So I was going to wait till I got a few weeks of episodes under my belt, but there were just too many awesome things in this last batch of episodes to keep mum. I am making an attempt at picking up The Bold and the Beautiful, which I have not watched since the eighties. Obviously as the soaps are disappearing one-by-one (or two), it's worth it to find new ones to keep the genre alive (if such a thing can occur). Obviously I don't have the history with B&B that would make me a perfect candidate to cover it, but I will certainly try. And I'm kind of looking forward to you wonderful readers filling me in on years of backstory and linking me to sites that cover all the ugly details, if any of you are so inclined.
Among the reasons I chose B&B instead of another show: I used to watch it. Literally from the very first episode. Also, it's only a half hour, so probably a lot easier to catch up on and watch in marathon form. I'm also told Scott Clifton, Rick Hearst, Andrea Evans, and Jack Wagner are on it, and that works for me, though from what I've seen they don't exactly eat up screentime. In fact, I have yet to see some of them at all. (So, uh, Rick Hearst's character is really named Whipple? This is what people actually call him?) I also mistakenly thought Ian Buchanan was still on it, but apparently that ended years ago. I am psyched that Alley Mills is on the show; I had no idea!
Among the reasons I'm frightened of taking on B&B: soaps are personal. Viewers are hardcore. I will make fun of things that I have no right to, and I will get things wrong regularly. And I will be confused all the time.
So I guess my point is, use the comments below to talk about whether you'd enjoy a B&B presence here at Serial Drama. And remember, correct me as much as necessary, I welcome it! While it's clearly true that Serial Drama is responsible for the fact that Mallory, Becca, and I are all fabulously wealthy and world-famous (obviously), we don't have fact-checkers.