Hey Y&R fans, every second Saturday TV Banter discusses the latest happenings and provides commentary on your favourite daytime drama. Note to U.S. readers - SPOILER ALERT: Here in Canada, I watch the show on Global TV which is one episode ahead of CBS. I will inevitably refer to incidents you haven't seen yet. Read at your own risk. If you are the curious type, though, you may prefer to discover some things in advance.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
|Jack Lord in 1974|
" . . . Five-O was his show and McGarrett was his character – no doubt about it. It was such a unique concept at the time and the character was so easy to admire. I think when he told his wife after he read the part that this was the one they were waiting for, he knew too this was something special and he was the right one for the job."- Sylvia Lynch, author of Jack Lord: An Acting Life
Jack Lord was an accomplished stage and film actor, but it was his role as television's Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O that made him a star. John Joseph Patrick Ryan, better known as Jack, was born on December 30, 1920 in New York City, the son of Irish Americans His mother, Ellen Josephine O'Brien Ryan (1892-1994) was a housewife. His father, William Lawrence "Bill" Ryan (1887-1996), was a ship surveyor, ensuring that ships and their cargo were safe. Although most references describe Bill Ryan as a steamship company executive, Jack said his father owned a fleet of five ships, each with the word "angel" in their names, Consequently, young Jack loved the open sea and he loved sailing.
At the time of Jack's birth, the Ryan family lived in an apartment house in Brooklyn. They later moved to Morris Park (now known as Richmond Hill), Queens, New York, where Jack was raised. Jack was the second of the five Ryan children. His four siblings were William Lawrence "Bill" Ryan Jr. (1918-1982), Josephine S. Ryan (1923-2001), Thomas Herbert Ryan (1928-2006) and Robert Gerard Ryan (1935-2003). Their mother Ellen's family owned a fruit orchard in New York state's Hudson River Valley. It was there that young Jack spent his summers and learned to ride horses.
Jack attended Saint Benedict Joseph School, a Catholic grammar school in Morris Park (Richmond Hill). and then John Adams High School, a public high school in the Ozone Park neighbourhood of Queens. In June of 1938, the 17-year-old graduated from John Adams High. Below is "John Ryan's" photo from the senior issue of the school's yearbook, The Clipper. The bottom photo shows Jack with his football team. He is reclining in the foreground of the picture.
In June of 1945, Jack received a commission with the U.S. Maritime Commission and was given the rank of ensign with a third mate's licence. This made it mandatory for him to remain in the Maritime Service for an extra period of time. After the war, Jack spent a year in Persia as a steel worker with the U.S. Engineering Service. He then briefly served on a merchant ship after which he underwent deck training at the U.S. Officer's Training School, then located at the Coast Guard Academy at Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut.
Jack was sent to Washington, where he worked as an artist for service publications and appeared in maritime warfare training films. It was then that he developed an interest in acting, which remained with him when his obligation to the Marine Service ended in 1948. He returned to New York City and studied drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where he was trained by renowned acting coach Samuel Meisner. He also studied at Actors Studio. To support himself in those days, he worked as a car salesman.
Jack Lord's first commercial film role was in a bit part in 1949's The Red Menace, an anti-communist production, also known as Project X. He was then billed as Jack Ryan. On October 27, 1954, Jack made his Broadway debut as Slim Murphy in Horton Foote's The Traveling Lady.
In 1955, Jack succeeded Ben Gazzara on Broadway in the role of Brick in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Then it was on to Hollywood. From 1955 to 1959, Jack appeared in several films including The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955), Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957) and God's Little Acre (1958). He had his first real leading role in The True Story of Lynn Stuart (1958), starring Betsy Palmer., in which he portrayed a drug-dealing thug.
When movie roles became scarce, Jack turned to television, where he had begun making guest appearances in 1956. He was cast in a slew of TV Westerns such as Bonanza (1960), Have Gun - Will Travel (1957), Gunsmoke (1957), Outlaws (1961), Stagecoach West (1961), Rawhide (1959, 1961), Wagon Train (1965), Laredo (1966) and The Virginian (1966), in which he often played villainous roles.
