The Bold and the Beautiful Commentary December 24, 2023


A Comprehensive Evaluation of The Bold and the Beautiful: Highlights and Lowlights of 2023

At SoapsSpoiler.Com, we never shy away from critiquing The Bold and the Beautiful, whether it’s for its compelling moments or its more exasperating aspects. In the spirit of honest assessment, we present a roundup of our staff’s picks for the Best and Worst of B&B in 2023, along with my own cheeky and heartfelt reflections, including potential endorsements or rebuttals to my colleagues’ choices.

The Bold and the Beautiful Commentary December 25, 2023
The Bold and the Beautiful 2023 Best and Worst.

Best Highlights:

  1. Bonkers Connection: The widely favored pairing of Hope (Annika Noelle) and Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) takes the crown for the best unconventional connection, a sentiment echoed by nearly all staff members.
  2. Character Turnaround: Sandra Leaming, our Community Manager, commends Hope for ditching the “drip” Liam (Scott Clifton) in favor of the charismatic Thomas (Matthew Atkinson).
  3. Outstanding Performance: John McCook’s (Eric) stellar portrayal of a character grappling with mortality earns him accolades from Michael Maloney, Sr. West Coast Editor, predicting a potential Daytime Emmy nod.
  4. Father Vs. Son Showdown: The Forrester Fashion Showdown, particularly the evening wear segment, stands out as a highlight.
  5. Best Friendship While It Lasted: The fleeting connection between Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Taylor (Krista Allen) draws unanimous appreciation.
  6. New Addition: Dr. Li Finnegan (Naomi Matsuda) wins the title of the best new addition, with a suggestion from Diane Brounstein, Editor-in-Chief, to maximize her character.
  7. Best Romance: The long-awaited pairing of Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) and Deacon (Sean Kanan) is celebrated as the best new romance.
  8. Sights for Sore Eyes: Thorne (Winsor Harmon) and Bridget (Ashley Jones) are acknowledged as a welcome visual treat.

Most Criticized Aspects:

  1. Soap Opera Razzies: Diane Brounstein, our Editor-in-Chief, points out the downside of focusing on only one storyline at a time, challenging the essence of a soap opera.
  2. Glaring Absence: Michael Maloney questions the absence of key characters in significant plot points, highlighting missed opportunities for emotional impact.
  3. Worst Secret: Amber Sinclair, Editor, criticizes the prolonged secrecy around Liam kissing Steffy.
  4. Worst Storyline: The temporary lapse in Finn’s judgment falling for Sheila’s manipulation is dubbed the worst storyline.
  5. Worst “Thank-you, NEXT”: Rachel Dillin, Managing Editor, expresses disappointment in parting ways with Krista Allen when her presence could benefit Taylor’s children.

The Critic’s Reflection on B&B in 2023:

Reflecting on the year, the article delves into:

  • The questionable plot of Bill’s failed attempt to entrap Sheila.
  • Applause for seamlessly incorporating Stephanie into Eric’s near-death experience.
  • Criticizing Finn’s parenting instincts and the inconsistent pacing of storylines.
  • Characters in need of a compelling storyline and the unimpressive reunion of Ridge and Brooke.
  • The drawn-out “death” plot and the overexposed prop of Eric’s stapler.
  • Questionable expenses for a Rome trip and an overall report card grade of C-.

In conclusion, The Bold and the Beautiful’s 2023 journey is assessed as a mix of highs and lows, with the standout “Fabulous Emancipation of One Hope Logan” plot earning praise amid a backdrop of inconsistent and meandering storylines.

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