What Are These People Even Talking About?
I'm a little confused. Two episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful in which nobody even mentioned the trials and tribulations of a nineteen-year-old girl's virginity? There are other things in the world that are relevant? I'm baffled here, people.
Honestly, I do apologize for having been such a B&B blogging slacker lately, but it's been weeks now of every single episode being about Hope losing her virginity or not losing her virginity and Liam being willing to wait or not willing to wait or Steffy trying to tempt Liam and being successful or totally unsuccessful. And when it's not one of those three? It's the entire rest of the town having conversations about the "issue." It's been truly tedious and I was sincerely questioning my commitment to sticking with this show for the foreseeable future. If I had to see that supremely unsexy video of Steffy prancing around in lingerie that covered more than the average dress, with the most irritating song in history about how you should "stop being a good girl," I was going to lose it. To add insult to injury, her family members were watching this video and then watching various men drool over it (while not discussing Hope's virginity, of course).
But now they're finally shaking things up. Now! We actually have some hints of a story with Justin and Donna (seriously, I've been watching again for months now and it took me a minute to remember their names). Stephanie's back and at odds with Taylor and confiding in Brooke. Steffy and Taylor actually had a sweet, fun mother-daughter bonding scene today. Taylor saw some sort of a clairvoyant who told her she's going to meet a man soon -- and it appears to be Nick (no joke, another name I had to start looking up... which considering he's played by the obvious great love of my life, this is a problem)! Will Taylor actually get a love interest?
And most importantly, Steffy got bangs!
The world has changed!
And Amber's back to putting the moves on Marcus and, I don't know, y'all. I'm kind of rooting for those two. I know, I know, Amber's a menace and a nightmare and deserves no joy. But they are really cute in scenes together. They seem like best friends who could get into some serious mischief together, and considering I have no investment at all in Dayzee and Marcus' insta-relationship because the show did not bother to spend any time developing it (it seems to have started and gotten serious entirely off-screen), I'm on board with a little spark here and there leading to something eventually happening. Amber 'fessing up unnecessarily to a bunch of ridiculous lies she's told to make herself more interesting was hysterical and one of the livelier scenes in a while. (She told him she was bilingual?)
What do you guys? Do you think there's a chance we've turned a corner and they're going to start telling more than one story at a time, and they're not just going to be the same old stories? And with all the news about upcoming returns to the canvas, things could really pick up? Or am I just being foolishly hopeful?