Quote Coonfoot: I can't speak for everyone, but I personally watch this soap for romance and intrigue and that doesn't mean raw sex, tearing off clothes, slaming each other down on a desk or a dumpster, or wallowing on a sofa. If they think a father and son and/or son-in-law going at each other's throats is ingrigue, they are sadly mistaken. Where is all of the business intrigue? Where is all of the romance? I say fire the lot of them and bring in someone who will respect the history of this show and what it was meant to be.
Great post! I could not have ranted better than you on this idea of using sex as storylines. They are not & never were meant to be the sole source of a story. I have been posting the same thing since MAB created this insta-sex fest on Y&R; but the writers find it so much easier to cop out & pander to the reality TV tastes of younger demographics. By this time, they ought to be sick of the contrived pairings, WTD sagas, cheating spouses, quickie marriages & divorces. There is nothing else on Y&R to root for except triangles, quadrangles, hooking up, & whose doing who? sagas. And that just ain't my cup of tea. I will wait for some love & romance in the afternoon and some solid business stories to come back to Y&R.
I feel sad for JG if any part of this article is true; but I also learned that the writer is a close friend of MABs. So I would not believe that JG is leaving the show until I actually see an official statement from cbs, sony, Y&R or JG himself. Some writers do have ulterior motives for the articles they write. My fondest hope is that JFP shakes out the door w/ him or even before he goes.
Thanks again! Great rant!