Re: B&B Oh for gawd's sake
- From: Patricia Wadley <mjw0@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 10:21:29 -0500
Patrick Mougin wrote:
OK, this is a discussion about B&B. It isn't about me and my idiosyncrasies. Within the context of my criticism of B&B there is only one group of people responsible for what happens and that is the writers. Thus, any criticism about a character is irrelevant because the character is not responsible for what happens.
Then don't watch. Plain and simple.
So, this entire ng is irrelevant. And a discussion about a character or a plot is misdirected when we discuss a character's peccadilloes. I understand that. And I understand that you think I am being too easy on someone when I blame the writers as opposed to blaming the character.
Within the world of B&B I blame the writers when a new story arc is begun. Within the established world of B&B I discuss the characters as if they are real. Yes, it does seem to be contradictory for me to blame Brooke and not Steph. But I have blamed Steph. But in this respect, Mark is correct. Steph is the cold light of reason and Brooke is all emotion, Brooke is a child.
As to Eric, the last time he left Steph was when everyone was mad about something and Eric was standing talking to Steph saying that he was going to stand by the woman whom everyone had abandoned as he understood her. And Steph looked at him and started to cry and he walked forward and passed her and then took Brooke in his arms.
It was just before Steph found the papers that proved that she actually owned Forrester.
In this respect, which I think many Brooke "protectors" fail to understand, is that Steph is the uberMother. She does things to protect, not herself, but her family. Yes, she interferes, but if she hadn't, for instance, Felicia would be dead and her father and brothers were going to be the first ones to dump her in the ground.
How many times had Steph forgiven Brooke, accepted her into her family and Brooke has turned right around and destroyed that relationship? BROOKE destroyed it, not Steph.
Brooke, as Mark pointed out, is a child in that emotional impetus drives her needs.
Brooke NEEDS her children. Not that they need her but SHE needs them. She can't live without them. She can't be without them.
Brooke NEEDS a man in her life. She NEEDS Ridge, not she will make Ridge happier or she will make his life better, but she NEEDS Ridge. Everything else is irrelevant.
She NEEDS Nick. And after she finds out that Taylor is probably carrying her child, she will go after Nick. Because she needs Nick and it is HER child and she NEEDS her child.
Everything is based on what she wants and needs that is the only thing that is relevant to her.
As to Eric and Steph's marriage being on the rocks. Hello, all marriages go through rocky spots. That does not justify having an affair or going after another person. Married is married. I am, frankly, sick to death of that justification, both on B&B and Y&R.
Why do I watch B&B if it ticks me off? Because it ticks me off. Because I can get ticked about it and then forget it. It does not stay with me and it is a quickie emotional release. My line of work does not afford me that satisfaction.
And pointing out the faux pas of Brooke is like finding the missing pieces in one of those "hidden object" games.
Steph wants her children to be happy and safe.
Brooke NEEDS her children.
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