Quote LoganH8tr: Wait...what now????
A Beacon of Light? Bwhahahahahahahahahaha...more like "A Pathway to Destruction".
Hope reminds me of one of those religious cult leaders that pontificates their ideals on impressionable people, to further their own agenda, but of course don't live up to their own standards and the fake trash they are preaching.
David Koresh from Waco, Texas comes to mind. Now she isn't gonna be responsible for the killing of hundreds or thousands, but her mannerisms, actions, speeches, etc...she acts like the leader of some religious cult.
Saying one thing and doing another. The more she preaches she has morals, the more I am convinced she has none.
If Hope had morals, she wouldn't need to say it all the time...it's like she is trying to convince herself more than anyone.
She is manipulative, but in a passive, aggressive way. No Becaon of Light...it's all a facade.
Hope is MY
beacon of light.
No facade, it is genuine.
Hope is one of the few genuine characters on B&B.
I will follow Hope because SHE
brought me to B&B (as a permanent viewer over a year ago.
Have seen nothing in all that time to make me want to change my mind... in fact, B&B would have one less viewer if Hope was to ever leave B&B.
Oh ok. I could have sworn you had said that you were a neutral fan back then.
She did lean that way, in the beginning, as far as I can remember.
I'm with you LH, I don't get the title of practically sainthood for Hope. I don't see any learning curve that she has had to endure. I mean, she was a child for many years, and then they aged her to who she is now. There was no drama in the characters life, only what people speculate. The only thing Hope talked about with the Dr. was her Mom and the men that were in and out of her life. She did have some good father figures, like Nick mostly. They did create Ridge as a father-figure, but I don't remember seeing that on screen so much. Hope was a happy child, for what they showed us. She has grown up to be a spoiled entitled brat.
She creates her own drama, and then can't live with the decisions that she makes. She has never stuck to any choice that she has made, and justifies her actions blaming it on other people. She still wants Liam, even though Liam DOES LOVE two different women. The only reason she isn't with him, isn't so much because he went out clubbing, it's because Rick lied to her. She saw the video and still wanted to marry Liam. She has zero pride, just a lot of hurt feelings, and she is playing hard to get....which backfired on her.
It's time that Hope took responsibility for the actions that she can control, and not always taking the easy way out.
Thank you saclean!
I don't understand that title of "sainthood" either. She is a child, that has not experienced life, nor makes the right choices. She doesn't even rise when faced with adversity, but rather pops pills and BIOS.
Although Stephanie and Taylor are no saints....if I HAD...and I MEAN HAD...to choose A FICTIONAL character who overcame REAL adversity it would be one of those 2 women. They have lived a lot longer than Hope, faced many trials and tribulations....abuse being one of them, loss, grief, substance abuse, and are still alive, well and thriving today. Not to mention, they worked their way up and became successful career women as well. Both can live their life without needing a man to define them.
I wouldn't put any title of sainthood, on ANY teenager, REAL or REEL...unless I knew for sure that they were GOD on earth.
I can see maybe a young girl, like around 10 or so looking up to Hope, but not someone my age. I can see a 10 year old looking up to her because she doesn't know any better, and does not understands what sex, adultery and drug abuse is. Plus you know how 10 year olds are....unless you explain ti them or they are allowed to read certain magazines, all they see are pretty girls, wearing pretty clothes, making speeches.
Too funny, about a 10 year old girl looking up at Hope. That is about the mentality that Hope would inspire, because they do lack experience in the real world. Yes, Stephanie and Taylor, have overcome much more and have been successful. I was thinking along the age or a little older than Hope, is why I picked Bridget. Being that she came from the same family, but was able to be a Dr. and a Designer and went through the crap she did with Brooke and Deacon. I think she overcame a lot and was successful.
It still baffles me, as I've stated earlier in this post, that anyone would be in awe of any character on TV. I root for the ones I like, while I'm on the board and watching the show. Y&R, it changes constantly for me, on who I like. B&B, I'm pretty constant in the ones, I like and don't like. I surely wouldn't be looking at any character to enlighten my real life....I have many other avenues where I get good vibes and people I admire. That's why the concept of this thread baffles me on putting someone in such high regard, that isn't a real person.
If Hope can be a "Beacon of Light
" to even one person (me) Then she has fulfilled a higher purpose for B&B.
I get my inspiration from most avenues I come in contact with. It can be a soap, movies, music, people who come into or through my life, even the occational commercial. Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to recognize it when it is in front of you
I can honestly say, that I can't wrap my mind around people on TV inspiring me. Watching TV is entertainment for me. People in my real life, have inspired me for years. People in real life are flawed and make mistakes.....Soaps, that is all that they are about....is making wrong choices and doing the unbelieveable. I guess the bottom line, for me, is that actors are people....the characters they play in any genre, are not real. They are doing a job that they are paid to do, and doing it to their best ability, I presume....they don't give me clarity or a boost in my life....I can live without them. All I can say, is that some of their stories, can hit close to home, and people can relate to their issues....other than that, to each your own, and whatever blows your hair back!