Quote alanadz: It's a new day and new time. Even if Mr. Bill Bell himself was writing today, he would NOT write Y&R the way he did 40 years ago.
I have to ask. How long have you been having conversations with the ghost of Mr. Bill Bell Sr to know what he would do today? Even though things change with time, quality is ageless and that is what some of us keep hoping will be put back into a soap we have watch for decades. We are not saying "Don't add new characters." I think most of us who know the history of the show just want the show to integrate the new characters with the Vets in ways that makes sense for the past, present and future. We also don't want the Vets turned into characters that we don't recognize with no logical explanation just to bring on the "young and the boring" and in some cases not so young but still boring. Quality, that's what Bill Bell Sr and Doug Marland were about; quality episodes that entertained by maker the viewers laugh, cry, get angry and want to slap someone, among other emotions. At least when those gentlemen were involved with soaps I was watching, I was not hoping the writers and EP would be sent to a place where they had no access to anything that might show up on my TV.