Tamara Braun Online
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Welcome to TAMARA BRAUN ONLINE a site dedicated to Emmy Award Winning actress and activist Tamara Braun. Known for her best known roles as Ava Vitali (Days of our Lives), Reese Williams (All My Children) and Carly Corinthos/Dr. Kim Nero (General Hospital). Tamara as quite a few prime time credits to her name including Bosch, CSI, Saving Grace, Supernatural, Freddie, Castle, Without a Trace, House and including the films Little Chenier, Limbo Lounge, Fallen Arches, Pretty Rosebud. Tamara is also an activist lending her name and time to many charities and causes to create change in the world. This site has a strict NO CANDIDS POLICY. To read that please click the link.

I’d like to comment further on the scene from yesterday’s show when Reese and Zach ‘kissed’. First of all, it really wasn’t a ‘kiss’ rather a bit of a nudge and a small peck. My guess from re-watching the scene a couple of times is that Zach whispered something in Reese’s ear when he pulled her close. Though to most, this scene may seem inappropriate, to me it wasn’t. I found the scene to be very sweet. Two people, and eek gads, a man and a woman shared a very sweet moment. I didn’t see anything disgusting or wrong about it. We all know Zach is devoted to Kendall. The scenes of Zach holding his vigil at Kendall’s beside has been evidence enough at that enduring love they have. Being that I’m not a regular watcher of AMC, I would assume that Zach and Kendall are in love. But for me, I feel there is sufficient chemistry between Tamara and Thorsten to warrant a romantic pairing if not for the other issues such as Kendall and Bianca. My comment about the hotness of the scene between Tamara and Thorsten was not to spark a huge debate. It was said because I know what Tamara can do. She’s done it on every soap she’s been on General Hospital with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos), Ted King (Lorenzo/Luis Alcazar), even the less than mediocre pairing with Shaun Benson (Steven Lars). Then to Days with Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson), James Scott (EJ Welles) and Drake Hogestyn (John Black). Given too how really isolated AMC has kept Tamara in not allowing her other scenes outside of those with Zach and Bianca, one cannot help but see the obvious. Again, I’m not saying that there is going to be some big hot and heavy love affair with Zach and Reese. I’m only saying that there are possbilities. NOTE: I erroneously said that Tamara would be on today. My apologies. The show is a repeat of the tornado episode where Zach delievered Gabrielle.

“You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss….Okay, I can state with absolute certainty that I wish now that Tamara had been brought on for Thorsten Kaye. I know, I’m a traitor to the cause. Given I’m in a same-sex sitiation (spelled wrong by design) myself, one would think I’d be trumpeting this storyline, however, given the hotness I witnessed today….. I want Tamara and Thorsten as a couple as Reese and Zach. I think it might have to do with Thorsten’s initials. What is it about Tamara and her chemistry with those with the TK pursuasion? The other “TK”, in case you don’t know, is Ted King, Tamara’s co-star on GENERAL HOSPITAL. I know, I know, obligatory Ted King reference. But hey, what can I do. I really did love the interchange between Bianca and Reese today. All the Erica angst was cute. The way Eden described how Erica had the book all made up with even a section on candelabras was sweet. You’ll find more screencaps than usual of Eden due to her descriptive dialogue concerning Erica. I’m constantly amazed at the realness both Tamara and Eden infuse Reese and Bianca with. I love the naturalism of this storyline, though I’m getting a bit tired of Reese’s family/fiancee showing up just at the right time. I’m hoping that after Simon departs, we get to see more of Bianca and Reese’s love and devotion. The irony as of this posting: I’m watching an episode of “Eli Stone” from the first season DVD set I received from my mother for Christmas. There is an episode called “Patience” dealing with a same-sex chimpanzee case Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) handed off to Taylor Wethersby (Natasha Henstridge) and Matt Dowd (Sam Jaeger). And those people that would deny same-sex couplings say it’s unnatural. At least Steve and Pete will be together, according to this judge’s ruling. And Prop 8 is still being litigated. Incredible. [ 275 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 12/30/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 12/30/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN”

With great disappointment, I’ve had to add a validation key to the comments form. I’ve had a lot of spam with both my TAMARA OBSCURA and TED KING PORTAL sites that this has become necessary. So sorry for the inconvenience. Yours, Dianne

I’ve just set up the newly minted 2009 press section. I’ve also added new articles and some scans to the gallery. One note, like before, if the article doesn’t have a direct mention of Tamara in terms of her name, it won’t be included in the press section, rather, it will be included in the gallery as a scan since it does mention Reese. Tamara had a lovely quote about Reese’s love for Bianca, which I think, will be heartening to Bianca’s fans in light of all the heartbreak Bianca has found with her previous relationships:Is Reese truly committed to Bianca (Eden Riegel)? Tamara Braun assures: “She is completely and totally in love with Bianca and wants her and no one else. She wants to marry Bianca with all her heart.” There were also some additions to OBSCURE MEDIA, but I think I’ll just let those speak for themselves. There’s a lot here for you to absorb so I’ll let you go over to OBSCURE MEDIA and peruse.

I’d like to take this time to wish all the visitors to TAMARA OBSCURA & OBSCURE MEDIA a very Merry Christmas. Don’t eat too much and certainly, be careful when drinking and driving. If you do plan on indulging, please be sure to use a designated driver. We want you around for 2009. My best wishes to you and yours. With love and thanks, Dianne…Webmaster TAMARA OBSCURA and OBSCURE MEDIA.

