CBS (ended 2009)
I realized recently that Bill has slept with the mothers of both of the women he is in a "love triangle" with.
He was with Lizzie's mom, Beth. And he was with Ava's mother, Olivia.
I don't mind sometimes when characters are with both a child and parent (after all, it's a soap), but this is a bit much. We need more characters on the show!
None of the writers are new though. They just have new titles. All 4 of the head writers have been writing with GL as script writers and in other writing capacities for years now.
So although there may be some changes in terms of how much say they have in storyline, it seems to me that with 4 people in charge of the writing, there will be even more opportunity for inconsistencies, especially if they are not reading each other's work!
I do HOPE that we see some positive changes. I think we need to see more development. A lot of people hated Harley before she left because she slept with Cyrus, but I think these things happen all the time of soaps. Perhaps we needed to see more of Harley feeling bad about Marina, and more of her falling in love with Cyrus. As with Cyrus and Cassie sleeping together. We didn't see a build up to that. It just happened. Viewers need to see and feel along with the characters onscreen.
Hello Sherasbear! Thanks so much for your answers to my questions! I appreciate it and it cleared up alot for me.
Hello boromirbeauty! Thanks to you also! I appreciate the "welcome" message and the info.
I am going to enjoy having people to talk soap with because nobody I know watches them. They used to just roll their eyes if I said anything about them! So this is great!
Do you all watch Bold & Beautiful or As the World Turns?
My life got so busy for about a year that I was only catching bits and pieces of them. I started taping my 3 stories but wasn't finding the time to watch them all. Things don't change all that much .....usually, and the storylines at the time weren't that great, maybe due to the writer's strikes and such, but I didn't feel I was missing all that much. But on Guiding Light there were some HUGE changes the worst being Gus and Harley leaving and the changes that have occurred since. What I have figured out is that Ava is such a good actress for a newbie and I really enjoy watching her, and of course Remy has been loooong overdue for a decent love life, so that triangle would be awesome! I just hate to see her leave. The Reva/Jeffery/Josh/Cassey story and the Reva "movie" storyline well......I just have had a hard time with that. I love Jeffery and I did feel Reva had good chemistry with him.....and the whole Josh/Cassie thing.....I never liked them together. It was just too nasty a thought to me. I also didn't like Josh as a minister. I think it kept him from using ALL of his talents. So changes happening there are welcome ones for me.
I just think something really good and juicy needs to be happening there with some "really good" characters, to pull the show back up after Gus & Harley's departure. I thought the Ava storyline would help alot.
Alan having visions since Gus left, well, I had issues with that in the beginning.....but they really could turn that into something interesting, since there are so much interest in "psychics" and such. It's just that Alan seems like an odd character to have this happening....I'll reserve judgement for now. I missed alot of the shows where Alan lost everything. I DO love Lizzy as well and I like that she's turned herself into this little tough chick trying to keep the family together, but I think they are beginning to foul that up as well. She also is a wonderful actress and she needs a great love interest, but I don't think it should be Bill. I think she needs a new character to be with. Someone cute who matches her vivaciousness. I loved when Mallet and Dinah were a couple. The scenes when she got shot were amazing. I even liked how she handled the brain damage....but I think it would have been a wonderful chance for this couple to become a sizzling Super Couple had they handled that differently and not broke up this couple. They have amazing chemistry and they just "fit"! Dinah has become underused. She's too talented to just sit around at the mansion and be a side kick to her brother's life. They need to USE Dinah, before we lose her too. I don't like Mallet with Marina. She just "looks" so young. She's a gorgeous woman but she does have the "baby" face that just doesn't mesh to me with someone like Mallet. I don't feel it. Guiding Light needs to find them a Super Couple to replace Harley/Gus. A couple that's exciting to watch and has staying power. I think maybe they realize that by pushing the Reva/Josh buttons again. I think they need a new exciting couple as well. Just my humble opinions. I want to LOVE watching this show again!