The Young and the Restless has some of daytime TV’s longest-running players, including Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Eric Braeden (Victor), Tracey Bregman (Lauren), and Peter Bergman (Jack).
Even their younger couples, like Sharon (Sharon Case) and Nick (Joshua Morrow), and Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and Billy (Jason Thompson) are vets. Heck, even Camryn Grimes (Mariah) started on the show when she was in elementary school – though there was a break — and a character change — during her teen years.
Vets are good. But the same people going through the same stories for multiple decades in a row can get stale. Does Genoa City need some fresh blood? What over 6,000 veteran viewers had to say:
There’s Still Life Left
No, 55% of the audience doesn’t even want you suggesting as much to The Powers That Be. Instead of bringing in characters nobody cares about, they prefer you play more of the vets you already have.
How about letting Michael (Christian J. LeBlanc) be more than just everybody’s favorite lawyer? How about bringing Jill (Jess Walton) back home, or reuniting Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil)?
Jack needs a real love interest, Devon (Bryton James) needs to stop sulking, and what’s up with Dina’s (Marla Adams) health? You would much rather watch Ashley return and make amends with her family than some nobody moving in.
How many times can the same people make up and break up, 45% of you are wondering. It’s stale, and there’s no drama in it. At least with newbies like Arturo (Jason Canela), Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) and Mia (Noemi Gonzalez), we don’t know exactly what happened in Florida and we haven’t watched them have the same conversation over and over again – yet.
Let’s also have more stories for the next generation, like Charlie (Noah Alexander Gerry) and Mattie (Lexie Stevenson) and Reed (Tristan Lake Leabu)!
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.