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Jean Passanante Confirms She Is No Longer With The Writing Team Of Y&R!

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Ever since Chuck Pratt Jr. took over as head writer of The Young and the Restless, fans had wondered what the fate of his predecessors, Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante would be.  Altman has moved over to a different capacity with Pratt’s writing team, but Passanante is no longer with the number one soap opera, something she confirmed on Twitter.

Passanante related to one of her Twitter followers: “I’m no longer with Y&R so I’m glad you’re still with me!”   Previously, Jean has written for As the World Turns, One Life to Live, General Hospital and All My Children, and has been known for writing character-driven story.

Some Y&R fans felt some of the stories were lackluster during Altman and Passanante’s storytelling on the iconic Y&R.  However, now many fans have strong opinions on Chuck Pratt Jr.’s storytelling as well.  

So, what do you think about the news that Jean is no longer with the writing regime at Y&R? Comment below!

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Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Y&R is still a hot mess. MAB, Josh, Jean, Chuck writing have been full of SUCKAGE.

chuck
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chuck

PRATT is a Hot mess ,MAB was better then he is at the present time IMO. Hogan was her number#2 so why wasn’t he blamed for the bad Stories? I loved what she and Shelly Altman were doing the show was more character driven but now it’s all over the place. JFP needs to go alone with PRATT

diane
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diane

You are right. Some days it’s just too stupid to even watch.

elaine pratt
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elaine pratt

I totally agree its getting worst

The Substitute
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The Substitute

Pratt swears he is trying to shake things up this is his style and I guess we live with it. I watch the days on my DVR that I can stand it and delete the rest Phelps won’t be going anywhere she has won two Emmys now for them. She likes Pratt so I don’t see him going anywhere . I know one ex actress who worked under her all she said to me if she likes you she treats you like gold if not the firing squad.

Sally
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Sally

Phelps has shoved her FOJ’s down the viewers’ throats since she showed up. Steve “Plywood” Burton is a prime example. She ran off Stafford, Miller, and Muhney, then replaced them with her buddies. The show has gotten worse by the week as it deteriorates into a camp, cartoon show. None of the characters that have been on the show for years is recognizable. It’s exactly what Pratt did on ALL MY CHILDREN. Now it’s dopplegangers, new faces, and Scooby Doo murder mysteries. Drivel and nonsense are the best descriptions of today’s Y&R.

jane
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jane

What so does that mean, that Jill Farren Phelps didn’t really like Matthew Atkinson, so she allowed Chuck Pratt , Jr. To kill off his character ( Austin ) and that includes Courtney ( Kelli Goss ). I mean really, how can anyone not like Matthew Atkinson, he is the Most Absolutely Adorable Handsome Hunky Guy #YR has ever had. I am REALLY PISSED OFF that Jill Farren Phelps allowed Chuck Pratt to pull the rug (CONTRACT ) right out from under his feet. That was a low blow. I have nothing against Lachlan Buchanan ( Kyle), he is handsome… Read more »

Dee
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Dee

Well I guess anyone who writes for the characters is off limits to this Pratt guy YR is a big freakin mess and he is responsible the stories are so messed up it leaves my head spinnin and each and every couple has been broken up or cheated on or some kind of miserable depressing drama. there is no happiness allowed in GC there is no real love or romance its just pure sex with nothing of feelings or love I guess Porn does the same thing. Anyhow in my opinion Pratt has to go the show sucks right now… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

It’s not all bad–there are some decent stories. What irks me is when characters act totally out of character and they don’t have the all convenient double to blame it on. For instance, today Neil was in on Victor’s scheme to forge Jack’s signature on the Newman/Abbott merger contract. No way would the Neil we all know and love take part of that scheme. First, Neil has too much integrity and second, Jack is a good friend of his who has been there for him. The other example is Phyllis. Phyllis knows Jack’s heart and soul lies with Jabot. Jabot… Read more »

James
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James

I agree with you about Neil and Phyllis. Nikki knows that Victor had some fingerprints and that he was planning on a takeover of Jabot. I don’t understand how she could sign documents allowing Victor to steal Jack’s company. I also don’t understand why Sharon is hated by Nick after all the rotten things he did to her after Cassie died. I have watched every episode of Y&R. I like the idea of bringing Adam back but this Adam is not clever and devious as the real Adam. Also why did he not figure out Jack was an impostor considering… Read more »

jane
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jane

Hey Dee, I agree that Chuck Pratt has to go, bring back the other writers and bring back Matthew Atkinson, as Austin and offer him a longer Contract. I MISS him so Very much.

