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Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Jacob Young and Karla Mosley attend a photocall for the "The Bold and the Beautiful" TV series on June 15, 2015 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Steffy, Rick and Maya

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B&B Needs To Be Fixed! By Suzanne

The show has had a long history of wonderful romantic couples and triangles. They’re at their best when they do sweeping romantic stories, location shoots and fashion shows, or when they do highly unusual, surprising stories that work well, such as Maya’s transgender story or the feud between Bill and Ridge.

Lately, the show has been in a real rut, and everything they write that’s new seems to be either horrible or boring. The actress who played Maya was on maternity leave, but she and Jacob Young (who played her husband, Rick) hadn’t been seen a long while before that. Once they married them off and they had a kid, the writers lost interest (which happens far too damn much – married couples don’t have to be boring!). They made such awesome choices to bring in her sister, Nicole, and her parents, but now Nicole, Zende, and Sasha are gone, and her parents are rarely seen. We never hear about anything having to do with the transgender story, and Jacob Young is gone. This is a huge mistake on their part. Young was an Emmy winner and has a huge fan following. He has great chemistry with everyone. I really miss his interaction with Ridge and Brooke. I would have loved to have seen his reactions to some of the stories that have transpired. I was hugely disappointed when we never got to see him yell at Ridge for his short romance with Quinn, or his machinations with the judge in Katie’s custody hearing.

B&B takes place in Los Angeles, in the fashion business, yet it’s rarely had any non-white characters, or any LGBTQ characters. They had addressed both issues with Maya and her family. Now they’re back to having no other LGBTQ characters (and since Maya is played by a woman, her transgender identity doesn’t even come up), and few African American characters.

One way that the show is very clumsy is when they bring in a bunch of teen or other young characters in the summer, which hardly ever work and are quickly written out again. They did that again this year with Emma, Xander and Zoe. First, the story focused on Emma, who was brought in as Justin’s niece. The character was very boring. They tried to force a romance with her and Xander, which also fell flat. They rarely used Justin with her at all, so having that connection made little sense. Bringing in Zoe gave the story a little more life, and eventually, they wrote out Emma. However, the Zoe-Xander romance, and their previous breakup, makes little sense. She was bad, but now she’s good….what??? And having her cat die seemed like it could lead to something interesting (maybe Emma was really a stalker and killed her cat?), but it didn’t. It was pointless.

Then they brought in Reese as Zoe’s father. Now, he has more charisma than all of those kids combined. He is funny and also can handle the drama. He had great chemistry with Taylor and seemed poised to maybe be too-good-to-be-true crazy town guy with her. However, they completely ruined his character by having him switch the babies and tell Hope that hers was dead. No soap fan is going to pull for him after that. Again, they quickly wrote him out. Perhaps he’ll return someday, but I doubt they will ever be able to redeem him after that. It was nice to see Taylor with a new man. They should revisit that soon. Say, how about pairing her with Justin? It would have been great to see her with the new Thorne (Ingo Rademacher), but now he’s gone, too.

Now we’re left with the big secret of Hope’s baby being alive, and more people know it every day. They brought in Flo, who is beautiful but really, really boring. She seems to have zero personality. She even makes Hope seem a little less vanilla. I don’t see any chemistry between her and anyone else. She’s a fine actress, but the writing is not supporting her.

The show seems stuck. Will they put Katie and Bill back together (and does anyone really care)? Will Hope leave Liam for Thomas? (I kind of hope so) It’s a shame they killed off Caroline because I loved her. She really was great, and her exit made no sense. We’ve seen a lot of Thomases over the years, but the new one seems the most bland. He’s an OK actor, but he’s not nearly as handsome as the last two. This is a soap, OK? Mostly women watch it. We want to see handsome men, and women we can relate to (or that can act really well). We don’t really care if the men can act, as long as they look pretty. They seem to forget this. Flo better not get in the way of Wyatt and Sally (bringing Sally back was one of the few things they got right lately). They should show Eric and Quinn a whole lot more. More Donna and Katie, more Pam and Charlie. If they bring in any more new characters, they should make sure they’re interesting, and introduce them very slowly. I want to see more LGBTQ characters, and more actors of color. It’s L.A., a very multi-cultural town… Bring in some Asians and Latinos. Get with the 21st century!

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Kyle Lowder (ex-Rick) appears on “Days of Our Lives” as Rex. Linsey Godfrey (ex-Caroline) also stars, as Sarah.

Mackenzie Mauzy (ex-Phoebe) guest-stars on “Gone” Wednesday, 4/3 on WGN.

Jacob Young (ex-Rick) has 3 new movies coming out. He hosts “Daytime After Dark” on YouTube.

Reign Edwards  (ex-Nicole) has a recurring role on “MacGyver” Fridays on CBS.

