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    Friday, September 27 2013


    Feeling frustrated. (CBS)
    Restless Rant for the week of September 23 - 27:

    "Y&R" marches forward, still feeling somehow unlike itself as the new 'reality' in Genoa City continues to be established. Thoughts:

    Nikki's quest.
    The last motel room in Winnetka? With Nikki's money? Really? Anyway, Paul and Nikki are always good to watch together, regardless of the circumstances. As for Nikki's son, it's obvious that he'll turn out not to be dead - or what was the point after all? Any new guesses on who it will be? Drawing the comparison between what Nikki did and what happened to Victor is a nice complication.

    Tacky tackhouse behavior.
    I've been willing to go along with the 'Sharon off her meds' bit to an extent - mainly because Sharon Case is selling it so well - but had to draw the line this week with Sharon allowing Faith to speak so rudely to Avery. It's just so far from the mother/person we've known Sharon to be that, although not as huge as switching DNA results, it felt like the final straw. Things need to turn around for Sharon ASAP.

    Complicated confrontation.
    Many are sick of Summer dragging her bottom lip all over Genoa City, but Summer confronting Avery about leaving Nick at the altar made for some solid, realistic scenes in which we could feel for both characters.

    Dylan's downfall.
    The portrayal of Dylan's struggle has been very moving at times, and the buddy scenes with him and Stitch are very natural and even heartwarming, but for many there is still a feeling of detachment from these characters. Dylan and Avery are likely headed for a reconciliation down the line, which might make for an exciting moment or two, but it isn't bowling too many over with anticipation. There seems to be limited emotional investment.

    The great escape.
    This Carmine/Lauren/Michael storyline went so wrong that most are rolling their eyes at it now. It looks like things will come to a head at the Businesswoman Of The Year event at the Club. A nice bonus in this tale has been seeing more of Alex.


    Big news. (CBS)
    I smell a rat.
    In what universe would Brad Carlton/Ashley Abbott/Abby Carlton Newman live in a house that could become infested with rats? Such a bizarre choice for a plot gimmick. It was funny when Tyler started rubbing Traci's feet, but it seemed a lot to go through just to make the point that Abby has more serious feelings about Tyler than he does about her. On a positive note, it will be fun to have Traci and Abby in the Abbott house.

    Crimson Lights gang.
    This crowd still isn't a big hit. Courtney seems obsessed with Noah being a Newman - it's all the girl talks about, and Summer and Kyle have less chemistry than ever regardless of how hard they try to sell the longing and sexual tension. Meh.

    Penthouse under pressure.
    Chelsea's discovery of the blankie she gave away in Adam's cabinet will go a long way to diffusing some of the tension in the penthouse, one would think. It will be interesting to see if Chelsea will realize now what we've known all along - that there was no justification for her deception. Did Karma bite Adam? Sure. But Chelsea doing what she did made no sense, and so it made her completely unappealing. It's amazing that it seems we are supposed to root for them to reconcile. Blah.

    Sometimes talking helps.
    I was absolutely feeling Lily's frustration with Neil this week. Hilary's blogs could have ruined the personal and professional lives of his entire family and jeopardized the company he runs. The only reason it didn't is because the Winters seem to exist in a bubble where no one else appears to know or care about these blogs, with the possible exception of Abby. I get Neil wanting to tell Hilary he's sorry her mother died, but he should have taken a much harder line about everything else. After her latest move, maybe he will now.

    Victor's big news.
    Speaking of living in a bubble, why wasn't Cane privy to all of the immense changes Victor was making with contracts and suppliers at Chancellor Industries when he is the CEO! It will be interesting to see if Victor leaves him in charge as per Katherine's wishes. Also, how were all those suppliers and clients able to break their contracts with Newman instantaneously? Victor trashing Newman Enterprises and inheriting Chancellor Industries left Jack, Adam, and many viewers stunned. The explanations sounded fine and dandy, but many will never buy that Victor would ruin the company 'he built from the ground up' on purpose for any reason. Not to screw Adam, not on a gamble that he could get it back and rebuild it, and especially not because he was painted into a corner by Jack and Adam that he couldn't get out of any other way. Never. Almost as hard to believe is the idea that Katherine would have left him Chancellor in the first place. She often disagreed with his tactics in business and also would have had no way of knowing he was going to get into difficulties with Newman. Many viewers were hoping that Chancellor Industries might be the pot of gold at the end of Jill's rainbow as well. So, still waiting to see how this all plays out, but the week ended with a feeling of total disbelief about Victor's actions toward his own company. What did you think about Victor ruining Newman Enterprises? Vote:



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    Posted by LexerP at Friday, September 27 2013 11:08 AM

    The whole Camine/Lauren/Michael/Fen storyline is so horrible! Of course Lauren seems to always end up getting kidnapped and be the victim. I really wish they would move on. I can't be the only one sick of all this!

