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The 5 hottest women on Y & R Right Now (12/21/2010)

For some reason, BY FAR, my most viewed and popular post is the original 5 hottest women on Y & R right now, with a strong Eden Riegel fanbase fueling it.  So, in the interests of promotion, let’s do it again!  I have a change or two, plus the add of some honorable mentions.  In no particular order once again…

Laura Stone as Skye Lockhart

I did a separate ode to the lovely Ms. Stone, as she was a glaring omission from the first list.  I hope they keep her around, as she would make for amazing storylines.

Eden Riegel as Heather Stevens

The now-pregnant Ms. Riegel is a must on the list, as she keeps bringing the hits in.  She’s a beautiful girl, but she just hasn’t clicked in this role.

Elizabeth Hendrickson as Chloe Mitchell

I’m keeping my Chloe on here!  I need for them to get a good storyline for her, but I’m still loving her

Angell Conwell as Attorney Leslie Michaelson

Angell Conwell as Leslie Michaelson

A newcomer to Y & R, the lovely Ms. Conwell is making the most of limited screentime.  I hope they find a way to keep her on the show after the Adam mess is resolved.  I’m not feeling what they’re doing to her hair (pause), but she’s a beautiful woman.

Julia Pace Mitchell as Sofia Dupre

They’ve really dropped the ball on the Sofia Dupre character, going the predictable “chemistry between her and Neil” route (yeah, we saw this love triangle with Neil and Malcolm, both with Dru and with Alex Perez).  And why in God’s name they’re using her in gravy competitions is beyond me, but I still have love for the character, and the actress portraying her is extremely kind, accessible, and generous…she makes you root for her!

Honorable Mentions:

Tatiana Ali at Roxanne with no last name-I had a hard time taking her out of the top 5, but I don’t think she’s appeared since August.  Maybe she’s on a fishing trip or at a lodge meeting with Murphy.

Tracey Bregman  as Lauren Fenmore Baldwin-Didn’t want to give the impression that I had anything but love for the cougars and Tracey Bregman is a gorgeous woman!

Sharon Case as Sharon Collins Newman Abbott Newman-There’s a tendency to overlook Sharon because she’s been there so long and her character can be maddening, but when you just look at her, you think “Man, that’s an attractive woman”

Marcy Rylan as Abby Newman-She just got edged out of the top 5 for not standing by her rape victim boyfriend, but I still like Marcy Rylan a lot.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2010 in Gumbo

 

Nasty Nick goes into his ex-step-mother’s Naughty Jungle of Love (12/17/2010)

Somehow, we didn’t get to touch on it on the radio show, but one of the more, uh, interesting developments on Y & R last week was Nick boning his former mother in law, now played by Maura West.  Maura West reminds me of Rihanna physically, but if you know me, you know I’m not a big fan of Rihanna, not just because she’s cricket-faced, but she’s said some extremely dumb stuff in the wake of the Chris Brown assault.  But I digress.

So henceforth, Nicholas Newman shall be known as Nasty Nick, a homage to the character Nasty Nate from Half Baked.  To make it even nastier, it looks like they’re going to go with a father-son love triangle with Diane.  This just sounds like a set up for a bad porn.  Not that Y & R hasn’t treaded this path before with the Newmans (i.e. Victor kissing Sharon, Nikki and Victoria both going after Cole).

In other news from Friday, I got to see Skye’s legs!  We all know Adam’s going to get off, but we need to have some adversity for him to get through before he and Sharon can ride off into their dysfunctional sunset.  All I’m asking for is for the writers to just include one flashback scene that shows what happened to Richard Hightower, or I cannot buy into Adam’s redemption.

Not that I watch that kind of thing….

