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December 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm #1201968620
So enjoying Mariah getting much more air time! Camryn Grimes rocks! (:
I am adopting a wait and see attitude as far as the new writers are concerned…
I made it through an entire episode today! Whew! (:December 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm #1201971761
Due to a very hectic schedule, I have not had time to watch Y&R lately, but I’m glad the soap is showing signs of improvement. I did get to see most of Thursday’s, but it was mostly Billy, Victoria, and Jack. And honestly, I found it very boring. But I will not judge just by that episode. Hopefully I will have time to catch it sometime this week.December 18, 2016 at 5:33 pm #1201971764
Thursday was dull ): I have been enjoying Mariah lately, but not much else ):January 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm #1201979078
On Friday, December 30, Y&R aired a truly vintage episode: Victor and Nikki’s original 1984 wedding. The episode was such a treat. We were treated to Ashley, Paul, Lauren, Diane, Andy, Katherine, Jill, the Brooks sisters, and more. Thank you to CBS and Y&R for airing this gem. It was fun to watch.January 11, 2017 at 9:26 am #1201985541
While I feel like I may be the only one given the lack of conversation, I just wanted to jump in here and say that I have been really enjoying the show since the new writing started. For me, it is by far the best currently of all the shows. I love that the transition has focused on character and relationships rather than plot. Sally has done an incredible job at reestablishjng who these characters are supposed to be and has slowly woven in stories that fit. As opposed to starting with plot and trying to shove characters in there in ways that don’t make sense, which much of the last few years on this show has been.
The Fenmore story alone is worth price of admission for me! It’s a story that is relevant and relatable to what is actually going on in the real world. It makes sense for the characters involved, and I love seeing Lauren have her own story again, which I feel like it’s been years since she’s had a story that she has driven. It also seems to be nicely turning into an umbrella story, with the involvement of Gloria and her going to Jack and all of that.
I have also quite enjoyed Hevon being front and center in a meaningful way. I like that Sally used some of what Pratt had with the Mariah/Hilary rivalry and used that to spin it in a new direction with the Gala and everything that has come out of the accident. You can tell that she is actually invested in telling stories for them, because that is one of the first stories that was front and center after she took over. I’ve really been loving the reintroduction of teen Reed as well. It is classic soap to reintroduce a SORSASed teen who is a handful. While I have not always been a Villy fan, I do like how Reed has changed their dynamic and I like his budding friendship with Billy.
I’ve seen some say that they find the show boring, but I will take stuff like this any day where I actually recognize and relate to the characters again as opposed to the plot driven drivel that we have gotten on most of the shows lately. It is definitely refreshing to see coherent business stories again and characters acting like themselves and interacting with people they have long histories with.January 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm #1201989895
GHFan: “I’ve seen some say that they find the show boring, but I will take stuff like this any day where I actually recognize and relate to the characters again as opposed to the plot driven drivel that we have gotten on most of the shows lately.”
I basically agree with this, GHFan! Both Days and GH are plot-driven; Days is inconsistent and GH is too dark. B&B is more character-driven, but I am struggling with the character of Ridge.
Y&R appears to be headed in a positive direction. GHFan, your defense of it is very thoughtful and on-point. I am one of the people who said it was boring, and I still feel that way to a degree, but I acknowledge the shift and look forward to future developments.
P.S. The story with Dylan going undercover is surprisingly fun. Too bad Steve Burton is only now getting a good story.January 17, 2017 at 11:56 pm #1201990054
For me Y&R is better than the other 3 shows right now but it still isn’t all that great. I realize I am enjoying the acting but not so much the actual stories.
I am looking forward to Eric Braeden’s autobiography. I have the feeling he’s not going to hold back! He’s not a favorite of mine but I know it will be enjoyable read!
I am enjoying Gloria. I realize that I am enjoying the characters and the actors but not the stories. Interesting…
I truly wish that Michelle Stafford and Gina Tognoni would switch roles. I miss the real Phyllis.
