Is it just me or is anyone else finding the return of Brenda quite boring and ridiculous? I say either send her azz on to Port Charles (will still find her boring however) for at least an inkling of entertainment or send her back to "Vegas". jmo
No, you're not the only one, des. Whoopee! Brenda isn't with Sonny anymore, but still has lunies trying to kill her? Not much has changed. Now, predictably, she's going to dump the young, hot & charming actor to go chase after Sonny, thereby ruining what semblence of a life she's created for herself. She'll be in his life 5 minutes & Sonny'll realize he should've saved himself the grief & gotten a dog instead.
Can anyone say, "Snoozeville?" It's funny how ABC made this big production of Brenda coming back to GH, just like they did with Greenlee coming back to AMC....and what do the fans get? A complete, total flop of a storyline. I mean, where is this all leading to, besides the inevitable story that we've all seen a million times over? Brenda coming back into Sonny's life for a hot second, it not working out and she runs off to Europe again.....give me a break.I mean, is this why AMC & OLTL had to be pre-empted? What a complete waste.
I have made it a point to watch because, frankly, I've given up on GH. I have wasted my time.Bob Guza and team are really good at writing stunt stories. This could have been one of them. Why not really build this russian mob story up, then insert Brenda and the attempted hits, and then have Sonny move to protect her, or have her ask Sonny for help/protection.However....the famous hot guy...HE is a keeper. Have him cross paths with Robin and Carly. See where that goes, because it seems that Guza is intent on destroying Robin and Patrick.If they don't start fixing Jax and Carly, move her on. Him, I am over, especially after watching the episodes from almost 20 years ago!!
Frankly, the interview with Jason Cook Kirsten Storms in this week's issue fo SOD is getting me to tune back into GH. I've been waiting for Matt & Maxie to get togethor since 2008. I only hope Brenda doesn't overshadow this.
I completely agree that the return of Brenda is a complete snoozefest. I am muting her scenes when she shows up onscreen; can't hear what she is saying anyway. Sam has a soft voice; however, I can at least understand and hear her, so far all Brenda has done is whisper and smile her way right into a commercial. Sorry Brenda fans.
Smart move muting her scenes. That way you don't have to hear that ridiculous laugh like she just heard the funniest joke in history. Not sorry Brenda fans.
Forget muting I simply fast forward.
Me too. They had better hurry up and have her interact with the citizens of Port Chuck or they are going to lose what few viewers may be tuning in because so far, I watch Brenda and her love interest and....zzzzzzzz
At the rate I'm fast forwarding through the Brenda scenes, there won't be anything left to watch. At one point yesterday, the camera stayed on Brenda who sat there with a fatuous look on her face while Adrienne Barbeau did all of the talking.We don't need 3 weeks of slow moving buildup to her appearance in PC. Let's get it moving, the sooner she's on the sooner she's gone. Yes, not a Brenda fan.
Well I was a huge Brenda and Sonny fan back in the day. But I fast forward through her scenes also because she is not in any scenes with anyone I care about. And if the action doesn't get started real soon, here is one fan who won't give a hoot about Brenda being back. Actually, I think Laura's return would have more of an impact. Now, there was a character who was truly connected and who's history is deeply ingrained into the show's.
Frankly I miss Marciel's Las Vegas character Sam more than I miss Brenda. What really irked me was when she was talking to Murphy about how many times she'd been to the altar, who she married and who left her there, JAX was completely left out! I happened to like Brenda & Jax- if B was coming back, I'd like it to be for Jax.
I like the storyline I don't find it boring however I do have problems with the mob angle and its execution again, you can bring Jesus Christ in but if the "writing itsn't all there" its all for naught.
Did they kill Murphy? I played it over and over, and cannot tell.
I for one didn't care if Brenda came back or not , that said the look between Brenda and Sonny was priceless it reminded me of how much I loved Sonny and Sonny and Brenda as a couple.
Quote:I for one didn't care if Brenda came back or not , that said the look between Brenda and Sonny was priceless it reminded me of how much I loved Sonny and Sonny and Brenda as a couple. I didn't expect it, but I felt the same way. They have great chemistry between them that really comes across on the screen.
So far, the return has been a bust. Slow-mo to musical montage does not tell a story. Brenda knew Murph was out there, 'cuz she was looking for him, and she knows the Albanians are after her 'cus she was told by interpol. She just came off of a conversation stating that, and then she hears a gunshot as she is looking for her fiance, and nothing flashed across her face? Then she see's Sonny, and all she can do is smile? I know Monday they grab her, and Sonny will have his gun in a foriegn country because he has an international mobster permit to carry a concealed weapon, but c'mon. Same old story, different year.
