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Y&R: Sally Sussman and Kay Alden OUT, Mal Young IN


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18 minutes ago, ChitHappens said:

 

DD can shut his screaming wishy washy mouth.  That one [UN]earned Emmy is like Wheaties for him!  

 

I agree with this...

 

 

I am really not happy about Kay Alden especially because I know she knows the history of the show working with William Bell for so many years and the newer episodes have been much better than the past before Kay came back...Been watching since the beginning and I know when she was on staff things were good.

 

Also I believe Mal Young is for the Phyllis and Billy pairing if I remember correctly he wrote that in an article I believe in a soap magazine not long after he came on.

 

Greg Rikaart coming back? I cannot stand it. How do they do something like that when people who were a total loss were not brought back? He brings nothing but stupidity to the show and s/l's....  I thought he was finally gone and he isn't even used and when he is the s/l's are not good and also ridiculous.  I don't see how they don't get he isn't needed in my opinion. When he isn't shown it hasn't affected anything and nobody said a word not even on the boards, seems to me it only came about when they got rid of him. I truly don't like or even like to not like the character of Kevin.....

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20 minutes ago, Juliajms said:

I don't think anything these actors say publicly means anything at all.  They are almost always going to be complimentary because they want to keep their job and get screen time. When someone says something even a little negative I figure they either know they can't be fired (EB) or they no longer GAF.

 

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Although I didn't see Doug Davidson's tweet, I can imagine he's likely thrilled lol so I buy that. Paul was pretty non-existent during Sally's reign. Though I think him running the PD limits him.

 

LOL. Just saw Doug's tweet storm. I don't blame the guy but relax. There's zero guarantee you get anymore airtime. I hope he does but lawd. And God bless him for thinking MY will do anything 'character driven'. I'll give MY a shot but I don't have much faith in him. MY better hope ratings go up cuz it's ALL on him now. I don't care how much anyone "loves him".

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58 minutes ago, ChitHappens said:

 

DD can shut his screaming wishy washy mouth.  That one [UN]earned Emmy is like Wheaties for him!  

 

He's definitely not happy. Lol

49 minutes ago, Juliajms said:

I don't think anything these actors say publicly means anything at all.  They are almost always going to be complimentary because they want to keep their job and get screen time. When someone says something even a little negative I figure they either know they can't be fired (EB) or they no longer GAF.

 

DD has been there a while. He just doesn't GAF anymore. 

49 minutes ago, Soaplovers said:

The problem I will have with mal young goes back to his appearance on rhobh...where he was telling Erika about archetypes.  he seemed pretty adamant that characters belonged to them...and maybe that works on UK soaps...but US soaps in their heyday had multi dimensional characters beyond the bad girl, good girl archetype.

 

Hilary should be more then the bad girl archetype...and poor Mariah had been reduced to the ingenure archetype..when her character wad anything but.

 

Ah, I knew I had him to thank for the return to this one dimensional writing for "evil" Hilary and that offensive "Mariah is better than Hilary so she deserves her life" narrative the show started pushing after hevon's divorce. Sally's writing for Hilary was much more nuanced than that around Christmas time. 

 

He's also to blame for that heavy handed Phyllis is sex and Vikki is home and hearth narrative. I can't stand that either just cause it lacks all subtlety. 

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1 hour ago, rlj said:

Yup

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  MY saying HE was always gonna bring Philly back was a big clue IMO.  

 

 

I knew I was right about the article I read months ago what Mal said before seeing your post and all this transpired.

7 hours ago, Cat said:

This is too bad. I really feel like Kay Alden is guardian of the Y&R history and archive, as it were, and a talented writer on her won right. She needs to have some say in Y&R's future.

 

I found Y&R quite watchable in recent months, which is more than I can say for it in the past +5 years.

 

This is true...

 

I don't get how some can say anything negative about Kay Alden?

 

SSM I could care less about but Kay Alden has experience and a rich history and a lot knowledge of the show.

