August 12, 2010By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Aug 12, 2010
I'm not usually a big fan of corporate storylines, but I'm enjoying the fighting within Forrester Creations on BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, mainly because the plot isn't so much about the company, but about the characters' relationships. Steffy loves working for FC, but was fired by her dad, of all people — ouch! — because Ridge believes that she deliberately sabotaged Brooke in a tribute video (which Steffy isn't actually guilty of doing). Meanwhile, Steffy's mom, Taylor — Ridge's ex — handed over her shares of the company to their daughter, against Ridge's wishes. This is great story! Never having worked for an upscale fashion design house, I can't quite relate to that, but I can relate to the family drama and what Steffy is going through as she struggles to regain the trust of her disappointed dad. Same goes for Steffy's feud with Brooke, which is also an intriguing plot: I've never blackmailed anyone for having an affair with her daughter's boyfriend (as Steffy did with Brooke), but I have worked with people I didn't care for and have had relatives I've disliked. Though soaps tend to be larger than life, the crux of the storylines should be character-driven drama, which viewers can emphasize with. I think B&B is successfully doing this with its most recent sagas.