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  • leehaven24
    Scriptwriter
    • Jan 2007
    • 4850

    #31
    Nope, not watching the Luna show. RJ was gone for years, never missed him. Now he's a full fledged designer in one month and I couldn't care less about his designs or his lovelife.

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    • bluejazz
      Aspiring soap scribe
      • Aug 2008
      • 24405

      #32
      Well, I haven't watched for a while so that's a statement of sorts.

      I think they screwed up by not giving Taylor an exit story. While I didn't care for the recast, there needed to be a transition time for her kids. She was all up in their business then she just drops out of sight with nary a word.

      I liked the idea of an RJ return but featuring him and his new GF nearly every episode is a turnoff. Her "free spirit" mom just seems off. And on soaps, "free spirit" means using that phrase to excuse unacceptable/inappropriate behaviour from flakey middle aged characters who are old enough to know better.

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      • maryg
        Aspiring soap scribe
        • Mar 2006
        • 16932

        #33
        I only watch once a week now. I watched when Eric and Donna got married and RJ and Luna were vomit inducing. They were like two 16 year old teenagers who were alone. Unfortunately, they were not alone. It was hard to watch.

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        • Katbert
          Aspiring soap scribe
          • Nov 2005
          • 19296

          #34
          Lately if I miss enough episode, I don't care because I know I would have had to suffer through another overdose of RJ and Luna whom I find uninteresting and snooze worthy - and truly unwatchable.
          And even if I wanted to catch up on a missed episode, they aren't available On Demand: the last episode listed is 2/2/24 when RJ and Luna lost her virginity. Once was too much of that 🙈👎😝

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          • chimibug13
            Board Regular
            • Oct 2011
            • 895

            #35
            There is no new direction for the younger characters, that's the problem. Just take the old scripts from the 80's and fill it in with new names.

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            • midnightsnow
              Board Regular
              • Mar 2004
              • 950

              #36
              I hate it. I don't care for Luna and not interested in the RJ/Luna/Zende fake triangle. I'm bored with this show

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              • lexyluvsny
                Soap Addict
                • Feb 2011
                • 7460

                #37
                What is the "new" direction - we have some sort of weird triangle between Zende/Luna/RJ - that Zende is not really a part of.

                Like we did with the Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle or the Zende/Nicole/Sasha triangle. The only thing "new" is we have 2 guys fighting over one girl. This whole new girl is a virgin thing - again we've done that with Hope, Nicole and Coco was a virgin too. It was dated back then so it's even more dated now.

                We are now having the same situation we had with Caroline & Thomas, Brooke & Ridge, and Ridge and Caroline - people having sex and not knowing the person they are having sex with is under the influence of narcotics. Except in this case Zende is in his own bed and drunk himself Either way he doesn't know Luna is high and just thinks he's taking her up on his offer.

                Didn't RJ think she was too weird to be driving? Are there no Ubers in LA?

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                • veryoldatwtfan
                  veryoldatwtfan commented
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                  What’s new to me is the show is all about new characters we’re not invested in. Why would BB think we’d care?
              • viennagirl
                I Let My Evil Twin Post For Me
                • Aug 2011
                • 9064

                #38
                Originally posted by lexyluvsny View Post
                What is the "new" direction - we have some sort of weird triangle between Zende/Luna/RJ - that Zende is not really a part of.

                Like we did with the Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle or the Zende/Nicole/Sasha triangle. The only thing "new" is we have 2 guys fighting over one girl. This whole new girl is a virgin thing - again we've done that with Hope, Nicole and Coco was a virgin too. It was dated back then so it's even more dated now.

                We are now having the same situation we had with Caroline & Thomas, Brooke & Ridge, and Ridge and Caroline - people having sex and not knowing the person they are having sex with is under the influence of narcotics. Except in this case Zende is in his own bed and drunk himself Either way he doesn't know Luna is high and just thinks he's taking her up on his offer.
                You are right that it is kinda a repeat of former SLs, just that the combination is new.

