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  1. Me too. I don't always like everything that's going on in every story and at times I get frustrated, but this is way beyond what I've come to expect from Y&R in recent years. I'm watching and waiting to see if they get rid of some characters and stories that need to end, but I'm also willing to let them do it their own way. Having said all of that, WTF is their obsession with Faith? Enough already. ETA: Happy to see they've got a new scriptwriter on board. That's been an ongoing and terrible problem.
  2. Maybe they made a deal with him that if he left quietly and acted like it was all his idea, they would write him out as the action hero he thinks he is wishes he were.
  3. Before GH hired him, he said he was sitting on his sofa eating pizza. After being supported by his helicopter parents, hired at GH by FV who probably had the hots for him, being constantly praised by MB, and then winning a totally undeserved Emmy, he probably doesn't have a very clear frame of reference for how he fits into the world. BC did a series of things publicly that began turning fans against him. One incident that did great harm to his image was that twitter blow-up where his mommy defended Brian to someone who twitted something critical, and then Brian physically threatened the guy. It was like looking at a moment in the lives of a dysfunctional family, and it turned people against Brian because it was so uncalled for. After that incident, not much would surprise me that happened BTS.
  4. Part of the reason I have always loved the very best soaps is that they showed us a mixture of socioeconomic classes and occupations, were multigenerational and except for the very young, people from every generation drove story. Most of them featured great (usually female) tentpole characters who were like the grandparents you wish you had, and were told in long ongoing story arcs that captured us and never let go. I genuinely wanted to know what was going on in their lives. Soaps lost all of that when they decided to become action adventure shows with characters no one but another sociopath could have cared about. I wouldn't have minded Helena killing Luke or hearing that Sonny, his boytoy Jason and his harpy wife Carly all died in a shootout. The reason I loved Y&R a lot longer than some others is that it retained an element of that old soap style until a series of terrible employment decisions nearly destroyed it. I'm excited that a real soap may be given a new chance at life.
  5. I mostly remember Guiding Light and One Man's Family. Everyone seemed to like those two. My mother disliked Ma Perkins but one of my aunts listened to it faithfully. There were others too, but I don't think they planned their kitchen time around them like Guiding Light and One Man's Family. My mother loved soaps throughout her life, and she watched quite a few of them after they began to show up on television. By the way, I agree with what you said upthread about soaps fueling your fantasies. I grew up in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere and soaps showed us a life we wouldn't have dreamed of otherwise.
  6. Me too. It's been years since I've looked forward to watching Y&R every day to see what's new. I remember being in their various kitchens with my mother, my grandmother and all of my aunts while they listened to the radio soaps. I've got a long soap-loving history. It's always been true that I like some parts of any soap and don't care for others. Y&R doesn't have to blow up my skirt with every story they tell, as long as the writing works for the stories and characters I care about. So far, I'm enjoying the new regime.
  7. Please stop quoting the troll. It hurts my brain to read what he says.
  8. Most definitely. It doesn't hurt to have a troll/straight man who is so willing to let us bounce lines off his head.
  9. +1000 I keep re-reading this and laughing at the truth here.
  10. Barbara Tarbuck who played Lady Jane Jacks on GH died on December 26. She also played Mother Superior Claudia on American Horror Story. She had a lengthy resume of work in the theater along with a number of movies.
  11. Tony Jones was never one of my favorites, but having worked with neurosurgeons, his attitude is pretty much the norm. They're definitely odd ducks. I worked for one guy who had a penchant for operating on the wrong side of people's brains or whatever and it was kind of Ooops, no big deal. He never got in trouble for malpractice either, which is seriously amazing. However, Tony really got put through the wringer. BJ's death, Carly's BS games, Lucas' poisoning, Helena and Stavros, Jason breaking his hands. It was one of the worst roller coaster rides ever.
  12. It's good to see vets with that kind of attitude when we're so used to entitled newbies.
  13. It was about Scotty and Bobbie? I thought all along it was after those love scenes between Stefan and Bobbie. Some of them were pretty hot. Part of what's so wrong about this is that GH viewers are not all young physically fit people so why make an assumption that all viewers want to see the same thing? One of my younger friends always said she liked watching soaps to see all of the generations. Back then it wasn't unheard of for older people to drive stories. Then again, that's "Good girls are boring" JFP and it's how she thinks. No inclusivity in that woman's heart, that's for sure, although Frons was much the same way. He was more inclined to cast women by their bra size and not care about anything else.
  14. Maybe, but JFP had some pretty bad age prejudice on her own. Remember when GH paired Bobbie and Stefan? JFP said no one wanted to watch old people making out, or words to that effect.
  15. I've known a few actors and they say playing villains and vixens can be fun for a time, but it's not something they would want to do long-term. Peter Bergman said in an interview years back that his kids loved it when Jack was in villain mode because it made their dad a lot easier to live with when he got it out of his system at work.