This is a family show, right? And no, I'm not asking because of the over-abundance of romantic storylines in this episode. That I'll attribute to the approach of Valentines Day. It's just that family is what, supposedly, lies at the crux of this show yet I was hard-pressed to see the Walkers together at all tonight. Kitty's in the car. Sarah's in Cisco. Nora is home alone. Who knew I'd miss those family dinners so much?
Coming from a rather large family myself,
Brothers & Sisters held the, "that's so us!" appeal for me. (Though there have been no requests for sperm donors or nearly incestuous love triangles in my own clan, we've been known to have a squabble or two and family gatherings well that's whole other blog.) So what's my point? It's losing it appeal. Tonight's show, featuring flirtations, recriminations, second dates and dangerous liaisons, was the closest I've come to watching a soap since I quit my daily obsession with
As the World Turns (which, in it's heyday, was a darn good show!).
The big event tonight was the return of Kevin's prodigal ex-boyfriend Jason but their sit-down was interrupted by a particularly bratty Scotty who busted in with a soft-shell crab Trojan horse. While Scotty's jealous streak wasn't nearly as charming as he'd hoped it did get Jason and Kevin to honestly address their issues. You see Jason's silence while abroad stemmed from a personal crisis of faith and seriously missing Kevin. Kevin couldn't quite see the correlation between being missed so much and the lack of phone calls. And Jason's glib "Yes Kevin, in a contest between you and God, God won!" retort did not do much to convince Kevin that he was truly missed. In the end Scotty won out over Jason though I doubt this triangle has been completely put to rest.
On the other end of the spectrum is Nora and Isaac and their burgeoning relationship. It's understandable that after a gazillion years of marriage the widow Walker is unsure about the dating scene but this nervous Nora is hard to recognize. In the two season's of the show Nora has been out there and with some pretty memorable guest stars. Enough with this twittering over Isaac. And please, Isaac, quit with the whispering! What's that you say? Speak up man!
So that's off my chest.
Now on to the show's most boring couple. But first, let me explain. I've tried not to be uninterested in Tommy. I give up. I just don't care about him or his wife or his girlfriend. His hopes, his dreams whatever. He is so dull. I want the writers to hurry back so they can write that little unfaithful family out of the show. Am I alone here?
At least Lena, the skanky secretary, finally got the message and left both brothers after mixed-signal-Tommy rebuffed her attempted kiss. This once I'll say that she was somewhat blameless. Tommy was clearly asking for that kiss if only so that he could project the image of the faithful husband that he wishes he were. This of course leaves the sex-addicted Justin to now find another way to "escape reality". Let's just hope he doesn't turn to Rebecca for anything more than sisterly support because I just can't take another soap-opera twist on this show.
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This is a family show right And no Im not asking because of the over-abundance of romantic storylines in this episode That Ill attribute to the approach of Valentines Day Its just that family is what supposedly lies at the crux of this show yet I was hard-pressed to see the Walkers together at all tonight Kittys in the car Sarahs in Cisco Nora is home alone Who knew Id miss those family dinners so much Coming from a rather large family myself Brothers Sisters held the thats so us appeal for me Though there have been no requests for sperm donors or nearly incestuous love triangles in my own clan weve been known to have a squabble or two and family gatherings well thats whole other blog So whats my point Its losing it appeal Tonights show featuring flirtations recriminations second dates and dangerous liaisons was the closest Ive come to watching a soap