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  1. 10 hours ago, trainman said:

    Today's US episode is pretty decent for showing rarely seen parts of the expanded Newman Ranch set (the old one) hosting a gala, and then Kevin as he's about to light Gina's on fire, which used to be Jonas' and Pierre's prior to that, dating back to the start of Y&R.

    I loved this period of Y&R, and this is actually one of my favourite episodes. It has everything in it. Nikki and Sharon were campy fun. I’d even take back this time of Y&R compared to today.


    Oh and Anita Hodges is on this one! That character such wasted potential and the actress was great.


    Soon Heather Tom will be gone 😞

    And Gina’s too. I loved this period of Y&R, felt prime time 


    Greg Rikaart was awesome here but he should’ve never stayed on Y&R that long. Dying him to Michael was a brilliant move though. And in the start and with JVK Gloria it wasn’t all that bad.

  2. 23 hours ago, Michele Soap Writer said:

    I honestly think that the best part of YR through all the years is the Jill and Katherine feuding! Their fights were THE BEST! Its a shame that JC is deceased :( she will forever be the icon of this show


    I agree. These two are what got me into Y&R. Katherine/Jill were always a stable of Y&R for me.

    14 hours ago, full hearts said:

    I do think they would be better off with story arcs but I'm happy they are showing classics. It's somewhat keeping fans engaged. Especially when the newer episodes were so blah. 


    I agree, the choices could be more cohesive

    23 hours ago, Faulkner said:

    I totally agree. And like someone said, it would have been so much harder for Michelle Stafford to steamroll her in scenes like she did SW.

    Precisely. Alex Donnelly was sublime in the role. I also thought Maura West was horrible as Diane. She's a good actress, but she was not even close to being Diane. That was more of a Y&R castings mistake 



  3. The attic fight :D


    Whoever decided to air the classics should get a raise with all the people working from home and getting to relive some of these classics. I also loved the music they used in that scene when Nikki leave with Victor alone just before the epic fight. I want them to do the episode where Jill crashes Kay's party too. I think Jess won the Emmy for that episode. Maybe another theme is Emmy winning episodes.

  4. Even the look of the episode in 2002 is better than today. After all these years, I still miss Heather Tom as Victoria Newman. Ashley pissed me off here, she treated Brad like garbage in comparison to Victor.


    Joshua Morrow was a stud then and now he's a DILF haha. Seeing Olivia, Brad, Lynne, and Cassie so awesome. Ugh, why did Y&R mess up such a good thing.



  5. 3 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

    Sandra Nelson as Phyliss and Shari as Ashley...ewww


    You're crazy lol Sandra Nelson was awesome as Phyllis

    2 hours ago, YRBB said:


    Ok now you've gone TOO far! :lol:


    100%. Alex Donnelly is sublime. Susan Walters was watered down to compliment Michelle Stafford. Alex would've mopped the floor with Michelle lol

  6. OMG Sandra Nelson, I loved her as Phyllis! And Alex Donnelly as Diane! This show used to be blessed with rich talent.

    17 hours ago, YRfan23 said:

    The never even mentioned how Nikki almost married Jim when Christine started to interact with her and Victor more in 1995/1996 did they? I wouldn’t be surprised if they acted like Nikki and Christine never met each other...I’ve seen the episode where victor and Chris officially meet from October 1995 and just thinking that’s pretty insane even for an isolated show like Y&R that it took 12 whole years just for them to have scenes together...


    I actually prefer this in a way, to only have the characters meet and interact when it made sense. When the Rosales were introduced last year, they knew the entire town in a matter of a few episodes. That was dumb.

  7. On 4/17/2020 at 10:29 AM, YRBB said:


    No we don't disagree LOL That was the exact point I was going to make next on my post but left it out because of course there is a yearning for good storytelling and can be successful. It's why I wrote those fans would grow to love it/get used to it. 


    Sadly, that doesn't change the very real fact that there are people whose idea of a good soap is what's currently airing. Like, "I hate these reruns" kinda people.


    LOL ok I get you now 😀


    I found myself fast forwarding everything Adam/Chelsea/Abby&Chance/Phyllis&Nick and sadly Victor/Nikki. It's a shame that they keep writing nonsense for Eric Braeden and the majority of the cast. Just continue playing classic episodes, where I happily rewind.

  8. 6 hours ago, rlj said:

    Next Thurs will be the last first run episode to air til production resumes

    Thank God! My mom and I have been enjoying the classic episodes, and the acting is so much better

    3 hours ago, YRBB said:


    Oh, undoubtedly there is a certain portion of today's audience that would not like it, find it boring, too slow, too "dramatic" (whatever the f*ck that means on a soap opera) etc. They might not even be able to stand the length of a two-minute scene.


    That's not to say they couldn't grow to love it, but boy does it make my blood boil.

    I sort of disagree. Some of the most critically acclaimed shows are slow and dramatic. Look at Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, and Succession. I think most people yearn for good storytelling and acting. Hell, even the Dark Knight and Marvel universe was a slow burn. I think the studios underestimate their audiences. 

  9. On 4/14/2020 at 2:32 AM, AdamNewmanFan said:

    Sabryn Genet also shared on her instagram she got a residual cheque, So i guess we will be seeing an episode with Tricia.


    I've always thought a great storyline would be for Tricia to be released and try to reestablish herself in Genoa City. However, that time has passed. Heather Tom, Nina Cast and the dearly departed Kristoff St. John would have done wonders with a story like that.

  10. I am really loving the classic episodes. How can the people today watch these episodes and think they nonsense they are putting out is good? Even a lot of "appointment TV" today is classic soap opera story-telling. Succession the now finished Game of Thrones come to mind. They just changed with the times to be more relevant, but the structure / acting is like old school soap opera.


    Gina Roma/Patty Weaver looks gorgeous and THAT VOICE. Being quarantined and having these nostalgic episodes makes getting through it not so bad. Last time Gina was on, I think it was Katherine funeral. So sad we can't have these characters back.

  11. At least people working from home and tuning in will get some quality Y&R LOL

    19 hours ago, All My Shadows said:

    This will be another good one! I might fall out when Rex puts the necklace on Katherine in the opening.


    When does this one air? I'm LOVING these classic episodes. Will they be up on YouTube?

    People make fun of soaps, but a lot of shows these days came from them, just a modern version.

  12. I am catching up, and I have to admit it's been better. Still don't like Chance or Adam and the actor's delivery of his lines. 


    Chloe/Kevin should have never been brought back.


    The characters (minus Phyllis) seem to be more mature. I like Jill and Jack being the voice of reason and acknowledging their past mistakes (well Jack).


    Mariah/Tessa story is pretty good. I enjoyed the confrontation, it felt realistic. I also like how Mariah being bisexual is not a storyline in itself and she's written as a full character.


    The Sharon stuff is a bit uneven, but there has been some powerful moments.


    Victor's anniversary was well done. Love him or hate him, this man is/was the face of Y&R for many decades and despite a lot of hate that Eric Braeden gets; I feel like he gets the show most (minus Victor always winning). 


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