Episode count 1st semester 2019 (General Discussion)

by BoldMarco, Sunday, July 14, 2019, 5:33AM (92 days ago) @ Curiosity12

Wow, so Hope has 21 episodes more than Liam. And almost 2x more than Steffy, Brooke, Ridge and Bill. She is on 85% of the episodes. Don't think anyone has ever had a higher percentage. She hasn't been on 19 episodes, and I bet 17 of them were still all about Hope propping. It's definitely the Hope show.

I think it is important to take into consideration that JMW was on maternity leave for about 2 months so that comparison is not valid. However, the general point is correct that right now everything is revolving around Hope like previously everything was revolving around Steffy. Bell just takes turns between the two but the bottom line is the rest of the cast still always suffers. Last year everyone was talking about Steffy and Liam and now everyone is talking about Hope and her loss. No one is allowed to have an independent storyline.

And it's not as if any aspect of this triangle from hell is "must see TV". It is an absolute borefest.

It’s no fault of any actor who does get to dominate the limelight, but I find it disrespectful of Bell to so underutilise some other incredibly talented and gifted actors on the show. As viewers, we apparently tell him we love the Steffy, Liam and Hope show, so that’s what he gives us in return...how do we get him to give others a better turn apart from just abandoning the show and voicing our opinion via the viewing figures?

Some people have been peeved by the baby switch and have stopped watching, but Bell has always been good at just replacing (and not really growing) the audience, so he probably doesn’t care as long as the numbers remain stable, and just keeps focusing on the characters he believes we want to watch.

I’m tired of it all now too, because people are doing things and saying things they just wouldn’t have done a year ago. He is making his characters look incredibly STUPID.

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