I have been catching up on watching The Bold & Beautiful for the last
month or so.
Two of the stories were really good, but the others were kind of stupid.
First let's focus on the positive. The story of Bill Spencer coming in and
trying to steal away Forrester, and using Stephanie, has been fantastic. The
actor who plays Bill was okay as Brad on Y&R, but he is ON FIRE as dastardly
Bill. He has chemistry with everyone. It was fun seeing Stephanie break free
and go on the attack, but it was also fun when she made a misstep and let
Bill use her. Stephanie is very smart, but she's also sometimes blinded by
her own anger or passion. Then she turned around and outsmarted Bill. In the
meantime, we wondered if Donna was going to sleep with him in order to save
Eric and his company. This is kind of like when Stephanie blackmailed her to
leave Eric (to save her brother), but this time she did not give in. Good
for her! I love Eric and Donna together. It was WONDERFUL seeing the
Forresters working together against Bill (I almost choked when Stephanie
said to Eric that Donna was right!), and the close moments between Eric and
Stephanie. All of that was the best story.
B&B is always good about rectifying their mistakes. Although it took them
too long, they finally realized that Nick and Katie had no chemistry and
broke them up, and put him back with Bridget. It happened a bit too fast,
though, so I hope they don't make Nick and Bridget boring again. I hope
Katie and Nick can go back to being quirky friends, too.
The short story about Pam and Donna going on "Price Is Right" was
fabulous! It was very funny. Those two have the best chemistry on the show.
More Pam and Donna, please!
The way Ridge has been acting has been really stupid. I understand that he
has plenty of reason to hate Rick, and although I think it's kind of unfair,
I can even understand that he blames him for Phoebe's death. Watching him
rant and rave about Rick has become tiresome. His constant attempts to boss
Steffy and Brooke around have been really annoying. It was really unfair for
him to put Brooke in the middle of his fights with Rick. He shouldn't expect
her to side with him against her own son. Brooke was stupid, too. She should
have just stepped aside and said, "Don't put me in the middle". I like
Taylor and Stephanie's friendship, but I don't like how Taylor has been so
conniving. That is totally out of character for her. And it makes her look
so pathetic to go chasing after Ridge. How many times does he have to dump
her before she learns her lesson? They all ought to tell Ridge to go jump in
And while I'm on the subject, what kind of a guy leaves his wife for such
petty reasons and doesn't once mention their young children? It's as if they
don't exist. Somehow his grown daughter is more important than them?
Steffy needs to grow up. Ridge should not be meddling in her love life or
threatening her or Rick. They are adults! It's completely ridiculous. I
could understand it if he was just upset, or threatening to cut her off
financially, but otherwise he has no control over her. It's stupid of Ridge
to blame Brooke for what Rick does, too. Saying that Ridge is grieving for
his daughter is not a good excuse (and why isn't he in therapy, since his
ex-wife is one, and even Rick is seeing one?). He's supposed to be an adult.
Why doesn't Steffy just tell Ridge that if he doesn't stop interfering in
her life, she will run off with Rick? She needs to put her foot down. Brooke
does, too. And speaking of therapists, why doesn't Rick tell Ridge that he's
seeing one and why doesn't he ask the therapist about this whole situation?
All soap characters should see therapists, of course, but good ones, not
messed up ones like Taylor. Stephanie was seeing one, and it has not done
her any good...she obviously needs a new one.
I hope Ridge's taking-drugs story is worth all this other BS. What kind
of psychiatrist is Taylor to be prescribing drugs to her ex-husband?
The other bad story is Nick's getting upset about Jackie and Owen. It's like
they are making him mini-Ridge. First of all, it's creepy that he takes such
an interest in his mother, and they have these disturbing discussions about
sex. Secondly, she already had a young lover years ago (Deacon, remember?),
so this is not exactly new. Third, she used to be a prostitute, so why would
Nick be so protective and assume that she does not know what she's doing or
that Owen could be using her? It's completely ridiculous.
I like Owen and Jackie together, but they need a better story than this. So
do Nick and Bridget. So do Ridge and Brooke. And while we're at it, let's
give Thorne and Felicia more story...
This show has always been a bit incestuous, but lately it seems worse.
Everyone just interferes in their family's love lives WAY too much.
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