    On a side note, one of my biggest pet peeves with the Y&R is that when you see someone having coffee (being at the coffee house, their house, or the hospital) you will notice that there really is never anything in those cups!! If you are going to pretend your having coffee at least put something in the cups!! You can really tell by the way that they hold the togo cups. You can't hold them they way they do if there are hot liquids in them.

    Posted by vicsze at Friday, September 27 2013 12:54 PM

    I am so over TGVN. Victor & Jack's battles are beyond over done. Leave Jack out of it & let's see Victor & Adam battle it out (with Adam coming out on top). That's what I want to see.

    Posted by MsSuperSuds at Friday, September 27 2013 02:34 PM

    Enjoyed your rant this week. That Victor Newman would ruin his company just to get the best of Adam & Jack is just plain stupid. I wonder who dreamed up that stupidity??? Equally stupid is the idea that Kay Chancellor would leave Chancellor Industries to Victor Newman. The writers need to study their history more closely; b/c there is no way Kay would leave CI to Victor.

    for many there is still a feeling of detachment from these characters. . . . . There seems to be limited emotional investment.

    You hit the nail on the head when it comes to the other stories and just about all of the newbies. Can't get into them. They mean absolutely nothing to me. Love these statements when it comes to the new characters like Dylan, Stitch, Avery, Chelsea, Kyle, Courtney, etc. I just don't care.

    Neil frustrates me. And I am sick of Hilary having the upper hand. I really want a resolution to this chick. I guess to understand her actions, I need to get her story. And I am ready for Lily & Cane to press charges. So sad Mason got hung up on her & her schemes just b/c she is willing to appease him w/ a little sex. I hope he and Neil wake up ASAP.

    What happened to the continuation of Summer's paternity results? Sharon's therapy sessions, meds & cure? I guess all took a wrong turn and/or went off the rails just like Lauren & Michaels trials w/ Carmine.

    Posted by ShiningStar82 at Friday, September 27 2013 04:20 PM

    I can buy Victor destroying Newman in order to get back at Adam and Jack. He's always had a huge enough ego that I can buy him thinking "If I can't have it, then they can't either."

    Posted by distant drifter at Friday, September 27 2013 06:08 PM

    I was done for a awhile but decided to come back after seeing Paul and Nikki together again. I love, love, love these two. I am so done with the Summer/Nick/Jack paternity thing-a-mah-jig. End it already! I ff through the Michael/Lauren/Carmine crap. It is so beyond ridiculous. I feel like Dylan really did fall for Chelsea and is truly in love with her. I feel that there is a connection with these two. I am not feeling Avery and Dylan. The writers need to step up the storylines and give us something we can really relate to. Victor has finally managed to get on the last piece of nerve I had left. Give Jack and Victor something else to squabble about. They really should have let Summer be Jack's child. I truly feel like that is the way the story was intended to go. Somewhere in midstream they decided to change it. Sharon Case is an excellent actress and deserves a great storyline for a change. Not that she does not rock the hand she is dealt. I just want to see her happy once more. Enough with the crazy. She deserves better. The actress can handle anything. She gets more beautiful with age. She is a real class act. Bottom line, we, the viewers, want our show back and better than ever. I can't keep up with all of the madness that is going on. There is not enough believability. Please give us back our soap that we fell in love with from day one.

    Posted by loiuse at Friday, September 27 2013 06:55 PM

    Again people", Jack & Adam did this to themselves, Adam & Jack both back stab Victor in the back, Adam is still scheming against Victor, Ms.C. left the company to Victor, these two evil twins are in denial. still trying to take Victor out, yes Jack & Adam , Adam didn't want Victor in the company, that's why all the secret ph. calls, going behind Victor back under minding Victor, Jack & Adam deserves just what they got, & still Adam is thinking evil as usual, so don't blame Victor for none of this he gave up Newman since Adam was going to oust Victor out, now the tables have turned & I am so happy these two devil doers got what they ask for.& of course Kay left the company to Victor, the others were not an option, good for Kay left her company with the best, now watch & see if Adam & Jack keep going after Victor, so whose the snake now?

    Posted by Nutty Nancy at Friday, September 27 2013 07:16 PM

    >>On a side note, one of my biggest pet peeves with the Y&R is that when you see someone having coffee (being at the coffee house, their house, or the hospital) you will notice that there really is never anything in those cups!! If you are going to pretend your having coffee at least put something in the cups!! You can really tell by the way that they hold the togo cups. You can't hold them they way they do if there are hot liquids in them.

    Posted by luvtofly at Friday, September 27 2013 08:27 PM

    I hope this will be a wake up call for Victor and nothing goes as he plans it's time for Adam to get a break. I'm sure he's going to add Noah and Victoria to newman thinking Adam will just walk away. Please let him find out soon that Victoria was blackmailing Chelsa.
    When will we find out that Hilary is not Rose daughter just a scammer.