During his early television career, Jack also guest-starred in episodes of The Untouchables (1959), The Loretta Young Show (1959), Dr. Kildare (1964), Combat! (1965) and 12 O'Clock High (1965. 1966). Prior to his success in Hawaii Five-O, Jack began appearing in episodes of TV crime and detective series such as The Fugitive (1967), Ironside (1967) and the Man from U.N.C,L.E. (1967).
From 1962 to 1963, Jack starred in his first regular series role as champion rodeo rider Stoney Burke in an ABC's Western drama of the same name. Five years later, he got his big break and was cast in his second series, a CBS police drama called Hawaii Five-O. For 12 seasons, from 1968 to 1980, Jack starred as Detective Stephen McGarrett. McGarrett was chosen by the Governor to preside over the fictional criminal investigation department in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Hawaii Five-O was one of American TV's longest running crime shows. It's 12 seasons consist of 278 episodes. The series was filmed on location in the Hawaiian islands, making it the first U.S. TV series based in Hawaii.
|Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett|
Detective Danny "Danno" Williams, played by James MacArthur, was Steve McGarrett's sidekick. Episodes of Hawaii Five-O often ended with McGarrett uttering the popular catch phrase "Book'em, Danno." MacArthur left his role a year before the show's final season because as he explained on his website, "Quite frankly, I grew bored. The stories became more bland and predictable and presented less and less challenge to me as an actor."
Below is a 1968 publicity photo of Jack MacArthur from the premiere of Hawaii Five-O.
Jack Lord's last TV appearance was in an unsuccessful 1980 pilot for a CBS series called M Station: Hawaii. After that, he stayed out of the spotlight. He spent much of his time painting from his 'studio" in the corner of his bedroom in a third storey suite at the Kahala Apartments in Honolulu, were he had a magnificent view of the Pacific to inspire him.
Jack Lord was married twice. His first wife was Ann Cicely Willard. According to Ann's family tree on Genearnet, the couple wed in 1944 and divorced in 1947. It was not a happy marriage, especially due the fact that Jack was away so often during World War II.
Jack and Ann had a son, John Joseph Ryan Jr., born December 1, 1942. Jack only saw his son once, as an infant. On October 24, 1955, the boy died of virus hepatitis at the age of 12. Jack only learned of his son's death when his ex-wife sent him a copy of their son's death certificate.
Jack was still serving in the Merchant Marine when he met his his second wife, Marie DeNarde. While visiting his brother Bill in Woodstock, New York, Jack went house hunting and discovered a stone house that he wanted to purchase. The home was owned by his future spouse, Marie, who told Jack that she didn't want to sell it. They eventually became romantically involved.
Marie was born August 16, 1905 in St.. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Italian immigrants, She had studied fashion design and art in Paris and had moved to New York to pursue a career in her chosen field.
|Photo of Marie taken by Jack|
On January 17, 1949, Jack wed Marie. At the time of their marriage, Jack was a struggling actor, trying to make a name for himself. As was common at the time, Marie gave up her own career in the fashion industry so that she could support Jack's career.
For at least seven years before his death, Jack suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. He died of congestive heart failure at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 21, 1998. He was 77 years old at the time of his passing.
* Jack Lord could not bill himself as "Jack Ryan" because a "Jack Ryan" was already registered with the actor's guild.
* Jack widow, Marie, was fifteen years his senior. She passed away on October 13, 2005 at her home in Honolulu. She was 100 years old at the time of her death, When Marie died, Jack's entire estate was donated to Hawaiian charities.
* Jack was the first actor to portray the Felix Lester in the James Bond film series. The character was introduced in the first Bond film, 1962's Dr. No.
* James MacArthur, who played Danno on Hawaii Five-O, was the the son of playwright Charles MacArthur and legendary stage actress Helen Hayes. MacArthur died on October 28, 2010 of natural causes. He was 72 at the time of his passing.
SOURCES: Remembering Jack Lord (rememberingjacklord.com) website, by Virginia Tolles; The Richmond Hill Historical Society website (www.richmondhillhistory.org)."About Jack Lord, Actor and Artist; Official Site of Author Michael Rickard, "Interview with Sylvia Lynch Author of 'Jack Lord, An Acting Life;'" The Associated Press, "Hawaii Five--O' actor James MacArthur dies, October 28, 2010; Wikipedia; Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com)
Monday, September 28, 2020
Wayne Elliot Knight was born in New York City on August 7, 1955 to William Edward Knight, a supervisor at a textile factory, and Grace (Monti) Knight. Wayne is of Italian and English descent and he comes from a Catholic family. He was raised in Cartersville, Georgia, where his father continued to work in the textile industry. Wayne attended local schools and was a linesman on his high school football team. In 1972, he entered the University of Georgia, but dropped out to join the Barter Theatre Company in Abingdon, Virginia. He finally obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008.
