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The Bold and the Beautiful 

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Series (1987– )
The saga of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.
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Series cast summary:
Katherine Kelly Lang ...  Brooke Logan / ... 4,732 episodes, 1987-2019
Ronn Moss ...  Ridge Forrester 3,563 episodes, 1987-2015
Susan Flannery ...  Stephanie Forrester / ... 3,129 episodes, 1987-2018
John McCook ...  Eric Forrester / ... 3,050 episodes, 1987-2019
Hunter Tylo ...  Dr. Taylor Hayes / ... 2,139 episodes, 1990-2019
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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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Official Sites:

CBS | Official site

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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Monte Carlo, Monaco See more »

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Dolby Digital (1999-)| Stereo (1987-1998)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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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Stephanie: You think this is all my fault? You have brought this on yourself.
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Glamorous, glitzy and cheesy
16 September 2005 | by dingoberserkSee all my reviews

Two things tickle me in relation to this never-ending saga: the illogicality of many situations, and the blatant inconsistencies, hypocrisies, contradictions and double standards displayed by most characters. These two ingredients combine to make up an insidiously alluring cocktail, which may explain why B & B, in spite of its cheesiness, has the potential for becoming addictive, as exemplified by so many testimonials, both within my own social circle and elsewhere (for example, on this website). The principal characters, who are rarely seen engaged in normal activities (such as work), are prone to proclaim their undying loyalty to one another, backed by strong moral principles, family values, marriage etc., then break their promises and behave like alley cats, just a few weeks down the track. One example amongst hundreds: when Brooke is confronted by Taylor with the question: 'How could you sleep with Nick the night you thought your husband had died?', she contrives to look dutifully repentant and says something like 'I don't know how to explain it'. Not very convincing. The endless proclamations of belief in the sanctity and permanence of marriage are contradicted with monotonous regularity by the behavior of most characters. In spite of this, all second, third etc. weddings take place in a chapel in the presence of an (ostensibly Christian) celebrant. Christianity of course, or at least the traditional view of it, is frequently set aside when characters indulge in bitching about one other, undermining the reputation of others, cheating in various ways, etc. The most common method of rumbling the frequent conspiracies is by eavesdropping behind a half-closed door, then charging into the conspiratorial environment and confronting the conspirators with dramatic remarks. Again, not very convincing. There seems to be a tendency, on the part of the scriptwriters, to demonize female characters to a greater extent than male ones. There are no male counterparts to Sheila, Stephanie or Sally Spectra, just to name a few. The glitzy ambiance and would-be glamorous surroundings are an obvious smokescreen, designed to hide the basically vacuous lives of the majority of characters, deprived as they are of any authentic ideals. The mirage works quite well. And one could continue ... in spite of all the above (and more), B & B remains an entertaining soapie which will be missed when, inevitably, the final curtain falls. PS. Incidentally, have any of the characters ever heard of contraception?


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