Y&R’s Very Full Friday

Thirty Pounds of Plot in a Ten Pound Bag Is it just me, or did Friday’s episode of “The Young & the Restless” have a week’s worth of story crammed into one episode? In the space of 37 minutes of actual content, Malcolm (Darius McCrary) and Sophia (Julia Pace Mitchell) found Cane’s (Daniel Goddard) long-hidden […]

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Genie Francis Debuts on ‘The Young & The Restless’

Genie Francis Is One of Many Awesome Aspects of Friday’s Y&R Friday, soap superstar Genie Francis debuted on “The Young & the Restless” as Australian mobster Colin’s (Daniel Goddard) seemingly evil ex-wife Genevieve. She predictably did not appear as more than a silhouette in a hat until the final thirty seconds of the episode, telling […]

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Deep Soap: A Tale Of Two Frustrating Females

Crash Into You I cannot think of a character I have less sympathy for right now than Abby (Marcy Rylan) on “The Young & the Restless.” First of all, she drove drunk and critically injured Tucker (Stephen Nichols). Unlike most soap sins, drunk driving is a real life problem. Unlike Luke (Tony Geary) on “General […]

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5 Reasons to Give Thanks for Daytime

2010 has not been a great year for daytime soap operas.  ‘As The World Turns’ was canceled.  Ratings are low.  Budgets have been slashed.  Viewers are demoralized.  It’s a continuation of the issues that have plagued daytime for years.  Yet there are still many reasons why I am thankful that I have spent hundreds of […]

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Deep Soap: Lauralee Bell Returns to ‘Y&R’

Welcome Back, Christine ‘Y&R’s Cricket Blair was my childhood nemesis.  The teen model was everything I was not: blonde, popular, constantly praised for her beauty and goodness.  Every single male in her age range was instantly smitten with her.  She was also beloved for being a huge prude and a teacher’s pet.  Based on my […]

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