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The Bold and the Beautiful is one of the CBS Network’s most popular soap operas. Since 1987 viewers have tuned in to watch the romance and drama interactions of the Forresters and the Logans. However, throughout the years, the show has come under criticism for its lack of creative storytelling. But these four changes could bring back the show’s appeal.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' actor John McCook wearing a red coat and scarf; poses with co-star Katherine Kelly Lang
John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang I Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ needs to tell multiple stories

With a half-hour timeslot, The Bold and the Beautiful can only fit so much into one episode. Add in a cast of over 20 actors, and it can be hard giving screen time to everyone. As seen in recent years, the writers have trouble telling multiple stories. The love triangle with Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Woods), Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), and Hope Logan (Annika Noelle) used to hog up screentime.

These days Brooke Logan’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) drunken kiss with Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan) has been the storyline with the most focus. Since January 1st, viewers have had to listen to repeated conversations and flashbacks of that night. Viewers have become tired of the story, and as one Twitter user wrote, “Move on with another story. And stop with flashbacks and get over the secret night.”

While Brooke is a leading lady and in a big storyline, she doesn’t need to be on every day. The writer could use the extra time to tell other stories, such as Eric Forrester (John McCook) and Quinn Fuller’s (Rena Sofer) marriage. Or Katie Logan’s (Heather Tom) love life.

More fashion and business storylines

The Bold and the Beautiful is set in the fashion world of Los Angeles. Throughout its 34 seasons, the soap opera has entertained fans with the drama on and off the catwalk. Forrester Creations was the center for plenty of workplace chaos.

Who could forget the annual battles between family members for the CEO position? Or how Forrester Creations faced off with their fashion rival Spectra Fashions? The fashion and business storylines helped with the show’s success. It’s been a while since there was workplace drama, so maybe someone trying to take Steffy’s CEO spot or a new fashion competition could bring back some excitement.

Stop with favortism toward characters

Soap operas tend to favor certain characters over others. The Bold and the Beautiful fans believe the producers and writers prefer the Logans, especially Brooke. Throughout the years, viewers have pointed out that Brooke can do no wrong.

Brooke can lie and scheme, and everybody forgives her. Yet, when another character like Quinn does it, they’re judged for their actions. While the writers paint Brooke as a troubled heroine everyone will root for, their ideas backfire.

Brooke’s committed many misdeeds throughout the decades yet never pays for her actions. It always seems like she has to come out on top while her enemies lose everything. Maybe just once, if the writers had Brooke lose a battle, fans would offer sympathy.

Bring back former characters

Many beloved The Bold and the Beautiful characters have left, including members of the Forrester family. However, the writers continually keep the door open for a return. 2021 brought many surprising returns, including Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) and Taylor Hayes (Krista Allen). By bringing back former characters, the show creates nostalgia for longtime fans while adding drama to current storylines.


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There are plenty of characters fans would love to see back onscreen. Bridget Forrester (Ashley Jones) is a character discussed recently, and she could come back for the latest Brooke and Deacon drama. So maybe in 2022, the show will bring back Bridget and more Forrester family members.