This is a reminder, ALL MY CHILDREN will not be airing an original episode until 26 December 2008 due to Christmas. December 24/25 will be a repeat of the tornado episodes and when Bianca gave birth to Gabrielle. I’ll try to have something for you to get you over the next couple of days. Though, you still can review clips of previous episodes on the ALL MY CHILDREN CHANNEL at OBSCURE MEDIA.

My apologies for the uber-lateness of this posting. With Christmas just a blink away, I was out getting the last minute things done. I’m cooking, as usual, and I needed some last minute things before going to pick up my mom and bring her over for the Holidays. Not sure if my brother’s coming for the dinner, but everything is almost done. I have some things to pick up in the morning then I’m officially DONE for the 2008 season. So once again, so sorry for the lateness. I thought Tamara was just shining yesterday. I loved that little outfit she had on. The blouse with the black jumper to the mid-thigh, the black stockings and the black boots. She just looked like a trillion bucks. I also loved her hair. I’ve said this about her DAYS OF OUR LIVES stay that I’m thankful to the people behind the scenes at AMC who dress her, do her make-up and hair. Like on DOOL, I’m very impressed with the way Tamara looks. I’ve loved the way they’ve combined the element of the fun along with the professional woman Reese is supposed to be. In the architectural field, a woman doesn’t have to dress or act like a man in order to be accepted. She has to show her feminine side as well, but through her carefully chosen wardrobe, Reese is looking like she can take on the men in the business. Congrats to all invovled in making Tamara look as she does…. And thank you to Tamara for carrying it off oh so very well. I was impressed with Bianca’s proposal. I had the tears at the ready if I saw one escape Tamara’s lid…. I always am impressed with how Tamara gives us that view into her character’s inner self. If the eyes are the windows of the soul, then Tamara’s soul is not only beautiful, but ready to any and all things. I also loved how Reese and Bianca flaunted their rings to Zach and Zach’s pseudo-ignoring of them. But it was Reese’s expressions of hope and happinness that made Zach look more hopeful than he’s looked in weeks. Thank you Reese for constantly showing your kindness and strength. Binx, Zach, Miranda, Gabby, Spike and Ian are glad to have you. (Okay, I know I’m talking to a fictional character …… but ……)

“But teacher, my dog really did eat my homework!”There needs to be an explanation at this juncture. On Thursday I was all set record AMC, but the station I usually watch it on (a HI-DEF station), the afternoon news decided to go into extra innings due to the huge snow dump on the Detroit area. They didn’t say when they were going to air their lineup of soaps…but as luck has it, I always have a backup. A northwest station I catch it on if I can’t get it at 1:00 PM, carries it at 3:00 PM (FYI: KOMO5)… However, you guessed it…. They were busy covering their snowstorm. Fortunately, they stated that they’d be airing AMC at 1:00 AM. “What’s the issue with that?” You ask? I live on the East Coast and so 1:00 AM west coast time, is 4:00 AM east coast time. So that was the time I finally was able to record Thursday’s episode. Unfortunately, I got backlogged due to Friday’s episode and I took the most part of last night and early this morning to get these done. 18 DECEMBER 2008: My thoughts on this episode, absolutely delighted. Finally, Reese was given a voice. AFter being reamed by Zach, Reese tried to calm him down with an embrace that Erica caught when she came to the casino to see Reese. After Zach was gone, Erica confronted Reese on the ettiquette of courting a Kane woman. Instead of taking it lying down, Reese told Erica to more or less, mind her business. I was so happy. As I said, Reese was finally given her voice. I really wish there had been other dialogue like, um, ohhhhhh, Reese telling Erica to go stuff herself, but I’ll take what I was given. And I was completely delighted with the fact Reese wasn’t going to keep the secret about Kendall’s condition from Bianca any longer. I clapped when she caught Zach before he could ren away and made him tell Bianca. Good, all the secrets out and on the table. No more flagellation for my girl. 19 DECEMBER 2008: Myrtle’s memorial service. Although Tamara was largely in the background, there was still enough of her to let us know Reese is a part of the tapestry of this show. The opening scenes with Bianca were so sweet. Tamara was as nurturing as she always has been. I did love how she brought that blanket to Binx to keep her warm. Lovely. May I say, that service for Myrtle and therefore for Eileen Herlie was just this side of sublime. I never knew the character, yet the show had me near to tears on many occasions. Everything from Erica’s eulogy to Zach’s breakdown in the elevator had me with a lump in my throat. Dear, oh dear, oh dear. And that poem Thorsten Kaye not only did the voiceover for, but also wrote. He reminds me of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron or Percy Bysshe Shelley with his formation of words and drawing out the emotion with mere words. I just adored it. For those who want to know what the poem is, it’s called “HIghland Song”. I’m going to include the text of the poem because I thought it was just beautiful. Highland Song By Thorsten Kaye Now who will lead our Carnival And who will make us stronger Who will mend our broken sleep When she is here no longer For whose part do we stand and bow What stories do we tell And will we memorize the day When great and greatness fell Say will this valley overcome And will these shadows fade And will we lift our eyes to see The beauty that she made The disappearing last of her That leads to worlds unknown Has left a path to softly tread When sadness wanders home I’ll meet thee where the highland winds Divide wild mountain thyme Where I will be forever yours…and you forever mine. Just lovely…….. [ 234 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 12/18/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 12/18/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 100 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 12/19/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 12/19/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN”18 DECEMBER 200819 DECEMBER 2008

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