When it comes to 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
What does The Young and the Restless have against good soapy drama? Are we getting a knock-out, drag-out custody battle between the Chancellors and Devon Hamilton (Bryton James)? Nope. We just get to watch Abby Carlton Newman Abbott Chancellor (Melissa Ordway) moon over the fact that Dominic will be spending one night a week with his biological father.
Are we in for some corporate wars, reminiscent of the good ole Jabot vs Newman Enterprises days? Of course not. Victoria Newman Locke (Ameila Heinle) asked her daddy really nicely for his company, and he sold it to her. End of story.
There’s not one interesting thing happening on my screen. Noah Newman (Rory Gibson) making pained expressions every time he sees Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) and Tessa Porter (Cait Fairbanks) snuggled up together isn’t a story The Young and the Restless.
Neither is Chelsea Lawson (Melissa Claire Egan) acting like a mean girl with a fatal attraction, or Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) and Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) getting their business on.
And are we really supposed to believe that Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford), Phyllis “I Commit Felonies For Kicks” Summers is entertaining a job offer that would see her be subordinate to her own daughter, and drag her away from the hotel she fought tooth and nail for?
I can all most see myself getting invested in whatever shenanigans Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi) is secretly embroiled in, but I know deep down that I’ll only be disappointed.
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.