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A Critic’s Review Of The Young and the Restless: Injustice & Dream Scenario

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 august 7 – august 11, 2023, three images, audra, jack, and phyllis.Audra Charles, Jack Abbott, and Phyllis Summers.

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

And just like that, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) is given a slap on the wrist and sent on her merry way. And while the outcome left much to be desired and made a complete and utter mockery of the justice system, it at least provided a definite — and decidedly anti-climactic — end to an ill-conceived storyline that was obviously launched without a definitive conclusion in mind. And for that, I thank Josh Griffith.

Further Y&R Musings

* Here’s my dream scenario: Billy (Jason Thompson) is actually playing EVERYONE and he’s got his eye on the prize which is the sole CEOship of Jabot.

* So, as long as it behooves the Young and the Restless writers, Audra is a poised and calculating corporate shark, but when it doesn’t, she’s a sloppy fixer who overplays her hand? Pfft. And here’s me looking for consistency in character.

* This week Summer (Allison Lanier) and Daniel (Michael Graziadei) declared themselves through with their mother, and they swore they mean it this time…therefore I expect rapprochement by the end of next week.

* While I appreciated the rolling out of a brand-new set for the scenes set within the judge’s chamber, would it kill the designers to throw together a few interchangeable offices for all the employed folk? Sharon (Sharon Case), Adam (Mark Grossman), and Nick (Joshua Morrow) shouldn’t be discussing big business in a booth a Crimson Lights or at a table at Society. Likewise, Christine (Lauralee Bell) and Heather (Vail Bloom) shouldn’t have to discuss plea bargains at the GCAC.

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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