The Young and the Restless Weekly Blog!
Week of February 1 – 5:
The Young and the Restless has given us lots of drama the past week. Stories are building up to the breaking point and it’s delicious! The writers are still not giving me enough in the romance and comic relief departments – they seem to almost become preoccupied with the negative stuff sometimes, which I always mention because I do prefer writing with a good balance of elements. Yes, we’ve had the wedding planning going on, but I really don’t care enough about Dr. Emily Peterson to get my romance fix from her giddiness. Anyway, here’s what caught my attention this week:
Faux Fight: How great was that fight between Victor and Adam in the Club?! I was on the edge of my seat, and took great delight in the smaller nuances of the scene, such as Billy snapping pics with a big grin on his face, and Jack relishing every moment of Victor’s public display! Excellent scene!
See Nick Make a Plan: I’m still skeptical that Nick was able to come up with the ‘Tucker Takedown’ scheme all on his own, but apparently it is so. Unfortunately, hatching this impressive idea did nothing to enhance the character, who continued spending his time flip-flopping between Sharon and Phyllis, and following Victor around like a minion all week.
No More Secrets: Um, isn’t this what Nick and Phyllis promised each other after their last fight? The result has been him lying to her about Victor and Adam, and her lying to him about trying to get the goods on Adam! I’m definitely starting to think they get off on the breakup/makeup thing and subconsciously set themselves up for dissension and drama!
I Can See the Light: It’s going to be a slow process, folks, but a ray of light is starting to pierce through the fog in Sharon’s mind. Maybe it’s just me, but I figure if almost everyone in town warns me that my new husband is a consummate con-artist and insincere sociopath – maybe that’s because he is!! Now don’t get me wrong, Sharon is as sharp as they come sometimes, and this isn’t lack of intelligence, but instead it’s her stubbornness, along with her desire to not have everyone saying, “I told you so,” that is keeping her from seeing the truth too readily. Here’s hoping she gets on the Ashley Train before too long!
Nashley and Co: What a supportive little couple Neil and Ashley have turned out to be! I like them! And what could be more entertaining than having Phyllis ‘I Will Never Let It Go’ Newman on their team as they try to bring Adam down? I ask you?! Anyway, it was great fun seeing Ashley confronting everyone on earth this week – Victor, Adam, Tucker…who’s next?
Liven Up Lily: She has every right to be emotional given her circumstances, but the bottom line is that unless you’re a big Lily fan, the scenes this week just weren’t that interesting to watch. Change is needed!
Billy/Chloe Scenes: I like how they are throwing them together here and there. Their chemistry is electric – even if she’s teasing him about getting some ‘bootaaay’. You can tell by the way Chloe talks to Emily about Billy that he really is the love of her life, even though she’s currently committing herself to Chance.
Last Chance: It's a shame that such an appealing hunk of a guy is written as a total downer character. He doesn't have to be the life of the party - just having some 'life' to his personality at all would be great.
Team Jana: In conjunction with my membership on Team Eden, I am now registered with Team Jana in the ongoing fight to expose Crazy Daisy as soon as possible. Kudos to Noah for doing a bang-up job of developing appropriate suspicions and following through with the necessary snooping! Here's to getting on with this storyline before we're all loony and snapping at each other just like Lauren!
Kevin/Ryder: Thankfully Kevin decided to take pity on poor Ryder, before I had to head down to GC myself with a thermos of hot coffee and some rent money! I don’t know what exactly that poor guy has been through, but knowing he was forced to grow up with Daisy is enough in itself to generate huge gobs of sympathy from me!
The Wedding: Who else thinks Patty is scheming to put herself in the 'Happily Ever After House', while Emily languishes in the little white room?! How she will pull it off, I don't know, but having Jack see Emily in her wedding dress was one bad move - something is sure to go down! In related casting news, someone else Patty really dislikes is coming back to town. Check out Comings and Goings to see who it is!
Take a Jill Pill: This bickering between Jill and Katherine sometimes gets on my nerves. There is definitely something to love in having them at odds and wanting them to make up, but the arguments are sometimes so dumb, that it's irritating. When they are trading funny one-liners, that's a different story!
NuTucker: After some consideration, I have decided that whichever version of Tucker one likes comes down to just that - personal preference. Both actors are fabulous, no question. So, I guess what I don't like about NuTucker is the direction they have taken him in since the switch. The former Tucker had an underlying warmth that, although it didn't take away from his ruthlessness, contributed to his amazing chemistry with Jill, and made you yearn for him to reconcile with Katherine. Since Stephen Nichols jumped into the role, the character has quickly become cold and seemingly heartless. The pairing of Tucker and Jill, which I was totally enjoying, is history, that urge to see Tucker soften and reconcile with his mother is gone, and, really, I can't think who I even want to see him interact with, other than Victor. I do have trust that the writers know what they're doing, but for this week, I've felt disappointed with the change.
Y&R has been interesting, dramatic, and the acting, as always, has been top notch. Throw in a little more love, sex, and a few more laughs, and it would be even better! What are your thoughts on the show? Be sure to let Soaps.com know in the comment section! And don't forget to drop your vote into the Tucker poll below!