On CBS® television, the two best day-to-day afternoon serial dramatic programs are available for everyone to enjoy and more importantly take that enjoyment a step ahead: talking about issues before they come to your house (or my house). I lost my favorite medical doctor in 1998 because of the disease call multiple sclerosis. Losing Dr. “G” was the first time I saw true boldness in a man who could have made excuses for things that did not show to me any disease at all. He is the first person I think about before criticizing someone about “fake crutches” or “hypochondria” without knowing what their *real* condition was. On the Young and the Restless®, Melody Thomas Scott, the matriarch of the Newman family has just been diagnosed with this killer disease – topical, well-played, and sadly still incurable as the actress Melody Scott does not have the disease yet her character Nikki Reed Newman is doing that which Dr. G did – hiding it from her loved ones and anyone.
On the Bold and the Beautiful®, Heather Tom is playing the role of Katie Logan-Spencer, a woman who after suffering from postpartum depression whose character now has a three-fold problem: 1) she has lost her sex drive, at least temporarily; 2) she is married to the highly sexed and driven William Spencer II who is most highly sexed and expects same from Katie and worst 3) she has a sister, Brooke Logan-Forrester-Forrester-Forrester who at 51 has lost her husband from a reason we have yet to learn to an Italian cooking school. Brooke, we have come to learn is the most attracted to one particular type of man – one with, as Brooke says herself, in a squeamish plot played by Katherine Kelly Lang a “stallion” male sex organ. Brooke has seen it and now she is shooting for her brother-in-law – unless she can restrain herself. Already Brooke is staying up nights reading a book called, appropriately STALLION. These are the types of family dynamics and sexual preferences on their own, if brought up in the abstract, become most uncomfortable to speak about. Laughing through it and talking about it is easier than talking about such proclivities straight up.
March 8, 2013
- Family Company Business boxscore for The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 (familycompanybusiness.com)
- The Atlantic: Nepotism is “Good” – family-company-business box score 1/31.13 The Young And The Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful (familycompanybusiness.com)
- Natural Multiple Sclerosis Treatment System and Directed Nutrition Diet Revealed by SclerosisTreatment.com (prweb.com)
- Soap Opera Ratings: ‘The Young & the Restless’ and ‘The Bold & the Beautiful’ Up in Women 18-49 and Total Viewers (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com)
- ‘The Young & the Restless’ Partners With ‘The Talk’s’ Sharon Osbourne & Her Son Jack to Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis Through CBS Cares PSA (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com)