A critic’s review of the young and the restless: why, oh why?

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’ve sat back and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we bring you a hands-on review and a cheeky review of the week from Y&R.

The Young and the Restless: Critics’ Week in Review

Watching The Young and the Restless, I often find myself wondering what the point of such or the point of this particular point in the story, and I wonder if I am the only one in this case.

Let me give you an example. What is the interest of Chloe Mitchell Fisher (Elizabeth Henrickson)? The only thing I can figure out is that she’s the town’s anti-Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) screamer. Seriously, did she anything other than warning his female colleagues — Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) and Chelsea Lawson (Melissa Claire Egan) in particular — to avoid the man? Well yes; she tried to keep Chelsea on the straight and narrow. So apparently Chloe exists to defame Adam and keep her best friend.

And how wasted in Sharon Case? Remember when her Sharon Newman Rosales commandeered the limelight in stories ranging from “so great they’re great” to “so bad they’re good”?

Now the actress is lucky if she’s allowed to strut around the Crimson Lights set in inappropriate workplace attire and complain about the broken cappuccino machine; a REAL good week is spent when she sits at a table and pontificates over a problem one of her kids, one of her many exes, or maybe a brother-in-law is having.

Also, can someone explain to me why The Young and the Restless worked overtime to break up Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) and Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow)?

I would also question the very existence of Allie Nguyen (Kelsey Wang), but if having her on the canvas gives more screen time to Beth Maitland’s Traci Abbott, then I’m all for it. .

If only TPTB at Y&R saw fit to follow through on Traci’s threatening promise that she would one day have another great love.

Other Y&R Thoughts

*Life lessons courtesy of The Young and the Restless:

Nikki: Diane, you deceived narcissist, it’s not all about you my dear.

The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtime. For more on what’s happening in Genoa City, check out all the latest Y&R spoiler posts, and for an in-depth look at the show’s story, click here.

Garren Waldo

Garren Waldo is a contributing writer at Soap Hub. Based in Tennessee, this Southern Fried Spitfire, and authority on all things soapy, spends its time critiquing, recapping, and spoiling. He’s sure he’s got the next great American novel, a sensational play, and a standout series or two.

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