Quote Charlie Big: I have watched this soap since the first day it aired on daytime television and I have seen some of the cleanest, most well written drama on daytime come out of this show. Not to mention, some of the best acting. However, in the last fifteen years, I have watched this show go down a slow down-o-lator that seems now to just be spinning completely out of control. There isn't one thing about this show now that is even worth watching. The characters are all just shadows of what they once were. The new characters have no place that fits and it is obvious that this show is on the skids. I have no reason to believe that it can survive and I have lost interest in waiting for that to happen. I don't think that there are any writers out there with enough energy to get familiar with the show's history and how to pick up on that and bring it forward. Every single writer since Latham seems hell bent on just taking the show backwards and it just doesn't work. Now Phelps believes that since she don't have the time or inclination to get aquainted with its history, she is just going to piggyback her own show to Y&R and use the fans to make her show continue. She is not writing for Y&R and it is foolish for fans to expect that. Y&R is over. Whatever this is that Phelps is writing, it is a long way off from Y&R. She would have been better to cancel Y&R and put her own name on this soap. At least it would be honest. What they are doing now is not.
I have to agree with your comments but I'm not throwing in the towel. I still believe that JFP will not succeed in completely toppling what was once the best soap on the air. I don't think that CBS, in the long run, will sit back and watch her totally deconstruct what they worked so hard to make a success for 40 years. Sooner or later her head will roll! >)