After a two-year internship with the Barter Theatre Company, Wayne became a professional actor. He was hired by the company and received his Equity card. He then returned to New York, where he made his Broadway debut. In 1979, At the age of 23, he appeared in the long-running comedy Gemini.
After his stint on Broadway, Wayne Knight worked as a private investigator in New York for five years. In an interview with @Seinfeld2000 for Vice, Wayne described his job as a private eye. He stated, "I did all kinds of things from background investigations on people trying to get employed, to following people who were infidelitous (sic). I [did] some stuff in venture capital The most interesting stuff was where I was talking to admirals and heads of industry about people doing recombinant DNA work."
Wayne went from being a private eye to appearing in some of the most popular and successful films of the 1980s and 1990s, such as Dirty Dancing, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Basic Instinct, and Jurassic Park. In Dirty Dancing (1987), Wayne took on the minor role of Stan. In Oliver Stone's Born on the Foutth of July( 1989), he was Official #2. In JFK (1991), another Oliver Stone film, he played Numa Bertel Jr., an assistant to Orleans Parish District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). In Basic Instinct (1992), Wayne had a relatively small part as one of the two detectives interrogating Sharon Stone in her infamous leg-crossing scene. In the 1993 film Jurassic Park, Wayne played Dennis Nedry. He flew to Hawaii for the filming of the movie and didn't meet director Steven Spielberg until his first day of shooting. Wayne's portrayal of Nedry earned him a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
From 1992 to 1998, Wayne appeared as Newman, a disgruntled postal worker, on 45 episodes of Seinfeld, one of the most acclaimed comedies on American television. Wayne's first on-screen appearance as Newman occurred in the third season of the show, in an episode entitled "The Suicide." The episode aired on January 29, 1992. Although the Newman character had been established in a previous episode called "The Revenge" (Season 2, Episode 7. Air Date: April 18, 1991), he had not yet been seen on screen. His voice had been provided by comedian/writer Larry David, the co-creator of the show with Jerry Seinfeld.
|Wayne Knight as Newman in Seinfeld|
In the Seinfeld series, Newman and Jerry lived on the same floor of their apartment building on 129 West 81st Street in New York City. Newman lived in Apartment 5E, directly down the hall from Jerry's Apartment 5A. Cosmo Kramer, played by Michael Richards, lived in Apartment 5B. Newman was the ultimate annoying neighbour. He was always doing something annoying such as attracting fleas to the apartment building and not delivering the mail on time.
Although Newman was on good terms with Kramer, he became Jerry Seinfeld's nemesis. Seinfeld's eponymous character once stated that he had "looked into the eyes of Newman," and that he was "pure evil." He also once described Newman as the Lex Luther to his Superman. In an interview with BuzzFeed Brews, Jerry Seinfeld stated that 'The real answer for why I hated Newman was because it just seemed funny to hate Newman."
Still, the source of the animosity between Jerry and Newman is never explicitly revealed on the show. However, it is implied in "The Suicide," Season 3, Episode 15) in which Newman causes trouble for Jerry. Newman seems to resent Jerry's success as a stand-up nightclub comedian. In the episode he refers to Jerry's audience as a "half soused nightclub rabble that lap up your inane observations." One reason why Newman schemes against Jerry is that he doesn't think Jerry is deserving of the recognition he receives.
|Enemies Newman and Jerry Seinfeld|
Newman certainly had a fondness for motor vehicles. He drove his postal truck for business as well as for pleasure. He also had a 1975 Brown Diplomat, as well as a Silver Corvette convertible and a black Acura NSX. In a 2012 interview with AV Club, Wayne Knight opined that his favourite Newman episode is "The Ticket" (Season 4, Episode 4, Air Date: (September 16, 1992), a two-parter in which Newman swaps his radar detector for a motorcycle helmet, and is picked up for speeding.
