Thomas Gives Forrester Creations A Makeover on The Bold and the Beautiful


Thomas (Adam Gregory) was full of plans for moving Forrester into the future. He called a meeting to outline his vision for the company. However, as a viewer, I just can’t take Thomas seriously as the interim head of Forrester Creations. I don’t know why.

Thomas told the room full of mostly young B&B characters that classic Forrester fashion had become a liability for the younger market. Donna (Jennifer Gareis) asked if the younger market was “really that important.” Thomas pointed out that if young people associated the Forrester brand with their grandparents, it’s a big problem.
 


Thomas basically dissolved years of Eric (John McCook) and Ridge's (Ronn Moss) work to attract a younger customer base. He asked if the Forrester marketing department was throwing their best ideas in the trash, because it was “too edgy” for the company.

We’ve made fun of Forrester Creations over the years on the podcast for still being in the 1980s. Yet, for some reason I found the whole topic to be one giant metaphor for Brad Bell’s vision to evolve The Bold and the Beautiful into One Tree Hill. OTH’s Brooke (Sophia Bush) had a Clothes Over Bros. fashion line, but I think Thomas should name his line Clothes Over Family.

Thomas announced Rick (Jacob Young) would be moving departments to help save Hope’s (Kim Matula) Hope For the Future line. Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) would be getting a new design partner, Thomas, and they would be working on a new line CTF (Caroline Thomas Forrester). CTF creations will be more edgy, urban and sexy. The CTF line is going to absorb Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) Intimates line.

When Rick protested, Thomas told Rick he wanted him to be a part of the plan. Thomas made it clear no one would stand in the way of his vision for Forrester.

When Thomas announced Eric and Ridge–neither of which were at the meeting–would remain at the couture line, I couldn’t help but think they must be oh so thankful Thomas let them stay.

Dayzee (Kristolyn Lloyd) was full of tears as she spent time with Stephanie (Susan Flannery) and Eric at their home.  Dayzee told Stephanie she can’t imagine life without her. Stephanie gave her a check to give to the mission.

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    ER Writer

    This storyline would be a lot more interesting if more of the Forrester children were there. They need to get rid of the actress that plays Caroline. I’d rather see a cool scheming intern. They have completely neutered JMW’s Steffy, why couldn’t she have wanted control of Forrester?

    honestly, I have been skipping BnB, I just couldn’t deal with Stephanie’s cancer storyline And Katie’s postpartum at the same time.

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    Yoryla

    “However, as a viewer, I just can’t take Thomas seriously as the interim head of Forrester Creations. I don’t know why.”

    “We’ve made fun of Forrester Creations over the years on the podcast for still being in the 1980s. Yet, for some reason I found the whole topic to be one giant metaphor for Brad Bell’s vision to evolve The Bold and the Beautiful into One Tree Hill. OTH’s Brooke (Sophia Bush) had a Clothes Over Bros. fashion line, but I think Thomas should name his line Clothes Over Family.”

    Luke – Thank You! I could not agree more.

    Thomas as the acting CEO of Forrester is just lu-di-crous. I mean he is what – 25 y.o.?? Yes he has plenty of FC shares, but you can’t just hop into being a CEO like that. Even Ridge, who for the first time became temporary CEO in 2002, was then in his 40s.

    The best and most natural person to be CEO of the company is Eric Forrester and no one else. And if he does not want it, then either Rick or Thorne. No matter how some feel about Rick, he HAS the merits and experience to do it.

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    pjc722

    I commend Bell Jr for wanting to make B&B younger and “hipper” (for whatever that means). But what I don’t get is that shows have been trying to make the demo for soaps younger for a couple of decades now and all that we have seen are the ratings go down and viewers disappear!

    I’m all for changing a direction of a show by adding younger cast and even the style a show is filmed/produced in but to just go about changing the dynamic of the story by focusing more on the younger and forgetting the older is just silly and dumb. Especially with Thomas being the interim CEO. You would think that with all the stock that everyone owns of this company that they would force a vote.

    Then you add in the fact that stories are just happening WAY too fast on this soap that if you blink you’ve missed it. The slow goodbye with Stephanie is sweet and nostaglic but I have to say it has very little power to it and won’t draw in the new viewers and is truly a waste of time to see the daily HAND WRITTEN notes that say the exact same thing and everyone’s exact same re-read of the line and than realization of what it really means. Not one of the scenes was poignant enough to make me cry (other than when we saw the dramatic change in Taylor’s face from day one to the present day close-up… stop BOTOX!!!)

    The show needs to be a little bit more even in the storytelling and Bill Bell should put Brooke in charge at Forrester again and have all the young ones working under her. Eventually, Brooke or Taylor will take Stephanie’s matriach status so it would be fitting that one or the other have some sort of power over all these off spring.

    And that is the other issue with the show and it’s new cast. The majority of them have been brothers and sisters except for nuCaroline. And it’s just creepy. I seriously think for any of this new direction to properly work, some of the family has to go and new faces brought in. Sure they have no ties to anyone on the show other than, lets say their paycheck, but characters on primetime are loosely connected and story is driven so it can be done here.

    All in all, bring in younger but remember the older viewers are still watching. Slow the break neck pace of the shows and stories so that I don’t have to devote my entire week to watching the show and can be guaranteed that a story that is started on Monday won’t be complete before my weekend starts.

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    ER Writer

    I also forgot to add, realistically, a fashion label is not going to start and stop all these lines. What happened to Thomas’ men’s line? What is Caroline Thomas Forrester? What is Hope for the Future? I know it was suppose to be a dress line for virgin’s only :) then it turned into a bridal line… then Steffy had a line. It’s silly, if Forrester Creations is a ready to wear house the younger generation should be fighting over the direction of That alone.

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