Same. I teared up a little when I saw him because ever after all this time I STILL miss ATWT. I half expected to see Lucinda come around the corner.
Loved seeing André De Shields and Stephen Spinella as part of the HIV storyline. As out gay men who were young men during the '80s AIDS crisis, I can only imagine how emotional it must have been for them.
They are on Twitter. En masse. I often live tweet all the shows in this franchise and some of my snarkier comments are blasted by the die-hard fans. They also have Twitter handles like mrsbieber and givemearose, which seems appropriate.
The gents on Love Island UK are very affectionate with one another and no one blinks an eye. In fact, one of my favorite pairs ever were part of a bromance (Kem and Chris, Love Island UK season 3.) They did some weird shit that I won't mention but it came across as genuine and hilarious.
@fishcakes I like that scenario you laid out. Katrina is my favorite of the girls (she's almost too good/mature for this nonsense show) and for some weird reason, I think she and Winston would make a not-horrible couple.
The right people did leave -- neither George nor Marli made a big impression, save for Marli/Winston. Although I have hopes he will couple up with Katrina, since it looks like old Weston's going to mosey on over to Kelsey. And Big Brother syndrome avoided thank goodness. Much better look.
The "I GOT A TEXT" announcement is part of the Love Island Handbook, as it's done on the UK version as well. I look at it like Tim Gunn's "gather round" thing on Project Runway -- a bit annoying but part of the package and a means to share info/push the narrative.