I've been watching the show since the 80's this is the worst I've ever seen whoever is in charge of the riders get rid of them asap everyone who I know that watches the show has told me they have stopped watching start doing something or your show will be off the air... And for me I just removed it from my DVR. All the great actors are gone now your show you
The writers need to be slapped. As time goes by they have made Victor a real villain. It is time to soften his character to where he is somewhat likable. I am ready to write this soap off like I have all the rest.
I remember watching this show with my father when I was growing up.. been watching for 20 years or so.. well I was watching until recently. Haven't watched since right before Michael Mooney left. HE WAS AWESOME! But even before the news of his firing, it was hard for me to get into these morbid story lines. IT's awful. The show used to be about so much more than death and tragedy. I can't come home at the end of the day and watch a show about dying children and cancer scares. HORRIBLE. I really miss my Y and R :(
The new billy sucks! Cant stand his acting and constint wine about everything... not to mention his fake pain.. horrible! Adam was an amazing part of the was the thinking behind taking him off? Kelly trying to go through the men on the show is played out... sharren already covered that! Need to get another billy for the show... i can not get over how bad the new one is! The show was a 10 now its a 1 in my book. I still watch it in hopes they change the new actors
Not only have most of my favorite characters disappeared in rapid succession, like Billy, Phyllis, Adam, which has seemingly left everyone else directionless, but the show has taken such a dark turn that I simply can't watch it anymore. I tried, too. I really wanted to watch Billy Miller's final episodes, but I couldn't stomach the pain, the disturbing manslaughter of a child story line, or the relentless, scorched earth policy that seemed to follow. Just hearing the music would force me to turn off the . How long is this painful unraveling of all the characters involved going to go on? You've dug yourself a terrible hole with the Delia story. If the characters just get over it and move on they will seem heartless, but a more realistic portrayal is just too depressing. Especially in Soap Time, which drags on for EVER. Why don't you just drop a bomb and get rid of them all? Put everybody out of their misery? I don't think most of us tune into soaps to get depressed. (that's what cable's Sadly, I tried to revisit the show, once I knew Billy & Adam's pain wracked episodes were finished, and all I found was a terrible, depressing mess. Only enhanced by the addition of a new actor best known for one of the creepiest . characters of all time (Twin Peaks). Where's the balance? Where's the love? I honestly don't know how you're going to recover, unless maybe you can pull a Dallas where everyone wakes up and finds out the entire last year and a half was a . it seems to me that whoever's running this thing has got some serious issues they should be working out on the psychiatrist's couch, not on the viewing public.
Nothing against Eric Braden but I'm sooo tired of this character. I actually don't know anyone who doesn't find him annoying. I never used to miss an episode of Y & R but now I only watch once or twice a week b/c that character is ruining the show for me.
Please Y & R, PLEASE stop making him do all the stupid things he does. (hiring a Cassie lookalike to stalk Sharon for example) Please stop making him defend all the idiotic things he does. Please stop making him win every battle against Jack. And please stop making him so utterly annoying.
Actually, it would be great if you just showed him less. Much, much less.
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.
Getting rid of both Billy and Adam was a bad mistake. I've been watching Y&R since it began and sadly I won't be watching it now. It's not holding my interest anymore and I can't believe both Billy and Adam, along with Phyllis and Catherine, are gone. Looks like the show is on its way out! Too bad, I used to love it.
I am so tired of the same ole same ole with Victor. The longer he is on the more self centered and nasty he becomes. Time to end this very long and over due war between Victor and Jack. It's about time he took a LONG vacation.
The writers and decision makers should all be fired. In the last year we lost Catherine, we lost Phyllis, we have lost Adam, we lost the good Billy, and the show is terrible. I do not find myself rushing home to see what I missed anymore. I have no interest. What set YR apart from the others was longevity. Lately you change main characters too much. Too many new faces and no history. I would imagine YR is going off the air in a few years because of poor decisions just like As the World Turns. That used to be the best with Reva, Josh, Holden, Lilly, Iva, Vanessa, Lucinda, But I stopped watching it when politics got in the way and they changed the show too much. I may be getting my shows mixed up a bit, but it used to be I would tape YR, AS the World Turns and Guiding Light. To bad. I wish Mr Bell were back in charge. Cricket can you help?
I too am a long-time fan of Y&R, having watched off and on since the 70's. Over the years there have been some other storylines that have been a bit far fetched for my taste, but currently, it seems like nothing makes sense anymore! Killing off Delia was way too heart-wrenching and maudlin. Sharon and her antics are maddening in addition to her being a horrible actor! Her and Nick together again is almost intolerable to watch, and to top it off they let one of the best actors on the show get away and fired the other one! Unbelievable!
Going to have to stop watching .The new Billy is so bad I cannot watch him He makes many of us cringe . Getting rid of Adam was a bad mistake , Billy and Adam were the best characters in the show .When is the REAL Phylis coming out of her coma ???Not a substitute one . So GET BILLY AND ADAM BACK or thats my last viewing . You have made a real mess of it
i have been watching the youngand the restless on and off for years not anymore I have been watching the show ever since I was 12 my mom got me into it im 35 now I wont watch anymore because two of my favorite characters are gone billy and adam I have been watching the show on and off for the last couple of years because of my work schedule it has been difficult to find the time to watch ever since I got married and found out my wife and mother in law watch the show I got back into it now im done two of the 6 cast members on the show are gone it wont be the same for whatever reason they are gone I liked them Dylan McAvoy Tyler Michaelson Avery Bailey Clark and Nicholas Newman are the other cast members and I am already annoyed the nick cant seem to catch a break on the show this just make it worse get rid of Sharon atleast pleast I cant stand her I will give the show a few more weeks to see what happens but im done
After 34 years we are calling it quits. We are very upset and bored with everything about the show now. How dare you fire Adam, allow Billy and Phyllis to quit, and then hire new people to replace the people we loved and were a part of our day. We feel sorry for those left to try and work on that show, we doubt it is fun anymore. Over and out.
