Oh, Young Love
I don't know what it says about The Young and the Restless these days that the young couples we are supposed to be rooting for are
...a girl who introduced a guy to the world of internet porn that, for whatever reason, he hadn't encountered prior to 2007 despite not being Amish, and he became so obsessed with the porn and the girl who introduced it to him that it wound up wrecking his marriage and also, when they were dating and he was away on tour with his rockstar father, she slept with an old fling of hers because she was insecure over the presence of groupies at a Danny Effing Romalotti tour and who are now sleeping with other people
...a guy and a girl who are currently star-crossed because both of them are dim enough to blindly assume that not being excluded in a paternity test is the same as being definitively named a baby's father.
I think it says something that includes the words "sad", "ridiculous" and "have these people ever watched a soap opera before", but I'm not sure...
Is it just me? It might be, because I haven't been legitimately swept up in a romance on this show in a long time, but usually there's something to at least make me say "Oh, that's cute!". Not so these days.
I've never gotten Amber and Daniel. I think they border on grody, something that I blame solely on Amber, who hasn't clicked at all in her years on this show (years! Remember when she came on the show and they claimed it would be for a few months?), except when she's with Katherine, but, then again, Katherine makes everything she interacts with tolerable. I don't buy them as best friends who fell in lust-slash-love and I certainly don't think they're soulmates just because the suddenly zen Jana says they are:
Jana: Oh, you just can't accept the truth, can you? Amber and Daniel are soul mates, and he's never going to forget her, all right?
I miss the goth, murderess Jana and not just because of her tendency to bludgeon annoying characters and try to set others ablaze.
And how terrible was Amber calling into Loveline (again) and recapping the entire sordid mess for the lucky audience members who have been able to forget or otherwise repress this story? Because hearing the litany of reasons why she and Daniel shouldn't be together reminded me that...um, they shouldn't be together, unless the moral of the story is that two people so wholly fucked up should date just to keep themselves from contaminating the rest of the dating pool.
Maybe that's why the writers have introduced Colleen into this story. Because if there's anything that is going to make the Amber/Daniel pairing palatable, it's the prospect of a Colleen/Daniel pairing.
How much of an asshole is Colleen, by the way? Sleeping with her best friend's ex-husband who betrayed her in a huge, public, humiliating fashion and then saying to said best friend
Colleen: I'm really seeing why you fell in love with him in the first place.
Lily: Like what?
Colleen: Well, his loyalty.
Double you tee eff, woman? I'm thinking the loyalty route isn't the best one to take with the guy's ex-wife.
The back and forth between Cane and Lily is so unbelievably dumb that any investment I had in the two of them (which I only had on account of them both being pretty) has pretty much gone out the window. I mean...HE DIDN'T NEED TO MARRY CHLOE. He is not conclusively the baby's father! Why couldn't he hold off on marrying Chloe until he knew for sure that he was the baby's father? I know the actual reason is that we need a storyline to watch, but what good is it if all you can do is marvel at a character's stupidity?