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  • FreemanGriffin
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    I have been really enjoying the show lately. I esp. want to praise Marla Adams, her work as Dina has been really strong. Who would have ever thought I would enjoy Daniel Goddard’s work as an actor in the role of Cane Ashby, but his work in this storyline is stellar. In fact, I am really enjoying the sexual harassment story – well-acted, well-written and interesting twists and turns to it. I have been finding the show to be really watchable.

    I was disappointed that Chloe is alive. I really don’t have any idea where they are going with the story esp. since GR is leaving the show.

    I do find it strange that Sharon is already in a relationship with Scott yet I am enjoying it anyway. Soap time and real time are not the same thing, to put it mildly!

    Eileen Davidson has been impressing me immensely as Ashley lately. I’ve never been a huge fan of Ashley but the writing – and the acting – have really been there for her lately.

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    Y&R is starting to pick up. Although I did not initially enjoy the Cane story, it is getting more interesting. I like it because, although Cane is innocent as charged, kharma is biting him in the butt as his own (terrible) actions set all this in place. Kudos to the writers for providing a payoff to this carefully mapped story.

    The story with Dina is somewhat interesting, but I’m not sure where (if anywhere) the story is headed.

    Scott is growing on me. I liked when he said something to the effect that Abby and the semi-colon are not on the best of terms. I love that kind of witty writing.

    Hilary is really going over the top with her scheming. I love her scenes with Lily and Mariah.

    I too was surprised by Greg Rikaart’s departure, given the fact that he is an excellent actor (with an Emmy Award and numerous nominations). I suppose they needed to make some cuts and were faced with tough decisions, since almost everyone under contract to the show has won or been nominated for an Emmy.

    I still feel like the show lacks that must-see quality, probably because I have come to dislike the hour-long format. The show just seems to lumber along. I have watched Y&R since its inception, so I am predisposed to investment, but I would describe my investment as moderate at this point.

    Freeman, you know I agree about the East Coast soaps. What I wouldn’t give for reboots of As the World Turns, Guiding Light, Ryan’s Hope, The Edge of Night, The Doctors, etc.

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    I think Dina’s story is that she has another child – who we saw briefly – who will be a half-brother to Ashley, Jack and Traci. at least that is how I interpreted those scenes (I may have missed an episode or two that explained it better?).

    Some episodes of Y&R are more compelling than others. Depends on which characters/actors they use on any given day as far as I am concerned.

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    I’ve been enjoying the Cane story the most. I’m glad they brought Leslie back. I always liked her. I’m glad the writers didn’t forget about Nikki’s ms. I’m hoping her story will be good. The whole Dina/Graham story is weird to me. I’m assuming Graham is her son. I’m just glad it’s giving the Abbotts a family storyline. I’m hoping Gloria will go after Graham. That could make for some fun scenes.

    While the quality of the show has gone up (I’m glad the stories are more character driven/family based), there’s still something missing. I wish there was more romance and date scenes. I wish Paul and Christine were involved more and whatever happened to Jill? I know Jill had some heart problem and I was hoping it was going to turn into a story for her. Instead, she disappears (in fairness, I don’t watch every show, so they probably explained where she went).

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I think the father and son we saw briefly are Dina’s other family and that is one of her secrets; I also think she must be dying too, with all this will talk going on. I don’t think Graham is her son, no.

    They have been giving short stories to long-term characters and then ending the stories quickly. Lauren had a storyline, Jill had a storyline, but both were dropped fairly quickly. All the soaps do this to some extent or another as a way to solve a “problem” of vets vs. newbies – they care more about the younger newbies but audiences by and large prefer the vets.

    I have been enjoying the show immensely and it is currently my favorite, which I did not think would ever be possible.

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    I loved the Gloria and Graham scenes in the sauna. I’m glad Gloria talked about not being a good mother and being absent. Graham talked about being from the Midwest and coming from a good family until it became broken. I hope we get to see more of them together.

    It seems like we’re seeing more characters per episodes and the characters are interacting with different ones throughout the episode, which is nice.

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