Quote PurrrrrrrKitty: I don't think it will EVER return to its hey day when Bill Bell was in charge, because he was a genius at story telling..wonderful characters..with a huge budget.
Butttttt, MAB totally destroyed it.. it has taken this team 2 years to clean up her mess and in fact, they are still doing it.. while trying to start "their" concept.. I am anxious to see where they take it.. I think it will be good.. far better than anything that MAB and crew and the others prior to them ever were... but NOT as good as Bill Bell..
IA, at the last of MAB's reign the soap was in a flounder, but at times all soaps have their moments, regrouping and starting new S/L's, MAB did have some good S/L's in her day, and we didn't have this mass exits of vets and recasts.
At some point JFP's & crew has to take their own responsibility, the regime of two years ago can't hardly be blamed for the complete unrecognizable mess it has become today
IMO. For the first six months even up to a year IMO, maybe, but at this point it's all on JFP, these recasts, and recent hiring are all under her,the snail's pace S/L's are all under her the S/L's in progress or lack there off are all the current regime's S/L's and writing, and the complete disregard she has shown for Y&R's history, IMO, it's like JFP and her crew never even watched Y&R before taking over. Many of the S/L's simply don't make sense with the history as it's been told even back to Bell Sr.'s day.
To what would make Y&R great again, IDK, one thing for me that could help is with a stoke of a pen they could write is so Sharon/Victor's marriage was never consummated. Yeah, I know they went upstairs, but thank the soap gods at least we never saw a sex scene, maybe have Sharon remember it when she is under hypnosis
(It's a soap, lol)