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January 27, 2018 at 6:25 am #1202480202
Thinking about what various performers could submit for their Emmy reels:
Peter Bergman. I think a confrontation scene with Ashley combined with the tender scene he had with Dina or truly any of his Dina scenes from the end of the year would be a great reel for him.
Sharon Case. She would be wise to submit from early in the year the scenes when Dylan entered witness protection. Those scenes were superb!
Eileen Davidson. The reveal to everyone that isn’t John’s biological daughter and the aftermath. Any scenes with Dina. So much great material! Ashley came into her own in a huge way in 2017!
Melissa Clare Egan. Late in the year material around the revelation of her sordid past were very good. She had some early in the year stuff around Chloe having killed Adam that were strong too.
Gina Tognoni. her confrontation scene with Billy was strong and my favorite of her scenes last year was her fight with Dina.
Bryton James and Mishael Morgan. I am doing these two together because I think they both should submit from early in the year with the aftermath of Devon’s accident and their breakup of their marriage scenes. Very strong material.
Greg Rikaart. Chloe’s funeral and the aftermath when Kevin thought Chloe was dead. Devastating and moving; he could win with this material.
Marla Adams. An embarrassment of riches. I can think of dozens of scenes! Standouts: the Alzheimer’s testing scene, her scene with Jack at Christmas, stabbing Nikki, her fiery confrontation with Phyllis, her many great scenes with Ashley. I make no bones about it she’s my choice for the win for Best Supporting Actress!
Camryn Grimes. This is easy: when she revealed her feelings about Tessa to Sharon and then to Tessa. Superb. Emmy-worthy.
Elizabeth Hendrickson. The scenes with David Faustino in the house she was being held hostage in when he was nuts and thought she was his dead daughter.
I really have not cared for any of the work from Noah Alexander Gerry, Lexie Stevenson and Tristan Lake Leabu; Cait Fairbanks had some strong scenes with Mariah she could submit.January 27, 2018 at 11:07 am #1202480366
I agree with many of these. Although I think this is Eileen’s year, I have found Sharon Case’s scenes with Mariah, especially when Mariah confided in her about Tessa to be beautiful and quite moving. The trouble with Mishael is I thought her scene when she was home alone after the New Year’s Eve party was her best, though I can’t remember if that aired 2016 or 2017.
I think the four-episode rule could help Peter Bergman. His scenes with his mother and sister, especially the day of the testing, were particularly heartbreaking, though at the same time show a kaleidoscope of range that is nearly seamless.
I too am rooting for Marla. She is magic.
Greg Rikaart impressed me the most with his scenes with his mother, brother and Bella. The mother-son relationships this year have been really on point.
I was surprised by Noah Alexander Gerry’s relationship with Juliet, especially the court scene so he stands out as the younger actor for me though I only watch YR
Those are the standouts for me in 2017.
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Shannon MootzJanuary 28, 2018 at 3:51 pm #1202481536
It seems like Y&R is in a state of transition.
Daniel Hall as Scott is out. No word on Melissa Ordway. Perhaps she will be back in a few weeks? Not sure about Marla Adams either.
I’m also wondering about the future of Cait Fairbanks. Tessa appears to have burned bridges with Mariah, Noah, and Devon, so I am wondering if her story is winding down.
Ashley is considering an offer to join Newman. I hate the idea even more than I hated Victoria going back to Newman. As far as I am concerned, Newman Enterprises = boring. Chancellor Industries = boring.
The conflict between Ashley and Jack has been painful to watch. They have always been so close, but they have both become so mean-spirited toward one another. For me, they are both somewhat lacking in rooting value right now.
Watching Victoria and JT together has been surprisingly enjoyable. I had forgotten how well those characters work together. They have a natural chemistry, unlike the forced pairing of Billy and Phyllis.
I like the way Sharon Case played the scenes with Noah and Mariah. Camryn Grimes and Robert Adamson were very good as well.
The Cain and Lily reunion is a real letdown. It was well-done, I suppose, for fans of the couple. But for me it was so ho-hum after all the conflict of last year.
Josh Morrow and Melissa Claire Egan have a nice chemistry, but the writing for these characters has been super boring. It seems like the writers have no real investment in them as a couple.
Overall, the show has its moments, but the stories are not very strong.January 29, 2018 at 9:37 am #1202482695
I think Melissa Ordway is pregnant/on maternity leave (not sure if she has had her baby yet). That would explain her going to Paris. When she returns, I’m sure she’ll be involved with fighting Victoria for Newman Enterprises.
I hate what they’re doing with Jack/Ashley.
Lily/Cane, JT/Victoria, Phyllis/Billy and Nick/Chelsea all bore me. I find it hard to root for them as couple’s.
I miss Paul/Christine and Michael/Lauren. They’re my favorite couple’s and barely on. I would much rather see these four leading stories and getting romantic scenes then the rest.
Y&R has it’s moments, but it’s not really consistent with me wanting to turn in everyday.January 29, 2018 at 10:03 am #1202482733
I think Mal Young is asserting himself as EP/Head-writer and while some of it is good most of it isn’t good. There were some super strong episodes recently that I cited as Emmy-worthy, but all of the criticisms you guys have articulated are true too. I watch really for the actors and not so much for the stories; I have loved the alzheimer’s story and it is a favorite Y&R story of mine. So it’s really mixed for me.February 1, 2018 at 6:31 am #1202484880
Melissa Care Egan (Chelsea) is leaving the show. I assume this found money is her exit story? She has played this role for 6 years; before that she played Annie on All My Children. She received 5 Emmy nominations in a row – 3 for AMC and 2 for Y&R, tieing her with Beth Ehlers as the most nominated without a win. I doubt they will recast the role.
