I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

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I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby CanadianFan4 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:51 pm

Ever since I started watching Y&R in 1991, there have always been a few business s/l's featured. Yes, there was romance, drama and heartbreak...at times even s/l's that addressed certain important topics like Drinking and Driving etc.. But above all, the people of GC have always been business people conducting business!! heck most of the s/l's sets were in either Jabot, NE, Fenmore boutique, or in Michael Baldwin's office to name a few.
I miss the days when storylines revolved around making an acquisition of a subsidiary, or developing a new product line or being involved in an exciting litigation. The competition between Jabot & NE and everything that came from that...
Now all we see the cast do is eating at the GCAC and CL or walking thru the park or at each other's new home's complaining about this and that. Even Lauren hasn't been in her boutique in years! All these seemingly powerful business people have been reduced to drama queens. >(

I know I'm not the only one to think that the writing is horrible...I guess JFP and company are too "simple" to write anything more elaborate than the boring garbage they serve us daily. ~)

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby boomkattack » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:01 pm

Quote CanadianFan4: Ever since I started watching Y&R in 1991, there have always been a few business s/l's featured. Yes, there was romance, drama and heartbreak...at times even s/l's that addressed certain important topics like Drinking and Driving etc.. But above all, the people of GC have always been business people conducting business!! heck most of the s/l's sets were in either Jabot, NE, Fenmore boutique, or in Michael Baldwin's office to name a few.
I miss the days when storylines revolved around making an acquisition of a subsidiary, or developing a new product line or being involved in an exciting litigation. The competition between Jabot & NE and everything that came from that...
Now all we see the cast do is eating at the GCAC and CL or walking thru the park or at each other's new home's complaining about this and that. Even Lauren hasn't been in her boutique in years! All these seemingly powerful business people have been reduced to drama queens. >(

I know I'm not the only one to think that the writing is horrible...I guess JFP and company are too "simple" to write anything more elaborate than the boring garbage they serve us daily. ~)


I agree completely! The only business storyline we have is Bonaventure but it's mostly in the background. The sl of Victor possibly going to jail because of those unapproved drugs should be a major story because it's such a big deal but I guess the writers think otherwise.

I also remember in the 90s when there was so much corporate intrigue and espionage going on, it was always so intense and added to the show. I loved the takeovers, shady deals and secret partnerships happening. Nowadays, no one seems to have jobs anymore, they're just roaming around town repeating the same tired lines over and over. This quite frustrating! :~

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby Joy T » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:06 pm

Quote CanadianFan4: Ever since I started watching Y&R in 1991, there have always been a few business s/l's featured. Yes, there was romance, drama and heartbreak...at times even s/l's that addressed certain important topics like Drinking and Driving etc.. But above all, the people of GC have always been business people conducting business!! heck most of the s/l's sets were in either Jabot, NE, Fenmore boutique, or in Michael Baldwin's office to name a few.
I miss the days when storylines revolved around making an acquisition of a subsidiary, or developing a new product line or being involved in an exciting litigation. The competition between Jabot & NE and everything that came from that...
Now all we see the cast do is eating at the GCAC and CL or walking thru the park or at each other's new home's complaining about this and that. Even Lauren hasn't been in her boutique in years! All these seemingly powerful business people have been reduced to drama queens. >(

I know I'm not the only one to think that the writing is horrible...I guess JFP and company are too "simple" to write anything more elaborate than the boring garbage they serve us daily. ~)


I couldn't agree more! I miss the board rooms and the wheeling and dealing! Victor appears to be the only person that actually works!

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby CanadianFan4 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Quote Joy T:
Quote CanadianFan4: Ever since I started watching Y&R in 1991, there have always been a few business s/l's featured. Yes, there was romance, drama and heartbreak...at times even s/l's that addressed certain important topics like Drinking and Driving etc.. But above all, the people of GC have always been business people conducting business!! heck most of the s/l's sets were in either Jabot, NE, Fenmore boutique, or in Michael Baldwin's office to name a few.
I miss the days when storylines revolved around making an acquisition of a subsidiary, or developing a new product line or being involved in an exciting litigation. The competition between Jabot & NE and everything that came from that...
Now all we see the cast do is eating at the GCAC and CL or walking thru the park or at each other's new home's complaining about this and that. Even Lauren hasn't been in her boutique in years! All these seemingly powerful business people have been reduced to drama queens. >(

I know I'm not the only one to think that the writing is horrible...I guess JFP and company are too "simple" to write anything more elaborate than the boring garbage they serve us daily. ~)


I couldn't agree more! I miss the board rooms and the wheeling and dealing! Victor appears to be the only person that actually works!


