It does feel the writers are writing them as an item out of obligation. MB and LW have a decent rapport but it does not feel like romantic chemistry and never have.
Which is another reason the way they are messing up the current stories is triply irritating. Since they didn't have the guts to break them up outright, it should have been a decent window of opportunity to explore the characters drifting apart for logical reasons and instead someone insisted that No. Carson must be the endgame.
Well, I'll give Marlena the pass on this, but not John. It's stupid that John has two nannies anyhow since it appears Belle/Brady live together whether it's with John or Marlena. It doesn't seem like the kids stay apart so John stop wasting money! But I am already at the Possession part where John hires Chelsea who really is underrated. The amount of times John/Marlena were kidnapped/in jail/possessed/etc I assume Chelsea had to put in a lot of overtime and then the poor girl got retconned out of history for the Nanny they briefly brought back that was related to Celeste and not the nanny we saw on the show. Anyhow, I need to stop thinking about Jarlena's childcare decisions lol. It's just more exciting than the Possession I am watching right now. It really does drag in the middle but I am committed!
Yes. Most of the main stories ended and then it veered into John/Hope stuff and wasting ED and JOSH TAYLOR as Roman. Jensen Ackles might have been the highlight of that season. I think fake Jack/Jenn were on the run in the circus. Nothing really entertaining happens until "kristen" dies and then Franco's shooting. Everything just sort of stalls with no movement for awhile.
COUNT ME IN as a BO/Billie fan. I was so pissed when Alice/Hope/the Devil screwed up their wedding.
I too actually liked RKK's Bo and Billie better as a couple than PR's Bo and Hope.
Oh and since we are on the subject of unpopular opinions in that other thread, here is one: Krista Allen's Billie was not the same character as Lisa Rinna's and Lord knows that wasn't an Emmy-worthy performance but... I kinda liked her.