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    Friday, July 13 2012

    Tired antics. (
    Restless Rant for the week of July 9 – 13:

    Candi’s on holiday, so I elected to dish a little on what happened in Genoa City this past week. I confess have been enormously discontented with the writing for the past year and initially thought my rant would be too harsh but surprisingly, this week gave us some excitement, a bit of mystery and intrigue. While I don't have much to say, let's get right to it.

    I admit it. I love Sharon when she is at her lowest, screwing and pilfering. She’s just so much more fun. Still, it’s been more than a year since we were promised that we’d see a stronger Sharon. This isn’t a strong woman. It’s a woman on the edge who can’t handle issues that life has to offer. Was it Chelsea’s big sparkler that put her over the edge? The fact that Adam moved on so fast with a woman he has known such a short time? Bottom line, Sharon needs a friend. She needs Dru. Maybe Dr. Tim, too...

    The hit-and-run:
    Like Sharon, I love Phyllis when she’s nuts. Are you seeing a trend? Most fans are tickled pink at the prospect that Phyllis could get her arse thrown in jail. I don’t recall Christine being on the payroll as a federal agent – was that a rewrite to make things seem more dire for Phyllis? Either way, it worked. The evidence is piling up and honestly I see no way out for her. I can’t imagine how she must be feeling and I don’t see it likely that she’ll get off at this point. What do you think will happen once Nick finds out? Vote!

    I think it’s a bad move to have Michael as the DA. I realize the writers did this only to give this specific storyline more drama but after this is over, won’t he have to give half his cases to Heather anyway, considering the conflict of interest he has with half of Genoa City? He’s already been unethical!

    Billy and Victoria:
    For those of us too young to know what "Father Knows Best" is or who don't care enough to read up on it, Billy and Victoria's sofa is really just a really fugly sofa in a really fugly house. I know I’m likely not in the majority when I say I’d love to see them portrayed as more of a hip couple. They’re young and sexy so why are they being showcased as a 50 year old couple?

    Heartbreaking. (
    The Nekked Heiress:
    I'm glad Abby is back as our Naked Heiress. This show needs her zany brand of crazy and considering the writing for her became dull, she's about the only one keeping me awake right now. That being said, her actual stunts are getting a bit ridiculous and she’s getting too old for this type of mischief. Even Paris Hilton knew when the jig was up. I’d rather see her written with an edge but an age-appropriate edge!

    Poor Paul.
    The dude never catches a break. He never gets a relationship, never gets any nookie and now he killed his son. I'm heartbroken for him. Did he imagine the knife? I’m doubtful, especially after the rosary turning up at the church. "Missfits," one of’s posters asks, "Who would want to hurt Paul?" Perhaps the person is trying to hide something else. I don't know about you but to me, all signs point to Daisy.

    Is he desperate or just a cad?
    Patch oops... wrong show... Tucker doesn’t have much compunction about moving on from Ashley moments after signing divorce papers. I realize he and Genevieve had a past but really? It’s no surprise considering he hasn’t been the most loyal man in GC but I am still having trouble resigning myself to seeing these two together. Maybe it'll take time.

    Random Ponderings:

    I know it’s nuts but sometimes I miss Diane Jenkins and Patti.

    I mourn Chloe’s short hair and fashionable wardrobe.

    How come the hair and wardrobe team ignore Nina?

    Will Jack experience a predictable miracle at his wedding or will there even be a wedding?

    Can we break up Cane and Lily and give Cane more to do?

    I feel bad but I'd be lying if I said I cared about Chelsea, Anita, Harmony, Genevieve, Devon, Carmine and Neil. If I feel this way, others must. Do you? Share your own thoughts with me below.

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    Posted by girlpoetus at Friday, July 13 2012 12:54 PM

    Christine, you are hilarious! Thanks for posting your thoughts. It made me laugh. I like your format too. Ive been unhappy for more than a year now with the writing, but Im enjoying it a little more too. I like Cane and Lily together though. They just need more storylines.

    Posted by Chicky2 at Friday, July 13 2012 12:58 PM

    WOW, excellent rant. I so agree. Not only is Victoria's house ugly but what about that Ranch! These people are loaded to the gills and they can't afford a reno or decorator?
    chloe and Kevin are the boring one's. Iloved Kevin and Chloe when they were peeps. Now they are boring beyond.
    I think Patti is back, she loves that rosery but why would she want to take the knife and hurt Paul...or ya, she's nuts and doesn't even realize what she has done.
    if Patti has returned, so done with the repeated storylines over and over again.
    With all the evidence how are they ever going to get Phyllis out of this one. We all know she did it. What miracle will save her butt now? So over the overacting and screaming phyllis like everyone owes her something.
    Sharon stealing again, again, repeat! Something new would be good.
    I do disagree with you on one thing. I love Chelsea and Adam and I think they could have some fun and bring life to this town. I would love to see those two stay together and really rock that town!

    Posted by mollyandwally at Friday, July 13 2012 01:08 PM

    Every time I see the over-the-hill playboy womanizer (Tucker) they gave Katherine Chancellor as a last minute bio-son I have to scream out loud, "this is what you have replaced Y&R's legendary Katherine and Jill with"?

    Who wants to watch a male character go from one woman's bed to another with out out any feeling or romance? This character is disgusting, and too old for this type if behavior. I would understand a younger character sowing his wild oats. It would be learning experiencing. But a 61 year old getting too drunk to know what he's doing and floating from woman to woman is NOT attractive. Are we supposed to be swooning over this. Gross!