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

First episode of NTIWTKOT Radio is available for listening and download

The first episode of Not That I Watch That Kind of Thing radio is available for you to check out now.  Please let us know what you think.  It should be available as a podcast in the coming days.  Thanks for reading/listening.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ntiwtkot/2010/12/19/not-that-i-watch-that-kind-of-thing

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Y & R Presents: Smackdown! (12/10/10-12/11/10)

There’s something you don’t know about me, Joe Rogan. (c) Tyrone Biggums

I watch wrestling.  Not like I did in the 90s, mind you.  Back then, I couldn’t miss a show.  Now, if it’s on, I’ll watch it, but more than anything, it all just feels kind of been there, done that.  I mention this all because wrestling is often called soap operas for men.  (sidebar:  I think I’m going to have to do a post on wrestling and soaps similarities at some point)

I bring all this up because, funny enough, wrestling and The Young and The Restless coincided on Friday’s episode!  We had not one, not two, but three fights!  It was an entertaining episode that felt like a bit of a payoff on a show that has seemed to underwhelm on payoffs as of late.   Before I go into my thoughts on the fights, I must address two things: 

  • Jana…you’re an attractive girl, with a sexy British accent.  Move on….you’re stalkerish now and you’re making a deal with the psycho rapist who imprisoned you and actually caused you to lose Kevin in the first place by denying you medical attention for your anyuerism.  Just stop.
  • Mrs. Chancellor asking Sharon if she was stupid was MONEY! 

Now, onto the Royal Rumble:

  1. Daniel vs. Kevin in a First Blood Match: Former best friends collide as “Crazy” Kevin Fisher squares off with “The Italian Stallion” Daniel Romalotti. Daniel, already in an emotionally damaged place after the rejection by Abby, goes to GloWorm and gets into it with Kevin over his plan to adopt the product of Daniel’s rape by Daisy.  Heated words are exchanged, Kevin calls Daniel a dead-beat, and Daniel bloodies his nose with the one-hitter quitter for the win. Jeffrey’s reaction is priceless.
  2. “Smiling” Jack Abbott vs. Adam “The Weasel” Newman: In a classic case of two tweeners going at it, you really don’t know who to root for.  Jack’s playing the good guy, but in reality, he conspired with Adam on the diary and then sold him out.  That, my friends, is the true definition of snitching: entering into a criminal operation with someone, but then turning on them.  And Adam’s crimes have been well documented,  but since we know he didn’t actually kill Skye, he’s somewhat of a babyface as well.  Jabot wins it with a punch, which Adam took like a G. 
  3. And now for the main event….“Stupid” Sharon Collins Newman Abbott Newman vs. Phyllis “Big Red She-Devil” Summers Romalotti Abbott Newman in a chocolate cat fight: We’ve been waiting for this one for years, as Phyllis and Sharon never really had a definitive conflict in spite of all the heat between them.  The dialogue leading up to it and the actual fight will go down as an iconic scene in Y & R history because of the long build to this.  Compare it to the cake fight at Billy and Chloe’s wedding, which was the final installment (for now) of the Kay and Jill feud.  At one point, I was hoping that they would take a risk and have Phyllis and Sharon have an affair as they seemed to get closer when they were working together to exonerate Nick,and I think they really could still do that with Phyllis working with Adam and Sharon.  Regardless, I loved the fight and hope they do something with it.  At this point, Joey Styles (RIP the real ECW) would have been screaming “CAT FIGHT!”

5 more days until Not that I Watch That Kind of Thing Radio

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2010 in Episode Commentary

 

Big News!

To my dozens and dozens of readers…(who am I kidding…even that’s an exagerration)

This blog has been fun to do, in spite of sometimes feeling like I’m talking to myself only.  Well, I’m about to take talking to myself to a new level!

  1. The blog has a new dedicated e-mail address ntiwtkot@gmail.com
  2. We’ve had the Facebook page for a while, but in order to get a snazzy short address, I need 25 people to “like” the page…ask a friend, please!  Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Not-that-I-watch-that-kind-of-thing/126482750702982
  3. I’ve started a twitter page, though I admit, I hate twitter.  Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/ntiwtkot
  4. And for the biggest news of all….

Now I’ll be able to literally talk to myself.  I’ve started a new blog talkradio show.  For half an hour on Sunday evenings, you can listen to me blather about Y & R, music, etc.  You’ll be able to call in as well.   For more info on the radio show, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ntiwtkot/.  The first episode will be Sunday, December 19 from 3:30-4:00pm. 

Please tell a friend!

