The Young and the Restless

A Critic’s Review of The Young and the Restless: When In Doubt, Blame The Parents

The Young and the Restless A Critic's Review

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 YR’s week that was.

The Young and the Restless: A Critic’s Week In Review

There’s an old warning about the sins of the parents being visited upon their children, and boy is the younger generation on Y&R reaping what their elder’s sowed.

Once upon a time, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) was the Tara-esque spoiler in Danny (Michael Damian) and Christine’s (Lauralee Bell) love affair; and in his younger days, Jack (Peter Bergman) could have given Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi) a real run for his money. In fact, Jack was so despicable, that, when given the opportunity, his wife Patty Williams, shot him not once, not twice, but thrice!

Phyllis and Jack seemed to get their comeuppance courtesy of Diane Jenkins, the woman who bore Jack’s child without his knowledge – or even hers if we’re splitting hairs – and then fought with him over a custody arrangement.

Here’s hoping that the roundabout for little Harrison doesn’t result in either Summer (Hunter King) or Kyle (Michael Mealor) fighting for their lives after a building they are inside is set alight. If history does indeed repeat, that’s a serious possibility,

Further YR Musings

* In a perfect example of a counterpoint storyline, while Adam (Mark Grossman) and Nicholas (Joshua Morrow) are slowly inching their way towards an honest to goodness brotherly relationship, the sibling bond between Devon (Bryton James) and Lily (Christel Khalil) may very well be eroding.

Sure, Devon’s making an effort to accept her and Billy’s (Jason Thompson) coupledom, but now that he’s partnering with the competition – Newman Media – how long before Devon is forced to choose between what’s best for his company, and what’s best for his sister?

* We get that Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) loves her some music, but would she really be thrilled to attend a concert being performed by a Brooks sister? It’s not like Nikki has fond memories of any of them – especially Lori.

* It took him a little bit longer than it did Rey (Jordi Vilasuso), but Michael (Christian LeBlanc) is finally cottoning on to the fact that Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Victor (Eric Braden) were in cahoots and set up her whole insanity defense. Go, Mikey!

* The potential Nate (Sean Dominic)/Elena (Brytni Sarpy)/Imani (Leigh-Ann Rose) triangle is juicy to be sure, but would that storyline play out mostly off-screen like the investigation into Richard’s death? If so, why bother?

Also, we’re calling it now. Naya (Ptosha Storey) is guilty as sin. Sutton (Jack Landron)? Total red herring. The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.

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