The Young and the Ridiculous
Even though I know I am setting myself up for mocking and judgment here, I am going to admit to you that I watched a lot of Lifetime Movie Network's "Happily Never After" event last weekend, which I think we can all agree is the best and the worst name for a special movie event of all time. Since I am easily distracted, I like doing work with something in the background so brainless and fluffy that paying real attention is not required. Also...I have really questionable taste in entertainment.
At any rate, I sat through a lot of really terrible, implausible movies. Like, one with Tara Reid and Kip Pardue called Devil's Pond, where they were married and happy and then all of a sudden he turned psychotic and kept her on a chain. And another with Summer Glau (who...I don't even know why I know her! Her level of internet-fame is way bigger than it should be based on what I've seen of her talent, which is nothing, because in this movie she didn't even blink convincingly) as a newlywed whose husband went missing on their cruise ship, co-starring Chris Carmack and Erik Palladino, who must be like, "No, I was legitimate once. I was on ER!" And another with Ashley Jones of The Bold and the Beautiful where she was accused of having sex with a student which made me really sad, because of how seriously she was taking her role. I wanted to hug her!
The point of this confession slash digression is that I have watched a lot of implausible and terrible things this week, but none of them can even come close to the level of idiocy exhibited by The Young and the Restless right now. I know them's fighting words but seriously, Sex Lies and Obsession and Harry Hamlin's role as a sex addict may have made me seriously uncomfortable, as did its lingering closeups of Lisa Rinna's lips, but at least it didn't have TWO crazy people who BOTH had complete plastic surgery to look like someone else including their face, height AND voice, teaming up to kill people.
Sarah: Oh. Some women just don't care who they hurt. And men, they are morons, falling for that type, never realizing what evil bitches they really are.
Patty: No, you know what? When I left that house... Jack can never see her again, ever.
Sarah: Well, he won’t.
Patty: Nurse Sarah.You're really gonna kill Phyllis for me?
Sarah: As long as you kill Michael for me.
I keep complaining about this and rather than just doing the polite thing and ending this farce once and for all (even with something as lame as a scroll written in ComicSans saying "We decided to go in a different direction, so please forget everything you've seen for the last few months") , they remain firmly committed to being terrible. Even Peter Bergman commented on this ridiculosity of this story, although he was far more polite about it (dreamy AND diplomatic! Is there anything he can't do? Besides salvage this show, I mean, because try as he might...)
And while this is obviously the WORST of the stories going on right now, it's not like the rest of them are good. The fallout from Adam's "death"? Horrendous. Victoria and Billy? No. And if I hear Little D's name on more time, I might set fire to my eardrums.
No wonder Sean Young is making a guest appearance! This kind of lunacy seems like it's been cribbed directly from her dreams. I wouldn't be surprised to see her get a writing credit soon...