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A Critic’s Review Of The Young and the Restless: Business Roulette & A Shining Light

The author’s opinions on Y&R are his and his alone. They’re suitably scathing, fairly humorous, and normally bang on target.

the young and the restless critic's review for july 10 – july 14, 2023, three images lily, adam, and summer.Lily Winters, Adam Newman, and Summer Newman Abbott.

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: The Critic Offers HIS Take

Thank goodness for the arresting performance being wrung out by The Young and the Restless‘ top-tier talent [you know who I’m talking about, and you know who I’m not], because there’s not much sense to be seen.

Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Michael (Christian Le Blanc) choose Chancellor Park, a Genoa City staple with foot traffic galore, to meet and discuss her precarious situation. Tucker (Trevor St. John) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson) conclude that their endgame is dependent entirely on Phyllis making waves. Tucker manages to locate a person of interest who eluded an entire police force with the utmost ease. A supposedly reformed Diane (Susan Walters) suddenly gives us all reason to doubt her previous unquestionable sincerity.

[And don’t even get me started on a barely disguised Phyllis’s talk to herself at full blast in the aforementioned park and her eventual decision to drop any pretext of slinking around town incognito.]

And despite numerous cries from viewers [this critic in particular] who are suffering from business roulette fatigue, Josh Griffith, executive producer/head writer, bullishly continues on with tales like Sharon (Sharon Case) taking the reins of Kirsten Incorporated, her attempting to tempt Adam (Mark Grossman) into merging their companies, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) deciding to forgo an exciting career in videogame design to randomly jump back into wardrobe making, and the upcoming merry-go-round-style shenanigans at Newman Enterprises, Newman Media, and McCall Unlimited. Ugh.

Further Y&R Musings

* Kudos to Beth Maitland [Traci Abbott] for reminding us, in only a handful of scenes, why her continued presence on screen is paramount.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest Y&R spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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