Wow, it's been two months since I've written anything here. Sorry
about that. Life sometimes gets in the way of the fun things.
A lot's happened. First of all, there have been lots of hormones
racing around lately. Did David spike the punch again? Because
Couple #1 - Brooke and Adam. They're something of a surprise. The
surprise for me is that I like them. I thought I'd hate the two of
them hooking up AGAIN because they've been down that reunification
road before. But they seem to realize that the other has too much
emotional baggage to take the affair seriously. As a result, they
are VERY entertaining. Down-side: Hayley found out about them
already and I had to spend an entire episode listening to her rag on
them. Get a life for Christmas, would ya, woman?
Couple #2 - Anna and David. This is a couple I'm not really
rooting for. I don't really like the character of David. He's too
smarmy and, quite frankly, not good enough for Anna. Up-side: David
isn't done lying to Anna, so the truth will eventually lead to more
blow-ups between the two. I love those scenes because the actors are
terrific and can really sell those painful break-ups.
Couple #3 - Kendall and Aidan. I guess Kendall's JR-infatuation
was just a fleeting thing. Or maybe the writers want to turn JR to
age eighteen before they take it any further. Whatever; now they've
thrown her back into Aidan's direction. I don't exactly have a whole
lot to say about them because this coupling only just picked up.
Let's talk about the coupling, though. Specifically, the sex scenes.
Sweet Jesus! That was some hot stuff. There was shirtlessness on the
part of BOTH actors and…and…tongues. You don't even WANT to know
how wide my eyes got when Aidan pranced around in his boxer briefs.
Down-side: They're romance so far is playing out very similar to the
way Kendall and Ryan's did. That wouldn't be so bad except it was
only six months ago. It's still fresh in our minds. But this one's
only just out of the starting gate, so I'm not going to be too harsh
just yet. And if they continue to have love scenes like they have so
far, my brain will be too melted to care anyway.
Couple #4 - Maria and Edmund. Or is it Maureen and Edmund? Blah,
let's just call her, Mauria, shall we? They seem to be doomed by
Mauria's mood swings. They get all hot and bothered, but Mauria puts
on the brakes when Edmund calls her "Maria." In fact, she
gets really upset to be called that at any time. That happened while
they were driving and she wrecked the car. Jeez, Mauria, if it
bothers you that much, wear a freaking name tag. And guess what?
What very little interest I had in Mauria's memory issue is fading
fast. They're dragging it too far out.
Couple #5 - Erica and Chris. Thankfully, this couple is either
not having sex or they're not showing them when they do. Whatever it
is, I'm grateful. This latest "idea" of Chris's to hold
Eric Kane responsible for what Richard Fields did to Erica is just
too ludicrous for words. I'm looking forward to watching Erica
explode when she finds this out. And that's the ONLY thing I'm
anxious to see between these two. Because Christmas wedding? Who
Moving on to other storylines. Proteus. It's done. Flick your
Bics, the finale is over. I'm kind of sorry to see it go. It
dominated the screen for so long, I can hardly remember a time when
there WAS no Proteus story. With the exception of the Mateo
involvement, I actually liked it. Most definitely at the end once
Vanessa's true psychosis was revealed and Leo, Greenlee, Trey and
Kendall all became involved. The latter four characters were really
entertaining as they were trying to unearth the Proteus fortune. It
was comedy gold. It all culminated in the tragedy of Leo and Vanessa
taking headers off a waterfall. I'll get to Leo in a minute, but I
think it was a mistake to write off Vanessa already. There were
still too many loose ends left. Like who was Leo's father? What
exactly happened with Richard Fields? All we got were some insane
ramblings that can easily be waived away as the rantings of a
psycho. They should have kept her around longer.
Leo. The scenes of his death were just heart-breaking; watching
him clutching a log with both hands, then one hand, then nothing.
The follow-ups with the other characters were great as well. Trey
rescuing Greenlee. David at the foot of the falls, helplessly
pacing. Anna sinking next to a bush when she found out about Leo.
The characters in their homes watching the events on the TV. Sniff!
The revelation about Kendall and Trey's familial ties is out. I
really like the Kendall/Trey scenes because they have to be just the
cutest siblings ever. They have so much in common with their family
and trust issues so it makes sense that they bond with each other
more than they do with their other respective siblings.
Speaking of Kendall's other sibling…is Bianca even still ON
this show? I barely remember even seeing her last month. Just
reaction to Leo's death, really.
Actually, I managed to do a little tally. Out of 22 episodes
aired for the month of October, the character that appeared in the
most of them was *drum roll* Trey with 18 episodes. Second place was
a tie between David and Kendall with 17. Moving on down, we had a
four-way tie at 13 episodes between Anna, Edmund, Mauria and
Greenlee. Next was Brooke at 12 episodes. Leo and Vanessa started
the month out strong, but lost ground by dying and all. They came in
at 10. Also at that count was Jack and Adam. Erica was in 9
episodes. Aidan: 8. Chris and Maggie: 7. Some of these pairings are
rather odd, aren't they? At 6: Tad and Liza. And some of the couples
make total sense. Bianca and Jake: 5. Whole bunch tied for 4: Frank,
Maddie, Mia, Simone and Zeke. Jamie, Mateo, Colby, Marian, Opal, Joe
and Isabella tied for 3. Coming in at 2 episodes: JR, Palmer, Sam,
Donald Steele, Myrtle and Hayley. And wowing us with his solitary
episode was Enzo. Or as I call him: Funzo. (Endeth Simpsons
reference). MIA for the month is Petey, Phoebe and Ruth, although
the last two are hardly surprising.
Clothing. Our favorite Fashion Victim has been surprisingly
well-wardrobed. Kendall wore the leather pants a couple of times.
You can never go wrong with those. Also, she was over-shadowed by
Erica's horrendously awful
Black-Bra-Under-White-Backless-Strapless-Dress ensemble. This is the
one time I'm sure Kendall DOESN'T mind Erica stealing her thunder.
It was retina-searing, that dress.
In other news, Maggie's seen American Pie too many times and was
recently spotted dressed for band camp.
And finally, I talk about the new opening credits sequence.
Aren't they pretty? No really, aren't they? Much more improved with
the music. Some of the people REALLY needed new pictures.
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