Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Bold and The Restless

Back in the day, I used to be an avid viewer of The Bold and the Beautiful. I swore it was the best comedy show on TV, but after a while we drifted apart, I got a life that meant I wasn't always home at 4.30pm on a weekday, and I suppose the comedy craving in my heart began to be filled with other things*. Happily, my life has done a 16 point turn and I now often find myself at home during the week.

So I managed to catch a few minutes of my old fave the other day and Jesus, Mary and Joseph it did not disappoint. I can't believe I managed to live without it for so long and still function normally. Quite simply folks, The Bold and the Beautiful is CHAMPAGNE COMEDY. I think the last time I watched it Stephanie and Eric were back together again** but this week they were having their 67th breakup conversation because Eric has fallen in love with someone else (again). The object of his affection is a newbie so I can't quite remember her name (Donna? Summer? something like that). Anyway, the fun really began in the next scene when Donna/Summer was having a talk with Stephanie's sister (also a new character for me). The sister was telling Donna/Summer to stay away from Eric and the threat she used was the most crazied, most marvelous thing I have ever seen. She informed Donna/Summer that she is bipolar, and if Donna/Summer doesn't leave Eric alone, she will stop taking her "happy pills" and come after her. Then she swallowed her tea, stood up, picked up the used tea bag and put it in her mouth and chowed down to prove that she really is crazy. Cut to Donna/Summer looking terrified.

On a little tangent, I think this is why the gun lobby is so strong in the US. Forget the old "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" - what about teabags as a threat of violence?

*Like my ex-flatmate GD who used fabric softener to wash the dishes for the week that I was not there to nanny him.
** For those unfamiliar with the show, Eric usually leaves Stephanie for Brook who, as the village bicycle, is his double daughter in law (having married both his sons, although one of them turned out not to be his biological son) AND the woman his granddaughter's*** two husbands had affairs with.
*** ie Brook's daughter. Yes, she reverse-Oedipused TWICE!!!


Mars said...

i used to love that show. then it just got a bit silly.

Felix for Zosia said...

I think it needs to be watched in small doses. I haven't revisited for a while.