The Bold And The Beautiful Weekly Blog!
Soapy goodness. (Soaps.com)
Week of January 24 – 28:
There were some issues this week with storylines coming out of the blue, and scenes putting me to sleep, but there were also scenes cracking me up – love this! Let’s break it down:
Brooke grilling Thomas about his feelings for her was one of the aforementioned scenes that put me to sleep – this is so over. I just can’t get invested in such a creepy idea, and frankly, it was a relief to see Madison and Summer bickering over him. Here’s hoping they drop whole idea of Thomas sitting in his room alone with photos of Brooke – yick.
Quit smoking campaign.
While I love the idea of Nick and Stephanie sharing a storyline, and there have been some great one-liners, at the same time, the story has a simplistic, predictable vibe that I slightly dislike. Maybe it’s the preachy, public service announcement-type stuff being written into the dialogue? Anyway, it was good that Stephanie went and told Jackie – look out Nick! Do you like this storyline so far? Tell us by voting in Soaps.com’s The Bold And The Beautiful Snap Poll: Quittin’ Time.
I’m having your baby.
I loved the twist of having Tawny recruit Carl to do the dirty DNA deeds in the lab! Didn’t he switch results for Bridget or somebody way back when? Anyway, it was another snorefest watching Hope and Liam discuss Amber for two days before she finally showed up and blurted out her bomb. I’m still not a fan of Amber being in this plot, but we’ll see where it goes.
Dayzee and Marcus.
Cute couple so far, but frankly, I'm still adjusting to the idea of Marcus being Amber's 'friend with benefits' clear out of the blue! I think Marcus and Dayzee will work if they find ways to keep them interesting.
Caught up in the moment.
The whole Justin and Donna engagement did not work for me. Not because I dislike the pairing, but because there was absolutely no build up. We've hardly seen either of these characters for months, and suddenly in two episodes they're engaged and absorbed in being a family with Marcus. What?! There was no chance to become invested in this couple or their romance - heck, it happened so fast I haven't even had a chance to decide if they have chemistry! I don't understand what the rush is, nor why the writers keep flinging these plots at us from out of nowhere.
Engagement Part II.
Now the Stephen and Pam engagement I liked! I fell for these two as a completely unexpected pairing that somehow worked back when he first ate her lemon bars for all the wrong reasons. The moment Pam walked through the door humming the wedding march as Donna gaped in shock was delicious - great soapy moment. What followed didn't disappoint as everyone weighed in, Stephanie was called over, and Stephen gave one of his soap box speeches! Two thumbs up!
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- Candace Young