Your decisions to let Adam, Billy and Phyllis leave Y & R are destroying your my friends are disgusted with your horrific story Fen, the new writers or you will be short Billy and Phyliss made the show now are going down the wrong you lost your truck? You must be lost!!!! Please find your all will miss he really cannot be replaced.
Yes, I am disappointed with the recent changes in Y & R, starting with the death of Delia - which I don't think I will ever understand; and now with the decision to ax Michael Muhney from the show. I love the chemistry between 'Adam and Chelsea' and think he is a marvelous actor in general - I love "Victor" even though he does unloveable things and have even thought Michael Muhney (Adam) would be a great one to take on that role if need ever arises. My heart sank in learning of his exit from the show. Phyllis is not there any longer and I miss her too, although that was her decision and not the writers. It is like the people who made the show are slowly being replaced or role axed altogether. I don't know how much more I can take before I stop watching.
I hate watching y&r right is all talking & gloomy. Adam is wonderful with Chelsea ; now the writers have ruined the whole show. Phyllis needs replaced with a wild & crazy redhead like she was. Adam & Chelsea need to be sexy & happy. There's too much stupitidy , Deliahs death ruined the whole show. I want sone cheating , lying, muders & sex. Also let couples be hot together. Make Chelsea stop listening to deserves Chelsea & to be happy. Let someone else be the fall guy for Deliahs death. That new woman in thearapy with Billy is ugly & needs to but out. Victoria needs to Billy back. Please straighten this show out. I hate the show right now!
It's time Billy accepts help from the love of his life (his wife) instead of ignoring her. I can see where his "therapy" is leading--to an affair with the blonde from the therapy group that he keeps meeting. Don't do this please. I once loved Y&R because it was realistic but the realism is gone.... the storyline is are supposed to entertain but killing off a child then having a father who refuses to try to help himself get his life back is wrong on so many levels. We get it--losing a child is difficult but I'm so tired of Billy's non-acting.
The Y&R writing may be poor but the writers are not entirely responsible for the poor and tasteless fashion in which the entire ensemble has been presented to us lately. What had made the show work so well was the finest sense of aesthetics of Mr. & Mrs. Bell (whom I neither claim to know nor to ever have met). Everything was always well executed: decor, music, writing, directing, lighting, wardrobe; even pouring a glass of water, a cup of coffee, a glass of orange juice(remember breakfasts at the Abbotts!) was an art that took our breath away; the beauty of a bouquet of flowers, a broach, a necktie (remember John and Brad Carleton!), a ring, a necklace, a bracelet (remember Mrs. C's accoutrements!) was magnified! Even when the storyline was not great, the show was executed well enough to keep us away from our daily toils. As a matter of fact, most of the time, Y&R was never about the storyline; it was about nothing; the writing was the simplest around, the most fluid you can find on the soap format; nevertheless, we were fascinated by the simplicity and mesmerized by the connections, human and spiritual connections in fate, destiny, faith, accurate portrayal of matters of life dealing with laws, business, matrimony, etc. Y&R's problem today is a dichotomy of miscalculated EXECUTION and lack of respect for ESTABLISHED VIEWERSHIP. IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT! For instance, why the cheap redecoration of all Genoa City's famous households was necessary? It seems that the current Executor of the show likes to stick it to viewers. Case in point, for no obvious reason, she killed the matriarch (Maureen Bauer) of The Guiding Light, a destruction from which the show (longest-running ever on Television history) had never recovered, and from which the show ultimately died. Y&R has been deeply wounded by its current executive leadership. Y&R's makeover by its current leadership is senseless, unnecessary and deleterious to its longevity. Under its current leadership style (which is the antithesis of the very essence of Y&R), I am afraid that this phenomenal creation of Mr. Bell's genius will suffer the same fate as did The Guiding Light. I know that I am wasting my time and breath by writing because no SONY or CBS executives will read this, but stranger things have happened. I hope that there are savvier and better well-connected viewers out there that are as unhappy as I with the mockery of Y&R that comes on our living room on daily basis, viewers with the know-how to help save our daily escapade: Y&R.
