Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sunday Surgery: Dissecting a Comeback
Well, it happened. After all these years, all the speculation--she's "back". BUT, they tricked us, didn't they? Brenda's not REALLY back. Not yet. Not back where it matters. NO, she's stuck in some other country, interacting with some newbie characters--longing for a lost love. In the meantime, Sonny's in America thinking about her. Wow, how fun is that to watch?? Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. To top it all off, they certainly didn't go anywhere over budget to make Brenda's European adventure anything but the back of a stage and a hotel room. We did get to hear about a glitzy party..but didn't see it. Later in the week, Brenda and Sonny will actually try to call each other but can't "connect" because they call each other at the same time!!! (texting?) I guess neither one has a Facebook page.
I still don't understand the reasoning behind the ever-lasting "reveals"on soaps. Every single one of them does it. Back in the day of little spoilers, it made more sense. You weren't quite sure when the person would stumble out of the shadows. Now, with all the PR and tweets and sites screaming "Brenda's Back" waiting weeks for her to come face to face with the residents of PC seems stupid. Waste of our time. If they haven't noticed, this is the age of instant gratification. We expect things to move faster. Just get her in there-- storming in with all her glory following behind. Like I said before, Perfect opportunity for Crimson usage.
And so we wait... will Brenda say yes to Monty's proposal? Does it matter? Will her face get slashed? Whatever. Guess what matters to us?? HER ACTUALLY interacting with the people IN PORT CHARLES. D'uh.
The other story that is moving along nicely is Crazy-Lisa-- Scrubs angst and some good old-fashioned soapy drama. Of course, Johnny gets shot (can't not have bullets flying around, right?) by Sonny. The cops will be the dirty guys yet again as Ronnie tosses away evidence that Sonny was indeed, protecting himself from Johnny. *sigh* I can't even talk about the Claire story because it is just too idiotic to try to sort out. There were Maya and Ethan and Tracy and Q scenes cut this month--I guess to make room for more of Claire's "I want your sperm"chit chat. @@
When Becky takes maternity leave, her character, Liz will go visit her sister Sarah. Nikolas will be involved with Brooke Lyn who's got no where else to go. Is that crickets chirping I hear?? . I shall save judgement on that idea until I actually see it in action. Lord knows when Tony Geary will saunter back into town. I guess he'll be involved with trying to get Tracy back. Here's hoping he ends up living with Lucky and Ethan together. Although I have a feeling we'll see the empty Haunted Star set again.
I am trying hard to be positive, and it was fun to live tweet during "Brenda Bonanza" with everyone. The S&B fanbase is understanably giddy--but I have to wonder how long they are going to last if this drags out much longer. I'm also wondering how the rest of the canvas is going to evolve during the transition of Ms. Barrett coming back to town for good. I guess we'll see. Let's keep each other awake while we wait, ok?