Why Don't I Watch The Bold and the Beautiful?
I realize I have no room in my life for a new soap (what with having to use part of my three-day weekend to catch up on a month's worth of Days and a week's worth of GH), but after reading the plot summary below, I think I might need to wedge an additional 22 minutes a day into my TV-watching calendar.
I've seen exactly two episodes of The Bold and Beautiful -- as part of SOAPNet's marathon last year of the Emmy-nominated best shows (the others being Guiding Light, OLTL, and Y&R). I liked it, thought I wasn't motivated to add it to my TiVo. However, then I read this. Dear readers, late last week Norma Arnold from The Wonder Years attempted to perpetrate an intentional bear attack on her mortal enemy! And the show is using an ACTUAL BEAR. How ridiculously awesome is that?!
Watch out, she's off her meds again. Pam Douglas, the hilarious, bipolar baddie played by Alley Mills on The Bold and the Beautiful, is about to take her villainy one step too far. On August 28–29, she follows her archenemy, Donna (Jennifer Gareis), up to the Forresters' mountain cabin, where Donna makes the mistake of mocking Pam's famous lemon bars and telling her she's off her rocker. Deeply hurt and outraged, Pam knocks her out, ties her up, douses her with honey and leaves her to be killed by a bear.
Someone who watches this show, please tell me it was as hilarious as it sounds. Villainy, archenemies, lemon bars, and orchestrated wild animal attacks! Glorious!
(This is totally the type of thing, BTW, that if one of my shows did I would freak the hell out and rant endlessly about the stupidity of it. But since it's not one of my shows, it's fantastic.)
Edited to add clips! Thanks to reader Mar for tracking these down. The amazing campiness is yours for the viewing, after the jump.
I am totally rooting for Norma.