                Neither Caroline I./ Caroline II. or Brooke had just lost their virginity a day before, when they then ended up having sex with someone who did not realize their state of mind.

                Zende might not think much about RJ's girlfriend just suddenly ending up in his bed, but RJ and Luna have to think differently about Zende and his impression of Luna.


                How admired do you feel, if your work colleague thinks you are the kind of girl who would do bed hopping between cousins in the matter of 24 hours?
                RJ knows that Luna just had sex for the first time, so will he also think that Zende couldn't know that Luna was't just a flirty girl who wouldn't mind a little bit bed hopping between work colleagues/ cousins ?


                Didn't RJ think she was too weird to be driving? Are there no Ubers in LA?
                RJ didn't think Luna would be driving.
                He has offered her to drive her home, but she refused his offer and told him she would order a ride (Uber).


                Luna: No, I do, I do, but I think it’s best if I just slip out.
                Rj: I– I could drive you.

                Luna: No, no, no. That’s sweet. You’re so sweet, but I’m okay. I mean, your grandfather just got married, so you should stay. I’ll just order a ride.
                Rj: You’re sure?
                Luna: Yes, I’m sure. Ooh, I love you so much. You’re like the dream boyfriend, you know that?


                RJ got called out here, because the dream boyfriend shouldn't let his girlfriend wait alone at the gated property for the cab to pull up.
                But the perfect girlfriend had told him to stay at his grandfather's wedding party, hugged him and slipped out of the door.

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                • lexyluvsny
                  lexyluvsny commented
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                  Honestly the virginity thing is just more tired Bell stuff. The bottom line is this exact storyline has been done before. I guess I can't even relate to this nonsense because I don't accidentally have sex with people. I don't take drugs and drink and crawl into bed with people (especially in strange houses like Luna) and don't know anyone who does. I'm sure you don't know anyone who's been in this situation before virgin or not!

                • viennagirl
                  viennagirl commented
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                  No, I don't yet anyone who accidentally took drugs.

                  And Luna didn't know anyone either who has ever been accidentally drugged, or she wouldn't have just eaten her mother's "mints" without any worries.
                  According to that SL, we both might be at risk for such nonsense.
                  Both not used to drugs and how they can turn us into amazing uninhibited women, too out to understand what we are doing and where we are, so drugged that we might think we have sex with the partner while really being at a stranger's place who is too happy to finally get to laid.


                  I don't think I will ever end up in such a situation (my mother's only "drug" is a well known headache pill, it definitely doesn't have such side effects)
                  but if I would, I would go off on that mother and I would go ballistic on the co-worker who would take me for a woman that suddenly goes bed hopping after a family celebration, when I hadn't even allowed a kiss before.
              • GuidingLite
                Aspiring soap scribe
                • Sep 2004
                • 10565

                #39
                Snooze worthy - I don't care who Luna sleeps with, because I don't care about Luna....R.J. is written very bland, and Zende is being written as a pig now.....

                There are so many more (and more interesting) younger characters that could liven up the show....and they have several to choose from....yet we have R.J., Luna, and Zende......putting me to sleep.....

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                • Juan de Dios
                  Newcomer
                  • Oct 2021
                  • 70

                  #40
                  I like the new young characters, Luna, RJ and Zende very much. I think that their presence enlivens the soap.

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                  • lexyluvsny
                    lexyluvsny commented
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                    How long have you been watching? I'm not trying to be rude or sarcastic. It's just this storyline has been done to death on the show. We changed the characters a bit but the accidental sex has been done several times over the years. Also everytime they bring in the teens there's always a female virgin - very Disney like.

