Y&R Best and Worst of 2011
As the year almost comes to a close, I wanted to discuss my choice of Y&R's Best and Worst storylines of 2011. Please comment, DC posters, I enjoy reading your input.
Baby Lucy custody battle- Now this umberella story showcased what soap writers can do when they get their hands out of their asses. Billy wanted desperately to give Victoria a child and did so by buying a little baby girl from a black market baby broker, but this wasn't just any old baby smuggler--it was the niece of Rose Deville! Talk about mining history. Also, the angst between Billy and Victoria was so believable. All they wanted was the perfect family, which neither one of them have had as the spawn of Victor Newman and Jill Abbott. Adding Phyllis to the frey gave the storyline life, but also jeopardized her friendship with Lauren and Michael. Then the crazy redhead wench lured Daisy back to Genoa City. Can you say WTF?!? This girl raped your son, Phyllis....why invite her back into your life? Anyway, from Billy Miller, Michael Grazidei, Michelle Stafford, and even Amelia Heinle pulled off this emotional story with great success. Grade: A-
Who Killed Diane Jenkins?- Hate it if you will, but this murder mystery has been classic soap for me. Why does everyone hate it? Maura West got a fantastic exit and I couldn't be more thrilled with the twists and turns this storyline has taken since August. Diane relished hurting the Newmans and Abbotts before her corpse was discovered in the park, she was a great villian and antagonist. Watching her irritate Phyllis, Victor, Jack, Abby, Ashley, Tucker (who got his ass handed to him when Diane shut him down in the park!), Adam, Victoria, and Nikki. Even though we know Patti killed Ms. Jenkins, I love how she is making everyone squirm to cover up what may or may not have happened the night of the grisly crime. Also, Ronan as the investigating detective is awesome! Him interrogating Genoa City's rich and famous has provided some great scenes. Ashley breaking down while Abby was wearing a wire had me glued to screen....as well as other moments involving this story. I just feel bad for Kyle...poor kid. Grade: B+
Tucker McCall is my father-Okay, Katherine having another grandchild out of the blue is definitely far-fetched, but I was just thankful that it is Devon and not another newbie. Since the can of worms about Devon's biological father was opened in 09, I've been waiting for a resolution and I got it! Bryton has shown that he can be a viable leading man and deserves story not unlike Daniel, Kevin, Cane, Noah, Ronan, Chance, Ricky, etc. And he is a Chancellor! A grandchild to Katherine Chancellor...interesting. After all, beside Brock and Mackenzie, Mrs. C really doesn't have much biological kin. Also, Harmony entering the mix is certainly a delicious element. Bryton and Debbie Morgan knocked their scenes out of the park when her character arrived in October. Watching her integrated into the canvas will be a sight to see....