The Y&R's Honchos should read an interview that Mr. Bill Bell did with the Soap Opera Digest after the senseless death of a child character, namely that of Cassie Newman. While he praised Sharon's heart wrenching performance, he regretted having scripted such a horrific and senseless death of a child and promised his faithful viewers that he would never write a senseless death of a child again. Now came Jill Farren Phelps with her wrecking ball to demolish Y&R the same way she did the Guiding Light. Upon her arrival, Phyllis, Guinevere, Ronan, Kay, Delia, Ashley, Angelina, Carmine, Sophia, Harmony and Tucker's characters are all gone! And Adam is on the chopping board! On the other hand, why is the show so dark? What happened to the Lighting department? What happened to the wardrobe department? T-Shirt style is now Y&R's fashion statement! How about Abby and Summer? Are they congenital twins??? Although I quit watching the show, once in a while I tune in to see if CBS has finally decided to rescue its daytime crown jewel by yanking the show from Jill Farren Phelps. I have been watching the show for thirty-three years; now I am so sad to see that it has been turned into such farce! Although I don't want to, but I MUST STOP WATCHING IT AS IT NO LONGER BRINGS ME JOY! CBS and SONY, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring back the four Emmy Awards winner Kay Alden (as HW and Executive Producer) and the thirteen times Daytime Emmy awards nominee and six times winner Heather Hill as head Director!!!! My new rating for the show is ONE (1)!
Remembering the Backbones of Y&R Reflection 1
A house does not come into being without an abstract structure, viz. calculus, geometry, trigonometry, physic, chemistry, etc. Some of the backbones of the stellar performances that we used to watch on Y&R comprised some unseen elements that are often taken for granted and deserve to be remembered or highlighted. Today I am writing about the Y&R's golden days Head Director, Heather Hill. Ms. Hill brought into being the magical words and the scintillating characters that the Creator, Head Writer and Executive Producer, Mr. Bill Bell, scripted as what I consider as the backbones of the show backbones of a show (like GL or Y&R, must be ageless and untouchable; characters like those of Bert and Maureen Bauer as well Ross Marler who were ill-advisedly killed off on GL; no matter what happens in real life to those who portray backbone characters, they must survive the actors who portray them; killing off a backbone character (like JFP did with Maureen Bauer) is conducive to the demise of the show (like that of GL, the longest-running television drama : 1937-2009). Regarding Ms. Hill, she seemed to have been the go-to director for Mr. Bell. Her directed scenes usually give you the illusion that the performance of the actors and the background music as well the scripted words were so synchronized that it was impossible not to perceive the end result as a byproduct of one individual rather than many: writers, music composers, director, assistant directors, actors, camera operators and editors. Under Ms. Hill directorship, melody, words and action were welded into an incredible harmonious symphony. The most surprising of it all is that the actors seem to be acting to the sound of Jack Allocco's compositions which are timeless and ageless what happens to his music? Why those masterful compositions are no longer being used?. Ms. Hill's direction and movement are of the same pitch as that of the composition that is being used for any particular scene. The big cloture scenes - for usually Thursdays, Fridays or Mondays - where the souls of the characters are usually turned inside out usually use the same tireless background music, which you can listen to for forever and get the same pathtique the heart wrenching, the communion between the viewer and the character that the French Classical playwright Jean Racine sanctified as the quintessence of the genre drama. Longtime fans of Y&R, let us write what we remember of the golden years of Y&R!
Classical Y&R Is Gone - Nowadays Y&R is a Charade of Its Former Self!
