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14 minutes ago, juniorz1 said:

I rarely comment in this thread anymore because I feel like we're watching different shows and have different expectations of Y&R.  I liked Sally's Y&R a hell of a lot better than anything anyone else has offered since the first 6 months of MAB.  The pacing, directing, stories- all had that old school Y&R feel to me.  It was like coming home.

If Santa Barbara circa 1987 had been paced like Y&R circa 1987, how long would Eden have been paralyzed on SB?  How long would Eden have been stuck with Cain Garver in Utah?  How long would Eden have been married to Kirk Cranston?  (I know Eden and Kirk were a married couple in 1985-86, but...)

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Just now, GSGfan2017 said:

If Santa Barbara circa 1987 had been paced like Y&R circa 1987, how long would Eden have been paralyzed on SB?  How long would Eden have been married to Kirk Cranston?  (I know Eden and Kirk were a married couple in 1985-86, but...)

 

Buddy, u know I love you, but you gotta stop!  That's so far off topic, I don't know where to begin..... perhaps a question u could pose more appropriately in the SB thread?  Nobody watching 2017 Y&R gives a hoot about 1987 Y&R pacing being injected into a 1985 Santa Barbara storyline.

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40 minutes ago, Ponds said:

The timing was screwed up.  They show Billy hanging from a balcony in the early morning, while at the same time Scotty and Zack are knocking up back at night at the Underground.

An observation. From memory, I believe the initial Scott/Zack scene was at Crimson Lights during the day. 

 

Though they moved on fairly quickly to The Underground (where, to be fair, the time of day/night is open to interpretation due to lack of natural light) I think Billy had got into the apartment before that had occurred. 

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2 hours ago, juniorz1 said:

I rarely comment in this thread anymore because I feel like we're watching different shows and have different expectations of Y&R.  I liked Sally's Y&R a hell of a lot better than anything anyone else has offered since the first 6 months of MAB.  The pacing, directing, stories- all had that old school Y&R feel to me.  It was like coming home.

If today's any indication, MY's version is not going to be my cup of tea.  The entire hour felt very sophomoric.  Even Victoria, who I finally found a bit interesting under Sally, seems to have regressed.   It felt very LML and that's not a good thing.   I guess I'll give it time, but I don't have very high hopes for this regime.  At all.

+ 1

 

I had not even been a regular viewer in a long time and SSM and KA bought me back.

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2 hours ago, GSGfan2017 said:

If Santa Barbara circa 1987 had been paced like Y&R circa 1987, how long would Eden have been paralyzed on SB?

 

Seek help.

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Sally and Kay had the lowest ratings YR has in 10 years. They failed and sometimes u cant go back and recreate the past..Mals first episode was edgy, well paced and contemporary. So much better then anything Sally but onscreen. Sally also had the shortest run of any head writer.

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2 hours ago, juniorz1 said:

I rarely comment in this thread anymore because I feel like we're watching different shows and have different expectations of Y&RI liked Sally's Y&R a hell of a lot better than anything anyone else has offered since the first 6 months of MAB.  The pacing, directing, stories- all had that old school Y&R feel to me.  It was like coming home.

If today's any indication, MY's version is not going to be my cup of tea.  The entire hour felt very sophomoric.  Even Victoria, who I finally found a bit interesting under Sally, seems to have regressed.   It felt very LML and that's not a good thing.   I guess I'll give it time, but I don't have very high hopes for this regime.  At all.

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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.

 

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2 hours ago, juniorz1 said:

Buddy, u know I love you, but you gotta stop!  That's so far off topic, I don't know where to begin..... perhaps a question u could pose more appropriately in the SB thread?  Nobody watching 2017 Y&R gives a hoot about 1987 Y&R pacing being injected into a 1985 Santa Barbara storyline.

Sorry, juniorz1.  Be glad that I have currently have a 1984 Y&R episode on my DVR.  The episode in question involves Victor and Nikki's wedding.  I'm not done watching it yet.

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Well, when the episode started off with Victoria as the first person we see. Sigh.

 

The episode wasn't that terrible, I guess. But I don't have high hopes.

 

Chelsea is so irrelevant it's not even funny. I like MCE, but why on earth are they keeping her around?

 

The actor playing Scott remains horrible and today proved it even more. I liked the twist with Zack, I suppose.

 

At least the show felt like it had some energy I suppose.

 

I'm finding Tognoni a bit over the top right now TBH. And Thompson's Billy just seems unlikable and sleazy. I could do with a long vacation from the Victoria and Billy Show.

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Again why do we need writers like Sussman and Alden when ratings tanked? It just didnt work. We should give Mal 6 months to clean it up. The show has been alot more watchable as ratings are going up

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Scott's actions including blurting out the identity of the sex worker kind of undermined his reputation of being a top notch investigative reporter.  Just the other day, Scott talked about the importance of being discreet now he's talking all about the investigation, including tracking the LLCs to a guy he barely knows?:huh:

Also, by the time I was in middle school, my mother had taught me never to leave my food and/or drink unattended, especially around people I'm unrelated to (and I mean close relatives, not those occasional interlopers that you hear from once in 10 years). Stupid stupid stupid.

 

I'm not opposed to MY moving the sex trade story along as it does need to end soon. The Zach character is creepy smarmy and lacks any type of charm and charisma and he and Abby are boring anyway.

 

Are Phyllis and Billy being played for laughs?  Just asking.

 

Also, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing any less of Victoria for the foreseeable future. Looks like all the writing regimes of the past decade have that much in common.

Also, Victoria's an heiress who apparently couldn't hire a top makeup artist? 

 

Hilary and Lily were the most amusing out of today's episode.

The scene between Jack and Ashley with the record player and music was actually kind of touching.

 

Today's episode had a frenetic pace to it.

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1 hour ago, oakdalelover said:

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.

 

Then you didn't see the bashing of Sally and Kay from Day 1 till yesterday.

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