Lew S
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Lew S

I haven’t watched Y&R in weeks. I can’t watch what is happening to this once great show.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Y&R is unwatchable!!!

robert
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robert

I think it’s sad. Things started out slow with Jean and Shelly,but I thought the show had gotten better by the end of their run. Chuck Pratt is really bad. This weeks shows have been horrendous. I would not be surprised to see a ratings drop in the coming months if things don’t change because of strong fan backlash on Chuck Pratt’s stories.

Laurie
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Laurie

Sad-a word I use often. I’m not a seasoned Y&R viewer, a part-time viewer over the yrs due to time constraints. Been watching regularly for the last few yrs. Agree, Robert, things were slow with Jean & Shelly but my past comments show they were perking up & getting a bit tighter-then BOOM!! The rug yanked out from under all of us. I do love my “stories” & love my now flexible hrs to view&comment more. So it’s sad the quality, thus the fun is gone from this show-1 of only 4 soaps left!!! I don’t know, I would assume… Read more »

jane
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jane

Hey Robert, I agree. I hate what Chuck Pratt has done to #YR. To me he is ruining the show and the fact that he has gotten rid of someone who worked hard to earn himself a contract and that should have given him job security, that person was the Most Absolutely Adorable Handsome Hunky Guy #YR has ever had his name is Matthew Atkinson(Austin ). I am so Pissed OFF, SAD and HEART BROKEN because Chuck Pratt pulled the rug ( CONTRACT ) right out from under Matthew Atkinson’s feet and when he did that, he took away my… Read more »

The_Moustache
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The_Moustache

CBS/Y&R should pay whatever amount of $$$ Ron Cavalarti and Frank Valentine from General Hospital ask for, so they can take over Y&R and save it!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Ron and Frank have been a godsend to GH and saved it from being cancelled but a warning should be sent along with them. They will rewrite history with some of their characters and they are very campy. I like them but I dont thing long time Y&R fans would.

michael
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michael

completely agree, they tell a very different type of story and, in fact, they’re very much like Pratt. quick, campy, outrageous, over the top, plot driven. they think soap viewers are like prime time viewers who want everything fast and shocking, but they’re wrong. soap viewers are invested in the CHARACTER not the plot. yes, we want to be entertained, but we’re entertained by fun conversation at Crimson Lights between two beloved characters and not jack in a straitjacket. i cannot believe this stuff is actually getting on the air

su0000
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su0000

michael,, GH is not campy.. it has less than once was…. I have seen little camp. and I like camp, soaps are renowned for their campyness.. GH is not ”outrageous” it hard hitting drama and luv the humor, also.. The GH couples are great.. GH is involved, and not for everybody it is for us cool people who get it, GH is not a traditional soap, do not expect it be .. the characters of GH are intriguing an the actors are the best of the best.. All the soaps are different, some very traditional however GH is not.. Perhaps… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Timmm, hi
I have not seen ”campy” in quite awhile.. just soap stuff..
the stories/ Michael and baby Avery, not campy
Luke’s journey, not campy
Luke and Duke, not campy
Ned and Olivia, not campy
Jake, not campy
All, just really good entertainment drama and some campy humor that is always fun..
soaps are not documentaries.. they are campy and not ordinary programming nor are they meant to be, they stand alone in their campyness drama ..
that is why soaps are made of fun off on SNL and Letterman etc, soaps being made fun, sarcastically mocked, is normal lol ..
GH is varity, I like that..

Harry
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Harry

Su000, even Ron says GH is very campy now. Dr O is the utter personification of camp. And what about all those masks which were either burned off or peeled off? I am not trying to say camp is good or bad, but it’s just an objective statement to call GH campy because it just is.

jonboy
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jonboy

No freakin’ way! I quit GH after years of watching because of their comic book stories.

damien
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damien

is no one in cbs or sony paying attention? why screw with something whens its not broken? in one year we get two clones , both masterminded by the now unredeemable once conflicted victor newman hilary went to great lengths to lie that she manipulated both neil and devon for revenge and then in literally two episodes she screws a prosecutor and admits her true feelings to devon, no longing , no torture…… no believability victoria is now a zombie minion of her father carrying out his orders, screw ashley and her office, “oh my sis just screwed my bf… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

A very good post.

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

Yep, I agree!

Ginger Willett
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Ginger Willett

Damien I totally agree with you!!! Couldn’t have said it better myself!!

Lucia
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Lucia

Thank you for those excellent points!

judy
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judy

I am VERY worried about the future of Y & R. Chuck Pratt destroyed All My Children and now it looks like he is headed that way with Y & R. Why doesn’t CBS see this? The storylines are getting so ridiculous. Y & R has always been about characters, and now Pratt is giving us ridiculous stories and getting rid of other writers like Jean Passante. How many more writers and characters will fall?

