The Bold and the Beautiful TV Show Review
When it comes to the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, every viewer of the show has their own unique perspective, and Soap Hub is no exception. We sat and watched the good, the terrible and everything in between for a total of five days, and now we’re bringing you a review that’s both helpful and cheeky about the B&B week that was.
A critical look back at the past week for The Bold and the Beautiful
It wasn’t until sometime between Wednesday and Thursday of the previous week that it hit me like a ton of bricks that The Bold and the Beautiful featured not just one, but two storylines revolving around an inappropriate kiss. In 2022, this soap opera’s most creative line is: “You hug someone you shouldn’t, and I’ll tell you!”
Also, it is now abundantly clear that the characters on this soap opera, and quite possibly the writers of the show, need to rethink their concept of the phrase “worst scandal”.
As far as scandals go, the fact that Brooke Logan Forrester (Katherine Kelly Lang) had sex with her daughter’s husband and then fathered a child with him is certainly one of the worst possible scenarios. However, do you know which scandal I would rank as “the worst”? Stephanie Douglas Forrester becomes pregnant by Massimo Marrone, lies to Eric Forrester (John McCook) that he is the father of the baby, and convinces him to marry her despite the fact that he knows he is in love with another woman. Stephanie Douglas Forrester is played by John McCook.
As things stand, Steffy Finnegan’s (Jacqueline McInnes Wood) “I never knew which man impregnated me” has little moral ground to stand on, and her Forrester vs. Logan argument really doesn’t a lot of weight when you find out she’s not even technically a Forrester.
And while we’re on the subject of moral superiority, who exactly is Grace Buckingham (Cassandra Creech)? I finally understand where Zoe Buckingham got her crazy behavior from. This woman feels she has the right to tell Carter Walton (played by Laurence St-Victor) what to do in his personal life, despite the fact that both of Grace’s children are bubbly little creatures who are content to obsess and carry on man to man, and this is the woman that Grace bore?
If this man has even an iota of intelligence – which, based on previous episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, I can conclude he doesn’t – he would show Grace and her puny self the door and tell Paris Buckingham (Diamond White) that her mother is trying to run her life for her.
Additional B&B Thoughts
- First, we got to watch/listen to a depressed Brooke worry to Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) and Hope Logan Spencer (Annika Noel) that her marriage to Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kay) will end if Douglas Forrester (Henry Joseph Samiri) revealed his New Year’s Eve secret. Liam Spencer is played by Scott Clifton and Hope Logan Spencer is played by Annika Noel. The next episode consisted of mother and daughter having the same conversation over and over again and we were forced to watch and listen.
Then there was a brief reprieve during which we had to watch/listen to Brooke wondering for the umpteenth time why she craved alcohol on New Year’s Eve; however, this was followed by two more days of, “Woe is me, my husband must never know that I have kissed another man, especially from our grandson who is telling the truth.” ENOUGH, YOU BRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL INDIVIDUALS!
- To begin with, we were required to see or listen to Douglas trying to explain to Thomas Forrester (played by Matthew Atkinson) that Brooke was kissing “mommy’s father.” We were then forced to watch and listen as Thomas told Steffy what his son had just told him. We were then forced to endure watching, listening, or both as Steffy interrogated the toddler and forced him to relive the entire horrible night for the umpteenth time. ENOUGH ENOUGH B&B!
- Has Sheila Carter (Kimberlynn Brown) and the writers of The Bold and the Beautiful forgotten all about her purpose…
her very reason for pushing Brooke off the road to recovery in such a strong way? When was the last time she went after her darling John “Finn” Finnegan (Tanner Nowlan)? I mean, seriously.Maybe the question you should be asking is “Where’s Finn?” Has he moved into one of the hospital dormitories at the cliff house site? Has he been on screen at all since Christmas? Is he currently occupying the same spot as the likes of Bill Spencer (Don Diament), Eric Forrester (John McCook) and Donna Logan (Jennifer Garreis) on a park bench somewhere?
- Now, Thomas, explain to me what it is that you think Douglas would be afraid to tell you the truth. It’s not like you caught him and threatened him to keep quiet about a matter that, if it became public, would cause you a lot of trouble. Oh wait! You were caught by Douglas confirming that baby Beth was still alive and immediately admitted your guilt. You are not this year’s Father of the Year and you never will be.
- Let’s hear it about removing that horrible, horrible wig that Krista Allen was forced to wear against her will. I couldn’t figure out why the producers of The Bold and the Beautiful felt it necessary to screw her up like that, and I still don’t. For several years, Taylor Hayes and Hunter Tylo sported a hairstyle that was quite similar to Allen’s.
CBS is the network that airs The Bold and the Beautiful (BB for short) weekdays. Check your local listings to find out when the show will air. You can learn more about what’s going to happen in Los Angeles by reading the latest spoilers provided to B&B, and if you want to know more about the show’s history, you can read more about it here.