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  1. I think this channel is showing Icelandic episodes, if I am correct about the subtitles.. lol So far I don't mind Jesse and Michelle. But Annie is my favorite so far.
  2. I started watching Fall 1997 episodes of Guiding Light. It is really fun. Annie Dutton is falling apart, Cassie just showed up and is dating Billy, Jenna/Buzz/Nola thing is going on, Rick/Abby/Jesse/Michelle stuff is interesting.. Soaps really were better before. I don't have this interest today while watching any soap.
  3. So I also saw Thursday's episode.. it had more music, which was good. I liked the continuation of Billy/Phyllis reveal. I was surprised that Nikki was so nice to Phyllis. What's up with that? Also, I just can't escape the feeling that we are supposed to be feel bad for Phyllis, like she's some goody goody who made a mistake. I got the same feeling from Phyllis' conversation with Jill in the previous episode. My favorite scene was Ashley/Billy scene. I'll take that back right away from my previous post and say that I don't actually mind Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott. I like the chemistry between Eileen and Jason. Now, Jack and Phyllis scene I would totally adore if it was Stafford in the role. Gina is okay, but she's not Phyllis to me (not yet at least.. maybe after some time). The fall down the stairs got my interest. I did not care about Devon and his wife (?) and Lily. Devon was always so boring to me back when I watched. I see nothing's changed in that area.
  4. So I am watching Y&R for the first time since MAB's era, when I stopped watching.. Here are some random things I noticed while watching.. And it's different.. from just a technical point of view.. there is outdoor scenes (Jill and some hot shirtless guy (Travis?) jogging and talking in the park), camera is more shaky, there is no music?! Is this because of the British guy? I know British soaps do outdoors and no music.. Anyway, regarding the story.. I am watching the episode 21SEP2016... it seems like Billy and Phyllis' affair is out. I don't know how I feel about Gina Tognoni as Phyllis. I loved Gina on Guiding Light. I think she's great. But I don't know how I feel about her as Phyllis. She's different. Same goes for Jason Thompson as Billy and Amelia Heinle as Victoria. Heinle was there when I stopped watching, but I never liked her in the role. I still don't like her. Also, the fact that Vicky Newman has children with two out of three Glow by Jabot kids (JT and Billy)... wow... makes me wonder how that happened.. and makes me wonder when Raul will come back to give Victoria her last missing Glow by Jabot kid's baby. Also, Billy and Phyllis getting together is yucky. Same as Billy and Victoria. Yuck! When I think about back to 90s when Billy was a kid and both Phyllis and Vicky were basically grown up and now he's having sex with both of them.. I don't like it. Aah, there is music after all! While Phyllis was giving a statement to the reporters. But such scarce usage of music.. so unusual for US soaps. I see that cast per episode is much smaller now. Y&R used to be special in a way that the episode would start with certain set of characters, but then during the episodes random other characters would pop up and there would be so many characters per episode. Now, it seems there is a certain set of characters and not a lot of them. I like to see Ashley supporting Jack through this. Phyllis and Ashley are squaring off now. I officially miss music. I don't miss it in British soaps, they have a different look and feel... but it's so strange to not hear a dramatic cue here. I do love how Ashley has trashed both Phyllis and Billy. Aaah, music finally in this Jack and Phyllis scene. Good scene with Jack firing Phyllis and then just casually walking into the board meeting. Interesting to see Neil work for Jabot. For as I can remember, he was working at Newman. Also, I see Neil hired all his kids into the business. Although they keep mentioning a Foundation. So Neil and Winters kids are not working for Jabot? It's something else? Also, Kristoff St John looks better than ever! Is Cane still Jill's son? I think I read somewhere that they reversed Cane's paternity story and changed it.. I like Jill's 90s hairdo.. Makes me remember the porn opening, when Jill would pose, while throwing back her long hair.
  5. Welcome back. Thanks! Good to be back! I am thinking of watching last week's of Y&R today and see how I feel about it.. I have been reading through this thread and it's interesting to see everything that I missed during the years..
  6. It's been long time since I posted here. But I've been mostly away from soaps.. with a here and there return (like for DAYS' 50th last year, however I didn't stick around long).. However, with the news of Kay Alden returning, I am really tempted to return. I LOVED her tenure at Y&R. I know she's only a consultant now, but SSM is also a good writer, so Sally and Kay together might be really good. Although, current state of Y&R from what I have seen seems terrible. I hate the recasts (Victoria, Phyllis, Billy... even though I think all three actors are great, I just don't see them as their YR characters)... but I am thinking of giving it a go.. Do we know when Sally and Kay's tenure begins?
  7. Can you give me the link to that site please???
  8. I'm so happy for Y&R!!
  9. I don't see the big deal with him going by Chance. Maybe it's a nickname he got on college or whatever... who know?! Plus, I like it! I wouldn't like Nina, Jill and Kay calling him like that though... I mean, to them he should always be Philip. I was hoping CHANCE would turn out to be gay! lol
  10. I'm so happy that Y&R went up and especially on Friday! Friday usually SUCKS!
  11. I am still a few episodes behind, but I am slowly catching up. I will be sad to see Engen go. But I am still looking forward to Adam storyline. But currently my favorite storyline is Jill/Kay/Nina/Philip III! LOVE IT so far and judging by the spoilers, I will continue to enjoy it. Hopefully this week is a good one!
  12. Meh.. this is more soapy and dramatic...
  13. I agree that Philip should have stayed dead. But since LML had the nerve to change that, then I accept that Philip is not dead after all, because I do NOT want Cane to be Philip. If Cane had never turned out to be Philip, I might have not liked this. I generally don't love these come back from the dead stories.
  14. Unpopular opinion #1 these days.. I love Y&R!
  15. LOVE IT! Can't wait to see this story unfold! Thom B. and everyone involved will ROCK IT! Y&R is such a good soap opera! LOVE IT!