Aden
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Aden

I thought Jean and Shelly were really hitting their stride before Pratt came. I hope she finds new work soon.

Harry
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Harry

I thought so too, Aden.

Dee
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Dee

I agree Shelly and Jean could have made Y and R what it should be because I was enjoying it..a little slow but they were new too and being women I am sure they would have kept our favs recognizable Really the show sucks big time and People say dont watch it then, well I only watch for Lauren and Michael since Pratt took over because i have invested 10 yrs of my time to this couple but if they keep messing with them and having the lovely Lauren with that lying snake Cane i am so outta here for… Read more »

Mr. X
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Mr. X

It was nothing to write home about but give me Jean and Shelly’s Y&R storytelling over that of Chuck Pratt any day of the week.

su0000
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su0000

OK, lets get real-
Altman and Passanante’s storytelling wrote the year long boring go nowhere story of the ”music box” <– that is one of many= snore
Prison should be justice for that one .. aha!
Anyways.. a fact-
I FF or fell asleep watching during 2014 ..

I believe I should write.. get thing moving, shaking and breakin !!
No doubt none would FF or fall asleep with Y&R in my hands!

and- I always have and still do like Pratt …

Kalle
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Kalle

Yes, things are getting alive under Pratt.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree su0000, the music box story was the worst story I’ve seen on any soap in a while. This week so far has been horrible, whoever has their name on it?

Ron
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Ron

and there is still another day left this week. How ridiculous was the abducted Jack scenario and the “Caribbean police”– it was so poorly developed that it’s a wonder Americans are safe to travel to any island now! and then Sharon breaking parole…. really ridiculous plot line. And, I almost threw up my lunch when Victor says, “she is breaking the law.” I could not stomach that comment coming out of his mouth. the car accident– we knew that was coming days ago. Sharon/Dylan kiss– we knew that was coming days ago… and then to handle it like a couple… Read more »

AmyRose669
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AmyRose669

hoping some of the ridiculous story lines will come to an end soon. How many times can you rewrite a doppelgänger story? At least a dozen if you’re Y&R. Enough already!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Pratt will write a doppelganger love story…Doppelganger Jack will fall in love with doppelganger Jill. Then they will have children named Jack and Jill who go up a hill to fetch a pail of water, but the well will be dry because the writing will end…

Ron
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Ron

They won’t do this– this takes planning and it’s evident little planning takes place these days. I mean, how many “weddings” have their been with 24 hour’s notice?

april
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april

Why be eager for end to current s/l? They are just going to be replaced by another absurd s/l

Timmm
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Timmm

I dont know who is responsible for writing this weeks episodes but whomever it is should be fired AND not allowed to write anything other than cartoons for prison inmates! How in the hell do you write in a script that Jack calls Kyle when he gets Kelly’s phone and not Phyllis? That shows the viewer that they are far from revealing Yack’s true identity. Secondly, how much more stupid can you possibly make Sharon Newman. I’ll tell you. You write a scene where she runs out on Michael while still under house arrest and goes to a bar where… Read more »

Lucia
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Lucia

This is all very funny and very true. Thank you.

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

Yeah, my favorite line was when Sharon is standing there telling Christine that she’s not stupid enough to leave all these clues leading to herself if she actually were the murderer. Ummmm…but you’re stupid enough to escape house arrest and go to your ex’s party? HAPPILY?! Come on! I about threw my lunch at the television. I agree about the bar! We had beautiful Glow Worm and beautiful On the Boulevard and we get stuck with that seedy crap hole. Haha even Faith was disappointed. And I hate the changes they’re making to the athletic club. Wintersafying it. The Athletic… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Yeah the club being exactly the same was lame– the look on Faith’s face when Nick explained why it did, pretty much summed up my reaction too– LOL. The one I found the most hilarious was a few years ago when the Club blew up, it was totaled. Then a week later it reopened– and everything was exactly the same, the chairs, the tables, the glassware, the trophies the display case, even the same oranges in a bowl by the bar– it was too, too funny. And the Sharon thing was beyond belief. She forgets to take her meds, and… Read more »

Lucia
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Lucia

Oh my goodness, these comments are so funny and so true!! I had forgotten about GloWorm. I loved that place and I miss Gloria and her wide eyes and pointy pointy fingers. Sigh.

SZima
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SZima

Be afraid…be VERY afraid! This show ain’t long for this world with the crazies running things. 🙁

JUDY
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JUDY

Y&R IS CERTAINLY NOT THE SHOW IT USED TO BE……RECORDER ON FOR SOME TIME SO WE CAN SKIP OVER THE JUNK AND GENERAL HOSPITAL HAS TAKEN OVER IN THE TIME SLOT HERE!!!!! REALLY A SHAME SUCH HORRIBLE WRITING LIKE NOW…..

