Welcome to the inaugural post of Ms. Dawn’s SoapDish! I’ve been a devoted soap fan for decades, and I am so pleased to have the opportunity to share that love (and my opinions) with you. As we all know, soap fans are passionate, devoted and opinionated. I am no different. Although the soap landscape has changed with a significant drop in viewers since the heyday of viewership, the love for serialized stories goes on unabated. With this column, I hope to share my opinions, insight and info about the soaps that remain on the canvas. I want you to share your views also. Let me know what you think! With no further ado, let’s dish about The Bold and the Beautiful whose storyline has been hot and heavy lately.
The Bold and the Beautiful has been heating up lately with the Steffy, Hope and Liam triangle. Bill joined forces with Steffy to break up the virginal Hope and not so virginal Liam. Bill encouraged Steffy to get involved with Liam, his son. But, dear soapsters, not so long ago Bill was professing his undying love for Steffy, and vowing to dissolve his marriage to Kate (Hope’s aunt). Love, love, love, these “family ties”.
Needless to say, Steffy and Bill’s machinations resulted in Hope and Liam’s broken engagement and Liam giving Hope’s discarded ring to Steffy. Steffy and Liam got married on a beautiful mountaintop in Aspen, while Hope watched helplessly from a stalled gondola (Steffy, you heffa, you!)
This story has been deliciously over the top. From the broken engagement, hasty rebound marriage to the slow and steady reveal of Steffy’s diabolical actions to get hitched to a man, ANY man. Ah, poor Steffy, such a needy doorknob, and everyone gets a turn. I don’t know if I believe her protestations of undying love and devotion for Liam, as she professed the same undying love for his father not so long ago.
I truly enjoy the work of Jacqueline Macinnes Wood, who makes us see the hunger for true love and acceptance behind Steffy’s actions. On the other hand, not loving her mom’s (Taylor, the psychiatrist) behavior during this storyline. Even after Steffy divulged (partially) her recent nefarious activities, Taylor turned a blind eye to her daughter’s manipulations. (Ummmmm, don’t think I would be taking a turn on your couch for therapy, Doc!) Physician, heal thyself!
The Bold and the Beautiful has been funny, exasperating, intriguing and involving for me. I must watch to see what happens next. You got me, BB.
Has The Bold and the Beautiful ensnared you also? What is your favorite pairing? Why? Worst pairing? Most outlandish storyline? Share, dish, my fellow soapsters, I want to hear from you.
Here is a shenanigans sampling for your viewing pleasure:
Bill and Steffy
Steffy and Liam get married
Sneak Peek at upcoming stories:
Bold and the Beautiful : Brooke continues to try to reunited Hope and Liam. Katie advises Liam to end things with Steffy. Stephanie discovers Eric’s not so faithful actions. Are we hearing towards a Jackie/Erie hookup?
General Hospital: Mac looks for answers from Patrick and Robin. Sonny and Luke connect. Jason continues to pursue Franco. What is up with Laura portrait? More ghostly goings on at the mansion.
One Life to Live: Will Natalie and Brody’s wedding go off without a hitch? (John being the hitch, of course) What’s happening between Rex and Aubrey? Cutter’s nefarious past comes further to light.
Days of Our Lives: Sami and Rafe continue to disagree about John and it affects their marriage negatively.
The Young and the Restless: Cane and Billy grow closer as Cane attempts to help Billy get his old life back.
Signing off for now, here’s hoping you have a fab week! Be well!