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  1. Y&R: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    What is the point of Kevin coming back again just to be Victor's goon? Kevin: if it wasn't for Nick...Chloe wouldn't have faked her own death.... Who is writing this crap?
  2. Y&R: August 2017 Discussion Thread

    So basically is Y&R just tried to recreate something L.A. Law did twenty-six years ago? At least we saw a kiss and not straightening up each other's clothes.
  3. Ho boy, I had delayed commenting on this because I have some mixed feelings on how Y&R has been since December. Let me sum up my thoughts and opinions: I've quietly enjoyed Y&R since December when Pratt finally left however it was a rough, shaky startoff that was reminiscent of Josh Griffith's 2012-2013 tenure: Great potential, poor execution. d I feel like the show has felt much more like old school Y&R for the first time in the longest, but the ratings say otherwise. Of course I presume dropping the ball on Fenmore's, having nights out at the opera, Dylan in Miami, Chloe nonsense etc. contributed to the ratings decline. The restoration of Sharon has been wonderful, but what the hell has happened with Phyllis??? New/returning/SOARSed characters like Scott, Juliet, Reed, Tessa, Zach, Charlie and Mattie all seem kind of interesting on the surface, yet are painfully underdeveloped. Cane and Lily finally get their most interesting story ever but the actors complain and their kids are very unnecessarily SOARSed for no reason. It's nice to see Noah again but they still write terrible love interests for him. Likewise with Abby. The Kevin and Chloe exit should have heralded the return of Adam to chase them away. What purpose does a single Kevin even give to this show anymore? Speaking of Adam, one year ago I stated that Chelsea needed to leave the show with Adam, but I was blasted by posters and commentators on this board, other boards, and on Facebook for stating such an opinion. Now a year later I have the last laugh with Adam's exit still being the one of the worst exits in Y&R history. The show should get an F- or a Z for still trying to push Billy and Victoria. The less said about the Mariah/Hilary feud the better. The Jack/Gloria antics were a guilty pleasure but also annoying at the same time. Bringing back Dina has been the best thing Y&R has done in years. As was giving final closure to the Jill/Katherine feud. Mal's been a good producer for the show, but is he a good writer? Bottom line is that while everyone's hearts were in the right place, they just couldn't pull it off. SSM has never been the strongest writer but I appreciate her for effort at at least. Trying to be old-school Y&R appears to not work in today's sensationalist society, even with Alden consulting it appears to have failed. However Sussman dropped the ball a lot of things and that's why it reminds me of Griffith's 2012-2013 tenure in which the show was repairing itself but fell shot a lot of times. Those ratings lost will not be back either as let's face it some demos are just dying off. I wish Mal good luck to writing and I hope he has some success in what are probably going to be the final last few years of Y&R. Please at least keep Esser around and/or promote her to Co-HW.
  4. Another World

    Ho boy, now this is indeed EMBARRASSINGLY BAD especially since Dano had just won the Emmy!
  5. Classic Y&R Episode Counts: October 1998

    Do guys think that Michelle Thomas' Callie would have possibly become a permanent fixture on Y&R for years to come? @[email protected]@deedee? I ask just because it was all so promising to start with. I thought Thomas' Callie was wonderful especially coming from a mainly comedy background and was shocked by her sudden passing. Unfortunately the recast and the storyline just really soured after Thomas' passing. By late '99/early '00 it seemed like someone just dug up a Paul story from circa 1983. crossed out Paul's name and just put Malcolm there instead when dealing with Trey, his goon, and a possible femme fatale. Yep in fact Jack was still hurt over the way things had ended when Phyllis had come back to town there. I wish Nelson's Phyllis had been able to stick around but I think Phyllis was temporarily sacrificed for the overhaul the show went through to develop a younger teen set. Of course once Stafford was available again there was no question in bringing Da Stafford¬© back.
  6. Least satisfying return

    Oh, I had forgotten Olivia's return in 2008 to Y&R. I was so happy to see her back, yet only to see her prop the character utterly ridiculous character Tyra. So bad. After that her and Nate were so improperly used. Nate should have absolutely been "the doctor Leslie met online and had randomly married." Yeah, Nola's return was pretty bad. The first year I don't remember her doing much besides being a busybody to Vanessa and then busybodying into Michelle and J's relationship. The less said about the triangle with Jenna and Buzz the better. Quint's return was nothing to speak of, can't believe they even recast Tylo with Josh Taylor for a moment there! Both of Northrop's returns were bad. His entire 1991-1994 run seems almost pointless in retrospect(aside from the Sami stuff but still) and his 2005 return, all silliness(the only time it was entertaining was with that equally crazy Dr. Lois character in play) aside would have only worked if he was back to replace Josh Taylor in the role.
  7. Least satisfying return

    Hmmm let me see here: ATWT: Anytime that Damian returned to town after being presumed dead in 1996. Also Rosanna's 2007 and 2009 returns. AW: What the heck was up with Cecile's return in '96? Same goes with Michael Hutchinson's return(although I never liked him to begin with). B&B: Sheila's 2003 and 2017 returns. Also I'd say Taylor's return from the dead did the character zero favors. Days: Anyone who returned in the September 2011 reboot. GL: Ben Reade's return. India and Alex's 1998-99 returns were a huge waste on GL. Ed's return in 2002 was squandered. Alan-Michael and Dylan's returns in 2005 and 2007 respectively were also both downright insulting. Y&R: Malcolm's returns except for 2014, Phillip III's return, Sheila's returns, Nina's return overall. I believe it was assumed that Tek had died in the car accident with Lexie but I can't even remember if the show ever actually referenced it or not to be honest. Yeah Billie's returns in 2002 and 2012 with Lisa Rinna were a joke. At least they had found something Julie Pinson's Billie to do.
  8. When was the last GOOD return?

