YR - The Phyllis Summers Newman Show
Ok before I begin this I want to make a disclaimer. I do not dislike Michelle Stafford. I don't know Michelle Stafford and this is all about the character of Phyllis Newman.
Now I've been watching Y&R for over twenty years. There have been many great characters throughout the 37 years that this show has been on air. Many have come and gone but I NEVER thought I would see the day that Y&R would become the Phyllis Summers Newman hour! I feel like everyday that I turn on the show it's Phyllis Newman running around scolding her son, Daniel, about his "love" life, Phyllis the P.I., or Phyllis the heroine who is fighting to save her man. Now when Phyllis was introduced on this show she was none of these things. She was a young obsessed fan of Danny Romalotti who was trying to steal him away from his wife, Christine. I loved to hate Phyllis then. It was like I couldn't wait to see what else she was going to do to try and keep Cricket away from Danny. Maybe on one occasion she made me feel sorry for her. I scheming Phyllis was a joy to watch. Then eventually she paid the ultimate price for her crimes by loosing custody of Daniel to Danny. We then saw Phyllis eventually leave the Y&R canvas briefly and she returned a mature woman. No longer was she the obsessed fan of Danny. She was a tech savvy diva now. She had a career and we watched her have a very nice relationship with Jack. She fought hard with Diane to keep her from stealing Jack away, but Phyllis was given a job and she was now mixing it up in the boardroom drama as well. Well then eventually Phyllis ends up in a scandalous affair with the married Nick Newman. I was never really a Phick fan but they were very popular. We saw Phyllis eventually win her man and marry Nick. This is when they began writing Phyllis as a Susie Homemaker. Nothing against housewives or Susie but Phyllis became unrecognizable. She lost her spunk. Now they have her as the one solving every mystery on the canvas, fighting to keep Sharon from stealing her husband away from her, and chasing after her son! Enough with it already. The character of Phyllis isn't one of my favorites but she seems to be involved in everything. I'm sorry and many will disagree with me but I don't watch Y&R for Phyllis Summers Romalotti Abbott Newman. Never have and probably never will. It makes no sense that her character is now involved in everything. She's the female Victor Newman without the growl and mustache. I like my Y&R with a less Phyllis and more Nikki Newman!
I was talking to my grandma, a CBS soap viewer, last Saturday evening when she was over my mom's for dinner and we were discussing our "stories" and she said it best. "I am so sick of Phyllis. I hope Sharon takes Nick back from her! She is just so trashy and I am so sick of her!" and I quote my grandma. I busted out laughing because I felt the same way. Why has Y&R become the Phyllis Newman Show? Why is she involved in everything and solving every mystery? Come on now..enough!
With all the negative I have to say some something positive about Phyllis to avoid Michelle Stafford spitting on me at the Emmy's *side eye* LOL...I'm kidding. I would like to see Phyllis return more to her roots. I like Phyllis best when she's scheming. She needs to be moved out of the Sharon/Nick orbit. I think I speak for most viewers when i say I'm tired of it. End this triangle already. I would love to see her move back in with Jack and rekindle a relationship with him. I think Phyllis' best relationship was with Jack. It would be nice to see those two back together. They have amazing chemistry.
What are your thoughts on Y&R aka the Phyllis Newman Show?