    Posted by Realitysaneness at Saturday, September 28 2013 03:23 PM

    Hello! Y&R is about the main characters, Victor, Nikki and Katherine! No way does Adam come out on top! Listen, it is Victor's company and these other squeezers are just constantly trying to take it from him to become him, no they don't get it, his kids lost it because of his love for them letting the turkeys in and they took the money and ran. No Adam does not get it and Jealous Jack has always wanted to be him and tried to scheme to take it from him, yues he will see it go down to get it back to his hands solely, you do what you gotta do! Adam deserves nothing! It was his mother that wanted him away from the riches so blame her not Victor and don't blame him because the other kids got to grow up with him, hey he tried to let the bum in but the evil wretch keeps scheming, he got what he has coming! Yes give Newman back to the man who made it what it was Victor, get a grip people, it belongs to him not the scheming Adam! Jack and Adam deserve what they got and more, why don't they run and develop their own company and stop scheming to get his, remember he fights back against them not to take what they don't have, give Victor the break and me too!

    This crap with Nikki's alleged son should die with the knowledge the kid died, it makes no sense and does not fit in with the soap or the story the way it has been for years. Now all of a sudden after all these years and not having a thought about it all of a sudden she is consumed with it, no way, writers try to develop an original thought and storyline ok, this one wreaks of garbage and the viewers are not stupid or brain dead, we are not falling for this crap, give us more credit than this, we deserve it!

    Neal's reaction to Hilary was the dumbest thing you have done yet. The drunk caused her own death, what anytime anyone leaves someone and they end up meeting the last of their time here on earth that person is to have some fault or guilt, how stupid can you get. Neal is supposed to be intelligent, business savvy, etc., not ignorant. This woman could have killed Cane or caused him serious harm with that drug and the crap she put out about Katherine turning over in her grave, no this is not solely affecting Neal, this is affecting the entire rest of the family of Katherine, her company, friends, etc., no it is not up to Neal to say no lets allow her to get away with it, and all she has done to the rest of them and the plans they had for Devon and his wealth, no way, this scheming piece of trash needs to go to jail and wait for her roommate Sharon to arrive and join her! Mason needs to not ony lose his job but go to jail and room with Carmine whose derriere needs to return to jail immediately. We ere finally done with his crap and over this storyline with Michael and Lauren and you have the audacity to resurrect this nut and keep this crappy storyline ongoing! You should be kicked out of the writers union and sent to some crappy alley somewhere which would be too good for you. Put Carmine back and out of the soap and let us not go thru another Lauren kidnapping, been there done that toooooo many times already!

    Put Dylan and Avery together already and back to wherever it is they came from. I cannot believe you passed up the opportunity for Avery to slap the bejesus out of Sharon hen they went at it, Avery deserved to have it and Sharon has truly earned it! I suppose that two step with Avery and Summer is going to allow one of them to go tell Phyllis the wedding didn't go and let that bring her out of it and tell on the scandalous Sharon and then Phyllis will leave and go to L.A. with Summer! As long as Sharon gets busted and that whining Summer stops dragging around like no one is affected but her I don't care, she is the worst actress ever and I am tired of this paternity thing and Jack deserves to find out he is crap still! Yeah right he was trying to help Adam get with his Dad Victor, give it a rest, if he says it again I will put a hole in my television! Dylan does not belong in the soap, it was all a hoax get lost already and there is no longer a place for Avery, let them leave together forever! Let Tracy go with them to help them out, her storyline is crap too, and whatever you are trying to do with her husband is weak!

    Where is Jill? What is Devon doing counting his billions ? You guys jus cannot keep up with all these extra people and we don't want to, do I need to name the lead people for you....Victor, Nikki, Jill, Victoria, Nick, Billy, Neal when he is sane and has realistic lines, Cane now and Lily, get rid of these others and have the kids stop by now and then, Noah, Lauren, Michael, Paul, I am glad Christine is out, she is no longer a main character and stinks when she is there, Sharon needs to go to jail, Faith needs a spanking and a talking too and a long time out! Abby needs a new actress with talent and Tyler needs to leave town with his sister, neither are main characters and they stink, they are just sidelines, not main characters, give us a break! And for goodness sake if Fen is going to come back for a minute, and only a minute, get the guy a good hairdresser and put them to work immediately!
    Adam and Chelsea need to get back together and top trying to make them the main story, they are not, it is Victor and Nikki, enough with them and this garbage. Give us a break!

    Victor is ruthless, king of Genoa City, accept that as fact and go from there will you! Or go make up a new soap with your crap that no one will watch but stop killing this one! Our faithful maid is also a main character, go back and watch the old shows and catch up on what you are supposed to be doing, notice all the awards it won for the way it was and how you are lousing that up! You have no imagination or real thought pattern and it is so obvious how that is ruining this great soap!

    Posted by Josette93 at Sunday, September 29 2013 09:47 AM

    Catherine GIVING Victor Chancelor is REDICULOUS. It should come out that she gave it to Jill. Cannot stand Victor or his arrogance. I'd like to see him totally penniless, begging for a job from Jack and Adam!!!! Catherine would never have given her company to Victor - such a stupid storyline, I can hardly stand to watch it.

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