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What I Watched Last Night

I caught What About Brian on ABC last night and got to thinking: What about Brian? Brian is a man that is in love with his best friend's fiancé. He tells him and, surprisingly enough, his friend is a little upset. Brian then tells the fiancé that he is in love with her and she realizes that she has feelings for Brian. I think you can see where this is going.

Brian leaves for a couple of months to salvage these two relationships, almost dies in car accident in Mexico, then realizes that he should return a week before the wedding to set things straight. He ultimately stops the wedding and gets in a big fight with his best friend.

Take a deep breath, that was just the first two episodes. Last night, Brian and his best friend got into a fist fight while playing a video game at the house of a friend who is cheating on his wife with a woman from work. That woman from work is working on a deal with Brian and Brian's friend. Brian's friend has children and a wife who he doesn't sleep with any longer. His wife is friends with a pregnant lady who doesn't feel worthy to have children because she thinks she will be a bad mother. There is also another couple who has yet to get into a fight and/or cheat on one another, but you know it's coming. Given that this show is on ABC, home of such quality dramas as Desperate Housewives, the killing should start in a couple of episodes.

ABC's got the formula for success. Take some good- looking people, put them in relationships, have them cheat on their partners, make them fight each other, then kill them. Blackmail is also likely to be involved. Every murderer on Desperate Housewives is caught by a neighbor somehow and is blackmailed into letting their kid hit a homerun on the baseball field or something of that nature. I don't know about you, but if I learned that a neighbor of mine had killed another neighbor of mine, the last thing on my mind would be how to improve my son's batting average.

So anyway . . . Brian. And what about him? Well, Brian is a selfish jerk. He should know better than to get involved in his best friends' relationship, much less try to break it up. As far as I am concerned, this action is a selfish and self-promoting move; furthermore, it speaks a lot to his character as a human being. There are emotional and mental issues that are there if Brian thinks that it is okay to break up the love of two of his friends. Amazing that this is a show and not real life, because in real life there would be a major shit-storm if this happened. This Brian character should be ashamed and apologize to his best friend and try to repair this relationship that he's flushed down the toilet.

I guess that this show really taught me the difference between real life and drama on ABC. On ABC, there is a mike and in real life there is none. It seems wherever there is a mike around people should be


Posted on October 24, 2006

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