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  1. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Well, KSJ/Neil is back. Just pointing that out. Hevon needs a reunion and a rest from having their romance front burner. Hilary needs a rest as a character from driving story JMO. Fostering troubled Shauna is the perfect story for them. Now if only Mal could write it where it all doesn't begin and end in a month.
  2. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    I won't argue with you on those two points. As you see, Hilary is primed to win right now. And lo and behold, lily returns as her main antagonist after a full year of Hilary rivaling every white women on this show as their antagonist. Unsurprising. Parenting a toddler is not a soap. Not one I want to watch, at least. Not unless that toddler gets a serious illness and needs Sam's organs or is kidnapped by Devon's not so special lady, Simone. We've seen Devon and Hilary building a TV show. They weren't happy. It resulted in Hilary tripping Mariah culminating in Devon basically leaving her for Mariah. I can't imagine the story if it wasn't something similar. The at risk kid thing could work and is probably the only story where the could possibly be happy. It has to involve fostering a kid. Probably adoption. Kinda like what is being played now. @titan1978 I agree with you. Having couples happy not only gives viewers a chance to invest but also keeps characters from overexposure. Characters going from story to story to story becomes tedious.
  3. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    I've said the same thing. I want them to get together now and Devon's not so special lady, Simone, to show (fake) pregnant while he lies to hilary's face about it. I don't know why I find that idea gratifying. Maybe cause I want him to get some tarnish. He's far more interesting when he's sneaking around lying to everyone. Mmm...look at Vixen!Hilary. She's a mustache twirling evil villain. This show long stopped being able to write a vixen. Name me 3 stories for Hevon while married and happy where they aren't supporting? Just one liners.
  4. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Couples have been a problem since Sally's regime began. She took a sledgehammer to every couple to push different, if not new, pairings, none of which really worked by the way. Prime example, that jack and Nikki redo. The pairing was written and played like they were 25 years younger. None of it made sense for where the characters were in their lives. We've seen Nikki be with jack to the point of marriage many times and it always ends up with her never being able to follow through. I don't think a single viewer bought into their romance this go round. Sally dumped Lane and Hevon to try to push Lily/Jordan/Hilary, Cane/Vikki/Billy/Phyllis, and Devon/Mariah/Tessa. None of which worked. I still don't know what she was hoping to achieve. Was there an end game? Chelsea and nick were dead in the water from day 1. Seemed more mandated than a story anyone associated with writing the show wanted to tell. Sharon/Abby/Scott were a waste. I really thought the show was interested in Scott. All that story and development only to dump him cold. And seemingly without a fight BTS. So now Mal has to try to fix it. His frantic pace and lack of cohesion in story telling doesn't help matters. There is no story on a soap for a happy couple. I maintain that. I've tried to explain this to some Hevon fans on Twitter who are disgruntled accusing the show of just stringing out the couple's reunion. When they get together the romance/story is over. If they are going to remain in story then the very next day begins the break up. Savor the reunion. Cause it's the happiest they'll ever be unless they are backburned to supporting.
  5. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Oh, I agree. It's past time to make the transition. I just found it interesting is all. No complaints here. None.
  6. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Sounds like another redo of every romance neil has had post Dru. Another failed romance is the last thing he needs. But, after further thought, I do think it serves a purpose. It shows Neil having moved on with his life and happy. Gets Hilary from under his dark cloud of misery. Roxy didn't have a last name after 6/7 years of being on the show. That tells you all you need to know. Honestly, Devon has come so far as a character post Roxy. I'm a tad reluctant to get her back. He might end up sidelined with her again. Or end up in a qaud with Neil. You know the show would... However, I think there might be some viewer rebellion against taking her villainous. Despite the lack of development, I think viewers will be as put off by it as they are with JTs devolution. When is Jack going to get a love interest? I just don't think Mal has any interest in the older leading males in romances or driving story. Paul, victor, Michael, and Neil are all either in the background or barely on. Jack is driving story but not romantically. Mal seems to be transitioning to younger characters.
  7. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    And what's the story with the night club singer? She needs to bring drama or she's pointless
  8. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    With Mal Young, that's one (1) year worth of story.
  9. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Yes, that'd work. As long as Hilary isn't, once again, cast as the antagonist.
  10. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    I agree that it'd be fresh. This is the first time hilary has felt like protagonist in story since her initial redemption. Which is the only reason I don't totally despise this story. As the show has shown with Phyllis, characters can be shown as cunning and tough and still be the protagonist in story.
