The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )

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The saga of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.

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 Brooke Logan / ... (3,673 episodes, 1987-2015)
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 Ridge Forrester (2,937 episodes, 1987-2015)
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 Stephanie Forrester / ... (2,550 episodes, 1987-2015)
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 Eric Forrester / ... (2,245 episodes, 1987-2015)
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 Dr. Taylor Hayes / ... (1,873 episodes, 1990-2014)
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 Thorne Forrester / ... (1,559 episodes, 1996-2015)
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The saga of the rich Forresters and the poor Logans is told against the backdrop of the fashion world in Los Angeles. Forrester Creations is the premiere fashion house in the city, thanks to the designing brilliance of Eric Forrester and the money and social grace of his wife, Stephanie Forrester. The ups and downs of their on-again, off-again marriage parallel the stormy lives of all their children, who have shared lovers and spouses with one another and even with their own father. Ridge Forrester is the arrogant oldest son (whose paternity will eventually be called into question); Thorne, the oft-neglected younger son; Kristen, the sweet but sexually-frigid older daughter; Felicia, the wild child. At the center of many of these storms is the Logan family. Beth Logan, the matriarch, has always carried a torch for Eric. Her three daughters include Brooke, the willful and sexually promiscuous oldest; Donna, the ditsy model; and Katie, who has always felt overshadowed by her more ... Written by J. Spurlin

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Crossover-mania: The following actors brought their Genoa City alter-egos from The Young and the Restless (1973) to Los Angeles: Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter, 1992 onwards), Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Carter, 1992 onwards), Don Diamont (Brad Carlton, 1993), Peter Barton (Scott Grainger, 1993), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott, 1998), Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, 1999), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Joanna Manning, 2003), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, 2005), Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, 2007), Darcy Rose Byrnes (Abby Abbott Carlton, 2007), Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair, 2007). While Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, 1990s), John McCook (Eric Forrester Sr., 1990s, 2005 & 2008), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan, 1999 & 2007), Maeve Quinlan (Megan Conley, 1999) and Lesli Kay (Felicia Forrester, 2008) brought their LA-alter-egos to Genoa City for guest appearances, only two character permanently crossed over: Adrienne Frantz first played Amber Moore on The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) from 1997 to 2005 before joining The Young and the Restless (1973) in the same role in 2006, as did Sean Kanan who Deacon Sharpe back to life in Genoa City in 2009. See more »

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"Oh Mom! You Slept With My Brother !!"

..And that's maybe not the worst yet!

I love soap operas. Who can forget (Knots Landing) or (Falcon Crest)? But some goods when outlive for more than their competence.. They transform into envenomed!

At first it was another, late 80s, so TV-ish, daytime soap. Namely sexy, melodramatic and yeah.. boring! But after that, it turned – while keeping itself outwardly glossy – into ugly huge farce.

I can't say it's a diary of a family. I can't say it's fine thrilling melodrama. I just can say that it's a living exploitation of soap. And you know what? It's successful. Damn one too!

(The Bold and the Beautiful), after 22 years and counting, is a real fine example of the kind of drama which some viewers need everyday like a requisite meal to satisfy their hanger (for living a romance, feeling rich, beating enemies..) whatever the acting was, and whatever the manipulation is.

I somewhat caught on its formula : a sexual desire, a sinful love, a separation between 2 lovers, a wicked plot and a surprise. Then another round. Then another one. Then another with other characters, with new characters, then between the old and new characters, then between them and us maybe!, then the same formula again with the same characters afresh, going on and on till the end of you, days or its time on screen (namely : its cancellation !).

It's a perfect scheme. So loved and long-lived. But who can stand endless story lines, everlasting dialog, the silence of the actors before cutting to another scene or commercials, and – most of all – the changing of partners?? Whoever can stand all of this for more than 5500 episodes I'm surely not one of them. Why is that ? Because I don't have non-critic mentality, a desperate passion for melodrama, and that PATIENCE!

Speaking about the changing of partners thing I recall a line was said by (Dean Stockwell) in one of (Quantum Leap)'s episodes talking about a soap opera "Here Sam, everybody is sleeping with everybody". (B & B) maybe broke this rule since in it everybody slept, sleeps, and will sleep with everybody! Sometimes I think that they have nothing to do in this world but sleeping with each other, then chatter and chatter and chatter, to re-sleep again yet with others. It's not the story of life, it's the life of very profitable story! I know that it got the power to make you sleep in front of it too!

Did its success become a curse ?! I don't completely think so. Not for the actors since they're all well-paid. Not for the viewers since they get what they want. But maybe for the writers. These people got to write one work for over than 2 decades ?? OH MY GOD! This is, in spite of all the money in the world, so heavy mission to be done. So, based on my compassion, I'll forgive them for such events like the one of my title's line which was the first thing I heard when I tried to continue watching this series again after years of losing any interest in it (yes, first I felt panic, thinking that the mom slept with her own son, but I understood it right later!). Hence when things reach this far.. I invite you to do what I already did : Changing the Channel. Believe me.. You'll feel so bold and beautiful after!

In the next episodes I bet you.. the son will turn out to the real father of his sister, (Ridge) will turn out to be a brother of his mother, (Eric Forrester) will have a sex change operation, (Brooke) will turn into lesbian (if she didn't yet?!), and I can see the end right now; the aliens will take them all away (it kind of happened before, didn't it?!). And for that I'll salute the creative writers. Simply, what can a teleplay writer do…More ?!!!

Originally, as much the viewers want it, as much it gains more time on air, and so…that's what has to happen. Though it triumphed over any jesting – even its own – already, being the most-watched soap in the world with an audience of an estimated 26.2 million viewers in more than 110 nations. So while I believe that it is provoking sitcom; running without laughing tracks or laughing.. Others don't, and that's in fact what makes it provoking. But everybody got their own classics. This show is classic for some. Classic crap for others. Hell, it is classic both ways!


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