The Bold and the Beautiful is one of the longest-running and most beloved soap operas in American television history. The soap has run on CBS since 1987, which has resulted in a remarkable 33 consecutive seasons. Even during Hollywood’s production shutdown, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions that caused the show to go on hiatus, the soap opera was still a mainstay of daytime programming.
The popular program is known for its family drama, shocking reveals, and intense love triangles. One of the show’s most recent and prominent romantic entanglements is the competition between Hope Logan (Kim Matula/Annika Noelle) and Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) for the love of Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton).
What is The Bold and the Beautiful about?
The Bold and the Beautiful is mainly focused on the Forrester family, a wealthy family that sits at the top of the glamorous Los Angeles fashion industry. The long-running soap opera also follows the lives, dramatics, and loves of many other characters that are not in the Forrester family. This includes the Logans, who are deeply connected to the Forresters.
The main reason for this connection is the character Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), who has been on the show since it’s 1987 premiere, along with members of the Forrester family. Brooke is still a major presence on the show, as is her daughter Hope.
Who is Hope Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful?
Hope Logan was first introduced to the show in 2002 as a young child and was played by a series of children actors as she aged. In 2010, the character was rapidly aged, and actress Kim Matula was introduced as the character’s main actress. Maluta exited the soap opera in 2016, and the character was not seen again until 2018. In the character’s return, Maluta was replaced by actress Annika Noelle. In the show, Hope is the child of Brooke and one of Brooke’s many romantic partners Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan). The couple was a short-lived relationship on the show, as Brooke was more focused on her own love triangle.
Hope’s mother’s love triangle involves Brooke, her rival Dr. Taylor Hayes (Hunter Tylo), and Ridge Forrester (Ronn Moss/Thorsten Kaye). This love triangle and the feud between Brooke and Taylor have been an important storyline throughout the show’s long history. Like mother, like daughter, Brooke is also involved in a long-lasting love triangle and one that has resulted in mixed fan reactions.
Fan reactions to Hope Logan
Hope is currently one of the main characters on the soap, but the drama she has long been involved with has left fans of the show split. Many viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful enjoy seeing Hope in a prominent role, while others hope that her character receives a major change. The change that they hope to see is for Hope to leave behind the messy drama between her, Steffy and Liam. In general, fans are tired of seeing love triangles on the show. The main reason for this is because these triangles pit women against each other for a man, instead of building interesting storylines based on more relatable topics.
While some hope for Hope’s character to change, some just flat out dislike her. One Twitter user simply tweeted, “Hope Logan hate account.” Another fan expressed his desire for more variety on the show tweeting, “Awesome. Why you are not even trying to make such a great scene today? I’m really tired of Hope Logan boring problems since 2018. Show should be balanced between drama, crime, fashion & comedy with all characters using.” It will be interesting to see if Hope and other characters are different once the show resumes production.