Killing me softly with his hotness… new episode of King & Maxwell tonight, brand new scenes of J-Ten eye candy (and ear candy, if there is such an expression, I love his voice as well) for 42 minutes!
One thing only? That’s impossible to answer. First, I love the fact that James Duff decided to write a real relationship on The Closer. That’s very rare because it requires additional work in the writers’ room. The easiest is to write a moment here and there in a season just to mess with shippers (but the “couple’s” relationship remaining in standstill for too long-unrealistic) and not writing actual, realistic relationship development. With Brenda and Fritz we got dating, moving in, meeting parents, getting engaged, getting married, working out different issues that came up like Fritz’s past alcoholism, working together conflicts, cat, Pope issues etc. There was always something interesting going on and we saw them be a real couple, just talking, fighting, loving each other, being there for each other, being disappointed by one another. I loved the smart dialogue, the scenes they wrote for them. So much emotion there. So we have that, realistic writing by the capable and hard-working James Duff and his team and on the other side we have the palpable and natural chemistry between Kyra and Jon. They were so genuine as a dating/married couple, whether hugging, kissing, holding hands or fighting. I loved that intimacy between a husband and a wife portrayed, even in the working place. With Brenda and Fritz in the room among the squad, you could always tell they have a special personal connection with how they acted around each other. I loved it when that became part of a case somehow, like friction at work when they’re working on a case together or kissing in the office or a look at one another that meant something personal going on or Fritz putting his hand on the small of her back or General Durcet not knowing Fritz is Brenda’s husband and that he’s helping her, not actually being impartial working for the FBI.
In short: the writing and the chemistry! When you have both, it’s a winner! And that it’s always clear they love each other (all those moving and adorable scenes they shared), even when fighting, that no conflict could separate them, that’s never an option. They talk it through, solve it somehow.
Too long-winded, huh? Brenda and Fritz relationship is too complicated and has so many nuances that you can’t put it in one favorite thing. Thank god. :)
Can I ask you, what is your favorite thing about them?
BRENDA & FRITZ
You are my heart, every breath I breathe
I’m safe in your arms, you rescue me.
When I’m weak, you’re strong
If you were gone I don’t know where I’d be
You were made for me
(You were made for me)
This life would kill me If I didn’t have you
I couldn’t live without you baby
I wouldn’t want to
If you didn’t love me so much
I’d never make it through
‘Cause this life would kill me
This life would kill me if I didn’t have you
omg those same people who ship those non-couples on NCIS and NCIS:LA, who have been messed with intentionally for seasons by Shane Brennan are now already shipping Sean and Michelle here on Tumblr. There’s a few of them. Suckers. I’m sorry but how naive can you be? I’ll stick with real couples like Brenda and Fritz. That’s a real relationship development, well thought out and one the writers actually put some effort in. Not only some effort but a lot. I appreciate this kind of relationship, not an imaginary one.
Jon Tenney replied to me on Twitter yesterday! May I say, I’m the only fan he replied to so far. Ahh this man. I never expected it, my dream come true, even being able to tell him how much I love Fritz, what I love about him, how much I love his portrayal, how awesome he was with Kyra and how much I adore Brenda/Fritz, that is a dream come true, too.
I was flailing and crying for about an hour yesterday and I still can’t believe what a perfect reply he sent me. I knew how much he loved playing Fritz and the B/F relationship from everything he has said about them publicly so far and from how he played Fritz with Brenda but it’s great he’s still feeling it now that he has his own show. He even said “our fridge”, he was in a Fritz mode for a minute there when he read my tweets. :) And he still remembers this photo of B/F and where it was on the set a year and a half ago since they finished filming the show. Brenda and Fritz remain in a special place in his heart.
I love him. Period.