The Bold and the Beautiful: Maya/Myron is a Transgender Person

  By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman To commemorate The Bold and the Beautiful’s 28th anniversary last Wednesday, executive producer and headwriter Bradley P. Bell staged a daytime soap cliffhanger that is the shock of the soap century: revealing that Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) is really Myron, a transgender person.  … [Read more...]

The Bold and the Beautiful: A Rare Magnificent Storyline

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman In decades, I’ve rarely raved about a single storyline.   But the Rick-Maya-Caroline imbroglio that has played out over the last month or so has just been superb.  It’s a can’t-miss-a-day  tale of betrayal, ambition, narcissism and, above all, surprise. Eric Forrester decided he … [Read more...]

Do You Root For or Against Them?

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman Soap roles can conform strictly to type: heroes and heroines we root for and villains and villainesses we root against.  Happily, however, most soap casts are big enough to include characters who do not conform to type. These off-beat characters have personalities drawn in various shades … [Read more...]

They Make My Day

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman Who are your current favorite soap characters – the ones who make your day as soon as you see they will be in an episode of your favorite daytime drama? Here are my current faves: * Avery Clark (played by Jessica Collins), The Young and the Restless. She’s the only soap character I … [Read more...]

The Bold and the Beautiful: Three Into Two Won’t Go

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman The Bold and the Beautiful is just past its 25th birthday and carries on doing  what it does best:   love triangles.  The show’s  theme might as well be, Three Into Two Won’t Go, which was the title  of an English movie I remember from 1969. Apart from the nifty title, it was a fairly … [Read more...]