Looking Back at The Bold and the Beautiful 2008!
More than meets the eye? (Soaps.com)
This past year has seen a lot of drama, a lot of honey and even some love. While not everyone was happy with the storylines or character developments on B&B, as evidenced by our very heated message boards, there was still something for everyone that kept us coming back.
This may not come as much of a surprise to those of you who regularly read my weekly blog, but I would have to say my favorite thing about B&B this year has been Ridge. While I have watched the show on and off over the years, I became an avid viewer when I took over the B&B section for Soaps.com this past summer. A couple of months in, I found myself with a brand new soap crush on Ridge Forrester. He never made much of an impression on me before, but after witnessing his new Zen-like attitude, I became drawn to him. Instead of constantly lashing out when presented with circumstances not to his liking, Ridge acted rationally and (gasp!) like an adult. There were many obstacles to Ridge and Brooke’s relationship this year, namely Rick, but Ridge took things in stride when another soap opera character (or Ridge himself in the past) would have ended things with Brooke or made the situation worse. So kudos to Ridge for actually learning from the past and remaining centered in the present.
Of course with the good, there’s always the bad, so I would have to say my least favorite thing about B&B this year was all the dropped storylines. There are just too many things that have been left open ended or forgotten about as soon as a story arc played out. What happened to Brooke getting custody of Jack and the problems it could cause for her and Ridge, and apparently obsessive Katie? How about the aftermath of Katie shacking up with Bridget’s husband? Is Beth still dealing with her medical issues, or is she cured? And just what lies in Marcus and Owen’s pasts? I know it’s only a half hour show, but I feel like there is still room to tie up some loose ends and explore some of these avenue
I could go on and on, but I’ll turn it over to you guys. What did you like/not like about B&B this year?
Thanks for participating in our end of the year poll! Please feel free to elaborate on your thoughts below concerning the year that was for The Bold and the Beautiful.
I’ve enjoyed covering B&B this year and would like to thank you for all your lively comments and your continued support of Soaps.com.
Have a wonderful New Year, but be wary of people bearing honey and lemon bars in 2009!
- Lori Wilson