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    Maria Arena Bell Exits Y&R, Jill Farren Phelps & Josh Griffith Return.

    Thursday, September 06 2012

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    Posted by goodday at Friday, July 27 2012 07:30 AM

    OH HAPPY DAY! 3 Cheers! HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY!!! It's Friday, payday, and MAB is no longer writing for my one & only soap.

    I hate to see anyone lose their job, & I'm sure she's very embarrassed, but on the other hand she has made a mess out of the Y&R. I'm sure she's wealthy & will be able to start a business of her own if she wants.

    I just hope the new head writers will be able to turn Y&R around before it's too late.

    Posted by GSongBird at Friday, July 27 2012 08:44 AM

    Yes, the storyline of Victor and Sharon did do the trick, I also did not like the storyline with Adam & Rafe because God made Adam & Eve and not Adam & Steve. plus this silliness with Gloria and Jeffery and Anita. That's the most horrible thing for me to watch.

    But on the Flip side, posters must realize that all of this is for entertainment and sometime people tends to get it twisted and become personally involved in the scenes. All of Y&R actors and actresses are outstanding in my book. People will start threads and get folks in such an upheaval and all of the writers are doing is making the show happen daily.

    These people have jobs and if we as posters get so involved in causing them to be replaced or to lose their jobs, that is just wrong.

    There are storylines that I don't care for either but I realize that this is just a TV program for entertaining not for you to try to live your life by.

    Phyllis & Lily are my girls and some of you like Sharon but at the end of the day they all go home or meet together and the show is over.

    So MAB, I hope that the things many poster have written don't stop you from continuing to write great stories..

    MOO (my opinion only)

    Happy Posting

    Posted by cybergidget at Friday, July 27 2012 09:57 AM

    It is always a blow to one's self esteem to be put out of a position you love. Perhaps you will be able to view this as a new avenue for you pursue. However, I will say that had you been listening to long viewers and their opinions about the the show and the story lines, you might have save yourself this pain.

    Posted by simscb at Friday, July 27 2012 11:26 AM

    Sorry, but I feel NO PITY for her. She brought this show with her "wonderful" writing down into the sewer. (nothing wonderful about her so-called writing.) She is NO WRITER.

    The destruction of Sharon was the lowest of the low. She turned Y&R into THE PHYLLIS SHOW. Story lines were left dangling with no denouement whatsoever. Dragging out Diane'e death took entirely too long. Every plot written with her at the helm made absolutely no sense. Firing and forcing actors to take a cut in pay was not realistic because more and more USELESS characters were written with RIDICULOUS story lines.

    Oh, PLEASE LET THE DOOR HIT HER IN HER REAR END.

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, SONY!

    Posted by tifa at Friday, July 27 2012 11:31 AM

    I didn't see the last part of that comment. Where everyone viewed her firing as a travesty, and there was a sea full of tears ALL FOR HER!

    People used to (and still do) get mad when I bashed Maria Bell!

    Now do you see the HUGE EGO this woman has? She feels sge did absolutely nothing wrong, that she was amazing at everything she did, and everyone loves her do much they all cried for her.

    Posted by youngandrestless at Friday, July 27 2012 03:13 PM

    I am not sad to see her go..been complaining a while now..I had hopes when she came being a Bell..but I soon found out she is not a writer...I am happy Josh is back..cause he added balance when he was here..not just the favorite few..and if she says they all cried for her..remember MAB they are actors and can cry as they will and they probably didnt want to hurt your feelings.

    Posted by vicsze at Friday, July 27 2012 10:50 PM

    I think that on the whole the story lines were good, except as a long term viewer I am getting pretty sick & tired of the whole Nikki & Victor break up & get back together again, Jack getting screwed over constantly both in love & business, Phyllis constantly getting away with murder, Victor reigning over GC like he's Don Corleone,The neccessity for all the character's to be in-bred, The SORAS of young cast members & let's not forget the total destruction of my beloved Sharon's character.
    Y&R has the best ratings of all the Soaps - by far, but they get shunned for Daytime Emmy nominations. I think that is one of the reasons for MAB's dismissal, as I am sure there are others.
    Maybe a fresh take is what the show needs, I guess that time will tell. I just hope that it doesn't lead to a "culling" of the cast. I think that there is a good mix in there at the moment.
    I hope that JFP reads all these comments & takes notes. These comments are "the voice of their viewers", we are the show's demographic.... so they better listen up.

    Posted by Leel at Sunday, July 29 2012 01:36 PM

    If MAB is a person who thinks everything she does is perfect she would have denied the show was going downhill under her expert writing pen. I've seen this where I work, management denies denies denies and sticks their heads in the sand not letting reality interfere with their illusion. Looks like SONY/CBS used some of her shock and awe on her!

    Posted by ShiningStar82 at Sunday, July 29 2012 07:20 PM

    Did anyone else get reminded of that saying "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt" while reading MAB's statement?

    I am just disgusted with this woman, she ruined so many characters with so much potential and likeability ( Sharon and Jana being the most prime examples) and wrote some of the dumbest storylines ( Victor/Sharon, Kevin and Chloe's website, the whole Crazy Daisy saga etc.) and made some absolutely HORRID pairings ( again Victor/Sharon, Kevin/Chloe, Ronan/Heather...) but she think her writing is responsible for the rating? WHAT A JOKE! Y&R was at Number 1 long before MAB came along. Has MAB maybe thought Sony and CBS started paying attention to the longtime fans utter disgust with how their fav characters were being written?

    Good Riddance to MAB and Good luck to the new headwriter, he has quite a mess to clean up.

    Posted by genuine at Thursday, August 02 2012 12:06 PM

    She made a big mess with all the characters. Victor and Sharon that is like sleeping with your father. That is her father-inlaw grandfather of her kids very sick even for soap world. Pix all the characters please. good luck to Maria and welcome new writters.Let's put Victor and Nikki together again.

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