The new Brenda and Sonny story has been pretty much of a snooze so far, and you're right, Paul, about the reaction to the gunshot being unrealistic, and everything else that you said, but I'm not critiquing the story or the writing. I'm not invested in getting them back together, but I think they have a certain physical chemistry that surpasses that of the rest of the characters. Just saying...in my opinion.
So far, the only good thing about the story has been that look between the two. However, it was completely ridiculous given where her life is now. The last thing in the world this GH version of Angelina Jolie would want right now is for him to come back into her life, no matter how much he makes her heart go pitter patter. He would taint her reputation & put her & more importantly, the children she works with in danger & she knows it.As for her & Murphy...as handsome & charming as he is, he is boring & the 2 actors have zero chemistry. As a result, she & MB could no longer have any chemistry at all & still look like they're on fire by comparison. So, I reserve judgement on whether or not they're still hot together. But, the only thing about her coming back to PC that I'm looking forward to is watching her & Jason together. Especially with Spinelli thrown into the mix. He & Sam need something to infuse them with excitement. Lately, the only exciting thing about them as a couple has been the events going on around them. They've become boring together. Having Brenda there will definitely shake them up.As for Brenda & Jax, with what they've done to him & Carly as a couple, I say Brenda's the perfect punishment for Jax re: his role in the whole Claudia-Michael-Sonny mess. The only thing wrong with that is that poor little Josslyn will be subjected to her & a sweet little baby does not deserve that.
Quote:"As for her & Murphy...as handsome & charming as he is, he is boring & the 2 actors have zero chemistry. As a result, she & MB could no longer have any chemistry at all & still look like they're on fire by comparison. So, I reserve judgement on whether or not they're still hot together." Well, when you put it that way...LOL!
The look between the two was pretty cool. Still can't stand either of them though. On another note, can you say " insecure Carly" when it comes to Brenda. My gawd, thats the only time you see Carly question her feminism/beauty/sex appeal, etc;, is when it comes to Brenda. Carly's reaction to seeing Brenda is the only reason I won't ff when/if Brenda returns to PC.
There was a post asking if Murphy was dead or shot; I don't think he is dead, I'm fairly sure he was shot though. If I was Murphy I'd be begging to get away from Brenda's constant tickling of him (oh, how annoying), her constant smile and wishy washy yes to a marriage proposal. Does anyone know why Brenda is wearing leggings and a jacket zipped all the way up to her neck inside her room. Whomever dresses the character, could we see fashion from this century on her. Leggings? Really? Unless she is coming from the gym, there is no reason she shouldn't be dressed up to date.
I wasn't watching GH during the previous Brenda years. For the last few years I have seen and read all of the hype about bringing her back. When they finally announced that Brenda was indeed returning, I was prepared to be "wowed" - no such luck. Thus far, the flashbacks have been the most exciting part of her return. The current storyline with her in Rome puts me to sleep. Do you suppose it will get any better? Probably not. I am still waiting for TPTB to reunite Carly & Jax and stop messing around with Robin & Patrick! Anyone remember Guza's interview where he essentially promised that bringing Patrick's long ago girlfriend, Lisa, onto the canvas was NOT to break them up? Um, hello?
I'm thinking Murphy is going to end up dead since he is not a major character on the show. jmo
I am sorry, but Brenda and Sonny still have it. The chemistry is still there and I find myself wanting them to hurry up and send her back to Port Chuck, so the fireworks can begin. You can tell that getting them back together could probably reinvigorate the show. It will affect everyone.
Thanks for the observation on the chemistry...glad I'm not the only one who feels it. It promises to be a good time when Brenda gets back to Port Charles!
There may be chemistry but so far its some boring azz chemistry. jmo but she is still boring even with (if not more) Sonny in the picture. Maybe when/if she makes it to Port Charles we may see some excitement. Hopefully Franco will step in
I don't see anything between them. Brenda will be yet another woman ruined at the alter of Sonny Corinthos. It's already happened. I wished she would have been more discussed when Sonny told her about shooting Dante and the car bomb that almost killed Krissy. I can't take one more Sonny sympathizer. She's not only boring but stupid too.
I have fallen asleep during their scenes 3 times now.I tried...but it has been a flop, and a waste of my time. I spend this time weeding the garden.
I know the show's been hyping up the Sonny/Brenda angle, but I am looking forward to her scenes with Jason more than either Sonny or Jax. I've always liked the chemistry between Steve Burton & Vanessa Marcil & the last time she was on, they were really funny together. I look forward much more so to their love/hate relationship & the possibilities should they get together. Plus, as great as he & Sam are, they just don't have what they once had. The only fly in the ointment is Spinelli & his creepy, stalkerlike fascination with her. It could either be very entertaining or fall flat & ruin a unique & fun character.
I vote for fall flat....
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