Can Hope Just Shut Up on The Bold and the Beautiful?



Why is Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) so sure what she’s offering Eric (John McCook) is so much better than the life he has with Taylor (Hunter Tylo)?  I loved how Eric leveled her when he asked how many more lies they're supposed to tell after Brooke’s “story” unfolds. 

According to Brooke, her losses are far worse than any potential suffering anyone could feel. Please, get off your pedestal.  Then, there’s Taylor, playing into Brooke’s hand.  This whole story is ridiculous. It is a prime example of why you don’t stay friends with your ex. 


I’m glad somebody finally told Maya (Karla Mosley) she doesn’t stand a chance against Bill (Don Diamont). Poor girl doesn't realize Rick(Jacob Young) is too stupid lately to help her out.  I did feel bad for the bloke when she told him they couldn’t be together, and he couldn’t keep the reason why straight. 

Please do something with Thomas (Adam Gregory) or cut this boy loose.

Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) return to work only made me think that if this had been Hope (Kim Matula), we’d be watching a press conference about her return and great loss. That girl loves a good press conference. 

Somebody shut Hope up!  Well, maybe don’t. Her mother needs to hear this, but Hope should really, shut up.  She’s dancing on a baby’s grave, and it bothers me. 

God, I love Bill Spencer!  He pegged Hope sniffing around his son, and told Liam (Scott Clifton) how it really is. His marriage to Steffy was more than just the baby. 

I loved Steffy telling Hope to respect her marriage. Too bad, it was totally too late.  Hope is so sure of herself; I wanted to smack her through my television screen for Steffy.  Liam sensed the tension when he interrupted his wife and the girl who just won’t go away.  She's similar to a bad case of athlete’s foot. 

I wanted Liam to break down with Steffy.  I am waiting for those scenes. 
 


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pjc722's picture
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HILARIOUS!!! COMPARING HOPE TO ATHLETE'S FOOT is priceless! And like Athlete's Foot, just when you think this story is over it roars it's ugly head ONCE AGAIN and your there itching to rip your foot right off and deal with the consequences later!

I have to agree with you on the Brooke story, Regan. I wish they wrote it more as Brooke tricking Eric into believing he is the father by getting him drunk and faking that they slept together COMPLETE with Taylor walking in on them. It would have been so much more SOAP GOOD and dramatic and then when the truth does come out we could see Brooke possibly lose a lot more than just ... ummmmm... nothing when it comes out in this story.

Everyone else loses in the present scenario EXCEPT BROOKE. Eric loses Taylor. Donna gains a headache while Hope Rick Bridget and a few other kids Brooke has stashed away in the closet gain a sibling. Katie gains another heart attack, an emmy and LOSES her husband. Bill gets another bastard. What does Brooke get?! Most likely Bill.

As for Hope, they have now taken this story to the point where I dislike Hope more than I ever liked her. Kim Matula is a great young actress, as is Jacqueline Woods, so its tough to get to this point becasue they have written Hope as one of the most selfish AND, I'm sorry, DELUSIONALLY CLINGY AND CRAZY characters that weren't supposed to be crazy.

In real life, we would be talking about this type of girl behind her back in how desperate she is over a man that keeps dumping her for the FUN girl. It's true because for the longest time we would have been telling her to her face to move on but without listening we would be talking behind her pathetic back.

As much as I love an evil Bill, I wish the EVIL wasn't wasted on such a boring character like Maya. They ruined the potential for this character by having had her have a child instead of just making her the black SHEILA CARTER, especially since they dropped that story so quickly. (I also don't think the kid is dead) It would have been fantastic that she doesn't take no for an answer from Bill to stay away from Rick, then starts to show some crazy and then we truly see WHY she went to prison, why there is a restraining order and why MAYA could become a GREAT evil bitch and have story LIKE SHEILA CARTER had on Y&R and B&B for years.

And Karla Mosley can definitely play the opposite of OVERLY SWEET and become CRAY CRAY and make B&B fun.

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Oh... I had wished they had paired Hope with Thomas again. A sweet story of how this nice guy got her to forget about Liam, how she got him to forget that he wants to be King of Forrester and a sweet romance could have blossomed with Liam pining away in the background as Steffy barks orders at him.

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"According to Brooke, her losses are far worse than any potential suffering anyone could feel."

And THERE it is. This is exactly the reason why Brooke is so unlikeable and unrootable. She actually sees herself as the victim! The poor, long-suffering heroine! She thought the exact same thing during the Deacon affair, and now she's at it again! The volume, in which she DARES, is monumental! UGH.

