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Friday, May 12, 2006

The baffling and the beautiful

Soap operas are amazing…Hats off to the script writers who come up with the meaningless, monotonous drivel that is the existing story! Some warped brains those must be who develop such mind-boggling family relations! I have had the fortune (?) of seeing only one such dismal soap- The Bold and the Beautiful. Before the condemnation begins, I defend myself by saying that all what you are about to read was watched by me during a very, very boring and lackluster portion of my life, with nothing better to do. These are a few of the highlights of what I think happened till now in this series:

Blonde bimbo Brooke, falls in ‘love’ with a rich brat- Ridge. Marries him I think, not sure. Then suddenly turns around and marries his dad!!! Has 2 kids with the dad, and then divorces him. Then strikes up an affair with Ridge’s brother- Thorne. Then leaves him. Then sleeps with her daughter’s husband, Deacon. Has a child with him. Then leaves him. Then sleeps with Ridge’s newly found half-brother Dominic. Then leaves him. Then (finally) marries Ridge, whose wife whom he has acquired during this circus, recently died. (I think they got married a couple more times in between but I can’t be too sure.)

Now here are my inferences- First Brooke married Ridge, then her father-in-law. Her 2 kids at that time were technically also her brother and sister-in-law. Then when she was with Thorne, she was sleeping with her stepson. Then with Deacon, she was with her son-in-law. Then it was Dominic, who was her………. I can’t even begin to fathom what relation that is now! Also, her daughter with Deacon was also theoretically her granddaughter! Uhhh…

Another nice twist is this- Bridget, who is Brooke’s daughter, first thought Ridge was her father. Then she found out he was her half-brother. Then much later, she somehow discovered that they weren’t blood relatives at all. Then- I suppose it can be guessed- she falls in love with him!!! Then gets together with his half-brother.. Well this just proves that she is, after all, her mother’s daughter. I don’t exactly know what happens after this and, frankly, I couldn’t care less.

What an amazingly dysfunctional family!! Seriously, the only thing missing now is incest!! Like I said- kudos to the writers who thought up all this stuff… The Bold and the Beautiful has been on for so many years… so I guess it works huh? Whatever… utter nonsense.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

how else can they keep so many people interested over so many years?!

goolies mean marbles..
two goolies : two marbles

nishu said...

ya these soap operas are totally non reality and in short words is total crap

sneha said...

i guess they are so successful because they really don't need their viewers to think, which a typical idiot-box-freak would probably want!! lol... i don't seem to get, however, that how come ppl derive entertainment which normal ppl ridicule!! they neither have actual drama, nor comedy, nor suspense, nor thrill, nor horror... plain crap.. crap should be a genre now!!(got enough entities to be cast away in that category(remember the k-series??)) !!!

Anshuman said...

my thoughts are the same.and the most interesting aspect is-the characters never grow old or even suffer a natural death.besides the shows defy logic.

Anonymous said...

divi.. the name's anil

Anonymous said...

five days without a post?! what's going on?

raghu said...

hey im raghu
i rmbr once in bold n beautiful(bnb)
da mother n daughter bear da child of da same person...haha..dats funny ... n dey act emotional... k always had dis doubt..hw can u invest so much money into a movie widout bein inspired... he can sum1 make a god damned emotionless luv story wid out god ... da hero can fight nethin .. da villan is always doin wat considered wrong.. but tell me arnt v resrictin da identity of a person.. arnt v labellin him villan evn though he may hav other identities.. like take ravan 4 xample.. he was obssed wid sita.. but other dan dat he was a learned individual... n gud fella doin gud stuhh fer his ppl.. but v resrict his identity in genral dont v v label him as demon...wow i drift off topic dont i??
lol
started frm bnb n ends wid ravan..haha..its koool
vel if sneha evr reads this comment this is fer u... u get addicted no matter hw bad...u refuse 2 think.. n ur addicted 2 wat.. u watch ur days incomplete wid out it

sneha said...

yea... its pure addiction.. these mind-numbingly stupid ones!!! no wonder they are sooo popular.. ppl just wanna forget everything that is real.. they sort of enter a haven sorta place whr they don need to think ie. while wathcin these series.. lol...

raghu said...

blah....blah...soaps r not so bad..its gud tp if u dont hav nethin 2 do... but i hav sumthin 2 do so i dont watch soaps cos i dont hav da time or inclination... but my mom used 2 watch ... it makes money a lotta money.. so actually ends up helpin indian economy i guess... it may not b logical .. but i takes guts 2 do crap.. cos u believe (makers) that no matter wat d audience is gonna watch...almost as if dey control our daily activities... i think ppl r interested evn in crap if its presented properly...
n i guess its very important after a drainin days work u let ur brain rest n watch sumthin ver no thinkin is necessary its fun its tp... but i dont get 2 watch...:(....lol

sun4none said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... i am happy i've never watched this EVER!