The Young And The Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of August 16 – 20:
There was definitely some entertaining material this week on The Young and the Restless, however I’m feeling fatigued with other storylines. Here are my rants and raves:
As I touched on last week, I’m disappointed that they brought Hope back and revealed absolutely nothing new about Adam’s past that helps to explain how twisted he’s become. There has to be more to the story than Adam not having his bio dad in the picture and being shunned by his step-siblings. Maybe Hope will return again. As for the lawsuit brought by Adam, it basically made me feel tired of his crap – not overly entertaining. That said, I hope the lawsuit drags on forever so Vance Abrams never leaves.
Nick At Night.
Nick sharing a make-out session with Christine was too funny – talk about out of the blue! I’m not sure how Phyllis could have mistaken her for Sharon, but that’s neither here nor there. As for him playing happy families with Sharon again, I’m confused – didn’t he say he was washing his hands of both her and Phyllis? Didn’t Sharon assert her independence numerous times in the past several weeks? Just asking.
Fenmore vs Fenmore.
This storyline needs something more than bickering to dial it up from good to great. Having Joanna Manning show up and be a big ol’ witch on wheels was sweet television viewing though! Amazing how I could feel so bad for Lauren, while at the same time thinking that Joanna might have a point about Lauren being spoiled. As for Jill, well, she’s obviously set to learn another life lesson out of this…blah.
I have far more invested in seeing Paul reveal the truth about Ronan to Nina, than in seeing whether he winds up with her or Christine. I also happen to take issue with him running around kissing someone other than the person he’s dating – because it’s so not the Paul we know. As for Chance and Heather, I still don’t care one iota what they do. Best part of this storyline this week – Chloe figuring out Ronan’s true identity – delish!
I'm impressed with how realistic Mac's storyline continues to be - not super exciting - but there's something there to appreciate. I love that Lily ended up asking Traci to be the godmother after Mac declined. The ensuing scenes that came out of that decision were really enjoyable. In other Cane/Lily commentary, I enjoyed the scene with Cane talking to the twins in the nursery, and I'm wondering when Lily's real hair will be back - the wonky wig is on my last nerve.
Resigned to Being With Billy!
Wow, so Victor sends Victoria to Japan with instructions to give the antique gun to the Japanese official and then blames her because Billy followed her and figured it out. Methinks Victor got what he deserved with Victoria's resignation! Of course, their tiff won't last; Victoria's ties to her daddy are stronger than to any mere mortal man, but in the meantime there will be plenty happening what with Victor digging up dirt on Billy. That said, I find it ridiculous that they spend so much time on how Abbotts and Newmans shouldn't be together, when Victor himself has married Ashley more than once - give it a rest! For all of you who love to hate, or simply just hate, Victor Newman you won't want to miss Rolla's take on why some think that way! Check out the Top 10 Reasons We Love To Hate/Hate To Love Victor Newman!
Would You Like Another One Of Those?
Gulp, um...yes, please! Jeeps! Could the chemistry between Phyllis and Deacon be any more combustible? The fact that this is a totally forbidden hook-up notwithstanding, I stopped everything else I was doing to watch their scenes together - off the charts intensity! Soaps.com wants to know what you think of all the recent stolen, passionate kisses on Y&R. Let us know your thoughts by casting a vote in Soaps.com's Stolen Kisses Snap Poll!
Suddenly Jana can feel jealousy! There has been no adequate explanation given for Jana's ever-changing condition and it bugs me. Anyway, I hope the sex with Ryder was top-notch because she's paying for it in spades now!
What was truly a boring week at times was saved by the antics at Gloworm. From Jeffrey and Gloria's bartender-related sparring, to Chloe's photo shoot with Kevin (loved it!), to Phyllis slapping Deacon, there is never a dull moment in this establishment!
- Candace Young