                  • Juan de Dios
                    Juan de Dios commented
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                    Well, this is a classic soap opera and I never get tired of watching it. I just like the Disney style) I also love Sheila Carter, and watch the soap first of all because of her, but I am also aware of the fact that there are many viewrs who do not like this character.
                • bandwagon
                  Recurring Poster
                  • Jun 2005
                  • 315

                  #41
                  It is not working.. They are too focused on RJ and Luna and they can't carry the show... When I was in the younger demographics I liked and followed all the generations of other soaps. On YR they had the romance of Kay and Rex as the eldest in love couple and the same time they had Cricket, Nina, and Phillip teenage triangle. With the age group between the teenagers and the elders was Victor/Nikki, Andy/Farren. Tyrone/Alana. Jessica/John, Scott/Lauren.

                  It just seems to me that TPTB can't write for multiple characters like they could in 1987.

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                  • RedFever34
                    Day Player
                    • Sep 2019
                    • 212

                    #42
                    I'm personally not a big fan of the new characters but I also understand that it can take time to like them. The biggest complaint that I have is the fact that they are jamming these new characters down our throat every single day, while much of the veteran cast is MIA. There needs to be a balance. Luna and RJ should not be dominating the screentime and episode appearances. So I believe if they were utilized properly, ie. appearing on the show 2-3 days per week alongside the rest of the main cast (ie.Steffy, Hope, Finn, Thomas, Sheila, Deacon...etc), it wouldn't be as bad as it is right now. This is also why this show will never be a full hour. The writers can't find material for their full cast of characters for a 30 minute daily show. Imagine how much they would struggle to find stories if they had to fill an hour on a daily basis.

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                    • lexyluvsny
                      lexyluvsny commented
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                      Yes but Steffy & the rest don't have anything new going on either. We've got this old storyline they dusted off from Caroline & Thomas a few years ago. And the rest of the cast has been saying the same nonsense. Shelia has changed she wants to be with her son & grandson. No mention of her daughter Mary/Erica (who was on B&B - I'm ok with the Y&R kids staying away). We've got Deacont trying to be a good father to Hope and make up for lost time again he's got another kid who he NEVER mentions. Steffy complaining about Shelia and Hope using Thomas. Thomas enjoying being a boy toy because he thinks Hope is the cat's meow!
                  • Carerra
                    Senior Board Member
                    • Nov 2018
                    • 1882

                    #43
                    This show is soooooooooooooo bad​​​

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                    • longtimelurker
                      longtimelurker commented
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                      Yes, and not only are the RJ and Luna not impressive, Poppy is also a big waste of time. What is so impressive about her that Bill would remember her all these years? Suddenly he is overwhelmed by her and also telling Liam how strong his feelings were for Liam's mother. What? We never heard that before. Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse, at least in the boring department, they brought in this bunch. Of course so far as work product they fit right in since nobody else seems to work at Forrester for the most part either.
                  • lexyluvsny
                    Soap Addict
                    • Feb 2011
                    • 7460

                    #44
                    The show needs some new storylines!! This Virgin Mary storylines and accidental sex thing is OVER. How about Bell do something current. Maybe an old girlfriend of RJ's being upset and posting revenge porn? Gives Ridge and Brooke something to do. Brings some bad publicity to FC and humiliates RJ. Lots of opportunities.

                    Or physical abuse? Lots of young people are in abusive relationships and it's a topic that should be talked about.

                    How about RJ being gay? That would have been new and interesting. Something young people could relate to. His parents are famous and they are both known for running around marrying everyone in site and he's scared to come out to them.

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                    • Logan13
                      Aspiring soap scribe
                      • Feb 2010
                      • 27203

                      #45
                      They are really overdoing it with RJs devotion to Luna, you'd think they'd been dating for years. Today's dialogue and the Runa praise from Brooke is a bit much but I found it ironic when Brooke said "A mother's love is the best medicine." In reference to Luna having her mother, who so far to me seems more like Brooke.

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                      • lexyluvsny
                        lexyluvsny commented
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                        He was the same way with Coco.

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