I think you need both plot and character writing to make a strong soap, there should be a balance. The problem is, Y&R has hired people who fail miserably at both - and Griffith has failed during several stints at this show already. Much like Dena Higley at DAYS.
The character writing, IMO, is also pretty bad and inconsistent on this show. They're seemingly ignoring parts of JH's Adam right now, the Rosales family continues to be a huge waste with almost no potential (they would probably be better off writing out Rey and Lola too), Sharon seems like an idiot, the Newman kids are all over the place, etc. These are not strong or interesting characters right now, IMO.
I don’t think nuAdam is a fail at all. In fact, I think Mark Grossman was great in this first week of episodes. Seamless recasting with good family character interactions.
The show looks great great and sounds great, too.
i see some viewers are already here with the “Josh Griffith is boring” crap. That’s how they sank SSM. Those two write character and not plot. Viewers were tired of plot garbage with Mal, and now it’s time to rip on Josh for strong character writing.
There is no winning with some people.
Btw, you had a big plot moment to end Friday’s show when Adam was shot. If we didn’t know about it ahead of time because of damn spoilers and Twitter and social media, that would’ve been a huge surprise.
i am in favor of returning to the no spoiler days when everything was a secret until it aired. We know way too much before we see it.
Last night was Big Bang Theory's series finale. I know the show wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but it was my rock every week for 12 years. On one hand, it was time for it to end, but on the other, I will miss it greatly and will feel weird not having any more new episodes.