The current regime of Y&R is turning the show into a spitting image of GH. This format has never worked on the Tiffany network. After having destroyed the GL staple, I thought the head honcho of the show had learned the golden rule of "If it aint broke, then don't fix it!". For those of us who have been watching Y&R since the early 80's, it is deplorable to tune in to see how our beloved show has been turned into an abominable circus just so that Jill F. Phelps' ego can be satisfied. Why such a staple is being wasted? Our beloved and dramatic writer, Bill Bell, must be turning in his grave. We remember how he made us watch the rustic Drucilla whom he turned into a precious ornament of the show; we remember how he brought us the duos of Nina and Rose, Nina and Cricket, Danny and Phyllis, Danny and Lauren, Nick and Sharon, all of whom he put through the fire with gut-wrenching performances, all of whom he purified and turned into perfect ornaments of the show; through the building process of these characters, we watched them grow, not into soap years, into wonderful and productive beings. How about Victoria and Nicky Newman's performances on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays? How about Ashley, Victor and Jack's renditions? How about Jill and John, especially when Jill fell off the ladder and lost the baby, the storyline which catapulted the show to the number 1 rank spot for the first time sending GH to the #2 spot ? Jill and Jack? Jill and Katherine? How about the romantic scenes at the rich and famous restaurant of Genoa City? How about Ms. Chancellor's soliloquy in her radiant living room, where her jewelry and silver accoutrement booming into the screen and took our breath away; Mr. Bell had a way of turning a glass of water, a bouquet of flowers, a porcelain cup, a piece of jewelry, a jug of water into actors, something the ancient Greeks, especially Aristophanes, invented. How about the touching tears of Nicky as well as those of Victoria Newman, something that the Classical French playwright, Jean Racine, was famous for. The classical Y&R is now gone. As for me, I have already stopped watching the nonsense that comes on to the screen every day. I had watched my lovely GL for 25 years until the current Y&R executive producer touched it and sent it down the tube. I just wonder how Melody, Eric, Jess and others feel about this masquerade of Y&R that they are being forced to play! For the Y&R that I'm used, I will be generous to give JFP's Y&R a rating of 3 out of 10.
Something horrible has happened to every single character. We watch soap operas for entertainment and to escape from our everyday lives. Who wants to sit and watch terrible, depressing things happen to people day after day. Its time to say goodbye after 35 years. Goodbye Y&R.
With some state laws it is illegal to leave a child under the age of 13 in a car alone. Billy is to be blamed for child neglect. What parent in their right mind would leave a 7yr old in a car alone at night, or at all!! To Blame this on Adam is absurd. He was trying to avoid hitting a dog, had no idea a child would be on the side of the road, unattended and in the dark!! (INSANE) This is giving the wrong message to parents. No one should leave a child in a car alone. It's getting old that everything thats bad, that happens it's blamed on Adam. This is the first time I have ever had a real strong feeling of not agreeing with the script. This is my favorite soap but I do not agree with the way this situation is sending the wrong message to the public. I admire how sometimes you touch on true realities like abuse or victims or even realities of Cancer and illnesses and at end of the show you give contact numbers how to get help. This message is you can be a parent and leave a child in the car alone and then put the blame on a driver for the neglect of a parent. How can you justify this. Did the writer even look at the laws! Why are you not showing how Victor hired someone to switch up Sharon's medicine, it's always Sharon or Adam. Crazy. Why is Victor unscaved from his corrupt behavior! Someone wrote in the fan club why not have Adam build up a new company with Jack and make it bigger and better than Victors. Let him and Chelsey get back together and make her the new High Society Charity Coordinator. Let something Victor does, bring Victoria, Nicholas, and Adam to unite as a team against him. Please bring some happy moments to the show. There should not have been a death so soon after katherine after all the years she devoted to the show. She deserved better than that. You should have had Nickie create a charity in honor of her! Please listen to the fans we depend on the show to bring entertainment to our lives. Also it's an insult to your actors and their talent to give them stupid story lines. You have such a great team, help make their stories shine so they can show their true talent.
