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  1. Y&R has no interest in Sharon beyond her providing angst for Nicholas which is why he all but marked his territory when Scott appeared at Crimson Lights. It's Y&R doing its best to keep Nicholas relevant especially since the pairing with Chelsea has been another major flop for him. Because SSM's Y&R doesn't do character based writing. Occasionally they get lucky with vets who elevate their writing (like the Dina story) but in general they treat their scripts like MadLibs.
  2. Because Y&R is prepping him for a rivalry with Nicholas. Plus when two WOC are involved who 'wins' is irrelevant.
  3. The Leftovers!

    1. YRBB


      Are you watching the last season? I haven't started it yet, but looking forward to it.

  4. Why hasn't Lauren had much to say about Victor's treatment of Scotty?
  5. SuLu had personality & charisma which made Erica a believable model. CK? Not so much.
  6. +1. And even if he didn't know Reed and Victoria's connection, didn't Reed just have a performance at a local bar that recently went viral?
  7. The new characters aren't the problem. Because Y&R was in desperate need of younger actors/characters (especially women). It's that Y&R keeps twisting vets to make them happen. One thing Alden was really great at was using a characters history to believably integrate new characters onto the canvas. That's missing these days because SSM can barely tell a competent 'A' story (let alone a complex umbrella story). So new characters are on constantly one day then arbitrarily disappear for weeks with little to no influence on the plot. That's a problem. The vets have the same problem (except inverse). Many of them heavily influence the plot but aren't allowed a proper enough amount of airtime for their stories to be truly effective.
  8. Nope. It took the better part of a year for Mackenzie, Billy & Raul to become friends. During that time JT was an insignificant recurring character (he was only around for literally like 5 episodes total as a extremely recurring character) who only existed to continue Jill & Billy's issues. Brittany doesn't even become semi-part of the group until six months after the B/M/R trio are firmly established as friends (with Rianna only existing as JT's interchangeable girlfriend & Brittany's erstwhile confidant at that point). The five of them (Billy/Mackenzie/Raul/Brittany/Rianna) don't officially become the initial 'Glow By Jabot Gang' until the following summer (with JT remaining an extremely recurring occasional antagonist) which is when Brittany slowly becomes part of the core group (followed on an even smaller & more gradual scale) by Rianna six months later. It isn't until the second year of the Glow By Jabot Gang's existence that JT officially rounds out the core group (as part of one of Jill's schemes & because of his feelings for Mackenzie). The formation of the Glow By Jabot Gang was gradual and organic, unlike the 'add water and stir' Y&R teen sets that followed their wake.
  9. It's TOTALLY different. The Glow By Jabot group took TWO WHOLE YEARS to fully form. It wasn't some shrill afterthought insta-group that the writers threw together in six months like Reed's group.
  10. Mattie is WAY over the top and Charlie speaks like he's the villain in a breakdance film.
  11. Winnie & Nelson can go any time.
  12. Who discusses their Mom's sex life with their stepdad?
  13. It's because Ravi is being written as a 40 year old. He should be closer to Aziz Ansari than Kal Penn. Because Summer should've never existed & if she DOES have to exist she SHOULD be an Abbott.
  14. Exactly! Nikki & Sharon should be teaming up (like Katherine & Jill did against Nina) to keep Tessa in line. It would be much more refreshing to have Nikki play bad cop to Sharon's good cop around Tessa with them acknowledging they see right through her scams but are still genuinely willing to give her a shot at a better life because they understand how difficult it is to be poor. Yes! Or even if Y&R didn't have going to therapy, they could at least show her doing her school work and applying what she's learned in real life. Scott being her friend & tutor was fairly sweet and it gave Sharon a much needed platonic male friend (which she hasn't had in years). Unfortunately Y&R loves using Sharon to facilitate the plot (at her own expense) so her growth and their "friendship" was never gonna last. They biggest problem with Nicholas is that the writers had to change the character completely to justify Nick & Phyllis affair. Not just their marriage, but the affair period. Putting them together was one of Y&R's worst mistakes of the last 15 years. If Nick was ever going to cheat with anyone (especially in the aftermath of CASSIE'S death) it was ALWAYS gonna be Grace. The way N&S were warped to make that story happen was totally unforgivable.
  15. The last thing Ashley needs is another businessman. She & Ravi aren't bad. The problem is the writing isn't addressing three things about Ashley. WHO Ashley is now, WHY Ashley is the way she is now, and WHAT does Ashley currently want out of life. Instead Y&R keeps making Ashley unpleasantly irrational and Ravi a glorified Gary Stu which is why their story continues to fail.