Quote Homesick Cajun:Quote Coonfoot:Quote alanadz: When LML had the job there were petitions to get rid of her and daily hate threads about her. So she was fired after the writer's strike.
Then MAB took over and the Y&R fans went wild. She is a Bell she will save the show, she knows the history...........It didn't take too long before the same folks started trashing MAB. She was fired.
Now JFP is here and it's the same thing AGAIN. Y&R will never be like it was 40 years ago. NEVER!
I read your posts often and have to say that I don't always agree with your position, but this I can agree on. Y&R will never be the same because Bill Bell is no longer with us and this new generation of writers doesn't have what it takes to tell a good romance story or to bring good business intrigue into the stories. They just don't have it...period. They can hire all the new producers and writers they want, but if they don't have the "heart" to write good stories, nothing will change. I do feel the same way about JFP as a lot of people that are complaining. I've seen her ruin Guiding Light, which was the only other soap I watched from the time it came on TV. It will be a sad day when there is nothing left on television for our generation that's worth watching.
I agree that the good ole days of soaps are long gone, that being said, I would like to see someone with imagination and creativity writing. These guys seem to lack even the slightest bit of either of those qualities. I want a storyteller not a knee jerk reaction or recycled stories. This show has the best collective group of talent probably ever assembled for daytime and their talents are currently being wasted. JMO
I don't underestimate how hard it is to do a show 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week, 12 months a year. Forty years ago when the great Bill Bell created Y&R, soaps had been around for years but NOT nearly as long as they have been around today. Soaps are never going to get the best writers or producers. Those folks work in prime time.