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    Friday, March 08 2013


    Yipe! (CBS)
    Restless Rant
    Week of March 4 – 8:


    "Y&R" has been solid as always; the acting, dialogue etc., but not exactly thrilling this week aside from Michael showing up at Lauren's suite. Thoughts:

    Crack another bottle of wine.
    The jealousy and arguing/making-up between Lily and Cane felt quite true-to-life this week, which helps the storyline feel more believable. This stuff really happens between couples, but trumped-up situations like Lily repeatedly getting stranded with Tyler had been making it a hard-sell up to now.

    Internship.
    Summer’s 'fantasy' about Kyle kissing her in the office was one of the most awkward scenes in recent memory. It did not work. The Kyle character is a perfect candidate for an outrageously sexy affair with an older woman, and Summer needs a younger 'starter romance' to gain experience first – bring back Jamie.

    Drink!
    Vikki and Billy nursing each other back to health was very cute and all, but it would be great to see each of them get a storyline they can really sink their teeth into - soon.

    Hello Beautiful.
    Once Lauren hit the sheets with Carmine, Fen and Michael resolved months of tension and complex father/son misunderstanding in a New York minute. I felt shortchanged – like it was all for the sole purpose of giving Lauren an excuse to cheat. Though the hot scenes between Lauren and Carmine were worth suspending disbelief, and the moment when Michael came banging on the suite door provided top-notch tension, it was tough to buy Lauren cheating in the first place – let alone sleeping with both men in one night. Don’t get me wrong, I love Michael and Lauren being on the front-burner, but if this ends up with Lauren knocked-up and not knowing who the father is it's going to feel a little cringe-y. Gah.


    Lip zipped. (CBS)
    Dealing with illness.
    Amy asked me this week if Katherine and Nikki had discussed their health issues with each other yet, and I told her they hadn’t. Struck me as pretty unrealistic given that they are besties! Both health issues are being depicted in moving and emotional ways – kudos for that – however, I’d like to see more of Jill and Murphy in Katherine’s orbit, and less of the newbie, Adriana. Katherine is too dear a character to have someone she barely knows helping her through something so serious. It’s upsetting to think that those who love her the most wouldn’t be noticing what’s happening.

    The way the world works.
    Mason seems like an ungrateful rat and I’m not sure why should we care what he thinks or does.

    SuperMac.
    Dylan is being depicted as one of those way-too-good-to-be-true characters, which makes him a great superhero type, but it's a bit of a letdown for viewers hoping he'd be a whole lot more complex and interesting. Also it was odd to have those in-depth scenes with Dylan and his father, who we don't even know - my attention was definitely drifting. Just saying...

    Someone’s following me.
    Well, Avery returned this week yammering away about having to free an innocent person from prison, and Leslie warned her if she unleashed this man on the world, it would be on her… Haven’t we been there, done this with Daisy? This case is intriguing, but they need to keep it moving - even crack it wide open soon.

    In two halves.
    I think Adam should just stick to work for now, since he’s getting nowhere fast with the women in his life. Sharon moves in, only to announce hours later that she should move back out and quit Newman. When Chelsea shows up, Sharon doesn't say a peep about moving on without Adam, just excuses herself and makes a point of saying she'll be back soon. Hmm. So Chelsea makes a third attempt at telling Adam she’s carrying his child and once again poops out. Honestly, this whole drama with Chelsea not knowing how Adam will react and blah, blah is beyond me. The whole point of the two of them was that they fell into a relationship because they were so much alike and understood each other. It was never a great passionate love – it was all about a certain comfort level with who they really were as people. Not to mention that Chelsea came into Billy and Victoria’s life like gangbusters and tougher than nails. So all this whining and doubt now is irritating and doesn’t fit. How do you feel about Chelsea continuing to keep the baby news to herself? Let Soaps.com know by voting in our Y&R Not Telling poll.

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    Posted by dafyduc at Friday, March 08 2013 10:51 AM

    I could really give a rats a$$ about chelsea and her drama. Just want her gone. She offends my screen

    Posted by bikette at Friday, March 08 2013 11:11 AM

    I like Chelsea, but am over this whinny version of her almost as much as this month long rerun of Nictor's 500th wedding do over.

