The Young and the Restless Watching The Young and the Restless

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  1. Ray&Donna

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    The show has been really enjoyable recently, though Victoria is almost comically uptight, and the Ashley-Phyllis feud could use some additional depth.
     
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    Whoa. Daniel Goddard is actually acting. Unbelievable. This must be the best story he's ever gotten. Even Lily was good.

    Marla Adams is so wonderful. Watching her be fearful and tearing up is heartbreaking.
     
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    What what what?!? Does no one at CBS understand that their method of slooooowwwwww storytelling is what the show was built upon? Though the writers have shot themselves in the foot somewhat by having the thoroughly-unlikable Hillary front and center in every plot.
     
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    From the very beginning, the story of their mutual departure has been "they've decided to retire from soap writing". Um, really? I might believe if one of them announced they'd changed their mind and wanted to retire (after being hired only a few months ago), but both of them? After DECADES in soaps? My guess is that either CBS or the EP Mal Young gave them so much interference that they decided to quit--but CBS made them stick to this "mutual retirement" story in order to keep their (likely hefty) severance package. CBS knows the fans would be livid if they knew CBS and/or Young had run off the best possible writers the show could have (short of digging up Bill Bell).

    I highly, highly doubt this Mal Young guy will be able to juggle EP duties AND Head-Writing the show. He'll have to bring in someone (or several someones) to share the work.
     
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    It does seem like most of the stories are rudderless lately: Victor disowns Nick and then plots against him; Nick doesn't want Sharon but doesn't want her with Scott; Abby and Scott hate each other but have to work together; Devon doesn't want Hillary but doesn't want anyone to insult her; Mariah may or may not like men; Dina spends most of her time trapped within the walls of the Athletic Club; and Cane is responsible for everything short of global warming. :lol:
     
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    The stories have been showing some actual movement lately, which is good, but GC Buzz has become this era's Restless Style, and that is not a good thing. Hillary needs to go the way of David Kimble, particularly if a shredder is involved. :lol:
     
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    Ray&Donna... after the GH dissapointment on the Jasons Story commented in that forum... Do you recommend me to watch The Young & The Restless better???
     
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    Depends on your expectations. Y&R is known for much slower storytelling, but generally the acting is better, and it has a lot of its long-term cast intact. If you are looking for a new one to watch, though, it would get my vote. I have been watching it off and on since I was old enough to focus my eyes on a TV screen :)
     

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