansis, Luke -- the blonde) being exceptional, a truly, truly natural, organic actor who's always on.

Anyhoo, I just thought I'd see if anyone else on my flist is watching or maybe someone will start watching because of this story. (I really don't want to see soaps die out and it's looking more and more likely, so anything I can do to help ....)

If anyone is interested, this youtube poster (LukeVanFan) actually has their storyline up and available to watch, if anyone is interested in the backstory, here it is: http://youtube.com/user/LukeVanFan
 
 
 
she was a work in progress.: Luke and Noahdreamer_98 on March 29th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
Hey, I know you posted this a long time ago, but I just wanted to comment.

I fell in love with the Luke/Noah s/l over the summer. It was so well done in the beginning. Obviously you posted this when they first got together. I don't know if you're still watching now, but what do you think of their current s/l and the overall way they're being portrayed on the show versus other couples? I should have known that ATWT couldn't handle such a groundbreaking s/l so well for long. With their blatant lack of physical affection to the current ridiculous green card marriage with Noah and Ameera, I'm really disappointed. Still, I keep watching because I'm attached to the characters and the actors who portray them, and I keep hoping for some reason that it will get better. They're the only couple I've been excited about on the show for a while.

If you're wondering how I found your LJ, I used to be a member of the Terri Colombino and the OBT boards on ezboard, so I recognized you from there (my username there was SkyPie). I hope you don't mind if I friend you, we have some similar interests and I would like to make comments on some of your posts.
Arabian: Luke & Noaharabian on March 30th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Oh, I don't mind you friending me at all.

As for the show, sigh, despite my love of Terri, when I couldn't get into Katie and Brad, and Nuke were just ruined for me -- the dad going psycho and shooting Luke was pretty much it for me, I did watch some of the hospital stuff afterwards, but it was just ... all of what made it so good fell apart -- I stopped watching the show.

If Katie is hooked up with someone new, I'll give another shot. Katie and Simon will likely ALWAYS be first in my heart. But I love Terri so that I've been willing to give every new pairing another try, and as of yet, the only one that came close to me liking it was Katie and Jack (I know!!). So, yeah, not watching it. Sorry. Will it get better with them? I wish I knew, but I haven't heard anything as of yet that would indicate so. But I understand sticking with your couple even when it sucks for love of the characters, the actors, what was, what could have been and the possibility of what might yet come.
she was a work in progress.: Trent Dawsondreamer_98 on March 30th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Nuke s/l pretty much went downhill after the colonel shot Luke. They had some sweet scenes while Luke was recovering, but after that it was like they didn't know what to do with them. And now the s/l they're in right now is rediculous.

You know, I liked Katie and Jack too. I thought they were sweet and had a nice, natural chemistry. But I knew they weren't going to last because eventually Carly and Jack will get back together. They had some scenes recently where they made it look like Katie and Jack were maybe going to get together again, but from next week's previews it looks like it's not going to work out. I'm not feeling Brad and Katie either. Mike's coming back (ack), but it looks like they're going to pair him up with Meg. I think it'd be nice for Katie to have a story that didn't involve a guy, but that's unlikely to happen (it is a soap after all). ::Sighs:: The show is frustrating me right now, but I'm still hooked for some reason.