The Young and the Gloria
The more interviews I read with Judith Chapman, the more I like her. She seems seriously funny, down to earth and normal. I would like to go out for drinks with her and hear zany stories about the wacky situations she finds herself in. That would be fun.
It almost makes me feel guilty for how much I hate the character of Gloria. Almost. And as a wise singer once said, almost doesn't count. I find her to be profoundly annoying, and there's something about the strident, never losing way that she's written that inspires Judith Chapman to bust out with every acting tic she has. I'm sure she's an interesting character to play, but it's like...use the bug eyes or use the shrieking, don't use the bug eyes AND the shrieking.
So it's not necessarily good for my blood pressure that Gloria has become the star of the show. If she's not on screen, she's being talked about endlessly. There is nobody that needs to be on screen as often as Gloria is. Not Peter Bergman, not Melody Thomas Scott, not even, like, Leonardo DiCaprio if he ever for some reason joined the cast of Y&R. Like, Hostess SnoBalls are the best thing to ever be invented and their delicious combination of cake, marshmallow, coconut and, let's face, lard, never fails to put a smile on my face. But does that mean I want to spend eight hours a day eating Hostess SnoBalls? No, it does not.
(And I know, I know, that when Jack and Nikki are in frontburner storylines, I never complain because I like them and I know that makes me a hypocrite, but...I'll let my hypocrite flag fly, okay?)
I did a little bit of research on this to make sure I'm not being a delusional hater:
On Monday March 31st, there were 31 scenes in the show total. In 16 of those scenes, Gloria was either on screen, or the topic of conversation. On Tuesday April 1st, there were 23 scenes total, and 14 of those were Gloria-centric. Wednesday the 2nd had 24 total scenes and 16 of them were about Gloria. Thursday the 3rd gave us 29 scenes, and 15 were about Gloria. Friday the 4th had 27 total scenes, and 10 of them were Gloria centered. Today paled in comparison, with only 5 Gloriaish scenes out of 26.
This comes out to 47.5% of the past week's worth of shows being about Gloria. In my hate addled mind, I assumed it would be a higher percentage, but that's still pretty obnoxious, no? Am I alone in my hate?