B&B was more than fine for the most part of this year. Could they have dug deeper into some of the underlying issues of their stories (Maya, Aly, Brooke), absolutely. But overall from last fall, to mid Summer, it was the best thing in daytime. Now I just can't even be bothered with it. Not surprising, consistency has never been their strong suit. Even when it was at its best the past year, they had some awful moments. I'll wait for their next ressurgence, until then...I'll watch every now and then.
This surrogate storyline is one big misfire. The family elements are great, the actors work so well together. But the the underlying story is just so much nope. And who gives a !@#$%^&*] what Zende thinks, they've known each other for like 5 minutes. GTFO with his man pain.
And these Rick and Nicole bonding scenes....I cant even. They better not go there.
From the Ridge/Caroline affair to Maya/Ricks wedding day..this show was the best soap on air. Must see TV. Now in saying that it wasn't "perfect", there were some awful head scratcher B storylines (DRUNK BROOKE) and side-eye moments (Raya's fairytale ending) But there was more good than bad. Now it's just all bad. I think I've watched about 2 episodes in the last 2 months. It's a shame, it's not like this show is over run with newbies and bad characters. Bell has checked out again.
Brooke should have been Stephanie-lite, as a thorn in Maya's side. But instead they've had her as Caroline's. I really don't know what they could do with her either tbh, she just feels tired at this point. She "was" the show for so long, she should have been able to sustain like Erica Kane did on AMC, but instead she just feels out of place. On the other hand, Eric fits perfectly in his role, more than he has in years.
Karla looked gorgeous today, her and Jacob Young have chemistry for days. Good to see them back. Lindsey did a great job today, as did Thorsten. The scene with Caroline and Ridge was really well done. Overall, I really enjoyed today, I haven't watched since the Raya wedding, and I was surprised by how engaged I was with today