    In this past decade it's hard to say, maybe Shemar Moore's guest stint on Y&R in 2014 just because it was enough to make things right again between Neil and Malcolm and also erase any memory of a certain other Malcolm... I had at least enjoyed the returns of Dinah on GL, Steve & Kayla on Days, Nina on Y&R, and Anna and Calliope on Days as well. However all these were somehow nuked by the time their return concluded.
  9. Classic Y&R Episode Counts: October 1998

    I'm so glad you we're able to recap this month in full @YRBB!!! Please keep on sharing! LOL I remember several years at another soap board a lot of "Da Stafford©" fans didn't believe me that Jack and Phyllis started while Nelson was in the role nor did they approved on any Sandra Nelson clips from Youtube available either. You know Y&R was excellent when you're only complaint is that Cricket is on too much. I always figured Bell didn't care but recognized it did appease fans enough when Phyllis called Christine "The Bug".
  10. Y&R: Old Articles

    WOW thank you so much for sharing the 1984 episodes!!!!!!! I absolutely loved watching them this morning here. Some fascinating things I noticed: -I wish both Julia and Liz had actually stuck around for the long term they both would have been viable assets even into the '90s and early '00s. I love that we're still at a point Julia can call out Victor's hypocrisy over his investigation of Jamie's paternity and he immediately backs off and smiles in agreement. In the case of Liz she would have been a good and medium talk to character for Jill, Katherine, etc. Wasn't Liz also acting as Victoria's nanny at the time too? Y&R really should have retained it's original matriarch (What, do you really think anyone would actually listen to or take seriously Mary Williams' advice over a cup of coffee and doughnuts?!!?) -I love the complexity of Jill's story as well. It's right before she nearly became Alexis 2.0 but I'm left wondering of her exact motives before throwing herself off the ladder. Did she not want the baby at all or was it just to cover-up her affair with Jack? Ironically nine years later Jill was but desperate to have another baby, especially in light of Phillip's death which I sympathized with. However here I can't recall her exact motive. I suppose Bell decided against doing another Mike Horton paternity story for Y&R? -I really like Jazz Jackson now and I really enjoyed seeing a friendship he had with Boobsie(the late Joy Garrett) that I had no idea about. I've always liked the Jackson brothers every time I have seen them, too bad Bell couldn't sustain story for them into the '90s. Obviously in retrospect they're Malcolm and Neil 1.0 but I find them both very likable and saddened their time on Y&R later became on the absurd side before being dropped. -LOL, loved Gina and Patty throwing shade about Lauren.
  11. B&B Promo - New Love vs True Love

    It's been so long I almost even forgot Caroline was returning. Not sure why she is Thomas "true love" since 1. Didn't Thomas take advantage of her sort of like a Malcolm/Dru or original Nick/Grace situation and 2. Caroline and Thomas really had no involvement with each other too much after the baby reveal. In fact I recall Thomas was more interested in Sasha by that point. That whole story plus Katie's involvement was really, really dumb. Brad Bell's idiocy never fails to amaze me.
  12. Bold and Beautiful: Actor Returns

    About freaking time James and Sheila are reunited!!!!! See my tagline display, although this is probably going to be rough to watch. Buchanan wasn't all that on Days a few years ago either. James was written out if I recall after his relationship with Stephanie fizzled out in '99. He was reunited with Erica/Mary in 2002 and later came to do therapy for Brooke and Taylor in 2009/2010-ish there.
  13. Guiding Light discussion thread

    She got stuck with an awful one-note villainess role on Passions for the longest. It was sad to see Marshall be given such a thnakless role.
  14. Y&R July 2017 Discussion

    It may actually be going on seven years now! She was first hired by Adam to get him out being accused of Skye Lockhart's first initial murder investigation(before Skye's volcano death).
  15. Y&R July 2017 Discussion

    I believe Linder's husband passing might be rather "too soon" to comment Esther being absent but this is also the same show that humiliated Patty Weaver while her husband, a legendary Y&R writer was dying. Forgot to add since it was mentioned about Neil and Abby lol but of couse Angell Conwell needs be back on contract. Conwell has been so loyal to this show for the last six years but the the show has always wasted her talents in the long run. This latest go around proves that Conwell can still viably fit into the show. Conwell should still be a leading actress for the show NOT getting the same treatment that Tatyana Ali got.