* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: And how, especially within the past decade or so. [[ImAManICantHelpIt The men are serial cheaters, power-hungry jerks or both,]] [[AllWomenAreLustful the woman are horny and/or desperate for the love of the men]] and not above cheating themselves and any rare instance of MoralityPet[=/=]OnlySaneMan is either largely ignored or subjected to [[TheWoobie woobification]] (which can include [[DroppedABridgeOnHim getting killed off.]])
* EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy1UskkHRpo "High Upon This Love", the show's theme song, performed by Dionne Warwick]]. More known for its instrumental variants, of which there have been three mixes; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OOJsUyCu8g 1987-2004]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FciGTzleSE 2004-2011]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKSCQhAMSm8 2011-present]].
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show is very popular in Italy, possibly due to the fashion/fashion designing aspect of it. As such, the cast and crew has traveled to the country for numerous storylines in addition to various meet and greets.
* JerkSue: Plenty of characters on the show ([[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy for obvious reasons]]), but Brooke is probably the purest example, as she has broken up marriages and relationships and has been nailed by almost every man on the show, yet feels it's her right to act high and mighty whenever someone else does anything against her. This may also count as ProtagonistCenteredMorality.
* MarySue: Hope. This includes how .
* Main/{{McLeaned}}: Darla Einstein Forrester was killed by a drunk Taylor, when she hit her after Darla fell to the ground on a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway after Darla lost her grip on a tire iron while trying to change the tire on Phoebe's car.
** This storyline also was revisited seven years later in 2015, when Darla's daughter Aly (then a young kid when Darla died, but aged up to her late teens through [[SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome SORASing]]) experienced SanitySlippage as a result of being unable to cope with her mom's passing all these years later. This culminates in Aly trying to kill her ArchNemesis Steffy (whom Aly hated because she is Taylor's daughter, ItMakesSenseInContext given Aly's growing psychosis over time), resulting in Aly's AccidentalMurder (really a self-defense killing[[note]]though Steffy's cousin/rival for Liam and Aly's close friend/cousin, Ivy, saw it as the opposite by way of eyewitnessing the incident and filming a cell phone video she took of it from her car, not knowing that Aly was the original aggressor[[/note]]) when a frightened Steffy hits Aly's leg with a tire iron, causing her to fall on a rock (ironically, the same weapon that Aly was going to kill Steffy with), killing her instantly. Aly's murder was all the more shocking, as it was kept under wraps by the producers and CBS, not even being mentioned in network-leaked spoilers for the show the week it happened.
* NeutralGood: Macy. After debuting in L.A. as a spiteful and spoiled young woman, her character was reformed to being one of most honest characters on the show with true moral integrity. Oftentimes when she feuded with Brooke, viewers automatically took her side because she didn't have anything wrong with her.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Attempted with Maya Avant following the revelation that she is UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}}. Basically characterized as the AntiVillain, although the character does have some positive aspects, the storyline suddenly made Maya into something of a heroine. However, the failure to CallBack to her manipulative, and sometimes outright bitchy, behavior in the run-up to the storyline resulted in some viewer criticism in the sudden change in her characterization.
* TheScrappy: Hope Logan might qualify for this depending on the viewpoint of the viewer. What ''is'' known is that since she was {{SORAS}}ed to a teenager she's been in the center of most of the major storylines, and the older Logan women do nothing but sing her praises. Many of the young men on the show have vied for her affections and her fashion ideas, even at the age of sixteen, are hailed as genius. Most poignantly about this trope of what happened to Steffy's characterization when Hope was introduced. Initially it was Steffy who was the innocent good girl, albeit noticeably flawed unlike Hope. After Hope is aged Steffy is retconned into being a conniving, manipulative woman who uses cut-throat tactics to hurt ''poor little Hope'' Thought as time continued, Steffy developed immensely as a character whereas Hope stayed as stale and borish as even.
* TheWoobie: Bridget tends to enter this territory. Not only has she miscarried three times on the show, but two of her husbands had affairs ''with her mother''. And when one of these husbands reconciled with her, he turned around and had an affair ''with her aunt''.
** Taylor might also count for this. She's not exactly a saint, but she's not done half the things the women around her have done. Yet everyone treats her bad decisions like she'd committed murder, while other women who commit the same crimes get off scot-free.
** Macy definitely falls into this category. Her father disappeared when she was a little girl, she was always caught in the middle in the Spectra/Forrester feud and would end up being blamed for things she knew nothing about, her three marriages to Thorne all ended badly, she was an alcoholic, had cancer twice, lost one husband to cancer, was in three car crashes, attempted suicide at least once, was almost murdered by a crazy ex, found out she was unable to have children while her best friend was pregnant by ''her'' husband... and was killed off in a gruesome manner - TWICE.
** Aly is the newest example. On Aly's fourth birthday, her mother Darla was hit by Taylor's car and killed. Following this tragedy, Aly had psychological problems throughout her childhood and adolescence, developing a mental illness where she had delusions and hallucinations of her dead mother. She was also the victim of bullying in school and didn't have friends when she was growing up, so she ended up relying on Darla's floating ghost head for advice and companionship. After her father got a job in Paris and left Aly alone in LA, she was bullied by her own uncle and in the end, she became psychotic and tried to kill her cousin Steffy, who ended up killing Aly in self defense in the exact same spot on the Pacific Coast Highway where Aly's mother was run over by Steffy's mother.
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