Three things madeThe Young and the Restless today must-see-tv:
1. Amelia Heinle making this face for almost an entire minute
I thought I had accidentally hit pause, but then I noticed that JT was moving in the background. I have no idea what sort of emotion it was supposed to convey, but it was pretty amazing.
2. Estimating the weight of Michelle Stafford's fake eyelashes
There was a point in the episode where I didn't know if she'd be able to remain upright!
3. This actually has nothing to do with today's show, and his role in the Chancellor story will, like the rest of the story, be the antithesis of must-see-tv (for realsies, is there anything on the planet duller than that repetitive story? It's three lines of dialogue that I don't care about over and over and over again), but Mr. Matthews (AKA William Russ, but I think I'll continue to refer to him as Mr. Matthews indefinitely) joining the cast as Tucker has led to me having Boy Meets World on the brain, and at the mall yesterday, I was convinced that I saw William Daniels. Needless to say, it was not him, but a kindly older man who didn't seem outwardly perturbed at the fact that I was staring at him and thinking "FEENY!"
The fact that an unintentionally funny facial expression, excessive cosmetics and my borderline psychosis when it comes to 90s sitcoms were the highlight of the show should tell you something. And that something is, "Oh my holy hell, everything about this show is dull".
I don't know how, but Y&R even managed to make a story about a crazy person bedding the ex-wife/love of life of his hated brother whose baby he stole and faked its death in order to replace the baby of his stepmother after he caused her to miscarry while gaslighting her boring!
When Adam was taunting Nick about his night with Sharon and Nick hauled off and punched him
all I could think to myself was, "I love Dannon's apple cinnamon fruit on the bottom yogurt". And I'm usually all over soapy fights! But it was just...eh.
The Sharon/Adam relationship creeps me out, hardcore, and the Sharon/Nick relationship has irked me for quite some time (I love how he promised to leave her alone if she'd see Adam for what Nick thinks he is. Way to treat her as a grown woman who can make her own decisions, Nick! I mean, of course, he is totally right about Adam and Sharon is an IDIOT who does need someone to make her decisions for her, but still), but I feel more bored than anything at how this story is playing out. Is it just me?
I did get a chuckle out of the most awkward mother/sonmoment of all time, though.
Sharon: Well, um, you know that Adam and I have been spending a lot of time together, right?
Noah: Yeah, sure. You're friends.
Sharon: Right, but now it's just-- it's become more than friends.
If I were Noah, I would have smothered myself with one of those hideous pillows rather than listen to my mother cheerfully talk about being more than friends with someone, let alone Adam.
Also in Genoa City:
- Blah blah Daniel, blah blah jail.
- The show is continuing to attempt to make Victoria interesting, this time by having her grand jury testimony about sexing up Deacon leaked to Billy and published in Restless Style. Their attempt has, thus far, failed.
- Greg Rikaart has a very tiny head
- Mac, The Superhero Surrogate. I just...I can't even. I hate this inexplicable, irrational hatred for Mac in this incarnation, and I hadn't disliked her before. I don't hate Clementine Ford exactly, but she's completely miscast and something about her version of the character makes me want to scream. I am so not looking forward to this story unfolding, because I don't want to be treated to details about every aspect of her pregnancy and Lily and Cane talking about her pregnancy and everyone talking about her being so awesome. I can't do it.
It's not that the show is bad (especially not in comparison to All My Children and General Hospital), but it is SO DULL RIGHT NOW. And it has no right to be! They have awesome characters, a stellar cast and great writers, so what the hell is going on?