The Okay & the Different
Y'all. Yesterday's The Bold & the Beautiful wasn't about Steffy and Liam and Hope! I mean okay, Hope was on the episode, but not talking about Liam or Steffy and therefore far less irritating! It was incredibly exciting.
Okay. They're not awful, they're not great. In fact, they're incredibly bland. It speaks volumes about how sick I am of the usual storyline that I found the featuring of such a milquetoast pair to be a huge relief. Thomas can go listing all the wonderful things about Caroline he wants to, but it doesn't make them true. According to him, she is allegedly "smart, beautiful, funny, and sophisticated yet down to earth." Okay, Thomas. To me so far she's pretty (albeit way too skinny, and can she please get out of that awful yellow dress with the weird blue skeleton-enhancing waistband and matching wristband?) and stands up straight and speaks English. I look forward to this "funny," I do!
One thing we have learned about Caroline is that she's into terrible vampire movies. So I take that back, she is kind of funny. We learned this tidbit from her mother Karen:
And I'm excited to see Karen because admittedly I am looking forward to her upcoming storyline and to Crystal Chappell's arrival. Let's hope (a) Joanna Johnson's appearance as Karen yesterday means this is happening soon and (b) it doesn't just end up a story all about Caroline's issues. More grownups, please! (Yeah, I know. Wishful thinking.)
Speaking of Caroline, Brooke was off her rocker again yesterday, being all competitive with Ridge over which one of their offspring is going to win the object of affection over whom they're competing. Sound familiar? But they're not talking about Steffy vs. Hope over Liam, they're talking about Rick vs. Thomas over Caroline. Stop being such an asshole, Show! You're making all the adults look icky and insane when their only material is some bizarre obsession with their children's love lives!
Not that Rick isn't a grownup himself, but they seem unable to let him play outside the kiddie pool. Yesterday we had the HUGE REVEAL(!) that Amber's been making Caroline think Rick's into cross-dressing.
My favorite bit was when Amber was pleading her case to Rick and talking about the desperate actions she tends to take when she feels cornered and how it doesn't make her a bad person or unworthy.
"It makes me Amber!"
I cannot figure out why I found that so endearing considering my past feelings toward this character, but honestly when the bulk of the other featured characters are so toothless and vanilla, she's starting to entertain me more than almost anyone else.
Rick disagrees with me, however. Is it wrong that I would have loved it if he'd found out about this whole thing and just burst out laughing and told Amber she was hilarious and walked away?