I came back to this show recently after having quit back in 2000-2001ish (still debating if I want to stick around now)? As much as people complain about characters stating the obvious about their familial connections on this show, it really does help when you have no idea how certain people are related. Especially when you're too lazy to do a google search. I'm still trying to figure out who Claire, Ciara and Tripp are related to. I know that Claire has to be related to Belle (or Sami) since she called Brady her uncle, but how is Victor her great grandfather? I know that Tripp's dad is Steve. When did John get another son? Apparently, Julie is related to Eli. Who are his parents? I guess, I'll keep watching for now so this great mystery can eventually be solved because again...lazy.
Speaking of Claire, I like her, but it seems like quite a few people don't? Granted, I don't know any of her history besides breaking up Hope and Rafe's wedding so maybe she murdered a homeless guy in the past. I don't know. She's extremely self centered, but I'd take that any day over Ciara's constant need for validation. The girl isn't ugly by any means, but she constantly needs Tripp to tell her how beautiful she is (inside and out, bleh). I hope Wyatt sticks around so he can scheme with Claire. I chuckled when Claire called Wyatt an idiot for using his birthday as a password and he seemed really offended by it.
It's kinda nice coming back to the show when you don't know all the details. I like Brady and Eve together because I've never seen Theresa or from what I gather, anyone else from the long list of great loves of Brady's life except for Chloe. I can enjoy the DID story because I have no investment in Chad and Abby as a couple having missed their love story. I only want Will and Sonny together so that Paul (the only one I do like in this triangle) can find someone better than those two. I just like to watch everyone crash and burn. No one is acting out of character for me because I don't know how they should be acting in the first place. It's great!