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  1. Y&R December 2017 Discussion Thread

    I am reminded when Hogan Sheffer started the quick pace on ATWT. I don't believe Sheffer skipped as many beats as Mal Young is doing. Thankfully that didn't last too long at ATWT. Innovation is good and trying to refresh a genre that is dying is not always good. Remember the shaky camera work and the story telling on Wednesdays they did at GL. Marland's ATWT was the best Soapsuds and the Connor - Lucinda stories were great. I miss Sussman and Alden and I wish they could have been given a longer chance to prove themselves. I wonder how much support they got from Mal Young?
  2. What's The Worst Soap?

    It is not quite there but I fear it will be Y&R by this time,next year. But then again,we may have another EP/HW change by then!
  3. Canceled soap you miss the most?

    As the World Turns followed by Edge of Night (not listed) and Secret Storm (not listed) and Guiding Light.
  4. I noticed Beth Millstein listed today. She was listed between Sarah Bibel and Matt Clifford. If she is a part of the staff that is a plus for the show. Maybe she can show Mal Young how it's done. She was great on Days as an interim writer before Hogan Sheffer took over.
  5. Y&R November 2017 Discussion Thread

    This show is getting so bad so fast! Surely people can't prefer Mal's version over Sally"s! Plot driven drama works better at nighttime!
  6. Y&R Preview for this week

    Well, it would show as a writer Mal Young has no ideas of his own, no creativity. It would mean Y&R is doomed.
  7. Y&R November 2017 Discussion Thread

    Welcome to the Mal Young Era!
  8. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    Sally and Kay RETIRED! Do you expect Gina to say that he is ruining the show? Link to Melody and Eileeen's interview please. When did you visit the set? How was it like? Who told you they were happy? New head writers tweak. That is your speculation Jonny.
  9. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    Jonny, if I may ask, how do you know? You are always saying this producer likes this actor,this cast loves this HW. This network loves this writer. The material coming is going to be great. Are you an insider? Do you work for a soap? Are you related to someone? What are you sources? Give us links to your information? Have you spoken personally with Mal? With someone at SONY or CBS? If it is just your opinion and you don't really know,why not label it as such?
  10. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    You said it I think eventually Mal is going to get a co HW, or a Story Consultant,or he will go back to solo EP and they will hire a new HW. After the first of the year. (Hopfully!)
  11. Y&R: Sally Sussman and Kay Alden OUT, Mal Young IN

    I agree with everything you have said.Let me say about the last line I put in bold :totally agree! I used to say the same thing about ATWT before Goutman and Passanante killed the show.
  12. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    Yuck! I felt like I was watching Chuck and Jill again. How long before someone posts a new thread that says: How much time do we give Mal Young before we ask for his firing? Daytime serialized television is on life support. We need more writers like Sussman and Alden.
  13. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    I am in the minority of enjoying the show too. I agree there are some things that aren't so good. It is the closest thing to old school soaps we are going to get. In 6 months I can see it now: Jack Ashley Victoria Phyliss and Ravi are in an elevator. The cable breaks. Who will survive? Nick AND Faith are going for a ride in the country. Nick stops to go in a store. Faith steps out and is killed by a hit and run driver who happens to be Adam! The young people are at the Abbot Cabin. A snow storm hits and a serial killer starts knocking them off one by one. It is Fen who went crazy when he finds Tessa and Mariah and Charlie and Reed in bed. YAY ! Y and R is back again. Written by Jean Passanante and Hogan Sheffer back from retirement! Jonny and Jerry rejoice! (Tongue planted firmly in cheek)
  14. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    I have thought about using stage crew as extras but i wondered if that could be a violation of the screen actors union rules. I agree it is slow. If you want to see slow you should have watched it in Bill Bell's heyday. Talking about slow!! I guess I am in the minority when I say I like more character driven storytelling. I think most fans prefer plot driven over the top stories.
  15. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    I have basically enjoyed Sussman and Alden's run at Y&R.Yes, they have made a few blunders.They have brought some stability to the show after the disaster of Pratt,Phelps,Passanante and Altman. As far as empty ballrooms and lack of extras etc. this isn't the 1980"s and 1990's. There are no REAL budgets anymore. We are lucky to have four soaps now.
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