The Substitute
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The Substitute

I have no idea what Pratt is doing over there but it is a crazy mess the fact he gets paid big bucks for doing it is even crazier.

Rob
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Rob

Look, I get its a soap and I’m all for suspending disbelief but the Tale of Two Jacks is just utterly ridiculous, poorly written and poorly acted. The acting isn’t bad because of the actors but because of poor writing and direction. The cabin Murder is just as stupid and it couldn’t be more obvious that it was Yack who killed Courtney and Austin. Victor is behind it all and will get away with it AGAIN. Sharon Case is doing the best she can with what seems like a different writer writing for Sharon in every episode. Calling it a… Read more »

The Substitute
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The Substitute

I will add one more thing and then I will shut up about it! Those two emmys Phelps has are from scenes Mm&BM did lets see her try to pull something out of her hat for next year.

Bart
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Bart

I cannot believe what a plot-driven mess of a show my beloved “Y & R” has become – another doppelganger (Jack/”Yack”) with a psycho woman attached to it (Kelly), another silly “whodunnit” which will have no payoff whatsoever since nobody liked the supposedly-dead characters anyway, even more destruction of the Sharon Newman character – I don’t even recognize it anymore!

jane
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jane

Hey Bart, you are wrong about no one liking the characters who were killed off. True not that interested in Courtney and yes I am sad that ( Kelli Goss) lost her job and the character of Noah ( Robert Adamson) lost the woman he wanted to marry but I adored and still do about Austin (Matthew Atkinson ). For me Matthew Atkinson was the Most Absolutely Adorable Handsome Hunky Guy #YR has ever had and was my Favorite Fella on #YR, what I mean by WAS is because he isn’t on #YR anymore. You have no idea how much… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Jean and Shelly’s version of Y&R was very lackluster. Their stories were boring, dull, uneventful and not very climactic. However, the show was getting better towards the end of their run, before Pratt came in. Now, the show has spun into a pile of craziness. I do like some of the things Pratt has done, but it doesn’t feel like Y&R. The flirt with disaster week in February was exciting, but it was such a drastic shift from traditional Y&R that it felt forced. I don’t think Jean and Shelly were the right fit for Y&R, but I know that… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment.

That being said, I do think Passanante’s announcement is good news for Y&R for reasons I discuss in another post here.

Lucia
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Lucia

I dunno – I would take lackluster over the HORRIBLE writing we have seen lately. Take today for instance. Sharon is convincing Christine that there is no evidence against her. Fine, we all know Sharon didn’t do it – but honestly, if Christine is supposed to be as smart as we know she’s supposed to be, why wasn’t she coming back to Sharon with the obvious answers anyone who has been watching the show would know? For example, Sharon says, “how would I get into the police station and erase all those files?” Uh, seriously? That’s her defense? Christine could… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Lucia, what a great post! I agree with your every word. Yes, on one hand Sharon seemed to be telling the Cricket that she’s too smart to leave all that evidence lying around and the other, she seemed to be saying she’s too stupid to get into the department’s computer. I would bet that Bergman hates this storyline. That actor has a lot of integrity. I think Cady feels let down that her multi dimensional character has been reduced to a poor man’s version of Misery’s Annie Wilkes. Kelly doesn’t even mention her little boy anymore and I keep waiting… Read more »

Lucia
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Lucia

Thanks Harry. I’m with you – I’ve been waiting for Jack to mention her son too!! It would humanize her a bit. She looks so creepy-crazy now, it’s like she’s a completely different character!

lisa dicenso
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lisa dicenso

The story line/plots are a little far fetched. I agree this Kelly/Jack story line is completely bizarre. How was Kelly cremated without a family members consent? Her brother didn’t question anything nor had a memorial for his alleged deceased sister -. Their mother just vanished – she was an interesting character. A pregnant Chloe made a brief appearance – then vanished again. A lot of pre developing plots then the storyline goes flat. But this soap writing staff is a million times better then those of the Bold & Beautiful. Talk about stupid. The Bold & Beautiful has turned into… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

As a long-time viewer of ATWT and Y&R, I can’t believe some of the comments here. I vividly remember how HORRIBLE ATWT was for the entire decade that Passanante was its head writer. I will go to my grave thinking that her utter lack of writing talent was a major (if not, THE major) factor leading to the cancellation of that show. It was sad and painful to watch how that show declined in the years that she was its head writer —- ignoring the veteran characters; forcing “pet” new characters like Janet down our throats; dull, uninteresting, and completely… Read more »

