B&B only abides by the laws of California when it's convenient for storyline. Isn't that what Liam/Steffy had to do while Liam & Hope waited to be together?
That's why it sometimes works in a soap's favor, like DAYS, when the whereabouts are vague. You can make up the rules as you go along! That's how you could have people like Bo & Hope who have to hop aboard a plane to Santa Rosa because they HAD to get their union annulled THAT VERY NIGHT or else red tape would tie up proceedings on any other day. Oh, bless Reilly's mid-90's DAYS.
For the best, then. Don't know why they thought Katie Wright was special. She was on the short-lived Malibu Shores (with unknowns who eventually became known, like Keri Russell, Susan Ward, Charisma Carpenter, etc.), just as dopey and uninteresting as she was on MP.
Everyone looks good, but Christ, there's waaaaaaaaaaay too much Kimmy Gibbler overkill, and she comes off way too annoying. Not even goofy funny, just string-bean-Barney-Fife moron. I'll have to take another look at the twin boys; I forgot they brought back the originals for them.
I like your assessments @carolineg Agreed on Billy, Jo, Brooke, Matt, Michael, etc..... and count me in as another big Alison Parker fan! She had some low points there (hooking up with Steve McMillan; her being a tyrant season 3 at D&D), but she definitely was the heart of the show, as was well established in season one.
I would say for the most part, Jane was only interesting when fighting with Sydney. Even her romantic partnerings occur mostly offscreen, whereas you would actually SEE what was happening in Alison or Amanda's relationships. However, she is a great ensemble character and is a breath of fresh air in Season Seven after the clusterfunk of Season Six.
I also agree that in re-watching the series, Peter Burns has a lot of blah moments. He's a huge buzzkill for a lot of season 5 when he's all pissy-pants about not being able to practice. He takes it out on Amanda and later becomes some crazed zombie, treating Taylor like some sort of sex robot reincarnation of his dead wife, Beth.
Jake and Allison are great characters separately, but together in their Shooters cocoon, totally petered out into oblivion. The couplings you would expect to be endgame, based off their Seasons 1-3 heyday, don't work out due to actors leaving at different times. By all means, Billy & Allison and Jake & Jo should've gone off into their respective sunsets together.
And indeed, Kimberly, fantastic character as she was, outlived her usefulness post-explosion. Her becoming a psychiatrist was ridiculous enough, but then the split personality storyline was the point of no return, and her long, drawn out "dying" storyline in Season Five was horrible. It gave us Megan at least, but the storyline itself was terrible.
Always a joy rehashing the goings on at 4616 Melrose!
Wyatt is the ultimate weasel. Silly ol' Liam actually showed sympathy for him when Hope chose Liam over Wyatt, and then he swoops in and whisks Hope from Paris to Monte Carlo, or wherever they were when they jumped off the boat. Wyatt showed no remorse for his sly actions and felt somehow justified. This being B&B, they could easily write in a switched-at-birth story, thus making Wyatt and Quinn NOT mother & son. That's all the permission they'll need to do the hokey-pokey....
That totally saved her. I loved when she turned into a boozehound, drowning her sorrows at New Years (I think a drunken Nicole picked a fight with Celeste that year!) and all around the old Kiriakis mansion. And they missed an opportunity, pairing her with Austin Peck's Austin around the 2000-2002 era.
Well, I guess we are the last ones standing, as fans of daytime. In years past, a thread about the Daytime Emmy nominations, even the pre-noms, would spark pages and pages of people's opinions, praises, and gripes. Le sigh, a sign of the times and their irrelevance.
I'm in agreement. Virtually everyone in the cast grew unlikable by the 5th season. I still have a soft spot for Teresa even though she and the hubby are shady as hell. But hypocritical Jacqueline, fame-hungry Melissa, self-righteous Caroline, and thirsty unmemorable Kathy all lost their luster, if they ever had any. And the three newbies last season were all one-hit wonders that are better left forgotten & never mentioned again.
ITA to it all. I loved seasons 1 & 2, but sadly, there was nowhere else to go with the Danielle dynamic, and as you said, the thirsty Melissa, Kathy, and their extended family of goofballs --- plus, Bravo's insistence of keeping the dynamic for THREE long seasons --- killed the momentum.