Newman had a long-standing crush on Elaine Benes, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Elaine and Jerry lived together for a time and they had an on and off relationship. In an episode during the show's ninth and final reason, "The Serenity Now" (Season 9, Episode 3, Air Date: October 9, 1997, Jerry undergoes a personality change and proposes to a surprised Elaine. In a later episode during that same season, "The Reverse Peephole" ("Season 9, Episode 12, Air Date: January 15, 1998), Newman actually has a chance to hook up with Elaine but tells her that his heart belongs to another man's wife" (Svetlana, the wife of his landlord, Silvio).
From 1996 to 2001, Wayne portrayed Officer Donald "Leslie" Orville on Third Rock From the Sun, an NBC comedy about a group of aliens sent to Earth disguised as a family of humans. His character, known as "Officer" Don, was a police sergeant in the town of Rutherford, Ohio.
|Wayne Knight as Officer Don|
Wayne appeared in a 2009 episode of Larry David's series Curb Your Enthusiasm. The episode, entitled "The Table Read" (Season 7, Episode 9, Air Date: November 15, 2009), is about a Seinfeld reunion show.
|Wayne and Valerie Bertinelli in Hot in Cleveland|
|Wayne (far right) with the cast of The Exes|
In 2018, Wayne guest-starred as Gregor in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit entitled "Service" (Season 19, Episode 18, Air Date: April 11, 2018). He also played the role of Benjamin Roth in The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, a ten-episode TV min-series about a writer who gets caught up in a murder investigation. It stars Patrick Dempsey in the title role.
* Wayne Knight has been married twice. His first wife was makeup artist Paula Suitor. They wed on May 26, 1966 at a ceremony at the home of fellow Seinfeld cast member Michael Richards (Cosmo Cramer). The couple divorced in 2003.
On October 15, 2006, Wayne married Clare de Chenu and they have a son, Liam Knight.
* Wayne Knight is not a tall man. According to IMDb, Wayne stands 1.7 metres (5 feet, 7 inches).
* Wayne's Seinfeld character was never given a first name. There had been speculation that his first name was "Norman" due to an episode entitled "The Bottle Deposit, Part 2 (Season 7, Episode 2) in which a farmer's daughter shouts, "Goodbye, Norman!" That was actually an error. The actress misread "Newman" for "Norman" in the script.
* An obsession with food has plagued Wayne Knight since he was growing up in Georgia. However, the actor managed to lose almost 45.35 kilograms (100 pounds) after Seinfeld ended its run in 1998. He shed the weight through diet and exercise. He was at his heaviest while filming Jurassic Park in the early 1990s. At that time, he weighed 148.3 kilograms (327 pounds).
* Wayne's father, William Edward Knight, died of a stroke in 1992.
* Wayne Knight is a talented voice artist. He has enjoyed a prolific voice-over career in both television and films. Over the years, he has had voice-over roles in animated movies such as Space Jam (1996), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Kung Fu Panda (2008) and in animated TV series such as Legend of the Three Caballeros (2018). Most recently, he voiced The Penguin in Harley Quinn (2019, 2020)., a TV adventure cartoon that takes place in Gotham city.
* In March of 2014, Wayne was the target of a cruel hoax. The website TMZ Today (an imitation of TMZ) falsely reported that he and two other passengers had been killed in a car crash near the Pennsylvania-New York border. The actor set the record straight on his official Twitter account. He wrote the following: "Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed but . . . I am alive and well!"
SOURCES: AV Club website interview "Wayne Knight talks about The Exes, Newman, and working in the mud for Jurassic Park," by Will Harris, July 25, 2012; CBS News (forty eight hours), "Doing It the Old-Fashioned Way: 'Seinfeld"s' Wayne Knight Has Lost Nearly 100 Pounds; The Wrap, "'Seinfeld' Actor Is Not Dead, Wayne Knight Confirms," by Todd Cunningham, March 16, 2014; Wikipedia; Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com)
Saturday, September 26, 2020
There are signs that Y&R is picking up the pace a bit. I've heard the same complaint from friends, acquaintances and relatives who are fans of the show. They tell me that they have found it boring since the return of new episodes. They say that they are fast-forwarding many scenes.
