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.

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.

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.