Ashley has been a sniveling, whiny, disempowered VICTIM, a shell of her former self since Adam terrorized her---I have disliked her ever since. I think Y&R hates women just as much as GH does---they are all so damn pathetic! Y&R doesn't have ONE strong female character unless you count the vile Katherine Chancellor (who was so much better even just 3 short years ago).
I couldn't agree more. It makes me miss my Drucilla even more. But I don't even think I'd WANT Drucilla back right now with Y&R's inability to write decent or balanced stories. It would be a TOTAL waste of VR's enormous talents. They'd probably just have her rotating places with Neil and Falcolm rubbing her POINTLESS daughter's shoulders.
Have you noticed that recurring women like Nina, Olivia and Traci seem to be immune to character assassination, whereas contract women like Ashley, Jill, Sharon, Phyllis, and Diane are constantly gutted? (Lauren is an anomaly because she's recurring but written like a contract player and therefore out of character [Lauren was never as frightened of Sheila as she is of the insipid Daisy!]) The more they have to write for women, the worse the writing is for those women.
Wringing her hands "oh my baby lost her no good identity theft baby's daddy!"
I wish I had gotten to see Drucilla return to cuss Cane'sCaleb's/Ethan's/whoever the hell cares he is' fraud behind out a few times, slap Chloe's asymmetrical bob straight for messing with her baby and snatch Colin's balls off for trying to steal her grandbabies. But tragically, I will never more than likely never get those scenes.
Victoria is too good for Maria's bullshit writing. She should write and produce her own show(s!). She could probably write a better soap opera with ONE HAND TIED BEHIND HER BACk than Hackarena Bell has managed to do. This heifer has had EVERY advantage: great actors (for the most part!) and a show that was ALREADY #1 in the ratings, so she really hasn't HAD to do anything. If Maria had been writing a show like AMC or OLTL that was already struggling in the ratings, I wonder what affect her crappy writing would haVe TRULY had. She inherited a show that was already on top. Not to mention the fact that the Nielsens are crap and need to be eliminated. She's living off of someone else's hard work and the groundwork that Bill Bell Sr. laid for 32 years.
And she keeps making things worse by keeping PISS POOR actors/caricatures (like Daniel Goddard, Christel Khalil and Yvonne Zima!) on the frontburner.
To quote Drucilla, her work is "shoddy, baby........at best"
With Will coming out, I think there is a strong chance Lucas will be one of the returns. Jennifer needs her brother!