    And wasn't this senior citizen Don Juan throwing himself one pity party after another about missing so much of his son Devon's life? Why wasn't he with Devon and Anna at the music studio bonding? Neil the man who actually helped raise Devon was and raises a family was there. Where's that ladies man that has never raised a family and we're supposed to swooning over doing? Chatting it up with Sharon, or Harmony or Genevieve, the next woman he hopes to screw. PUKE!
    I sure wish we could have Jill back. She was interesting for almost 4 decades and she still is. I would like to see her find the love of her life on this show, could care less about this old fart romeo does.

    Posted by LauraStefan at Friday, July 13 2012 01:20 PM

    I don't think Tucker has moved on to Gen like what your saying,he's always had feelings for her and he's been helping her out. The Harmony thing was way out of line and that's another story. Gen and Tucker have a history but nothings happened between them that's been disrespectful to his relationship with Ashley. The writers are taking things slowly and have been giving us Gen/Tuckers history since November when they met up at his wedding to Ashley.By the by,Tucker wasn't made aware of the music session and Anna isn't his kid so he doesn't have to be in the studio with Harmo and Neil everytime Devons recording. Everyone calm down. Loving Tucker and Gen and hope the writers give them a well written story. I like Cane but he's not given much to do right now. I also love Gen and Cane and Gen and Jill. It's the writers fault not the actors,they're only playing what's written for them!

    Posted by Chrissi at Friday, July 13 2012 01:22 PM

    Aw thanks so much for the feedback and for reading. You're right girlpoetus. The actors are all fine in my list but the writing for them stinks!

    Haha Chicky - they could use an update there, too. I too loved Chloe and Kevin as friends. Now. They're dull. Omgosh I didn't even consider Patti being back! That makes more sense to me.

    Yeah I think Phyllis has to just own up to this one!

    I actually don't mind Chelsea and Adam. I just think that Sharon may have gone around the bend because he's marrying Chels so fast. But hey if you're happy, you're happy!

    Molly - too funny! He's sort of an old fashioned character to me, too. The whole show is like watching an old movie. I like old movies but not EVERY DAY!!!

    Posted by vicsze at Friday, July 13 2012 02:08 PM

    Ever since Cassie died & Nick left her for Phyllis, Sharon has been emotionally drowning. She had the "romance" with Adam, married to Jack, relationship with Victor, but none of these were right. There has only ever been one man for Sharon.... Nick. Until Sharon & Nick are reunited (for good) she will continue to be a mess.
    LOVING the whole Phyllis/Christine hit & run storyline. My only concern is that Phyllis & Victor always seem to get away with everything & my gut instinct tells me that Phyllis is going to get away with (attempted) murder.
    Poor Jack. He is going to have his heart broken yet again. Why Nikki would even consider going back to Victor is beyond me. Their great "love" & "bond" just seems like some sick & twisted toxic relationship to me. I wish that the writer's would let Jack be happy for once. Give him a love, a relationship that will last. Jack is such a sweetheart, he deserves some good to happen to him.
    Chelsea & Adam are so good together. Love them. Chelsea brings out the best in Adam & he with her. I so hope that Adam doesn't let Sharon ruin things between he & Chelsea.

    Posted by sjenn at Friday, July 13 2012 03:37 PM

    Christine, love your rant--hysterical! I agree with just about everything (especially the awful writing), except Sharon. She's turned into the town tramp and seems proud of it. I much prefer Chelsea & Adam together and hope Sharon doesn't ruin things for them. I'm a die hard Phick fan and hope Nick will stand by Phyllis for a change instead of running to Sharon. Phyllis now needs to own up to what she's done and pay the consequences and move on from this. As for a Nick & Sharon reunion, heavens No! When they're together all she does is cry and cheat and Nick scowls and cheats. They were good together as teens, but they have zero chemistry now. The entire Winters clan is boring. Cane has been boring since he met and married Lily. Don't want to split up their family, but maybe one of them could go on vacation and take Harmony, Devon, Genevieve, Carmine, Harmony, Sarge, Neil, and Anita with them. As for Jack, how many times is he going to play the fool? He knows Nikki doesn't love him, but maybe this is payback for all his womanizing over the years. We need more and better story lines.

    Posted by sjenn at Friday, July 13 2012 03:42 PM

    Oops almost forgot. I think Daisy or her twin brother stole the knife. Please don't let Patti escape again! Once again the writers have changed history--I don't recall Christine working for the feds all those years ago.

    Posted by yandrfan99 at Friday, July 13 2012 09:47 PM

    I really enjoyed your rant and I agree on some points. I feel bad for Paul too I wish they would give him a little happyness. I am enjoying Phylliss' down fall and hope to see Sharon get the help she needs. I love Cane an Lilly I don't want them to break up. Not suprised at all with Tucker the man is a womanizer period.

    Posted by apple1950 at Saturday, July 14 2012 02:54 AM

    Sharon supposedly has a brain tumor that explains her irratic behavior. Recycled storyline. Again. Jack is a fool. He may love Nikki but he loves having something of Victor's more. It is a game. Nikki uses one excuse after another to be around Victor. Hate the Abby storyline. Grow up Abby. Go to college little rich girl. Phyllis is a dangerous self absorbed person. She will turn on her family or friends in a second to protect herslef. She is a liar. Neil has become an unlikeable character. Gen's storyline along with the Adkins family history is unapplealing. Daisy would not have any reason to steal a knife. What would she know about it even if it laid beside Ricky's dead body. Neither would her crazy brother if he happened to belurking

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