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What the hell is going on at B&B? The vets are deserting the sinking ship, the storylines are just awful and we're back on this awful love triangle that's been going on for over 2 years now. With Steffy losing the baby, we're now back to where we were 6 months ago, Hope and Steffy fighting over Liam AGAIN. Has Bell just run out of ideas or are they trying to alienate all the fans so that they can cancel the show and we won't care?

Why do I bother with this crap?

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YES CAN HOPE SHUT UP I WANTED STEFFY TO SLAP CRAP OUT OF HER I'M TIRED OF STEFFY/LIAM/HOPE TRIANGLE AND DON'T REALLY CARE THAT HOPE HAD LIAM FIRST IF HOPE REALLY LOVED LIAM SHE WOULD'VE FOUGHT FOR HIM AND STUCK IT OUT WHEN THEY HAD PROBLEMS OR WHEN PEOPLE STARTED MAKING THEM HAVE PROBLEMS I REALLY WISH THIS NEW LOVE INTEREST THAT COMING WAS FOR STEFFY BECAUSE SHE DERSERVE MORE THAN LIAM CAN LIAM AND HOPE DIVE OFF A CLIFF AND NEVER COMEBACK

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SEE THIS THE STORYLINE I WOULD DO WHILE BROOKE TRYING TO GET ERIC TO BE HER BABY DADDY KATIE IS SECRETLY PLOTTING AGAINST BROOKE AND BILL BECAUSE SHE KNOWS THEY SLEPT TOGETHER BUT DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT THE BABY YET AND SHE CONFIDE IN CORALINE MOTHER DANI ABOUT HER PLAN AND DANI AND KATIE GROW CLOSER BECAUSE CORALINE MOTHER KAREN GOT IN A AN ACCIDENT AND SHE DIES AND KAREN LEAVES ALL HER SHARES TO DANI AND BILL WON'T LIKE THIS BECAUSE DANI WANT TO CHANGE THE COMPANY AND THIS CAUSE CONFLICT BETWEEN BILL AND DANI AND SHE USE WHAT KATIE KNOWS ABOUT BILL AND BROOKE AND DECIDE TO BLACKMAIL BILL BUT THEN DANI FEELS GULITY BECAUSE SHE FOUND OUT THAT BROOKE IS PREGNAT WITH BILL CHILD AND KATIE DOESN'T KNOW THIS YET AND SHE TORN ABOUT TELLING KATIE THIS BECAUSE THEY BECOME GOOD FRIENDS AND SHE START TO FEEL MORE FOR KATIE AND KATIE START TO SEE DANI IN A NEW LIGHT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE DANI UP AGAINST BROOKE AND BILL THAT BE EPIC THREE GREAT ACTORS GOING HEAD TO HEAD

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I love Hope, but even I cannot listen to this nonsense anymore. B&B is a HUGE mess. There isn't one female character to root for. I have ZERO sympathy for Steffy. She never respected Katie's marriage or Hope's relationships. Her being depicted as a victim, while Hope is the predator, is absurd.

Hope needs to move on, her still wanting that loser Liam is PATHETIC. I have no words for Bell making Brooke pregnant. Taylor is obsessed with Brooke, using her patient to get revenge over Brooke. She is pitiful. Katie is weak, HTom is so wasted on this show.

Bell doesn't like his female characters. They are all cringe-worthy. I love Brooke and watch this show for her, but the writing for her the last few years has been terrible. Poor KKL, having to sell this crap.

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Hope is a mess. Steffy just lost the baby last week and she's already moving in on Liam. Just a mess!

That damn Brooke Logan. I tell you this scheme is going to blow up big time for her! BIG TIME AND I CAN'T WAIT!

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Im going to remove this garbage from my DVR.

Its insulting to the viewers, all they are giving us is recycled crap.

Brooke was my favorite and now I cant stand to look at her, Hope needs to go away forever.

The losses of Ronn Moss and Susan Flannery coupled with possibly Hunter Tylo and Jackie Wood are going to eat away at this show. The newbies are just ok.

Caroline is a cartoon, Maya isnt the most likeable but I can watch carter shirtless all day.

Im just over it, the stories suck and the acting is even worse.

