This Show Is Only An Hour Long? Really?!
The most awesome thing to happen on The Young and the Restless in, like, months happened on Monday.
I know that this technically did not happen on Y&R at all and that Robin Scherbatsky Sr. was pretty much Victor Newman, except intentionally hilarious (and also Canadian), but I figured I'd throw the show a bone and pretend that they received some of How I Met Your Mother's awesomeness by osmosis.
Because if there was ever a show in need of something entertaining, it's Y&R. Please don't interpret that as me saying that the other soaps on the air are quality programs because...um, no, but at least they are filled with storylines so awful that you can't help but stare at your television transfixed. The Young and the Restless, on the other hand, doesn't even feature anything hideously bad. It is just spectacularly boring.
Take a look at the current storylines:
- Lily's online dating and finding "Sonny", who is really Billy. Yes, you read that right: Y&R has made Billy Miller boring to me. I know. I know! I didn't think it was possible either, but it is.
Kevin's money problems. If I am ever going to care about Kevin and Jana, both separately and as a couple, I am going to need one of them (at least) to go back to their scheming, homicidal ways.
Gloria and Michael and River's drama. My soft spot for Steven Keaton only goes so far and, unfortunately, does not extend to Gloria-related things.
Sharon, Nick and Phyllis. I seem to remember a time when their dynamic was entertaining, but that ship has sailed, people.
Neil, Karen and Tyra...existing.
Another endless storyline of someone wandering around another country looking for Victor because we haven't had one of those in, like, two whole months. And also, what the hell, Ashley? Who wanders around PARIS asking if people have seen someone?! I know that Victor's like a super famous mogul or whatever and that the mustache is recognizable, but STILL.
There is a glimmer of hope in the Kay/Marge story. It seems like it has the potential, at least, to be sort of worth watching, which places it eons ahead of the rest of the show. I am going to hold out hope that Jeanne Cooper will come through for me, as she has so many times before.