  11. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Hilary definitely needs that. Something akin to Diane and Phyllis. The character doesn't have to be unhinged. But I wouldn't even mind that. Hilary doesn't need to be some heroine. But she also doesn't need to be irrationally mean with no redeeming qaulities. I think the art of writing complex female characters has been lost. I'm waiting to see how this story pans out. However, the mention of neil coming back to straighten Devon out on this issue doesn't bode well.
  12. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    I was hoping that was the point of the not so special lady in Devon's life, Simone. But they haven't done a thing with her. I agree that having an interloper who scheme's to keep hevon apart would be far more refreshing than this. Not Neil. AND not Lily. It's time to move on from the Winters family standing in Hevon's way to happiness. It's also stale.
  13. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    So Devon and Hilary have a clean slate. No more secrets. Now what? Does Hilary do something else to lie about and hide? Or is this finally the end of that merry go round?
  14. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    The Nikki and Arturo reveal falls really flat. We should have seen Nick and Arturo becoming friends versus having nick tell "I'm acting like a 17 year old ingenue that can't function without Nick" Sharon about it. Vikki gets beat down onscreen every day. Hard to watch. Victor ordering Reed to play chess with him seemed very odd. Like who is he? God. What's the narrative? Victor is this all powerful being who runs everyone in and every aspect of his family. While I appreciate Hilary getting better writing, this Hevon baby story gets dumber by the episode. Hilary's actions make sense. She wants a baby and she's still in love with Devon. But Devon's behevior is irrational. There is no reason he would agree to this other than wanting to tie hilary to himself cause he still wants to be with her. Yet, he says daily that they are done with romance. A walking contradiction.
  15. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Nikki's hair is gorgeous.
  16. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    MA got a prenom this year. I'm pulling for her.
  17. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    I just love Dina. She brings muched needed heart to the show. I was hoping she'd have been poisoned by Graham and make a full recovery. But I see MY is committed to this dementia story. #SaveDina
  18. Y&R actor returns

    I think that's the role of Sam. He will be aged with Johnny, Katie, and Faith. Unless something drastic happens with HWG, it seems Neil comes back with nothing to do except try to break up Devon and Hilary. It's the last thing either character needs.
  19. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    I saw that. I don't understand this chick sometimes.
  20. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Newman vs Newman left no room for anyone else. When the show decided to center everything around Newmans and focused on their interfamily conflict, no one else was necessary. Abbots only survived because Billy was paired with Vikki and Newmans needed foils/someone to win over. Winters managed to avoid extinction like others because CBS likes to pretend at caring about diversity. Newmans keep growing because every EP and writer attempts to hook their pet to that family. If Cane had actually been Phillip then I doubt Devon would be Kay's grandson. It would have been an unnecessary story that would have never been written.
  21. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    In all fairness, word was that tptb knew they'd made a mistake by hiring DT as soon as he set foot on the sound stage.
  22. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    True. But I do feel they tried with her when she was first cast. But it devolved into this cold controlled heroine who, even in anger, couldn't raise her voice above a breathless whisper. The audience has known Paul a long time, I don't think they'd buy it. At that point, Villy was the shows signature couple and extremely popular. She had just won and Emmy. I'm sure she knew her worth. Yeah, it would have been Caden.
  23. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Lily would have still taken him back after cause they would have said he had a brain tumor or something to facilitate it. So no...bad idea. You'd think that Abby and Ashley would rally. But I fear that Abby would take the opportunity to push her out and take her job. MY seems tone deaf sometimes. So instead of a woman's round table on The Hilary Hour, we will get Abbots taking over NE. Victoria has been written to AHs strengths every since they paired her Victoria and Billy. This isn't new. Paul is not an abuser either despite that OOC rape of Christine to make her relationship with Michael more palatable. You weren't. AH said in an interview how she had to snapped out of it on set. They had to prompt her to get moving in scenes. I'm assuming she was just so shell shocked that Billy Miller wasn't in the scenes
  24. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Hoping you won't have to take much more. Something feels off with him and lily. Is she still not comfortable with that baby. I feel like she wants to work so she doesn't have to stay at home and mother that baby. On a different note, MiM was stunning today and Hilary FINALLY has a decent story that doesn't involve her hurting someone. I'm enjoying her interactions with Shauna and how it allows the show to give us glimpses into her childhood/upbringing without it being exposition and viewers having to question whether it's true or not. The young actress can actually act. She's a natural. (Poor Cait Fairbanks). The story is landing with ease. And when you throw in Devon and his entrance story, that the show isn't shying away from like they tried to do for years with Devon and Hilary's relationship/connection, it's really resonating without trying hard. My one complaint is that it came out of nowhere. Abby came back smart and in the thick of things. It seems like everything is happening at rapid speed except for JT physically abusing Vikki. I'm tired of dreading it. If the show is going to do it then just get on with it.