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|Mason||Dec 15 2009, 09:15 PM|
VENICE, ITALY, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
In a year when soaps rarely ventured outside, this tip of the hat was a no-brainer. But B&B's eye-popping location shoot in Venice, Italy, deserves high praise because it was in a class by itself in more ways than one. The show's last trip to Italy, in 1997, featured a Lake Como fashion show dripping with glitz and glamour. This time, dreamy Venice served as the backdrop for three emotional tales: Thorne and Brooke's taboo romance, Amber and Rick falling in love again and Becky's decision to reclaim her baby. Venice's famous canals, striking architecture and enchanting local color enhanced, but never overwhelmed, the unfolding drama. We couldn't help but be swept away when Thorne proposed to Brooke near the Rialto Bridge, Rick and Amber took an intimate gondola ride and Tawny chased Becky through the streets into a tower. This remote was an inspired idea that succeeded on every level. We're grateful that B&B schlepped to Venice, Italy, and not Venice, CA. These plots just wouldn't have played the same at Muscle Beach!
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