10 Worst Soap Opera Storylines of 2013
No. 10: Room 8, The Bold and the Beautiful
We applaud CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful for venturing into the world of web serials, but next time can it be an afterhours peek into Brooke's (Katherine Kelly Lang) Bedroom? Room 8 was a lame, dated, vanilla dud — both on TV and on the net.
Guiding Light alums Karla Mosley (Maya) and Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) were both welcome additions to B&B in 2013, but we'd like to see them in one of the scandalous, raunchy tales B&B is known for, not used as "C" story fluff. Though we did get a hoot out of Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) popping that waterbed!
No. 9: Viki's Broke, One Life to Live
One of the main reasons we watch soaps is to live vicariously through the lives of the rich, the wanton and the occasional split personality sufferer. No one wanted to see regal Queen Victoria Lord (Erika Slezak) pinching pennies to save her newspaper on Prospect Park's version of One Life to Live.
On ABC's OLTL, we were led to believe Viki's fortune was massive, in the hundreds of millions, if not billions. Yet on the web update, she only had a few paltry million, all of which she'd idiotically invested in The Banner.
We think it's great TPTB wanted to explore a story about a dying newspaper—certainly a timely tale—but to write it as though Viki was a big dummy who didn't know not to put all her eggs in one Banner made no sense at all.