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Intriguing loose ends…

I saw on Restless Style Fan Edition on Facebook (good group…check it out!) that it was suggested that maybe Phyllis is really Sheila from the plastic surgery incident in 2007 and that’s why she wants Daisy to move in with her.  That would be mindblowing, and not entirely out of the realm of possibility.  Some other loose ends on Y & R, and how they could be used…

  • The “Death” of Dru: Obviously, they never found Dru’s body so they could have the possibility of bringing her back.  Given Victoria Rowell’s very visible crusade for equality on Y & R, I don’t see them bringing her back…and if they recast her, that could be a disaster
  • Phyllis running down Paul and murdering two other witnesses to her switching the paternity tests for Daniel: Every time I think that there’s no way to redeem Adam, I think about how Phyllis at one point tried to kill Paul and rendered his Mr. Happy impotent and how she murdered a doctor and a lab tech who could have given away Phyllis’ secrets regarding Daniel’s paternity away.  It’s rarely mentioned, and though she’s interacted with Paul numerous times, it’s never come out that it was her that did it.
  • Adam’s (“Vic” at the time) sojourn in Sri Lanka:  Granted, there’s not much they could do with this one, but few remember that about a year or less before Adam came back to Genoa City as the character we know, Victor went to Sri Lanka to try to find him.  The picture of someone hiking in Sri Lanka doesn’t really jive with the Adam character at all.
  • Adam’s blindness:  Just explain that his sight miraculously returned, but pretending that Adam is semi-blind, but can somehow go to unfamiliar places alone without nary a bump into a wall without an explanation is maddening.
  • Richard Hightower’s murder:  Going with the scenario from the lead paragraph, what if “Phyllis” was the one who killed Richard Hightower?  Or Daisy?  It seems that they’ve completely dropped that, but they need to have closure on the incident if they intend on keeping Adam on the show.
  • Summer’s Paternity:  They can always bring this back up way later, but Nick was the only one who saw Summer’s paternity test results…then he caught amnesia.  It’s completely possible that Summer is Jack’s daughter and Nick said it was his to stay with Phyllis, maybe intending to tell Jack later.  Once he had the plane crash and lost his memory of the preceding two years, he never regained his memories as much as he accepted his current reality as told to him.
  • Little Nate: If Y & R ever wanted to devote resources to developing it’s black characters, Nate could be a good place to start.  The only character in history to ever age naturally, Little Nate should be in his early 20s legitimately now and he’s in medical school.  Bring him back and make him a centerpiece of a new, stronger Winters clan. 
  • Brittany and her child: Brittany hasn’t been seen since Bobby Marsino died, but she could add an intriguing element to the Billy/Victoria romance

I know I couldn’t have named them all…what loose ends would you like to see Y & R bring back?  Not that I watch that kind of thing….

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2010 in Gumbo

 

Voices of Reason on Y & R

In the insanity that is Genoa City right now, I wanted to highlight three voices of reason right now on Y & R.

1.  Nick Newman-Nick’s character’s always at his worst with Sharon.  However, his contention that he needs to get custody of his kids is spot on.  Sharon is not stable and makes horrible decisions.  Left to her own devices, she would soon make Adam the stepfather of the baby he kidnapped.  To quote the great Aldo Raine, “Now that I can’t abide.”

2.  Daniel Romalotti-I hated Daniel when he was first SORASed.  He was portrayed as a scheming punk.  He’s grown much since then, and he seems to be the only one who (rightly!) thinks that it’s insane that he should have any responsibility for the child that was produced when Daisy raped him.  Daniel’s focus is where his mother’s focus should be, on his little sister.

3. Noah Newman-I liked Kevin Schmidt as Noah, so I wasn’t a fan of the recasting at first.  However, Luke Kleintank has done an admirable job and stands out as another voice of reason, just as Kevin Schmidt did.  The Noah character seems to always see things through the eyes of the viewer and asks the questions you would ask if you were in a scene.

4. Lauren Fenmore: I hesitated to add her to the list, because she vacillates between voice of reason and batshit crazy.   However, she’s dead on with being mad at Phyllis about the Daisy thing.  And you’d be crazy too if you’d been through all the crap that she has been…

Not that I watch that kind of thing….

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2010 in Gumbo

 
 
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