Help me understand Steffy (General Discussion)

by Drangonfly, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 1:18PM (38 days ago) @ Mariposaa

You know I’m not a fan of this character, but I’m really trying to figure out what the writers are saying. It makes me cringe to watch her listen to Liam plead with Hope. Is that really OK for a contemporary, beautiful, rich business woman? Why does the show write Steffy as if she’s Liam second choice after Hope throws him away? I stopped rooting for Lope after Italian fiasco. Never rooted for Steam. Now, I hate all the couplings, but what I dislike more is watching a woman so desperate for a man. Why are they painting Steffy as so desperate?

Steffy is a much more interesting character when she's a bad girl. IMO, they dulled her character down in order to pair her up with Liam. She was a bad a$$, edgy, take no prisoners type of character before she met him. The kind of character that viewers loved to hate. Scheming, manipulating, blackmailing, man stealing. You name it. Then suddenly she was married and watching Bob Hope movies.

And recently it's been even worse. For the last year or so she's done nothing but fold laundry and listen in on the baby monitor. Literally. That's been her story.

Good Steffy is boring. This show needs bad Steffy.

How is that a good thing for her character? I hated her so much. She actually made Hope look better than her. She was selfish and wicked and vile and disgusting to the core. How is that relatable? How would that make her interesting? It makes her look weak and immature.

Steffy can be a boss in style and all that, she doesn't need to regress.

She doesn't have to regress all the way back. They should write her like they do Brooke. A good person that will sometimes do things for selfish reasons. The way Brooke is written, she is still rootable. She has so many good qualities. Of course, she's always going to have fans who hate her character, as will Steffy. But that's how it is with soaps.

"All she can think about is the well-being of these beautiful babies. It’s not about her at all. And she just wants what’s best for everyone involved.” - Annika Noelle on Hope

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