Lindsay Price  (ex-Michael) appears in the sitcom “Splitting Up Together” on ABC.

Kim Matula  (ex-Hope) stars in the film “Fighting with my Family” in 2019.

Robin Givens (Dr. Phillips) stars in the new soap “Ambitions” on OWN later this year. She also appears in “Riverdale” Wednesdays on The CW

Ingo Rademacher (ex-Thorne) is back playing Jax, William deVry (ex-Storm) plays Julian Jerome, Kin Shriner  (ex-Brian) stars a Scotty, and Tristan Rogers (ex-Hunter) has a recurring role as Robert, on “General Hospital.” Hillary B. Smith (ex-Stacy) reprises her role as Nora on the show in April.

Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin) guest-stars on “Roswell, New Mexico” April 16 on The CW and has 2 other movies coming out.

Gina Gallego (ex-Dr. Gina Santana) stars in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Fridays on The CW.

Rome Flynn (ex-Zende) is part of “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC and appears in the next installment of Tyler Perry’s “Madea” franchise as well as another movie.

Hallmark Channel has renewed “When Calls the Heart,” starring Jack Wagner (ex-Nick). It returns for Season 6 in 2019 on Hallmark.

Debbi Morgan (ex-Jennifer) appears in the drama “Power” in the recurring role of Estelle on STARZ.

Tracy Melchior (ex-Kristen) has a new movie coming out and also a recurring role in the new BET drama “Games People Play,” out later this year.

Veteran actor Dan Martin (Lt. Baker) works regularly in movies and primetime TV.

Gina Rodriguez (ex-Beverly) stars in “Jane the Virgin” Wednesdays on The CW and has many new movies coming out this year.

Michael Swan (ex-Adam) and Robin Riker (ex-Beth) appear in the series “Mood Swings” on PureFlix later this year.

Fred Willard (John) appears often on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Eileen Davidson (ex-Ashley) stars in “The Young & The Restless” on CBS and has 2 movies coming out. Tracey E. Bregman (ex-Lauren) also stars in Y&R. Kelly Kruger (Eva) has a recurring role as Mac. She also has 3 movies coming out and guest-stars on “iZombie” this season on The CW.

Mario Lopez (ex-Christian) is co-host of the syndicated TV show Extra and does the voice of Cruz in “Elena of Avalor” on Disney Network.

Lauren Koslow (ex-Margo) plays Kate on Days of Our Lives.

Kate Orsini (ex-Dr. March) has two movies coming out and stars in the series “Marisa Romanov” on Amazon Prime this Fall.

Linda Gray (ex-Priscilla) stars in the new upcoming movie “Prescience.”

Wayne Brady (ex-Reese) hosts “Let’s Make a Deal” daily in syndication and is working on a new movie “WRZ: White Racist Zombies.”

Usher Raymond (ex-Raymond) is a successful musician and tours often.

Mace Coronel (ex-RJ) stars in the YouTube series “Zoe Valentine.”

Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne) appears in the upcoming film, “Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets.” Still no release date.

Heather Tom (Katie) has 2 new movies coming out this year.

Michael Lowry (ex-Dr. Hillman) has 2 movies coming out.

Patrika Darbo (ex-Shirley) stars in “Ladies of the Lake: Return to Avalon” on Amazon Prime.

Courtney Hope (Sally) has 2 movies coming out soon.

Carrie Genzel  stars in “Ivy & Mistletoe” next Christmas. She runs the motivational web site

A Martinez (ex-Ramon) stars in “Christmas on the Range” in December, 2019 (probably on Hallmark). He has two other movies coming out as well.

Finnegan George  (Will) appears in the first episode of Marvel’s “New Warriors” TV series. No word yet on where/when it will air.

Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber) has 3 movies coming out.

Constantine Maroulis stars in the new series “Psychosis,” which is still waiting for more funding on Indiegogo. He has 4 other movies as well.

Sheryl Underwood (Emmy) appears daily on “The Talk” on CBS.

Harley Graham (ex-Ali) appears in a few new TV series.

Jim O’Heir (ex-Matt) has a lot of new films coming out.

Morgan Fairchild  (ex-Dorothy) has some movies coming out and has done a pilot for an interesting-sounding LGBTQ soap called “Mélange” which features many soap stars. It has not yet been picked up. Stay tuned!

Scott Turner Schofield (ex-Nick) wrote and stars in the film “Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps.”

Shari Headley (ex-Heather) appears in the new YouTube series “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” premiering in 2019.

Antonio Sabato Jr. has a few movies coming out.

Landry Allbright (ex-Bridget) has 2 movies coming out.

Lesley-Anne Down (ex-Jackie) has 2 movies coming out.