You're right...actually, Victor and Paul are probably the only ones we see on the job...Although they turned Paul into an inept investigator when they made him Chief of Police. Such a shame!

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby Charlie h » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:24 pm

Thanks for a great post! Yep, remember the Jabot boardroom.the meetings in there were top notch soap drama,sometimes including Jill, John,jack,Ashley and even brad.what great writing back then. What compelling drama in the afternoon.please bring it back!

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby StilltheBllueBird » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:47 pm

Quote CanadianFan4: Ever since I started watching Y&R in 1991, there have always been a few business s/l's featured. Yes, there was romance, drama and heartbreak...at times even s/l's that addressed certain important topics like Drinking and Driving etc.. But above all, the people of GC have always been business people conducting business!! heck most of the s/l's sets were in either Jabot, NE, Fenmore boutique, or in Michael Baldwin's office to name a few.
I miss the days when storylines revolved around making an acquisition of a subsidiary, or developing a new product line or being involved in an exciting litigation. The competition between Jabot & NE and everything that came from that...
Now all we see the cast do is eating at the GCAC and CL or walking thru the park or at each other's new home's complaining about this and that. Even Lauren hasn't been in her boutique in years! All these seemingly powerful business people have been reduced to drama queens. >(

I know I'm not the only one to think that the writing is horrible...I guess JFP and company are too "simple" to write anything more elaborate than the boring garbage they serve us daily. ~)


So glad you posted about this, I totally agree we very seldom get to see people actually at their workplace, like another posted said we used to see meetings, people in their office and board rooms, sometimes we do get to see ole Victor in his office.

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby tricia98 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:47 pm

I miss it too that's when y&r was on the edge of your seat good, with Jack, Neil,Victor, Phyllis, Adam,Jill, less depressing Victoria, less doh doh brain Nick, Ashley,Mrs Chancellor, and John Abbott, boy do i miss it %( .Now its just soft porn with boring nonsense s/l!! >(

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby Ruby and Teddy » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:01 pm

I’m glad you all brought this matter to the forefront. Some of you wrote that Victor is the only one working because we see him in his office, and you’re right but I would like to add is: the way I see it is that Victor was a CEO who turned into a Sherlock Holmes character. He doesn’t conduct any business meetings at his office, nor does he have a staff! Even the conference room disappeared. Nikki walks in the office and talks to Victor about Dylan. That’s a family situation. Dylan visits Victor in the office and they talk about Ian. Victor calls his PI from his office for investigative purposes. Victoria visits her father for the purpose of personal family matters. Even Jack visits Victor in his office for the purpose of talking about Summer – another personal family situation. All of the above and everything else has nothing to do with Newman Enterprises or Jabot. The office phone, with all its extensions, never rings – not to mention several empty file folders on Victor’s desk. There is all this talk about the Newman wealth with nothing to back it up with anymore. Unless they couldn’t afford the mortgage payments any more, the Newman home seems to be gone also. The Baldwin’s, Kevin (and Cloe), Dylan, Nick, Kelly, Tyler, Tyler’s girlfriend, Leslie, Neil, Stitch, Billy, Summer, Noah and his girlfriend don’t have homes either. Lauren doesn’t run a business any more. Gloria’s business ‘burnt’ down. Jabot is gone. Billy’s bar is gone (which I’m glad about).

These so-called ‘writers’ seem to be trainees or perhaps doing an apprenticeship. These ‘writers’ are so out of touch. This soap leaves too much to the imagination. There are so many disconnections not to mention very stale s/l. Everyone is becoming a blond, they wear peek-a-boo extensions, every dress or blouse has cutouts and that’s about it. I really don’t know why Y&R (the Yuk & the Reckless) is still on the air.

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby Paddy52 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:09 pm

I posted something like this a while back on the post after the recaps. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that feels this way. I sue do miss the good ole days ashen the business men and women when head to head! Now everyone has been dumbed down they can't run a business! They were so cleaver and it always was surprise coming and we'd say " OMG I didn't see that coming!!" How long has it been since any of you guys made that statement?

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Re: I miss the days when Y&R had more business s/l's

Postby Soulsistah » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:58 am

I agree with everything that has been said. >( One of the key distinguishing features of Y&R was the business storylines that was often central to so many storylines. Now we see nobody working ever and everyone just hanging out at CL or the GCAC. It's ridiculous! Long-time viewers loved the business storylines that used to be written so well. I believe the lack of business storylines is part of the reason the show is losing long-time viewers. Bonaventure? That "business" storyline is a joke and clearly the writers don't really care about it as it's only a vehicle to give Cane something to do beside sex-up Lily. ~)

If this writing team doesn't know how to writer believable business storylines in keeping with show history, then they all deserve to be fired.


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