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October 04, 2008

Yeah, "Eden" Is Not the Word I Am Thinking Of

I was totally on this streak where I was completely optimistic about The Young and the Restless. I mean, between Billy Miller as Billy Abbott*, the genius decision to make Chloe Esther's daughter, Noah FINALLY being aged from the perpetually toddler brained live action Keane child that he was for so long and Melody Thomas Scott's firm commitment to make every scene she's in, even in the background, an Emmy reel scene, the show has a lot of bright spots. Things were good! I was even managing to be zen and ignore my seething hatred of all things Victor and focusing on the positives instead. I know! That's totally progress for me. I even wrote my next Soap Opera Digest column about the show's upswing.

And then...things...stopped being that way. This will teach me to commit positive feelings to paper! Never again!!!

I just...can't be zen, and I can't focus on the positive and I can't even pay attention to most of what is going on because all I can think about lately is Eden and how mind blowingly, epically terrible she is. Even when she's not onscreen, I keep thinking about her acting tics and her complete inability to convey basic human emotions.

It's bad enough that they brought on another family member for Michael, and it's lame that they decided to go in such an irritating, unlikeable direction with her, but HOLY HELL. I thought she might have won a contest, but the IMDB tells me that she was on Zoey 101, which isn't exactly a legitimate show, but that experience proves that she's spoken English on camera before, so I am not sure why "conversing" and "walking" and "modulating her voice" seem so foreign to her now. She is just awful.

Also, she's only seventeen, so I am completely going to hell for complaining about her. I am hell bound and not even in the fun way. That's just great. Thanks for nothing, Y&R.

*Can we just say awesome? Because he is. So, so awesome. I am not just saying that because I am a card-carrying member of the Billy Miller Fans/Borderline Stalkers Association; he's pretty great thus far. He's as charming as he was as Richie on All My Children but without the malice and borderline dementia that Richie had. And, truly, anything that brings more Abbotts to Genoa City is good with me. 

Comments

I don't watch Y&R much, I have school now, but I briefly saw Billy and some of Chloe's story and fell in love. Me thinks that Billy is Chloe's baby's father... which is like AMAZING for me b/c well... I love them, already.

Now I won't lie, I HAVE seen Zoey 101 and well... being the dork I am I liked it(not, 'this is the best show ever must watch it forever', but still) and while she is not the worst I've seen, she is still pretty bad.

I'm gonna go ahead and say I'm digging new Billy. I'm even digging new Billy more than I was when the guy played Richie.

I'm liking his swag. He's totally charming my pants off.

Y&R isn't usually one of my soaps but I sometimes catch it after DAYS on SoapNet. I happened to catch it last night and was witness to the "acting" of the Eden actress. I was impressed. I have seen plenty of bad soap acting in my day and she just may beat them all. I didn't think anyone could be worse than that girl on DAYS who played the pyromaniac prostitute that got knocked up by Shawn and then died...whatever her name was. The Eden actress just might have proved me wrong. Well done...or not.

Agree with you about Billy/Billy...love him.

Agree with you about Eden and then some. She is the absolute worst I've seen. I have to FF every scene with her in it so I don't assault my ears with her voice, but I can still see the facial contortions and they are so bad! I hope they get rid of her soon.

I've been waiting for an ode to Billy Miller as Billy Abbott! Brilliance doesn't even begin to cover it. He's making me love Y&R again!!...He is that good of an actor that I hated Richie on AMC with a passion.. and I didn't expect to love him as Billy but I do...for the past week he's been the sole reason I watch Y&R..which is kinda sad..lol.

As for Eden....she sucks. I keep thinking maybe it's not the actress' fault..maybe she's supposed to act as this kid that can only display one facial expression i.e a frown and only incite one emotion in the viewers i.e. annoyance. She is completely uneccessary and just....pointless and why does Michael and Lauren's storyline have to revolve around other people..when it's not her, it's River or Gloria? They seriously need to give them something to do that doesn't involve getting that little irritant to go to school or as a matter of fact, doesn't involve getting her to do anything other than leaving Genoa City for good.

I can deal with her facial expressions, but her voice makes me insane. I'm not sure why a young girl is doing Clint Eastwood/Jawn Black impressions, but I may need to start muting for my own sanity.

Billy Miller= the only reason I am currently watching Y&R. He's so perfect! Love him to pieces, he's the perfect addition to the canvas. He actually makes characters like Cane, Lily, and Amber borderline interesting! Eden's horrible... I have to fast-forward through all her scenes, which sucks cuz half of them are with Lauren whom I adore and who's never on. Grrr.

When she told Michael she was going back to the Ashram, I cheered. Then the idiot convinced her to stay. Sigh.

Eden is the last of Y&R errors in casting but not the only one!

Jeffrey overact, Collen doe snot, at all! Cane has two position: deer in the headlight and passing a gas. Tyra and Ana are nails scratching on a board and with no storyline worth that sound!

I'm sure Y&R will received the worst casting Award pretty soon.

But just to confuse us, they cast great talent like Billy and Chloe. I am discombobulated!

Eden is the last of Y&R errors in casting but not the only one!

Jeffrey overact, Collen does not, at all! Cane has two position: deer in the headlight and passing gas. Tyra and Ana are nails scratching on a blackboard and no storyline is worth that sound!

I'm sure Y&R will received the worst casting Award pretty soon.

But just to confuse us, they cast great talent like Billy and Chloe. I am discombobulated!

Eden is the last of Y&R errors in casting but not the only one!

Jeffrey overact, Collen does not, at all! Cane has two position: deer in the headlight and passing gas. Tyra and Ana are nails scratching on a blackboard and no storyline is worth that sound!

I'm sure Y&R will received the worst casting Award pretty soon.

But just to confuse us, they cast great talent like Billy and Chloe. I am discombobulated!

Eden is the last of Y&R errors in casting but not the only one!

Jeffrey overact, Collen does not, at all! Cane has two position: deer in the headlight and passing gas. Tyra and Ana are nails scratching on a blackboard and no storyline is worth that sound!

I'm sure Y&R will received the worst casting Award pretty soon.

But just to confuse us, they cast great talent like Billy and Chloe. I am discombobulated!

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