Jonson

This episode features Liam making presumptions that may or may not be true.

As “The Joe” was quick to point out to his new tv room friends, “I would have been able to tell Thomas was kissing a mannequin. Look, she was not moving at all, right? Right? I rest my case.”

Completely Blindsided

We all looked around the room and even with our face coverings our eyes said, “Does this man not know that the nature of the daytime drama is the use of hyperbole in order to drive home a point in a dramatic, memorable way?”

Thanks to the idea of putting Best Couples Advice in a beautiful glass box, Chance and Abby are able to make the best of what’s around as Chance is getting stronger every day.

This Is Us

From Los Angeles, Sally Spectra makes her move to Wisconsin as she boldly and loudly tells Billy and Lily how important she was as the Californian ran her own designer company.

The sweetest part of the episode is when Kyle introduces Summer to a movie she has never seen before as Jack mentions the great Edith Head. Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design between 1949 and 1973. Born and raised in California, Head started her career as a Spanish teacher, but was interested in design. She is known, in part, for her blue tinted glasses. According to my search, “Those dark blue-tinted glasses, which became a Head trademark, were originally worn because they let her understand how clothes would look in black and white. But even after the advent of color films, she adhered to the look. They kept her thoughts a secret.”

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne

In Los Angeles, the Forrester family is dealing with Thomas’s strange behavior.

The Bold and The Beautiful, December 1, 2020

He hit his head in his apartment, and he has turned to kissing his ideal woman’s mannequin, Hope Logan, who is already married to Liam Spencer III.

On a loud sound audience note, my own mom has been dealing, like everyone alive, with the virus pandemic. In her building, at lunchtime 10-15 people every day socially distance and watch the BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL®  and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS® (CBS television) together and have coffee, tea, snacks and talks during the ads.

Today I was told that a man, who goes by the nickname of “The Joe” who had spent a lifetime wondering what anyone gained out of watching daytime dramas. The Joe is the retired surgeon of the group, thus when people have medical problems they turn to him. Why is that relevant? Because as the resident emergency doctor and everyday medical expert, he is accustomed to people going into a silent respect for everything he has to say, just in case they should need his help, though he believes it is his sheer brilliance people sit quietly to listen to.

On today’s episode, when Ridge told Thomas that he will “a son is always his father’s little boy, even if he grows up to be 6’5″, 280 pound and plays for the Rams.”  Said The Joe, “I like that – what’s his name [?] – Ridge. All three of my sons are my little boys, even though none of them was half the athlete I was when I was a young man.”

One could hear a collective quiet yet audible groan beneath everyone face-coverings. My mom said, “If the guy, who calls himself ‘The Joe’ continues to show up at CBS daytime-drama time, the post-episode discussions are going to have to be on Zoom.”

 

 

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confronting your best friend

The Bold and the Beautiful® featured the harsh stand off between a wife and a wife’s friend who the husband temporarily prefers.

I cannot imagine a man with the forgiveness of Eric Forrester not talking Quinn back.

The song that came to mind was John Denver’s “Leaving’ On A Jet Plane,” as the first lines of the song, as Flo’s first lines to Eric were, “My bags are packed, I’m ready to go…the taxi’s waiting and he’s blowing his horn.”

Glow in radiant splendor Mr Denver!

In the week of September 28 to October2, 2020 The Bold and the Beautiful®️ tackled the issue of the opioid epidemic in America.

During the same week The Young and the Restless® dealt with issues of family jealousy and control as power from one generation is either passed down or not in the family business context.

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Google shows how the three words ‘family’ ‘company’ and ‘business’ drastically shifted with the rise of women in the 1950s

The Young and the Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful, two American serial dramas in year 48 and 34 respectively on television, have returned after a fantastic adjustment to life during a pandemic.

The families of #The Bold and the Beautiful®️ are based in Los Angeles and its culture of fashion designing and publication.  The families of The Young and the Restless® are based in Genoa City, Wisconsin and its culture of communication, cosmetic companies.

Serial dramatic series, called originally “Operatic Dramas” and teased by some as “Soap Operas” are the longest running dramas on television.  When people cry, “Oh I never watch those shows” it reminds me of all the 70 million people who would never think of buying a Barry Manilow album or the 50 million copies of a Phil Collins album where people assert “[I’d never think of listening to].”  Right.

“to measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capabilities” – GOETHE

‘Always Remember That You are Always 100% Wrong’

The episode featured two men, Thomas Forrester and Charlie Webber. Both of these men, Thomas, in taking a chance by shipping a controversial package to himself is to us, the viewer, an example in the extreme of Thomas overestimating himself. By contrast, Charlie underestimates himself and does a beautiful thing.

Specifically, Charlie has no reason at all not to check the secret box of Thomas.  The package was not sealed in such a way that Charlie could not have easily checked it.  Upon checking it, he would have a complete hold on Thomas if he had wanted. Thomas would have offered him huge sums of money to not say a thing about it.  But even though he could have been a intermeddling threat, Charlie was the good man.