DC's 10 Worst Soap Couples of 2011
No. 7 Jack and Genevieve, The Young and the Restless
If there’s any character other than Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) whose credibility has been damaged more by the current regime at The Young and the Restless, it’s Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman). Okay, so Jess Walton (Jill) and Kristoff St. John (Neil) might beg to disagree, but we digress. Since Maria Arena Bell took control of Y&R’s writers’ room, the once crafty character of Ol’ Smilin’ Jack has morphed into Ol’ Stupid Fool, cluelessly falling for one deranged damsel after another.
In 2011, Jack added bat poop crazy Genevieve (played by a shockingly hammy Genie Francis) to his collection of oddball lady friends. We’re assuming Jack must not have paid up his subscription to Restless Style, which would explain how he didn’t read all about Genny’s recent history as an Aussie cow mobster’s wife, who conspired with her son for him to pretend to be her dead son, who was pretending to be the son his father thought was dead. Or, who knows, maybe it turns Jack on that his new constant lunch companion likes to bite off more lip than she can chew, before tossing people off parapets?