 

Also I'm not a fan of Mal Young at all.

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16 hours ago, cassadine1991 said:

Are you happy now @Soapsuds?


Soapsuds doesn't like anything on any soap that is watched. all SS does is complain about how bad both this show and Days is. 

a shame really. lousy writers get long terms to write the trash that they do....but decent to good writers are canned not even being there a year. 

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55 minutes ago, cassadine1991 said:

 

Are people in that comments section really calling for Avery to return and for Jill to be recast???

 

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I hope MY never sees those comments. Luckily I don't think he is big on recasting all the major roles like JFP did with all her buddies. I still wish Gina Tognoni was playing Victoria though.

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21 minutes ago, cassadine1991 said:

 

Being that they write about 2 months in advance of filming and film about 6 weeks in advance of airing, October is a shorter time frame than I expected. 

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WOW. I did not see this coming. This explains a lot of the changes that happened that went against what SSM said she did or didn't like.

 

 

I always thought of Y&R as one of the more stable soaps, guess that honor goes to Y&R even if BB is burnt out, at least they aren't going through HW every year like GH, Y&R and Days

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3 hours ago, JONNYSBRO said:

 

 

Actually Jamey said Mal pitched CBS a great long term stories for YR that CBS loved. Angelica loves Mal and cast and crew. Lets be honest Kay/Sally were both fired this they wanted to retire is crap. Jean P retired had a long annoucement two months ago with tons of well wishes. Jean freaking retired these ladies were fired.

 

Frank is not retiring hes only 54. ABC loves him.

Dude, if you write one more time about net execs loving "so and so" I'm going to puke! You pretend to be an "insider," knowing what the men and women behind the scenes of the four soaps think: "Angelica loves Mal...", etc. "The cast of GH loved Jean..." Seriously, get some help!! You make these grand, sweeping statements as if they're fact, when most are just conjecture and fantasy on your part. And what the hell difference does it make whether Kay and Sally retired or were fired? The point is they're no longer writing for Y&R. You can finally quit your weekly rants about their low ratings, how JFP and CP had higher ratings, and how Shelley Altman should write Y&R - yada, yada, yada. Of course now that you no longer have Sally and Kay to grouse about, and you can't pimp Jean P anymore, it's almost frightening to think who you'll obsessively latch on to next! 

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2 minutes ago, SOAPSFOREVER said:

Dude, if you write one more time about net execs loving "so and so" I'm going to puke! You pretend to be an "insider," knowing what the men and women behind the scenes of the four soaps think: "Angelica loves Mal...", etc. "The cast of GH loved Jean..." Seriously, get some help!! You make these grand, sweeping statements as if they're fact, when most are just conjecture and fantasy on your part. And what the hell difference does it make whether Kay and Sally retired or were fired? The point is they're no longer writing for Y&R. You can finally quit your weekly rants about their low ratings, how JFP and CP had higher ratings, and how Shelley Altman should write Y&R - yada, yada, yada. Of course now that you no longer have Sally and Kay to grouse about, and you can't pimp Jean P anymore, it's almost frightening to think who you'll obsessively latch on to next! 

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12 minutes ago, SOAPSFOREVER said:

Dude, if you write one more time about net execs loving "so and so" I'm going to puke! You pretend to be an "insider," knowing what the men and women behind the scenes of the four soaps think: "Angelica loves Mal...", etc. "The cast of GH loved Jean..." Seriously, get some help!! You make these grand, sweeping statements as if they're fact, when most are just conjecture and fantasy on your part. And what the hell difference does it make whether Kay and Sally retired or were fired? The point is they're no longer writing for Y&R. You can finally quit your weekly rants about their low ratings, how JFP and CP had higher ratings, and how Shelley Altman should write Y&R - yada, yada, yada. Of course now that you no longer have Sally and Kay to grouse about, and you can't pimp Jean P anymore, it's almost frightening to think who you'll obsessively latch on to next! 

 

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