The Tired and the Overplayed
I'm throwing out my white flag here, B&B. I give up, I give in.
First of all, I wasn't quite sure I got all the words right, but something very close to this line of dialogue was actually spoken today:
Steffy: Hope's a station wagon. I'm a 1200cc twin-pipe crotch-rocket ready to burn rubber on that heart o' yours. How can you say no to that?
Oh my sweet mercy! How can you say no to that? Easily! It's terrifying! Who says that?!
I just cannot with this show anymore. I mean of course Steffy's not signing the annulment papers, it wouldn't be soapy if she did. It's just that they keep teasing other storylines, pretending like this shit is over or at least no longer the main event. But it is. And I've given up all hope that we'll ever see the end of it. Now all the soap buzz is that Hope/Liam/Steffy is going to be the hot triangle of the next generation ala Taylor/Ridge/Brooke because last week got good ratings. What? Didn't we all tune in last week to watch this effing triangle end?! And while Taylor/Ridge/Brooke was played out for a decade too long, it worked back in the day because both pairings had some real heat. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I can't find any appeal in either of these pairings. Not even a little bit. Liam changes his mind every five seconds and makes lifetime commitments on the turn of a dime, and both women think he shouldn't do that....except that Hope thinks it's okay to do if she benefits, and Steffy thinks it's okay to do if she benefits. And their freaking families are pathetically over-invested and I just want everyone involved to shut up about it, like, forever. This storyline has headlined the show non-stop since August and it's time to let it go. I'm never going to like every story going on a soap, but we stick with soaps anyway because they have more than one story! And I don't mean once a week. I mean every single solitary episode. It's time to hit the reset button. With all due respect to Scott Clifton who is a terrific actor, there's nothing about this that I want to watch. I can't be the only one.
Oh and to add insult to injury, this Hope for the Future crap is back, too. Hope continued to be a "role model" today by announcing in a press conference that she and Liam are back together and that she'll be marrying and sexing up her semi-step-sister's husband... tomorrow.
Way to be a role model! That's a very healthy example to set! (And doesn't Liam look like a gleeful groom-to-be? Hahaha.)
This storyline has made me hate every single involved character. They're all behaving abominably. Hope, Liam, Bill, Brooke, Ridge, Taylor, Steffy, Rick... I just can't look at any of them right now. They all come off as clinically insane. I have a really good idea for Liam and for the writers: Hey Liam, don't marry anyone right now, jackass!
So here I am, surrendering. Crying "Uncle!" Waving my white flag. Now PLEASE, Afternoon Television Program, please make it stop??!!
Okay. Time for me to take a chill pill, apparently.