I know that we usually kidding that the show is on auto-pilot with Brad Bell on vacation when the plots turn as ludicrous and instal-plotted. But honestly, right now the plots are as deep in the pots that Brad Bell apparently even forget to put on auto-pilot. It's a gigantic mess! Every single story ever since Aly's death is DOA. Hopefully Maya's story will be the saving grace 'cause in the other "stories" the actors are wearing it super thin. Ashleigh Brewer is apparently as WTF-amused about that instal-wyatt pairing. And that master thespian Darin Brooks seems to realize that is pushed around like an empty glass...
Nah, hate his looks, hate his cringeworthy line delivery already with a passion. Next one please... He's by far the worst Thomas we had yet. BTW, thank you for mentioning the bonus content for the memorial episode. It was sooooo much better 'cause the edited out parts made the whole thing make slightly sense. Still, it is indeed a terrible story so far.
Originally I thought that Aly slipped. Now that I've rewatched the scene several times a) I think Steffy might have hit her and Ivy had no cell phone in her hand on Thursday!?
As for Friday: the direct follow was CRAP. It was really BAD. So are too believe that Aly just died and Steffy and Ivy both drive home in their cars - separately no less. Seriously!? The further stuff wasn't so horrible. I was relieved when Thorne showed up and actually got some meaty material. JMacW's acting however was VERY tragic at the beginning of the episode (did she watch Brooke's drinking to get some inspiration???) and only got slightly better as it went on. I had no issue with her in the confrontation with Ashlyn Pearce. These scenes were ok to good.
Mulcahey has written A LOT of scripts this year. Maya's story is definitely his work for huge chunk; like Stephanie's fake heart attack was amongst others. He really should have a more pivotal role in the overall plotting on this show - just saying.
The ending on Wednesday was just SOOOO good. Maya telling Nicole that bad thoughts often lead to crazy decisions - CUT: Alexandria standing in her room going all psycho again as she is stricken by grief and thoughts of Darla's accident (Again, I happily pass on the fact that ALy was NOT present at the site and therefore doesn't know exactly what happened). THis show usually has a tough playing dual storylines let alone properly link two of them, so this was a great treat, IMO.
And Ashlyn Pearce is playing this for the home run. Ever since she came back, she has one cliffhanger after another. Every single day. For an actress her age, she is doing amazing!
This was by far the craziest #### this show has ever done. I LOVED IT!
Speaking of crazy: did KKL return from her time off without notice? Cause Brooke is thrown into scenes WITHOUT ANY DIALOGUE these days. I repeat: any dialogue. This is Alycrazy. LOL
I actually don't mind - it just feels so bizarre as this show has always been about Brooke's vagina eh love life.
June was dreck for the most part but now we are back to a variety of characters and a good mix of stories.
Its over-the-top-compelling, it's campy, it's dramatic, it's engagig - it's what a good soap should be about. Go watch it!
ITA to all the comments. I love Ashley Jones and I once liked Bridget but she is soon not needed on the show and had a long list of sh*tty storylines over the years. A visit is always cool, a longterm story - no thanks
Wow, B&B is pulling all the stops in creating a black cast - like Y&R did in the early 1990s with the Barbers... This should get interesting - as long as Maya's parents are not PC - just because "black people on soaps play board games" et al.