‘EastEnders’ Ballum Beats Everything on American TV

American TV shows are rubbish when it comes to depicting gay relationships.

Take, for example, ABC’s “General Hospital.”

The long-running serial features a gay character who appears about once every two months to provide comic relief to his bestie.

The love of his life, his now ex-husband, a legacy character no less, has been working on another floor of the hospital and hasn’t been seen onscreen in two years.

Tokens and time-fillers. That pretty much sums up the wasteland of American TV.

Not so across the pond.

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