Sunday, August 8, 2010
Sunday Surgery: Brender 3.0 Begins.
I will say there's been 3 incarnations of Brender that I can remember, so I'm going with that-- Purists be damned. There's the first Brenda--fresh faced--starting the entire Jax/Sonny war, Brenda the Crazy like her Mama, and now...I guess Brenda the Angelina Jolie of the Fashion World. You know, part of a charity, saving youngin's from Sex Trafficking. Timely yes...I'm just surprised as heck they don't have her with 2-3 adopted foreign kids. Brenda has always been trendy. Heck, when she first came on the show, "90210" was hugely popular and even her name was a pop reference. I totally rolled my eyes at the name Brenda because, let's face it, before Shannon Daugherty, it hadn't been heard in eons.
As always, when something "huge" happens on GH, we see a slow down or stoppage in all other stories and focus shift almost entirely to Guza's newest vision. It won't be as telling watching Brenda's story as it will be all the others that also make up the show. Or, as it were, don't make up the show.
How would have have written her return? Big and Bold..which doesn't include having her be in Europe for weeks, not interacting with anyone from Port Charles . Have Kate call up Jax after reading about Brenda's ties to this charity, and propose that Crimson run a huge feature on her. She's storms into town, bringing with her the paparazzi and all her fame, knocking PC for a loop. Maxie following her around as her temp assistant-- Jax and Sonny and the rest all a flutter. Why the hell waste weeks leaving her to block tape with new characters we don't care about. We get that sheeze enough when characters come back from the dead. You know, skulking in the shadows on the fringe until they finally, FINALLY make their "appearance" to a shocked town. All I can say is the way the Internet, reality shows and other dramas move now a days, waiting for even 3-4 days for the 'payoff' is ridiculous.
I will be so interested to read your comments and twitter feeds while this starts happening. Watching Brender with "Sterling" the movie star and Suzanne the charity administrator. You know I'll be giddy with excitement to see the "European Sets" they use. Heh. Of course, there's Sonny dreaming of The Most Beautiful Girl -- *Sigh*. Poor Claire the Seat Warmer will be another thing to watch. By the way, on a side note...Laura Wright just tweeted last Tues or Wed she hadn't worked with Vanessa at all yet, but hoped to in the future. There ya go. Which means, Carly won't be seen with Brenda for at LEAST 5-6 weeks from now? And there it is.
Pinning your hopes to a comeback (I don't care WHO it is) means playing with fire. I am so afraid that this will languish for so long, even people that are Brenda lovers might be bored. Guess we'll see together, won't we!!? Remember that the 10th, ABC is running a 3 hour Brenda-Thon. Then, she'll be on the screen for real on the 11th. Get your boots on.
Tweeted by the ever-candid Nancy Lee Grahn last night:
Saw a promo for Vanessa..Thought Jesus was coming to GH. I may b half Jewish but if Vanessa can raise the ratings..Im in!!!"
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