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- October 2, 2010
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- The Young and the Restless
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Knots Landing
- Dec 8 2009, 07:55 PM
MOST REALISTIC FAMILY
NICK, SHARON, CASSIE AND NOAH, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Nick and Sharon are one of the only young, married couples on daytime who face their obstacles together. Married since
1997 1996, they've endured infidelity (his, with Grace), family in-fighting (Victor tossed Nick out on his wallet when he learned his son had defied him and bought Crimson Lights) and health scares (Noah, Sharon and just recently, Cassie). But when the chips are down, count on Nick and Sharon to pull together, not apart.
What makes this marriage work? For one thing, they respect one another. Unlike his dad, Nick involves Sharon in his work. If he's jazzed or depressed, he actually tells her. This year, they expanded their coffeehouse business, adding two more locations. We watched as they crunched numbers, put in extra time at Crimson Lights and developed fresh ideas to lure new customers. Often, Cassie could be found at a nearby table doing her homework, with Noah by her side. Cassie's TB scare showed Nick and Sharon at their best, taking turns caring for her while boosting each other's spirits. The return of Matt, the rapist with the new head, will obviously threaten the Newman family's happiness, but our money's on Nick and Sharon coming through with crimson colors.
BEST TEEN STORY
GLOW BY JABOT, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Glow by Jabot's summer Internet campaign initially sounded duller than BIG BROTHER. A bunch of people sitting around a house talking? Without so much as an immunity challenge to liven things up? But execution is everything, and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS surprised us by delivering a story that was anything but all wet.
Billy, Brittany, Raul and Rianna tanning in skimpy bathing suits by the pool would not have been enough to hold our interest all summer, but the unexpected addition of Phyllis as producer - with fearful Mac as her assistant - raised the mercury. While Mac skulked around hiding from the Webcam, Phyllis advised Brittany on the finer points of tricking a man into sleeping with her. When Brittany discovered that her "boyfriend", Billy, was secretly locking lips with Mac, she turned the tables with a lusty scenario that tore Billy and Mac apart. With Phyllis as Brittany's mentor, don't bet on the star-crossed Billy and Mac to come out of this as SURVIVORS.
THE BATTLE FOR JABOT, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
A year ago, the Abbotts were reveling in the fact that Jabot was safely back in the family. The celebration proved premature, though, because Victor still held a promissory note, payable on demand. When Jabot launched a cosmetics teen line to directly compete with Brash & Sassy, Victor called in the hefty balloon payment, prompting Jack to ask for money from everybody in town, with the possible exception of Miguel. Unaware that Victor was pulling the strings, a disbelieving Jack exhausted all avenues until it looked like The Mustache would once again get his hands on the company that the Abbotts had built. At the 11th hour, Nikki stepped in with a sizable check, which, combined with Brad's millions, saved Jabot from Victor's clutches. Curses, foiled again.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS knows exactly how to personalize the corporate intrigue. Now, Victor's ex-wife, Nikki, and his mortal enemy, Brad, have a voice at Jabot, making them forces to be reckoned with. And Victor's unexpected romance with Ashley was nipped square in the portfolio when she learned that her ex was once again going after her brother. Jabot may have staved off Victor's latest attack, but you know that he'll be trying to take over that company until Genoa City freezes over. Even the great Victor Newman may have trouble going up against Jack, Ashley, Nikki and Brad - unless, of course, one of them gets enterprising and switches sides.
Edited by Checkers
, Jan 6 2013, 03:37 PM.