My Fair Brady (VH-1)
And while the previous Surreal Life season spawned the awkward and largely contrived Strange Love, My Fair Brady seems almost painfully real indeed, I'm kind of confused by my own reaction to it, for the show is not the drunken free-for-all I expected, but rather something of a too-close-to-home dissection of the difficulties involved in making a relationship work.
Of course, I root for impulsive Adrienne as she seeks to find workable common ground with Chris, whose issues, despite his elder "wisdom," arguably exceed her own youthful or "immature" attitudes. The lover-not-fighter in me wants these guys to succeed, to make it happen, to give in to love freely and humbly, as we all should almost as though my own relationship is on the line if they don't.
So, while I anticipated more of a funny bullshit celebrity humiliation-fest, I find myself seeking something like redemption in Adrienne and Chris's ability to truly commune. For if they can't, who among us can?
Review by Yuri Poncho © 2006