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Jan 15 2013, 02:49 PM
- May 23, 2012
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- General Hospital
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Santa Barbara
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Orphan Black
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Jan 15 2013, 01:13 PM
- Jan 15 2013, 01:11 PM
- Jan 15 2013, 12:04 PM
Some days it is downright difficult to sit through an hour of Young and the Restless. I feel like I could be enjoying something far more entertaining -- watching a King of the Hill marathon on Adult Swim on OnDemand, taking my car in for an oil change, clipping my fingernails, etc.
Listen, I have NEVER been a champion of the 30-minute soap opera format. I'm greedy. I want as much time with the last couple of soaps I have left. If I could have Santa Barbara, Guiding Light and As the World Turns back, I would just eat them up .... BUT I seriously think cutting this show back to just 30 minutes would only do it good.
And possibly ensure that it has several more years left.
Sometimes I wonder how Y&R is still #1 when the 3 shows below it are far more exciting to watch. Even the lowly DOOL has me tuning in again.
I know people say it's the time slot but for me it was always the consistency. Y&R has definitely lost that the last 7 or 8 years.
I think the show captured a vast majority of the soap audience with SUPERIOR soap telling from around 1988 to 1992 and it has really been riding on that momentum for the past twenty years.
Resting on it's laurels, so to speak. Only the past five or six years, when the show has been certifiably HORRENDOUS -- seriously, it won Soap Opera Digest's Worst Show of the Year trophy two years in a row -- that we are able to see that it does not deserve that Nielsen rank and that it's a pity to watch.
Then when you have General Hospital, which is cranking and churning out one excellent storyline after another and you can compare the two, well Young and Restless is simply a sight for sore eyes.