When it comes to The Young and the Restless, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days, we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of Y&R’s week that was.
The Young and the Restless: A Critic’s Week In Review
If there’s one thing that The Young and the Restless has taught us of late, it’s to keep your expectations low where actual drama is concerned. Though it appears that the soap is gearing up for a gut-wrenching custody battle with baby blanket *ahem* baby Dominic at the center, if a week’s time, Chance Chancellor will be home, Devon Hamilton (Bryton James) will have handed him his son, and Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) – quite possibly The Young and the Restless’ second most ruined character – will have finally gotten over her obsession with the babe.
And though it appears that they’re gearing up for a big corporate battle between ChancComm and Newman Media, that too will soon come to an appropriately disappointing conclusion.
Also, how exactly do Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) and Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) plan to get away with their little scheme? Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow), Phyllis Newman (Michelle Stafford), Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) all know that everything published in that article is the God’s honest truth…one of them, possibly many of them, will eventually come to Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) and Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) defense.
And now that we’ve derided The Young and the Restless for the myriad of mistakes that it has made, let us offer some sincere praise. Nikki finally hit the nail on the head where Victor and Billy’s contentious relationship is concerned…they are far more alike than either one is willing to admit. In fact, Billy acts more like a spawn of The Great Victor Newman than Nick ever has and ever will.
Further Y&R Musing
* For everyone curious as to who is The Young and the Restless’ most ruined character…it’s Sharon Rosales (Sharon Chase).
* If there were ever a cowardly character, it would be Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman). The dude finally has a chance at what he’s (supposedly) always desired – a fifteenth chance with Phyllis – and what does he do? Hop on a plane with his sister.
* Please give Amanda Sinclair (Mishael Morgan) an actual storyline that isn’t a) told entirely through dialogue and/or flashback and b) her standing around mooning over how fabulous Devon is.
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.