Tuesday, the cast and crew of “The Young & the Restless” gathered on the show’s soundstage to celebrate the show’s official fortieth anniversary with a television shaped cake, courtesy of the Food Network’s Duff, and an In & Out Burgers food truck.
This week’s episodes of “The Young & the Restless” were the first shows produced by Jill Farren Phelps and written by Josh Griffith. In just a few days, the duo has made some aggressive moves to change the floundering show.
The late, great soap writer Douglas Marland famously wrote that all story comes from backstory. Both “The Young & the Restless” and the awesome new “Dallas” are proving his adage right.
Reports of Robin Scorpio’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated You can’t keep a Scorpio down. The big soap plot news this week is that “General Hospital’s” Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) is alive and on the way to being well. The writers gave themselves an out with Robin’s body being burned beyond recognition. Monday’s episode ended with […]
[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/General-Hospital/97378/2208038101/Thu%2C-Mar-8%2C-2012/embed?skipTo=465 580 476] The Mannings Take Port Charles By Storm The “One Life to Live”/”General Hospital” mash up is, so far, proving to be a successful experiment. When Todd (Roger Howarth) and Blair (Kassie DePaiva) came face-to-face in the hospital hallway, I realized how much I had missed them. Their dialogue assured me that […]
Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All? Ah, soaps during the holidays. The warmth of the family celebrations. The beloved traditions, like watching the Hortons decorate the Christmas tree on “Days of Our Lives” and the holiday miracles that tend to pop up in numerous soap towns. This year, soaps are celebrating the holidays […]
Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am ‘The Young & The Restless‘ is turning into the daytime equivalent of the No Strings Attached section of Craigslist. People are having meaningless hook ups all over the place. It’s neither a criticism nor a compliment, just an observation. Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) has made it quite clear that her relationship […]
Nathan Fillion Comments on Joey Buchanan Recast Last week, ‘One Life To Live‘ put out a casting call for the role of Clint and Vicki’s youngest son, Joey Buchanan. Though the last person who played the role on a regular basis was Bruce Michael Hall —in an ill-conceived storyline that had Joey becoming a minister […]
So Much for the Brenda Bump Last week’s Nielsen ratings are in. After months of hype, and ABC giving up all of their Tuesday programming to a celebration of All Things Brenda, Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo’s return to ‘General Hospital‘ on August 11th had absolutely no impact on the show’s ratings. While Brenda’s first episodes have been underwhelming, […]
Please Let There Be An Awesome Pay-off To This Storyline Jeff Branson recently debuted as Detective Ronan Malloy on ‘The Young & The Restless.’ All we know so far is that he formerly worked for the Los Angeles Police Department, and seems to have some connection to the people who set up Chance (John Driscoll) […]