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    Jason Thompson is a terrific actor but he just isn’t Billy Abbott for me. ): He has delivered good performances the past few weeks though.

    I was thinking about Michael Mealor’s Kyle and deciding that he really belongs in the Lead Actor category and not the supporting one. He has had more screen time that either Peter Bergman and Eric Braeden. Only Mark Grossman’s Adam has had more screen time lately.

    I am still finding the show to be mostly a snoozefest. Can they turn it around? They have the cast, the characters, and the history – now can they just find better writing and better stories for them to wow us?

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    I typically read the day ahead spoilers and if it seems interesting, I’ll tune in. Unfortunately I haven’t tuned in for awhile. The stories just don’t seem that interesting to me. The characters are hard to root for. It’s kind of become the Kyle/Lola/Adam show.

    I’d love to see Paul/Christine and Michael/Lauren in good stories. I miss Dina, too. I’d like to see Tracy more (just without Cane!).

    Other then Neil’s death/funeral episodes, I can’t think of anything for Y&R to submit for the emmys.

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    Y&R, for me, is somewhere around the intersection of boring and implausible. Not one story has me engaged right now, and few of the characters have rooting value. The show is being written (or so it seems) with the expectation that we will somehow care about characters who are, for the most part, self-absorbed, shallow, and unkind. Days and GH have their flaws, but overall I feel like those shows have a lot more heart than Y&R.

    I am struggling with Mishael Morgan’s return. Although I loved her first run, it takes a long time to develop a character to that sweet spot where they truly belong. Y&R invested five years in making Hilary first a viable and then nearly indispensable character. Now we have to start over with a new character, Amanda. Perhaps the character will eventually click… a year or two down the road.

    The storyline with Adam vs. the Newmans just does not feel authentic. I could cite the numerous plot holes, but that’s not the biggest problem. The bottom line is that I am just not buying it. I had reservations about bringing back Adam, and this current treatment of the characters has only served to confirm my initial concerns. Grossman is doing a great job holding his own with all the veterans; it’s the writing that is just not working for me.

    Billy’s rapid split personality and subsequent insta-cure came off as inane. Again, Thompson did a good job with his acting, but the material was weak at best.

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    Wow, it’s been more than 3 weeks since anyone posted here! I am enjoying Dina’s memories of Stuart Brooks – a nice nod the the early years of Y&R. Any scenes with Marla Adams and/or Beth Maitland make me happy. While the acting is always good everybody seems to be stuck in dull stories that don’t go anywhere interesting right now….

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    I have been puzzled as to why they bothered to bring Michelle Stafford back as Phyllis if they weren’t going to give her anything to do? She is wonderful when she is on an episode but I do hope they give her strong material soon!

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    It must be frustrating to leave general hospital just when she would have stuff to do and get less time on YR than tognoni was getting!

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    YUR is so boring right now. For me at least there is not even one single story that has me interested. Why is the writing so terrible at the moment? I have read the ratings have gone down. I love many of the actors/characters but they aren’t being given anything to act lately! What will it take for this show to become compelling again?

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    Y&R has become unwatchable. It is so boring. There is not one story that I am enjoying. The worst is the story of Adam, Chelsea, and Connor. In a close tie is the story of Billy’s alternative personality. I have become so disengaged. This is the worst the show has been in years.

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    The BEST of The Young and the Restless in 2019:

    (o.k., I really didn’t enjoy the show very much in 2019, but here goes. Pretty much everything I did enjoy was from early in the year)

    Best Storyline: Neil Winters death and funeral. Production, writing, acting and direction were solid and exceptional.

    Best Single Episode: the verdict in the case against Nikki, Victoria and Sharon in which they were found guilty of (the not dead) J.T. Hellstrom.

    Best Lead Male Performer: I choose Mark Grossman’s nuAdam, who slipped into the role really well.

    Best Supporting Male Performer: Kyle Mealor, who could be considered lead, but he made ridiculous stories work anyway through the sheer force of his excellent acting.

    Best Lead Female Performer: Sharon Case shines the brightest for me, regardless of her storylines this year which varied, I enjoyed her the most.

    Best Supporting Female Performer: Beth Maitland’s Traci shone brightest for me and I loved her aborted pairing with Cane.

    Best Villain: nuAdam! His attempted murder of Victor was intense.

    Best Limited Performer: Marla Adams was infrequent as Dina this year but really shined each time she did come on to the show.

    Best Return: Adam’s new portrayer Mark Grossman made Adam’s return work the best in a weak year for me.

    Best Couple: although it was brief I would go with Traci and Cane.

    Best Single Scene: the eulogy for Neil Winters at his funeral.

    Best Legacy Character: Traci Abbott!

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    I’m curious to know what Y&R will submit for the Emmys. The only thing I can think of are the episodes surrounding Neil’s death.

    I’m not even sure when I last saw a whole episode. I’m not interested in any of the stories or couples.

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    I think they should submit Neil’s death episodes. And yes, the show is awful right now. The only story I care about is Sharon’s cancer storyline. I have not made it through more than 20 minutes in months.

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    Sharon Case is a phenomenal actress. I loved her scenes today (jan 17). I really hope she gets an emmy nomination next year. To bad the rest of the show was slow and boring.

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    I really enjoyed the episodes surrounding Newman Enterprises 50th anniversary/Eric Braeden’s 40th year on the show. It was nice to see Matt come back. The flashbacks with the different cast members were great, too. I loved the one of Paul bringing Victor his wallet back the best. They must of gone to the archives to find some of the clips.

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    The scenes with the Abbotts – Dina, Jack, Ashley and Traci – were superb on the Friday March 27 episode. Especially Beth Maitland during the reading of Dina’s letter scene – she was heartrending in her acting choices. The show continues to be dull but occasionally has some really nice scenes such as these ones on Friday.

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    Are there any couples with rootable interest? For me there aren’t any – only a few individual characters I care about: Traci, Mariah, Sharon, Dina… the show is truly awful right now ): They need a dynamic new headwriter!

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