Former Y&R head writer Mal Young moved the stories along too fast. However, now we have the opposite problem. It would be great to have some balance. I realize it's not easy writing the show, especially now, due to COVID restrictions. Still, there are far too many similar scenes. The Sharon cancer saga seems to have gone on forever and the Hilary/Amanda identical twin storyline has taken ages to unravel. Shake it up and get it moving, head writer Griffith and Co.
We haven't seen Connor Newman (Judah Mackey) on screen since the return of new episodes. Now Adam and Chelsea have decided to ship him off to boarding school. Actually he's probably better off there because he's not safe with parents like them. Remember when that Simon Black criminal threatened to harm the little boy because he wanted money from Chelsea?
So, where is young Judah these days? Well, he has a new gig. He's joined the cast of Stillwater, a new Apple TV+ series. He plays one of three siblings who have a wise panda as a next-door-neighbour. It's an animated project to help children open their eyes the the wonders of the world and to understand their own feelings.
So, why isn't Judah on Y&R right now? Is it due to the pandemic? Yes. It seems that children are allowed on the set, but it's more of a production challenge. Judah has provided an explanation on his Twitter account. He wrote: "Yes, kids are allowed on the set and have always required a parent or set teacher/welfare worker (provided by the production), meaning additional people on set and testing. Each production follows its own safety protocols."
I was happy to see Faith (Alyvia Alyn Lind) again. She really looks grown up these days. She was born on July 27, 2006 or 2007. She's either 13 or 14 years old.
Could there be a reunion between Kyle and Lola? I think it may be in cards. Here's why. Lola's third-rate romance with Theo went nowhere. It just fizzled out. When she dumped him, he didn't seem too upset. As for Kyle and Summer, I can't see them getting married any time soon - Kyle and Lola aren't even divorced yet. That's my point. There is a reason why the divorce is taking such a a long time by soap standards. Most soap couples get divorced in the blink of an eye. With Snowflake out of the picture, what's to stop Kyle and Lola from reconciling?
Here is an email that I received an email from longtime viewer CC in Etobicoke. CC had this to say:
Thanks for you input, CC. I think Mark Grossman is a good actor. It's not Mark who's been annoying. It's been the constant repetition of scenes with him and Sharon meeting each other. They became tiresome. (If I hear one more time that Sharon is a professional therapist, I think I will scream).
Yes, Sharon is wishy-washy and fickle. She can't have it both ways. She has to choose between Adam and Rey. Sometimes Sharon can be so sweet. At other times, she is devious. Her cancer saga has gone on far too long and it should be resolved soon.
Your storyline idea about the twin sister is very creative. It sounds like it would be fun. Right now, though, it really seems as if Amanda has to be the late Hilary's twin. One never knows, though. A plot twist could be in the works. Readers, what do you think of CC's double switcheroo storyline regarding Hilary and Amanda.?
I spoke to Y&R fan, Fifi in Collingwood, Ontario. Fifi says Nick Newman just spends his days walking around with his hands in his pocket, wearing plaid shirts, sporting a scruffy beard, complaining about Adam, and of course, cavorting with Phyllis. I tend to agree. Nick needs to get a life and stop admiring his dimples.
Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) and hubby Justin Gaston celebrate eighth wedding anniversary
|Melissa and Justin|
Meliasa Ordway, who plays Abby Newman on Y&R, and her husband, Justin Gaston (ex-Ben Rogers on Days of our Lives), celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary on September 22, 2020. Melissa sent Justin a special message on Twitter to mark the occasion. She wrote, "Best cake. Best guy. Best “yes” I’ve ever said. Happy 8th Anniversary."
Judith Chapman is returning as Gloria
Soap Opera Digest has confirmed that Judith Chapman's is returning to Y&R as the fiery Gloria Fisher Bardwell. Judith has played the role of Gloria since 2005, but hasn't appeared on the show since 2018. She will come back to Genoa City in October. Her return will likely coincide with the birth of Kevin and Chloe's baby, Gloria's third grandchild. You can also expect to see Michael and Lauren back for the birth.
As usual, Gloria will be setting her sights on a wealthy man. After all, she is always searching for a sugar daddy. Since Jack Abbott is looking for romance, she may try to hook him. I hope he doesn't take the bait. Those two don't make a good combination and it's hard to get past the fact that she was married to Jack's father, John Abbott. However, Gloria's purpose may be to get in the way of Jack and his true love, whoever that may be. Not matter what, Gloria will cause trouble. You can count on that.