    Posted by Williams Family at Friday, March 08 2013 12:20 PM

    Paul deserves more airtime. Please writers, write for him.

    Posted by gbpackers425 at Friday, March 08 2013 12:48 PM

    I disagree with you about Lauren...have we forgotten her past? She cheated on Scott with Brad...the puzzle pieces Sheila(back before Bradley Bell, Lynn Marie Latham turned her into a cartoon character) blackmailed her with. Lauren was a vixen and although she's mellowed out since she's been with Michael, it makes perfect and total sense. And I have a way to get Sharon back in the good graces with the Newmans and give Vikki and Billy a good storyline...someone paginng Tricia Dennison

    Posted by dramaqueen333 at Friday, March 08 2013 01:03 PM

    I like Chelsea and Adam, but her insecurity (and Sharon's always being "there") about telling him about the baby is ridiculous. He would be thrilled and ask her to move right back in, but the longer she waits, the more angry he will get when he finally does find out. And she will deserve his righteous anger because right now she has all the power and she is throwing it away. He will not believe the baby's daddy is some stud she had a one-nighter with.

    I agree about the Summer-Kyle story. Gives me the creeps. She has never shown any interest in her before and suddenly she wants him to "take her" on the credenza. Ugh. She was 10 a minute ago and now she's ready for a hot and heavy adult romance? No.

    Agree about Mason, too. Nasty. And the Leslie/Tyler thing is getting old quickly, too. They need to figure out that Wheeler really killed their mother and get on with their lives.

    I don't understand Lauren at all right now. She seems to be having some post-traumatic stress reaction. Not acting like herself, but acting like her OLD self. Hmmmmm......

    Agree totally about Adriana -- where is Murphy? And Esther? And Jill? And Victor? And even Chloe?

    Cane and Lily are getting on my nerves right now, they used to be one of my favourite couples.

    Posted by MsSuperSuds at Friday, March 08 2013 01:09 PM

    I dislike Lauren cheating b/c of a disagreement w/ Mikey over their son. That is an extremely weak excuse to have her cheat so quickly. I don't care what she has done in the past, seems like common sense & the need to work thru family problems w/ her hubby should have kicked in by now.

    Chelsea & her BFF are both useless wackadoos. I think Dylan will be written to suffer from PTSD as a result of his experiences from his service in the armed forces in Afghanistan. I do believe some results will appear on screen soon. The writing is so soft & that it is hard to determine any direction characters or stories for them will take.

    I dislike so much attention & screen time paid to newbies. They should be introduced & slowly interwoven w/ vets and core cast so that we get to know them. Right now I don't care about any of them.

    Posted by pepperboy at Friday, March 08 2013 01:23 PM

    I think Nick's visit had an impact on Sharon's decision ...Carmine has really fallen for the Lauren, Mikey got some serious competition ..

    Posted by Lolacat at Friday, March 08 2013 01:33 PM

    Sharon is the ever present interloper in any conversation between Adam and Chelsea. Chelsea finally gets her moment to tell Adam and he is cruel to her.
    Share is so back and forth that I think she needs to get her meds adjusted. She is crazy on a whole other level when it comes to Adam.

    Posted by AngieM_loveYR at Friday, March 08 2013 03:03 PM

    Can ChelC be any more annoying??? Please she acts like a nasty bit#h every time Adam has tried to talk to her since SHE ENDED THEIR MARRIAGE, yet when he returns the favour and acts cool to her, his being mean. ChelC, grow up and stop whining for goodness sakes. Where's the so called strong powerful independent woman? It 's a load of crap. The real reason she hasn't told Adam about the baby is she wants everything her way, control is the most important thing to her. She's learned she can't bully / force him to do what she wants. So she'll claim Adam is the devil himself to support her selfish decision to lie to him about his baby. My wish she dies during child birth and Sharon & Adam raise the baby together.

    Posted by Insomniac at Friday, March 08 2013 03:50 PM

    Good rant Candace. I think all the hoopla about "another" big wedding for Nicki & Victor is stupid. They're living together but now she is so anxious to "get married" when a short while ago she wanted to put it off. Doesn't make sense to me. The newbies haven't made a hit with me either. Katherine must be really confused to hire Adriana on the spot. Why aren't Jill, Esther and Phyliss getting more time?

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