I don't know if it's because I had a nice long weekend at the beach, or if it's because I found a bottle of Essie nail polish in Aperitif that I had hidden and completely forgotten about, or because I am on the kind of caffeine high that multiple Diet Cokes and iced vanilla lattes can bring, but I am in a totally good mood, which is practically unheard of for a Monday.
My mood is so good that I am even being optimistic about The Young and The Restless. Consider this:
- Sabrina FINALLY died, ending the longest vigil since...Autumn of 2007. And now we won't be subjected to more scenes of Victor and Sabrina talking in French about how awesome Victor is. And there's the distinct possibility that Victor's mourning period will as rushed as their initial courtship was, meaning that we'll stop hearing about Sabrina in, like, a week and a half.
[I could point out that this is opening up yet more opportunities for Victor to verbally abuse Nikki (like, I don't know, telling her she, the mother of two of his children, should be going to the morgue instead of Sabrina, for example), and Jack's decision to buy the crash scene photos will probably blow up in his face and make him the pariah of all soap pariahs, and it gave us the unbearably awful line "Sabrina was young and naive. He felt very protective of her, like he did with me so many years ago, and he was more than her husband. He was her guardian angel, and now she's dead", but I'm focusing on the positive, remember?]
- Michael Gross was cast as Michael's father. I have a long standing love of Family Ties (between Meredith Baxter's commitment to providing the world with quality Lifetime entertainment, Michael J. Fox's unending awesomeness and the fact that I was named after Mallory Keaton, how could I not?), so I am going to ignore the fact that this means that Gloria will almost certainly get excessive screen time and just say that I am excited about this piece of casting.
- Eva's complete lack of acting talent has made the scenes she shares with Neil awesomely bad, as opposed to plain old boring, which is good in a different kind of way. The sad kind.
Okay, so most of that is totally pessimistic. Looking on the bright side is way hard! But there is one piece of news that I seriously can't stop "Eeeeeee!!!"ing about: Billy Miller is joining The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott.
AMC viewers know that I completely loved him in his all too short stint as Richie Novak and I thought he was completely wonderful and charismatic and utterly talented. And now there will be another Abbott in Genoa City (!) and it's a character I have always loved (!!) and he'll be playing Jess Walton's son (!!!) and Peter Bergman's brother (!!!!!!!) and I literally squealed out loud from the excitement.