Doug Davidson to appear as Paul Williams again
If you've been missing Doug Davidson, you'll be pleased to know that actor confirmed his return to the screen on Twitter. He tweeted that Paul will appear on Friday October 9 on CBS (Thursday, October 8 on Global TV.). However, Doug also stated. "It's 4 pages. Don't get too excited! Hahaha." He's obviously not happy about his lack of screen time and I can't say that I blame him.
Y&R REPORT READERS' POLL
So fans, now that Judith Chapman is returning as Gloria, what do you think of her getting involved romantically with Jack Abbott? Respond to he poll below and let me know.
Due to the pandemic, the annual Y&R tea in support of March of Dimes will not take place at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto this December. Instead it will be held virtually on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Online guests will include many of your favourite Y&R stars. Here is the link for more information.
That's all for now. Don't forget that the next issue of Y&R Report will appear in this space on Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Well, Sharon continues to run to Adam at every opportunity. How much can poor Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) take? He's stood by her during her battle with cancer. He's really good to her and she doesn't appreciate him enough. Why does she have to be deceitful?. It's obvious that she'd rather be with Adam. Why doesn't she just level with Rey and tell him the truth. Sharon herself admitted that she doesn't deserve him, and I can't argue with that.
cooking alone at the Society restaurant? Why aren't there other cooks or chefs working with her?
Of course, no one else is there whenever Kyle or Theo come to see her? Just asking, although we're not supposed to ask questions like that.
I think Y&R has treated Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) shabbily. He's been a staple of the show for years and he is truly a fan favourite. Why don't they give him some screen time? Is it because he's over 60? Is it ageism? Do they feel that there are enough characters on the show in his age group? When Chance applied for a job with the Genoa City Police, we were told that Paul interviewed him. The writers had the perfect opportunity to give Doug some scenes, but they didn't. That speaks volumes. It's really unfortunate because Doug deserves far better after more than forty years on Y&R. He is a great guy with a great sense of humour, and he is well-respected.
l received an email from longtime viewer CC in Etobicoke. CC had this to say:
Totally agreed with your analysis of the state of Y&R plots, roles and relationships on its post COVID debut, Joanne. Sluggish is a good descriptor of it at this point.
Yes, CC, I really think the show's episodes since the shutdown have been sluggish. The plots need to move faster. Right now, Y&R is moving at a snail's pace. The same scenes and conversations seem to be repeated over and over again.
The current romances on the show are third-rate. Enough of third-rate romances like Kyle and Summer and Lola and Theo! Do viewers really feel that those two couples really care about each other? Will viewers be disappointed when Kyle and Snowflake break up or when Lola and Theo call it quits? I, for one, will be quite pleased when that inevitably happens. It's hard to believe that Summer is Kyle's true love when he is so fickle, He dumped Summer and married Lola, vowing eternal love to her. Then he turned around and dumped Lola for Summer again. He claims he was really in love with Summer all along, but it's very hard to believe that. It's also hard to believe that the spoiled Kyle really cares about anyone but himself. He is the poster child for young, rich men with a sense of entitlement.
I also received an email from Carly from Barrhaven, Ontario. Carly made the following comments:
As for Y&R, I realize because of the pandemic the story lines will have to be altered but honestly am not enjoying it. Lots of fast forwarding. I cannot stand the Adam-Sharon storyline. Frankly, Mark Grossman (Adam Newman) is getting on my nerves. I still think the best Adam was Michael Muhney. The Lola/Theo/Summer/Kyle storyline is really dumb. Glad to hear they are bringing in someone new.
Well, Carly, I've been disappointed in the storyline's lately too. They are not moving fast enough and the scenes are too repetitious. The show needs an infusion of excitement and real romance. This will come, I hope.
I have to say that Mark Grossman isn't getting on my nerves. You didn't say why he bothers you. I wish you had elaborated. Yes, Michael Muhney played the part of Adam well and I enjoyed his acting. He's not coming back, though. I agree with you that the Lola, Theo, Summer, Kyle storyline is really dumb.
I am also glad they are bringing in Courtney Hope, who played Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful. She should shake things up when she arrives in Genoa City.
|Tracey E. Bregman|
Thursday, September 3, 2020