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A Critic’s Review of Young and the Restless: Audacity And More Disrespect

Critic’s Review of Young and the Restless for April 18 – April 22, 2022Critic’s Review of Young and the Restless for April 18 – April 22, 2022

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

The audacity of this show is staggering. First, The Young and the Restless has the audacity to suggest that we’ll finally be free of this obviously never fully plotted, ever-changing Ashland Locke (Robert Newman) storyline only to turn right around and add yet another displeasing element to it.

Then there’s the audacity to give exiting actor Jordi Vilasuso such a mediocre finale. He’s not even the star of this plot. It’s all about Victoria Newman Locke (Amelia Heinle) and Ashland and, to a much lesser extent Sharon Rosales (Sharon Case).

That pointed out, I still half expect The Young and the Restless headwriter Josh Griffith to evoke memories of Mal Young by claiming that this is the soap’s “gift” to Jordi much like the “gift” Mishael Morgan was given when she was so unceremoniously kicked to the curb and Hilary was likewise dispatched. Talk about audacity.

And did Y&R actually try to make it a mystery as to who was driving the third car with all that, Where’s Sally Spectra? Why isn’t she at the hotel where she’s supposed to be, nonsense? That in and of itself was insulting.

Also, why make Ashland so stupid as to not try to leave his car via the passenger side door?

Now, with my written tantrum behind me, I will admit to being ever so slightly curious to see whether The Young and the Restless will take their time recoupling Sharon Rosales (Sharon Case) and Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) who, let’s face it, have always been endgame, or if they’ll have the audacity to act as though ‘Shay’ was never a thing and throw the former marrieds back together again with a quickness.

Given everything that’s transpired thus far, I’m going to say that Shick will be walking down the aisle by this time next month, or the next at the most.

Further Y&R Musings

* Can we please just go ahead and give Sharon Case the Daytime Emmy for Best Actress now, please and thank you.

* Did Chance Chancellor (Conner Floyd) really need to stay put at the crime scene? A real self-respecting officer of the law would have taken it upon themselves to inform their partner’s spouse/significant other of their passing.

* Exchange of the Week:

Adam: Are you trying to cheer me up by pointing out that my father is ruder to you than he is to me?
Sally: Is it working?

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.

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