They need to forgive Victoria Rowell for telling the truth and bring her back on the show.
I wish they would hire Robin Strasser to play a strong older woman who shakes things up and gets the show out of it’s endless rinse and repeat of Victor vs. Jack.
My favorite is Camryn Grimes. I am glad she is getting more air time. I wish for more backstory for her. She must have a hidden past that could generate really strong story material!January 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm #1201990975
I’m enjoying Y&R for the most part. I really like the Fenmore and Dylan’s storyline the best. Both stories are involving a lot of characters.
I just wish we could see more romance. Lauren/Michael and Christine/Paul are my favorite couples and I’d love to see them on more date scenes and a love scene, too.
I wouldn’t mind a Devon/Mariah romance. I think they could be interesting together. Otherwise, I’d like to see Ashley and Mariah get a love interest.January 30, 2017 at 5:18 am #1201998977
This show is definitely improving. The new writers are making things better. There is still a long way to go however.
I was thinking that Greg Vaughan would be an excellent choice for the role of Adam Newman. The show needs Adam and since Justin is on This Is Us and it seems doubtful they would re-hire Michael Muhney….
Refresh my memory about Scott Grainger? Why did I think he was involved with Lauren? Or was it both Lauren and Victoria? I was an occasional viewer of Y&R but didn’t watch 100% of the time back when there were tons of east coast soaps to watch, which I preferred.
I would love it if the new writers would delve more deeply into Mariah’s past.
Dylan’s exit was weird. I would have preferred him to die in the line of duty. Well acted by everybody though.
It was nice to see Eric interacting with Lauren (:
I wish Michelle Stafford would return to Y&R. I wish that Victoria Rowell would return to Y&R. I wish that Billy J Miller would return to Y&R.January 30, 2017 at 10:36 am #1201999238
I really liked today’s episode. The Phyllis/Lauren/Gloria scenes were fun to watch. When Phyllis asked Gloria if she would put in a good word for her, I about died laughing. The Glo/Jack scenes were good, too. I’m glad the show is using humor in it. The show is definitely improving, but still needs to get better.January 30, 2017 at 5:02 pm #1201999528
I agree, Gatorman. Today’s episode was enjoyable. The tone of the show feels much like classic Y&R.January 30, 2017 at 5:06 pm #1201999530
Agree – very enjoyable show today (: esp. enjoyed Judith Chapman’s Gloria! So glad she’s back ont he show! (:February 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm #1202016803
This show for me is the most improved. I cited the writing today – it’s sharper and we are finally getting more screen time for more characters. I’ve been enjoying Y&R and often sticking around for entire episodes.
I am intrigued by Scott’s story, what it will be, and who else might be part of it.
I enjoyed Sharon’s memory today of younger Nick, Sharon and Cassie (:
It’s getting better and easier to watch this show.February 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm #1202016910
The last couple of days have been good.The show is definitely relationship-driven right now, and I respect that. The show has returned to the tone of an earlier era, and that is a positive change.
Great to see Mariah today. I’m still hoping she gets a big story. Camryn Grimes is my favorite!
It’s interesting how Billy has changed since Jason Thompson assumed the role. Whereas Billy Miller’s Billy was cute and charming, Thompson’s Billy comes off as arrogant and bratty. And of course there are the various other versions of Billy. I’m finding it difficult to really like this Billy. But he really does come off as a spoiled rich kid, whereas none of the others did.February 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm #1202016915
It’s interesting what you say about JT i the role of Billy – I haven’t been liking him in the role and now I see why it is, yes indeed, he comes across as a spoiled rich kid. Great observation!
I really enjoyed Mariah showing a fun side to her personality on today’s episode! (: I hope the new writers delve into her past before she came to Genoa City. I am sure there are great story opportunities for her. And yes, Camryn Grimes is my favorite as well!