Has anyone besides me noticed that every line Victor says usually has a profanity in it? Jack is always JackAss, Billy is either an SOB or a bast**d and old victor sure likes to use hell and damn a lot. What gives Eric? Is that something you had them write in your new contact that you get to cuss because you're now a old codger? And lest we forget, the new buzz word on the show is "The Universe" It seems it is now in control of everything an everybody. What happen to God? Last I heard He is very much alive and still in charge of the Universe! I guess if there is one thing I've admired about Y&R, it is the fact Christianity is always in the background and in the lives of its characters. Although not in the forefront, it is always there when they have a tragedy ... kind of like many of us. Sorry, Adam ... God isn't in the deal making business. He took care of Conner because Christians would have been praying for him in real life. Not because you promised to be good. I sure hope the writers aren't trying to go the way of so many other shows with "Political Correctness". Come on, God is alive and well in this country. Christianity is the still the mainstream religion. The "Left" of course wants to downplay all this so they want everything watered down. Be strong Y&R like Blue Bloods. Nothing wrong with showing strong family values. They're what America was built on!
Writer's can you just make this all a bad dream that Billy is having, as we all know anything is possible in the world of soap. I've been watching Young and the Restless since the 70's and for the first time, I choose not to watch the show. This is the worst story line ever, using Cassie to assist Sharon in her devious plot to get Nick back, allowing young Delia to die and worst of all projecting Adam as the hit and run killer of his sons donor. This is not Tales from the Dark side or Dark Shadows; but for the first time it feels that way. Colleen, Cassie, Delia, not to mention Catherine's real life death. Enough already!
So easy and predictable ,AND LAZY! Killing off a major child character,and sooo soon after Jeanne Cooper(Kaye Chancellor) died in real life world. Her character was killed ,but with marginal writing skills surrounding to Y & R ,the show that leads in new edgy story lines with matching cinematography, set designs,wardrobes and yes! the BEST cast of actors of all backgrounds,colors,and lifestyles in their acting skills and handling real life.
move over writers i want to take over and write better and happier story lines o and also we need some of our former casts back i will mention we need danny and daniel and little lucy back so danny can have a chance to become a better father to daniel and to be the best grandpa in genoa city, so please please get new writers. one thing you do not kill an innocent child that is way so wrong secondly what are you writers thinking, are you really wanting your rating to go to the lowest like it has and also do you really want to lose viewers. thirdly we do not want no more sad story lines that is so ridiculous especially after just losing Katherine, we can not afford to lose anyone else, so bring back old charectors and bring in someone to play phyllis and we will be set. Thiirdly if one more innocent child dies i can gurantee alot of former viewers will quit watching for good.
This will be the headline soon ... depressing and morbid ... killing off and 8 year old ... the story doesn't even have any meaning not a Drunk Driving PSA or Texting and Driving PSA .... this is stupid and a poor story line ... Bring back MAB ...
Can you tell me how Niki came to the conclusion that Dillion is her son out of 1000's of people in that city. The writers never showed how she came to that conclusion. The writers have been weak with ideas and the death of that little girl is the worse of all.
The show has really deteriorated. I'm not sure what the writer's are trying to do with the show but it's not good. The show needs something interesting or happy, it has become so depressing. Why is Adam always to blame for everything? Cassy has passed, why must she be used as a tool to instigate Sharon to get back with Nick?
I have watched this show since its beginnings. I am now done. This storyline of Delia's death to provide Connor with corneas is ridiculous and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO predictable. This young actress was amazing and the life of the show. Now Victor will get his way once again, as Billy will turn to gambling or drinking to ease his grief and guilt and he and Victoria will divorce. She will work for Victor, blah, blah, blah. I would rather have seen Adam buy corneas on the black market and then get in trouble for that. I was hoping that the writers were tricking us into thinking Delia was going to die but would instead have her in a coma and then recover. But alas, they disappointed this viewer and I will not watch for a very long time, if ever again.
I have watched your show since its inception. With the demise of Guiding Light and As The World Turns, your show has been the only one I now watch. Now that too will time by my choice. Shame on you! Your writers seem to feel that repeating the theme of "kill the daughter by car crash" is warranted every few years. This latest death sickened me as I saw it coming with the prominence of Delia's character, then the dog, then the necessity for a Corneal Transplant donor, etc. Weak plot, transparent plotline, and nauseating conclusion with the death of yet another little girl. First Cassie, then Delia...
