[quote]Quote blubird: [quote]Quote soapsfromwayback: I was HIGHLY offended today Thursday (6/28.12) by Ricky, being shown standing over the seemingly lifeless body of Eden, whom he has just killed or wounded terribly by slamming her against a bathtub (seems he likes to kill in bathrooms!) - and he has a BUTCHER KNIFE in his hand - the intimation being he is either going to finish off the job if she is not quite gone, or he is going to cut her up in pieces!
I watched All My Children (AMC) for 20 years until it went off the air last September. Earlier this year, I discovered several AMC cast members - old and new - had moved to The Young and The Restless, so I began watching this program. Initially, I really enjoyed it because it was very similar in format and approach to AMC, but during the past few days, the show has taken a disturbingly dark turn. It's one thing to give us hints that Ricky killed Dasy, who has disappeared, and pinned her disappearance on her husband, Daniel. This is implication, background, and shows nothing shocking on the screen. It's quite another to SHOW Ricky with the knife in his hand stancing over Eden, a sweet young girl, whom he has just told he would kill her! This show is broadcast at 1 pm, a Daytime program young children could watch and possibly be traumatized by what they are seeing. Even though I know this is not real, a TV show and these are actors, I felt traumatized!!! I TIVOd this episode & watched it before bed - and then couldn't sleep - the image of Ricky with the butcher knife kept rolling around my mind!
OK, now it's Friday, 6/29/12, and Y&R compounded the problem! During the past week, not only did they actually show Ricky graphically drowning a former girlfriend in the bathtub and they also implied he had "done away with" Daisy. Today, they finished it off with a literal BANG when his Father shot him, causing him to fly backwards out a and a second-story glass window, presumably to his death! Would you like any child you know to view programming like this at 1:00 in the afternoon? Where are the censors? I wouldn't watch something this violent at night! I cannot comprehend how they got away with this. What was once a plesant program, albeit filled with drama, has become very stark. I've watched soaps for many years, and I have never viewed scenes like this. The only good thing about Friday's program was the hope that Eden may regain consciousness and pull through after hitting her head on the bathtub pushed by Ricky and then held in his arms at knifepoint. If this is the way Y&R "gets rid" of characters when the actors get another job, it is hideous and not worthy of Daytime TV.[/quote]
I watched Y & R in Canada on demand on Thursday as I work during the time is airs during the day.... on demand.. prior to the show there is a PG rating followed by "there may be sexual content or nudity and to view at your discresion" The last episode I viewed was Paul shooting his son... I am so dismayed by this.. I am absolutely outraged at MAB for scripting such a tragic story line ..I have viewed my last Y & R episode until the writers clearly provide itelligent Soap Opera type story lines.[/quote]
Bolded in my opinion is an oxymoron. LOL