I am faithfully lurking, barely watching and mostly fast-forwarding with lots of time to think about how this show could be written, certainly by showcasing our beloved SHADAM. At this point, I think the new people in charge, no matter how good or bad they plan, write and execute, are focused on ratings and keeping fan bases happy. Hence, we are all going to get little “teases” for our favorites, like the SHADAM sighting in the park. I am guessing now, but to appease the “LOUD CROWD” of the other couple, they will be united briefly, and for me, I say GO AHEAD, GET IT OVER WITH – WE KNOW IT WON’T LAST!
We love our SHADAM, and thinking about why we do, I realize that SC and MM are both seasoned, trained, experienced actors who have worked and continue to work on their skill. Can’t say the same of some of the others – Chelsea is played by a younger actor, who on most levels is a very pretty woman. However, she lacks something (maybe experience) in being able to bring the charisma to the same level as MM and SC. I think that was evident when Chadam was together last year, MCE simply did not act on the level with MM, and the quality of his performance came through on a lesser level, down to hers. Didn’t I read that MM was tempted to vacate the show? Put MM and SC together and the chemistry ignites! It explodes! They are always together, shining with every nuiance, every word! My point - no matter what direction they take either couple, “happy-happy” doesn’t last for long, a lackluster performance becomes evident, no matter what is written, talent (or lack of talent) shows through. Some actors have it, some don’t. It doesn’t take the audience long to figure it out.
What to expect? Probably a short reunion between Adam and Chelsea, and little happiness with Peanut, until the truth (as we are lead to believe) about the accidental death of Delia is exposed. Then we will have Chloe whispering in Chelsea’s ear about terrible, bad, Adam, the fighting will begin and he once again becomes the Monster of Genoa City. Can we all just hardly wait for this? I think I may be on the edge of my seat, but only to get the remote and turn the channel!
Surely someone in TPTB crowd, CBS, Sony, someone with brains, will eventually realize that the only couple who shines on the Y&R screen is our SHADAM! We all deserve so much more.