We turn to TV and these shows for drama, entertainment, and sometimes a bit of tragedy. But your show has embraced death with a has become the one constant we viewers can count upon. If I want to see little children (btw, why are they always girls?!) killed, I can open any newspaper or watch the evening news.
And if you think you are performing a public service by showing viewers not to leave children alone in cars, or to drive drunk, there are other ways to do this without killing off children. am done wasting that hour of my life.
I been watching the young and restless when it first started, when Billy was driving and the dog was barkingI knew something was going to happen to his daughter, so I turn it off. I took a quick look when Adman was driving and hit something and he thought it was the dog. I turn it off again. We have so much happening in real life with our children please take it off TV. The writers save her from cancer and to let this happen isn't right. I know it's just a show but it happen too much in real life. Let the kids live. It was bad will you all let Casie die. I might start back watching the show in a year. Too much death
Y&R has hit an all time low with this story line. New writers????? I have watched Y&R since it started but have to admit I will now get other things done during this time slot. The day you started killing off small children to better the life of another was the last show I will watch. I realize it is just a story but!!!! And why always Adam. It should be a bit closer to real life and in some ways it is but not this story. If the eyes from Delia are to be given to Connor ok but, didn't realize you could choose who was to receive organs. Just crazy.
I have watched Y&R since I was 5 with my Grandmother, now after 36 years I'm done. This ultra dark storyline is horrible. I don't want to feel depressed when I finish watching a program, the kind of depression when you lose a family member. I feel like the writers are too dark, we lost Catherine, we lost Phyllis, Summer is some what of an orphan, Connor is going blind and now this. For goodness sake, the writers haven't touched on any happiness in awhile. They continue to drag us further and further down depression alley. This is a morbid storyline and we were all aware that a child was going to die in order to get Connor the corneas but the only person you could think of was Delia??? Well, good luck Y&R, I'll find something else to fill that time slot. I don't need puppies and kittens, however Delia didn't need to die to in order to help Connor.
Y&R I've loved 4ever but this storyline is the WORST!! Friday was just scary with Billy having flashes of "Delia in the future" scenes. A teenage Delia waving goodbye to Billy as she transforms back to the child Delia and runs through a door that locks and wont let Billy out to catch her crushed me!!! Today's episode was devastating, almost as tortuous as Cassie's. Fans just said good-bye to Katherine C's character, Carmine finally gone and now this! Why?! A more believable storyline (not that it's better to kill off a toddler than a child) but lil Johnny is never really in the episodes and Victoria wants to be a corporate mogul again like Victor, Billy has the club and recovering from being a gambler, since Johnny is Chelsea's son, why not have him become ill and Chelsea/Billy/Victoria have to decide if he should survive or not so that Connor (her new son w/Adam) could get his corneas????? Adam could be his usual sneaky, dirty(sexy) self and plot to get the corneas by any means necessary. I'd definitely watch that, especially if I wrote I should be hired as a writer hint :)
I'm not happy with the direction the show is taking. I do not want a dark tragic mess like these writers did at their previous shows. This is THE #1 soap so WHY FIX WHAT ISN'T BROKEN??? And again, making Adam the fall guy. I've watched the show since I can remember and the current storylines are as stupid as the one that kill John Abbott. And now Delia is dead AND the lead up to Connor needing corneas plays in yet Delia is not a donor because she's had leukemia and hasn't even been in remission very long...2 years maybe? 18 months?? STUPID. QUIT RUINING MY FAVE SHOW!!! ARGHHHHH
I have watched Y & R for years, but now that you wrote this HORRIBLE storyline you have lost me as a viewer and my daughter who grew up watching your show never will watch it again either. Seriously do your writer's like killing children and teenagers off the show. It was bad enough when Cassie died years ago.
Soap operas are supposed to be entertaining not upsetting. The death of a child is never entertaining. I don't even want to watch until this death story line is over because it is too upsetting. And don't you think it's about time something good happens to Billy and Adam? I'm about tired of seeing them suffer.
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