I cant believe they got rid of helped make the show just when he was getting his life together he gets imagination on this one Adam bad guy so hit delia the plots is getting dumber Y&R has been losing great actors and actresses
It was bad enough getting over the biggest matriarch's death on the show last year, then to screw with the storyline because the producer thinks she has something to prove. Well, congratulations. In a day and age when the daytime serial is already an endangered species, your little pissing contest may very well be the nails in Y & R's coffin. I give it a year, tops.
I hate the show now , I have watched from day 1 and will no longer watch without Michael Muhney and Billy Miller. The whole story line has sucked since all this crap with Delia. Billy loved her so much he would have never left her in the car alone in the first place. You guys have given Mchael Muhney hell since day one he has been the under dog !!. Since you like shaking things up so much , Bring back Adam and Billy and kill off VICTOR !! I now have an extra hour to do things I love to do , since young and the restless is no longer on my agenda !!
I have been watching YOung and the Restless since I was 8 years old and I am 44 now and I am no LONGER wAtching the show since you have takenv the two best characters on the show off! As far as making everyone love Adam and Chelsea together and watching a changed loving man do an accident like that is horrible writing! that Billy is more to blame for leaving his daughter in the car that night as it is child neglect and would have never ever happened if he would have taken Delia in store for two minutes! They have made it look like Adam is so terrible and that is bull! you have lost many avid fans for firing Adam and getting rid of Billy!!!!! they MADE THE. SHOW!!!!!!!
Please don't let Adam Michael Muhney leave the YR Today was so depressing and a terrible ending too. Adam needs to stay .I am so upset with the higher ups with this show. this show should be boycotted!!!!!
All i have to say is that Adam came in and took that role. Most men wouldnt even take a role messing with another man. It shows he is tryely a man that needs to be in a higher level of acting. The thing i cant get is the rumor is out that he mess with someone TIT'S Well we don't know the story and Adam is to Dam good looking to take or play, yeah he play. Did anyone think that who ever she was did this to get Adam out of the way. Who ever she was was an adult, and she played the back out game cuz didn't wont anyone to know she was tease with Adam. NO one on the show are babies and i just cant believe that he would get fired over that . Sex is always in the show and he get canned for that. Seriously, Adam like you said hold your head up and watch what door God is going to open, You are a good looking man and dam good actor. looking to see you on the big screen, you were being held back anyway. Many stars came form those soap operas. Love you Adam. Dale C Houston TX
I have been a fan for 30 years but the writers have made the story line" Old "and the outcomes" Useless" because they never get resolved. I used to love Young because the bad guys always got found out and punished in a reasonable time. Now it is just frustrating. The writers lack any sense of what the fans want or how to bring closure.
When Adam stole Sharon s baby and tortured Ashley nothing happened to him, in fact Sharon fell in love with him, ridiculous. Now he is being pegged as a murderer who left Delia to die when it was an accident and more Billy's fault for leaving Delia alone . I wanted Adam to tell Chelsea and now that Billy has him , I want Adam to tell Billy Victor knew and didn't tell Victoria but instead blackmailed Adam to see Conner. I want to see Sharron get caught in her lie before Summer becomes a grandmother and no one cares anymore. If the purpose of the show is to frustrate the viewer than they are succeeding but I have enough frustration in real life. When I watch Young I want to feel some satisfaction when the bad deeds come to the surface and are punished. I have been watching hoping I will get this satisfaction but it looks like the writers aren't capable of bringing closure to any of the secrets they dream up. My sisters and friends that watch all feel the same and do not want to become Old and Useless ourselves waiting for someone to notice Jill is missing and for Summer to know Nick is her real dad or for Victor to exposed "get that". So in order to keep my sanity I am finding something more worthwhile to do with that hour of my valuable time. I'm tired of being misled by the writers and "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore" Goodbye from a former loyal fan.
I can't believe Adam is the one who ran into Billy's daughter since there was not any damage to his car and there wasn't any impact. I seriously think someone else hit her before Adam came along and due to the darkness he could not see her laying on the ground when he stopped. Remember he did not walk around his car when he stopped and opened the door to see if the dog was ok. I just hate to think the writter's would be so crule as to do this to this family again. It would be a kick in the ass and would have a much better impact if it turned out Adam did not hit the child after all and he has been suffering the pain of thinking he did all this time. The writter's might be a little more creative than to make it be the obvious one in Adam as he has always been the BAD guy. It would be nice if it could be someone else who you would never guess is actually responsible for hitting her and leaving the scene. It would ne nice if it was a Good guy and not Adam for once who did this terrible thing. I for one would love to be shocked!! It gets boring to always know" who done it" in the beginning.
Why can't it be possible that Adam gets away with this 'accident' since it was an accident. He's a good guy now! Jack needs to be happy and Phyllis needs to come back. As for Victor, he's just too busy and it's time for his 'downfall' he get away with entirely too much and I'm getting sick of his control over everything. Please, Please no more Nick and Sharon relationships. Adam should stay, he's a very good actor.
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