Pierson Fodé (Thomas) stars in Fritz Mitchell’s sports film “It’s Time” as NCAA football player Brad Gaines and his friendship with Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins. No word yet on the release date.  He also appears in a new TV movie and in this Facebook series “The Real Bros of Simi Valley.”

Matt Borlenghi (ex-Ziggy) finished a film and is working on a TV movie.

Lorenzo Lamas (ex-Hector) has a few movies coming out this year.

Texas Battle (ex-Marcus) has a few new movies coming out.

Joe Lando (ex-Craig) has a film and a TV movie out this year.

Chris McKenna  (ex-Dr. Hayden) has a new movie out in 2019, “Dragged into Sunlight.”

Ashlyn Pearce  (ex-Ali) has a few movies coming out.

Tracy Melchior (ex-Kristen) has a new movie coming out, “Bad Impulse.”

Ashley Jones (Bridget) has 2 new movies coming out.

Dorothy Lyman (ex-Bonnie) has two movies coming out.

Mykel Shannon Jenkins (ex-Det. Charlie Baker) appears in the web soap “The Rich and the Ruthless” on UMC and has quite a few films coming out.

Matt Borlenghi (ex-Ziggy, B&B) has a bunch of new films coming out.

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) has 2 new films coming out this year.

Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon) has 3 new movies coming out.

Alley Mills (Pam) has a new film coming out, “The Fiddling Horse.”

Daniel McVicar (ex-Clarke) has a new movie, “Creators: The Past.”

Dylan Neal (ex-Dylan) has 3 new movies coming out.

Ian Buchanan (ex-James) has a few new movies coming out.

Ashley Tesoro  (ex-Kimberly) and husband, Anthony, have created a Christian lifestyle and ministry web series, “Life is for Living TV” formatted for the Internet and for people to view the clips on their phone or computer to be inspired and learn about the Bible. Check it out at www.lifeisforliving.tv or through YouTube.

Ashleigh Brewer (ex-Ivy) has a new movie coming out “On the Edge of Night.”

Obba Babatundé (Julius) has 4 movies coming out.

Felisha Cooper  (ex-Sasha) has 2 films out this year.

Texas Battle (ex-Marcus) has 3 movies coming out.

Adam Gregory (ex-Thomas) appears in a new movie, “One of the Good ones.”

Maeve Quinlan (ex-Maeve) has a few movies coming out this year.

Many soap actors star in the digital series “The Bay“. More casting news, updates, and previous episodes can be found at www.thebaytheseries.com.

You can see Annika Noelle (Hope) and Lesli Kay (ex-Felicia) on “Venice: The Series,” which ran from 2009-2017. Watch many episodes for free on YouTube.

Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy) appears in a new movie, “The Bellmen,” out in 2019.  You can see her and other soap stars in the web series “Tainted Dreams.” Watch Here!

The legendary Paul Williams (ex-Bailey) still acts and writes songs, even though he turns 80 next year. More Info

Jeff Trachta (ex-Thorne) mostly does live singing and impersonations on stage.

Zack Conroy (ex-Oliver) is now an investment banker.

Sarah Buxton (ex-Morgan) designs and sells active swimear at tutublue.com


Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge) tours around; you can see the dates for his concerts at his site https://ronnmoss.com/.



Crystal Chappel (ex-Dani) appears with Jessica Leccia (Natalia, GL) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days); they will be featured in a panel at Clexacon April 11-15 in Las Vegas. https://www.clexacon.com

Saturday April 20, 2019 Wil DeVry (Julian) Birthday Bash in Vegas
Limited tickets available for this exclusive VIP event. Meet Wil DeVry (Julian) and his wife Rebecca Staab (ex-Elizabeth, Port Charles), in Las Vegas and celebrate Wil’s birthday. For tickets call us at (718) 728-8581

Saturday April 27, 2019 Legends of GH – Chicago, IL
GH Fantasy is bringing their LEGENDS show to Rosemont on April 27, 2019. Our stars will be Tristan Rogers (ex-Hunter),  Ian Buchanan (ex-James) and other GH stars!! Come see and spend time with some of your favorite General Hospital Legends in Illinois!! Tickets at GHFantasyLegendsOH.eventbrite.com

Sunday April 28, 2019 GH Legends – Cleveland, OH
GH Fantasy is bringing their LEGENDS show to Cleveland on April 28, 2019. Our stars will be Tristan Rogers (ex-Hunter),  Ian Buchanan (ex-James) and other GH stars!! Come see and spend time with some of your favorite General Hospital Legends in Ohio!! For tickets go to GHFantasyLegendsOH.eventbrite.com


Barbara Crampton (ex-Maggie) appears at Texas Frightmare Weekend May 3rd 2019 to May 5th 2019 at Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport, North International Parkway, DFW Airport, Texas. More Info

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