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Well, there is no redemption possible for Hope or Steffy. They are both wasted. I never had much symphatie for Steffy, simply because she never deserved it, she was a tramp, she tried to break up so many relationships. First Owen and Jackie, Bill and Katie, Oliver and Hope, Hope and Liam, again Bill and Katie, again Hope and Liam and so on...

KM is a great younger actress, and I can see Brad wants to give her more layers, because she is probably going to be the next Brooke in the future. Maybe not character wise, but probably storyline wise.

For now its still the Brooke Logan show. It is the Brooke Logan show for the last 20 years, and it seems he has written another scandalous story, but with one big plot hole, she couldnt turn to Ridge, but the real woman rescuer was Nick Marone. Donna could have mentioned him when Brooke told her that Eric was the most logical choice. Nick was the most logical choice, and I think it would have been a lot more interesting if Jack Wagner was still on board with this show.

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Yoryla wrote:
"According to Brooke, her losses are far worse than any potential suffering anyone could feel."

And THERE it is. This is exactly the reason why Brooke is so unlikeable and unrootable. She actually sees herself as the victim! The poor, long-suffering heroine! She thought the exact same thing during the Deacon affair, and now she's at it again! The volume, in which she DARES, is monumental! UGH.

Thank you Yoryla, couldn't have said it better! As far as I'm concerned the only rootable woman on the show is Maya. Even Dayzee has fallen under Carolines spell, "which shocked me".

Eric will do Brookes bidding, as Taylor rides off into the sunset.

BTW. When Steffy 1st got preggo, I said here that she would lose the baby & we would be back to the triangle, so I feel vindicated. It's sad when we know months in advance what's to come.

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In the recent weeks, I find myself asking why I even bother watching B&B anymore. This was my first soap ever and I guess that is why I've stuck by it so long, but it's about to be last call for me. Last year, we lost both Ronn Moss and Susan Flannery. Susan was a much greater loss in my opinion, however, they were both integral to the show. Since the show has not even attempted to improve we are now losing Hunter Tylo and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (temporarily) as well. Obviously, if all the veterans are leaving, there is something wrong... *hint*

Bradley Bell cannot write soap opera (PERIOD!). When the fans have constantly complained about love triangles, what does he do? He thinks, "Oh, I better add a new female character and create a new love triangle." If you don't know what I'm referring to, Maya/Rick/Caroline. I know a lot of the fans like Maya, but honestly, I don't. Brad did a complete 180 with Caroline's personality over night and though I still like the character, she is just cruel now. He is making everyone feel bad for Maya by making Caroline treat her like dirt and it's just ridiculous. Caroline should not be a one-dimensional character. Sorry.

Next, Brooke being pregnant once again! Okay, the woman is in her 50's and though that is actually possible, she has had enough children! She already has five with four different men! Rick and Bridget-Eric, Hope-Deacon, RJ- Ridge, Jack-Nick, and now, Unborn-Bill. I'm not saying Taylor is any better because she isn't. It's not even the fact that she is pregnant with her sister's husband's child! She is trying to pass the baby off as Eric's! Like come on! He is with Taylor, stop trying to ruin their relationship! Oh, and does anybody else remember this?! When Taylor and Eric first got together, Brooke criticized them like crazy and acted like what they were doing was atrocious and could not believe they would do that to Stephanie. And now, Brooke is trying to get with Eric! Hey pot, you're black. I loved Eric this week when he asked Brooke, "Why should Taylor have to pay for it?" when she asked him why her family should have to pay for her mistake. Brooke acts like Katie will die when she hears Brooke and Bill slept together, so it justifies hurting Taylor.

To the most recent storyline, Steffy's miscarriage. Are we really and I mean REALLY about to repeat Steffy/Liam/Hope?! Oh my goodness! Stop the incessant hopping back and forth! At this point, Liam doesn't deserve either of the women and if I have to see Hope on the screen one more time whining about her love for Liam and how Steffy "stole" (Can you really steal a person from someone else? Don't think so.) him from her, I will turn it off! This is just horrible. I used to like Hope, but her constant drama and boohoo, poor me, everyone gather around as I complain attitude is nauseating.

B&B needs a new head writer and executive producer. At least then we can branch out from the same stories time and time again.

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Where oh Where is Megan McTavish when you need her? It's time for Ms. McTavish to temporarily take over the writing reins and serve Hope some Poisoned Pancakes or Lethal Latkes or Deadly Drumsticks or whatever else she can concoct.

I am tired of Hope already!

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@Livinthesoaplife,

Great post!

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Yet, B and B continues to climb in the ratings.....