I personally had a stronger objection to Jarly because of Robin. A much stronger objection of Carly in general than Sonny moving on from Brenda because it had been a few years and he did dump Brenda, so it's not like I had high hopes especially with VM being long gone.
It does seem disappointing that Jarly just ended like that because there was so much build up, but also fitting. Sonny and Carly was just a solid pairing of two damaged characters who thought they deserved the toxicity of the relationship.
To me even through recasts and very questionable stories, Carly has held up as a stronger character. Sonny has gotten so awful and progressively worse. The things that I liked that brought them together the loneliness, the loss, bad childhoods, rejection, being outsiders etc just doesn't exist anymore and that's what drew me to them. And SJB/MB's chemistry.
It seems ridiculous to kill Carly with TB. They could have just rested the character for awhile. And I don't think Sonny needed another dead wife.
Billy Miller also had a man-child innocence that was right on the surface. Jason Thompson doesn’t have that same vulnerability, even though Billy is still extraordinarily immature. (I don’t know what they were thinking with Burgess Jenkins, who looked like Peter Bergman’s contemporary.)
Y&R has an adult-male problem and has for many, many years. All of the dudes feel a bit “arrested development.” Remember when Cane, Billy, and Nick were all “finding themselves” at the same time during the SSM/Mal Young days?
Same here. Billy Miller often got on my last nerve with that Cheshire cat grin and all those strange tics, but he looked as though he was trying to make the character stand out (for better or for worse). Jason Thompson sometimes seems to be performing at gunpoint. "I'll deliver these lines if I must, but it's because my captor is forcing me to."
From simple to 'boring' to S7 member of Team Pretty to 50 Cent, truly an end of an era. I will miss her, but I felt it was time for her to go once she got her second happy ending. Like Tinsley on her last season (at first), her story was complete.
Back in the day, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how Kim McCullough, who had eternal baby voice, could go toe to toe with Sarah Brown. SJB could smother an entire room with her intensity, but KMcC had a quiet dignity that could withstand and diffuse the hurricane coming at her. After the heavy AIDS story and Stone’s death, her rivalry with Carly really solidified Robin as an adult presence.