I am not liking all of the changes Mal Young is making with this show ):February 1, 2018 at 8:00 am #1202484926
It’s my understanding that the role of Chelsea is not being recast but the door will be left open for a return.
Melissa Claire Egan is a good actress — I think I’d forgotten she was nominated so many times for AMC, but it’s an impressive total — but I’ve never enjoyed the character of Chelsea at all. I hope she finds success outside of daytime.February 1, 2018 at 8:24 am #1202484956
I meant to say she and Beth Ehlers are the most nominated ACTRESSES; James Mitchell has 7 nominations without a win ):February 3, 2018 at 8:36 am #1202486503
I agree wholeheartedly that what they’ve done to Jack and Ashley has been atrocious. Completely out of character for both of them. It’s painful to watch.February 5, 2018 at 3:47 pm #1202488068
Does anyone else feel that Chelsea is being thrown under the bus with her current storyline?
I have been thinking about the fact that I watch Y&R for its actors and characters and not so much for its stories. The storyline I have cared the most about I think is being aborted: Dina’s alzheimers and by extention Graham’s story – I felt there was much more to explore with Graham and he was killed off! I understand the criticisms of the damage that is being done lately at Y&R.February 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm #1202490289
Yes, Freeman, I totally agree regarding the character of Chelsea. I did not like the character at first, but she slowly evolved and earned her place on the canvas. Why would the writers undo all that just for an exit storyline? Although “the door is open for her return,” that possibility is a lot less likely given the current story. There are a dozen ways they could have written her out without damaging the integrity of her character. It’s no wonder Melissa Claire Egan is ready to move on.February 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm #1202494115
I read that Robert Adamson has been let go from his role as Noah ): I have always enjoyed his work on the show but they don’t have great stories for him.
Is Marla Adams’s Dina completely gone from the show? Grrr!
I am so not liking Mal Young! He is making so many destructive damaging decisions. I am not really enjoying any of the stories right now ):February 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm #1202497588
Today (Feb 20, 2018) is the first episode I’ve seen in weeks, mostly because I saw Paul would be on. I really enjoyed the Sharon/Phyllis scenes and I really enjoyed Phyllis working at Crimson Lights for that one scene.
I was excited to see J.T. return in Dec, but his return has been boring. Lily and Cane bore me. I’d much rather see Michael/Lauren and Paul/Christine on a date and in a good story.
I’m hoping Christian’s reveal will be amazing, but I’m not holding my breath.February 21, 2018 at 4:24 pm #1202498416
The story of JT and Victoria is actually the one most holding my interest right now. The fact that he is secretly working for Christine will likely throw a monkey wrench into their relationship in the coming months.
Cane and Lily are being played as the show’s big romantic couple, but I am not feeling it. They are much more interesting apart. Their romantic scenes are tiresome. I think JT and Victoria have far greater chemistry.
Female empowerment seems to be an ongoing theme right now. However, that idea is greatly undermined by the fact that Victor is pulling the strings of Victoria, Ashley, and even Nikki. Female empowerment is more than having a sassy attitude. Victoria was more empowered when she was running her own company; Ashley would have been more empowered as the CEO of Jabot.
Speaking of Jabot, Jack is yet again behaving foolishly by scheming to get Ashley back at Jabot. Does this guy ever learn? He’s in his 60s now; you’d think he would exhibit a degree of character growth.
Robert Adamson is out as Noah Newman. That’s too bad, because he is a good actor departing at a time when the show desperately needs to develop a younger set. #the old and the restless.
I no longer care about the character of Tessa. So if the show if working toward a reunion of Mariah and Tessa, I’m not invested. I would rather see Mariah with someone worthy of her affection, and it does not matter to me if that person is male or female.
Chelsea’s exit story is so puzzling to me because her character has inexplicably regressed. Although “the door is open for her return,” said return seems much less likely given the circumstances of her exit. Couldn’t Chelsea and Nick have just argued and split like a normal couple. They were already hiding secrets explosive enough to justify a breakup. This latest twist limits rather than expands future opportunities.
Phyllis: “For one minute, let’s go with me keeping my mouth shut.” Yes, Phyllis, let’s go with that. “Where is the benefit in that for Nick?” Perhaps there is no benefit for Nick, but this audience member would find it quite beneficial. Despite the fact that Phyllis is right about Chelsea, I find her very annoying.
Jason Thompson has been nominated numerous times for Emmy Awards. Is it too much to ask for a story worthy of his talent?
For Y&R’s anniversary, Jamie Lynn Bauer, Janice Lynde, and Meg Bennett are returning. Back in the day, the saga of Laurie and Leslie Brooks was one of the show’s central stories. Meg Bennett played Julia, Victor’s wife prior to Nikki, but I remember her best as Liza on Search for Tomorrow. I hope these actresses get some substantial air time and not just a few moments of screen time. Some flashbacks would be wonderful!February 21, 2018 at 6:37 pm #1202498468
I started watching Y&R when Meg Bennett was playing Julia, who was involved with Victor – who was a new character at the time! (circa 1981 or 1982)…
I miss Dr. Patrick Drake and I miss Billy Abbott; I say this because JT isn’t – at least for me – playing the role of Billy but some pod person who calls himself Billy ):