With the departures over the last year or so of interesting actors Billy Miller and Marcy Rylan, my focused attention on Y & R has all too often turned to yawns and running the DVR back in only 30 minutes due to fast forwards.
Marcy's Abby with her wit and personality should have kept her on a different track than her replacement...I think Marcy's Abby would have been even more of a mismatch (very little in common, simply PC writers ramroding a relationship doomed to be short lived down our throats) with Tyler than the current "skinny legs & all" Abby is.
I think it is virtually unanimous that the paycheck gods made a huge mistake in letting Miller go. He and Victoria had real chemistry, in spite of his screwups. This new guy, the kid brother of the one who played Victoria previously, just doesn't deserve Vicki - another sad mismatch. He seems to be wimpier than even Kevin, who seems to be gathering some manliness in his quest to win Chloe back and become a happy couple. Although I would think her hookup with Stitch probably won't last when Victoria realizes she misses Billy, it would be much more believable if Miller was still in that role. It wouldn't bother me if "this" Billy ended up with Kelly and Stitch/Ben with Vickie.
Thinking back to when Nick was engaged to Avery, my preference for her quickly evolved back to Dylan when Nick demonstrated how totally dumb and boneheaded he was, the climax being when he didn't stop summer from about to date and/or copulate with her half brother...geez.
So now that Nick is back with Sharon, they are apparently meant for each other -- the goofball and the wacko.
Leslie should just hang out with her "not the marryin' type Leslie until he finds someone more in common with his player-oriented style and refusal to get rid of an "ex" once and for all...whatever is happening with her?
And I'm starting to think that Jill might as well stay with Cane's Daddy, as they are both nutty as fruitcakes.
That leaves Victor & Nicki, Michael & Lauren (will he be rearing crumb crunchers again?), Paul & Christine, Cane & Lily. And will Neil rob the cradle with Brit or come to his senses? What will Jack do, don't think Kelly would do, and Phyllis won't wake up unless the writers invent more magic. Oh, and Noah should jettison that dumb blonde cop, as she doesn't impress me whether undercover or in uniform.