The Boring and the Disappointed
Well, at least yesterday's episode of The Bold & the Beautiful cleared up a few things. Ridge and Brooke still aren't married. Eric and Stephanie still aren't married (soon to be rectified in honor of the show's 25th anniversary). Phyllis Diller still comes as a package deal with wacky music.
And most importantly, if you're idiot enough to think your first time is going to be amazing and phenomenal and beautiful and you hype it up so damn much that you drape your house in white gauzey fabric and candles, YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED.
I'm trying to find anything to latch onto here, y'all. I kind of hit a wall after Brad Bell as much as promised us that the fact that 95% of the show revolves around Hope, Liam, and Steffy is a permanent state, because he thinks he's struck ratings and creative gold.
How can he think that's creative gold when we get such terrific scenes between Eric and Stephanie, played by seasoned actors who play so much more than just one simple note? Even the writing gets better when it's for those two.
Eric: You know what I want from you? I want your criticism, your derisiveness. And your sweetness. I want your cancer. I want your dying if that's what it comes to. Come on! All you have to do is like me enough to say yes. Let's get married.
But instead, we get Hope and Liam, all awkward after their not-amazing first time (oh I can't wait to watch Bill gloat over that, since obviously he'll find out and turn insufferably smug about it... mostly because it's a day that ends in "day"). Hope waking up self-conscious, and Liam all worried that she pulled her sheet up over herself.
And somehow when Hope told him she was feeling stressed out because she'd slept with a man who is technically married, the next scene was the two of them up and dressed and on to a new topic? Way to follow through.
Here's hoping this 25th Anniversary thing lets us actually focus on some other characters. I know it'll be temporary, but any respite will help.