I wasn't talking about recently, since she's relatively thin now. This was a couple of years ago and it stood out to me because she was clearly in the matriarch role at that point. I'm not even saying you are wrong about body shaming being a bad thing. You'll be hard pressed to find a post of mine talking negatively about anyone's body. I've blocked people who are relentless about it, but I do think context matters. When the show actively tries to sell someone as "beefcake" the opinions are going to fly. I guess I just find it a lot worse when people are dragged daily just for being who they are.
Anyway, moving on. Today's show was decent. I liked the Noah and Nikki scenes, although I wonder what the point is of Nikki letting part of the truth about Dylan slip. Is this going somewhere or is this just so Noah doesn't think Dylan is an ass? Either way, Nikki needs to button it.
I hope Jill sticks to her guns when it comes to dumping Colin. I'm so ready for him to leave. I just had a horrible thought, which is Colin and Gloria hooking up. They are birds of a feather, so I could see that happening.
I like this new direction Sharon is taking. I'd like to see her be emotionally independent and even helping others for awhile.
For me it wasn't that Nina needed to meet a great guy as I just wanted her to move beyond stories about being and feeling worthless. The Ryan and Tricia story and the stuff with Victoria and Cole and Ryan was just so much and so OTT and for me eroded a lot of the strength that had been built into the character as the years had passed. It just made me feel sick watching it at the time.
Interesting response to criticism of Tuesday's "This is the Britain we live in" episode from writer Leo Richardson:
He does neglect to mention that he moved to LA last spring, though.
I imagine all the Y&R fans here have already seen it but I got another November 1998 episode a few days ago and after working around blocking managed to get it up today. I'll put the link in the thread.