Dear Young and the Restless Writers,
Perhaps you are not aware that although your target demographic is indeed the Suburban Housewife, we are in fact NOT idiots.
I will somewhat shamefully admit that I have been watching the Y & R, on and off, since my Momma stayed home with me!
After watching your show for more then 30 years I would equate the experience with that of driving past a car accident. I don’t want to look, but I can’t make myself turn away!
Now that I have established myself as an expert I have a few grievances I need to air with these so called new “writers” who have taken over:
-Mrs.C: Can she PLEASE be Mrs.C again already. Has she not been dead, missing and then fighting to regain her identity for long enough! Get on with it!!
-Cane: Seriously, a couple of months ago he wanted nothing to do with Cloe, now he is suddenly in love with this baby of hers, (not his..this kid is in no way his) and he is now fighting for sole custody of this poorly named Cordillia. Obviously this is very realistic. PULEASE!
-Lily: Don’t get me started on this spineless little creature. She is going to stand by and help Cane fight for a baby that is not his? Bwahhh. Ridiculous.
-Kevin: He’s having a mental breakdown..again. That’s creative.
-Victor: How many babies do these writers think 1 man can spawn?
-Sharon: How do the writers think it would be an inventive story line to have Sharon suddenly start to steal things and not remember it? Is this the sign of an impending nervous breakdown? This is a jumpy, strange and inconsistent story line. So much for the one character I actually didn’t mind watching.
-Neil: Wasn’t he the only man in the entire show who had kept it in his pants? Now he too is a cheating SOB.
I could go on and on, but I do believe you get the idea.
I know soaps are escapist TV. They are not meant to be reality based but please, could we get back to the days where there was a little bit of reality in it? Where one of the characters reminded you of your neighbour, and one of the bad guys was just a wee bit like your father in law! The Y&R has gone so far into left field there is no way a suburban housewife can relate. Boo to you. Go pick 6 people off the street and ask them what’s going on in the world. Find some new material, or those of us who have been watching for more then 30 years might just have to change the channel.