Jill and Traci aside, I LOVE the Dina story! I think they're hitting all the right beats with Abby, Ashley and Jack. I love the Mergeron story and the potential that has and also the potential for Dina long term. With that said, I'm too big of a Y&R fan to fall for this shyt. WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN THIS STORY! Had I not seen it and read about it okay, but knowing this is a remake of a story involving the same characters baffles me! Dina was on the show on contract for three years and came back multiple times since then. This makes no sense. Especially if they try to bring Ashley's paternity into it. Lastly, they better not be building up to kill her off which is what seems to happen every time they bring an older character back.
Ive been mostly enjoying the show despite obvious network interference, but it's sad that the best story is just a retread of something Bill Bell already did. You know they know the history so I don't understand how this is the story they came up with. Dina doesn't even own Mergeron, Victor does. Wasn't Sussman around when that was written?!
Freddie was never very good, but this stuff is awful -- as awful as he looks.
The mafia hair and the aggressive, angry acting are bad beyond belief. The only thing saving him is that Vivian Jovanni is SO terrible as Ciara....I mean stultifyingly bad. Her scenes with Theo almost made me wretch.
Actually John was a strong lead for much of Alden's run.
One of the best things about Alden's tenure was SO many of Y&R's older characters getting REALLY strong (in character) material
Characters like John, Katherine, Mamie, Mary and Millie flourished during her regime.