Tad
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Tad

Barbara I completely agree. As a life long ATWT fan who suffered through Jean Passanante dreadful work, I agree she has no busy writing for any show.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Count me in with all you said, Barbara. I don’t think she was with Y&R long enough to judge fairly (though I had a similar reaction to yours when I heard she had been hired, what I saw of her work on Y&R did not impress me), but her time on ATWT was horrible (and as I recall, she and Leah Laiman did a similar hack job on the last year or two of Another World, too). She may have excellent ideas and write “in character” or “to history,” but she has absolutely no idea how to execute a story… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Come home to Salem…come home to DAYS.

su0000
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su0000

After reading the deep dislike for Pratt and the stories, in this thread;
All still watch, daily..
Since Pratt arrived the numbers have risen..
so-
to all who don’t like it and still watch, that is a very good thing for Pratt.

Y&R numbers will not go down, it is either a quid pro quo deal with Nielsen or whomever or Y&R has millions of fans who hate it yet watch therefore saying ”I’m happy”..

Janice from Portland
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Janice from Portland

This soap lately has been nothing short of disappointing. I used to be a huge fan, loved every character. I was in awe of the talent in writing and the acting. The delivery of the story lines through the characters. But now I feel every character on this soap that I had invested in is a different person. They seem to be out of character. At first I thought it was because they lost 3 good actors, MS, MM, and BM. I stuck around to watch and see where the story lines would go because I was totally vested, but… Read more »

Marsha
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Marsha

Pratt has decided to toss out any history with these characters. They do things that make no sense. I’ve lost interest in about 80% of the show and the old vets are no longer recognizable. I’ve also noticed the reliance on cue cards by the actors now, which indicates last minute re-writes. Phelps reign has made Y&R a joke now. Sadly, the loyal audience and viewers are now suffering as this once great soap sinks into one big mess. CBS needs to listen to the fans, but that is doubtful.

su0000
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su0000

Marsha-
you said;” viewers are now suffering as this once great soap ”
not true.. they watch, every day..
why would a sane person punish themselves by watching what they hate or don’t like lol
they chose to watch and ”suffer” so they must like Y&R or like suffering ..
you and all the sufferers will tune in tomorrow without fail
then the numbers stay up and that is all that counts so no need for change ….

Rose
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Rose

I’m a fairly recent Y&R viewer since the demise of OLTL and AMC. So I don’t have the other commenters history with the program. Have watched GH for years and we are also always “critiquing” the storylines and writers. But I don’t like what they’ve done with Sharon since I started watching. And how can Phyllis not know the difference between the “love of her life” and the doppelgänger? Devon and Hillary…don’t get me started. Why Does Nikki stay with Victor? In just the last couple of years he’s pulled off some beauts, and for Y&R vets I guess these… Read more »

Ginger Willett
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Ginger Willett

Charles Pratt must think all Y&R fans are total morons it’s an insult to our intelligence where does he come up with this crap! Time to get a writer that will at least make the show believable make it what it is a SOAP OPERA not a cartoon!!!

su0000
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su0000

Giner,
soaps are very far from ”believable” they are campy fiction..
Never expect a soap to be ‘believable’ lol
soaps are a lot of cray cray ! an escape from everyday real life..:)

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

You really haven’t watched many soaps, have you, su? Quite a few them have been believable. Extraordinary things may have happened, but the reactions of the characters to those events were believable, and they were allowed to have a modicum of intelligence. Their actions made sense within who they were as people, and the writing enabled us to understand why they acted as they did.

And Y&R in particular was well known for that kind of believability (though it was not the only show that was known for it).

Mary SF
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Mary SF

A soap needs balance, there has to be some type of action, you can’t just have day after day of endless conversations that basically say what they said the day before, but it can’t be all action for action sake either– As a viewer I need to be able to relate to the characters even if they are campy situations, I still need a thread of understanding that is rooted in reality. For example, a character like Kelly was a tormented soul, so how does a tormented soul go from that, to deranged? If you don’t explain the steps, don’t… Read more »

april
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april

Why is it so hard to write character driven stories while having an engaging plot? It is the purpose of writing.

Debra from Houston Tx
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Debra from Houston Tx

If Passanante wrote for many soaps notice which one is not on the air right now…who ever doing the writing right now please let Victor get what coming to him. It’s time for Jack to win.why let Michael feel sorry for his self cause he has cancer he was always a strong man why make him weak?

boredfan
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boredfan

The show is really boring now and very unrealistic. Most people would know that a person even with a new face or personality. Chelsea n Phyllis are two smart yet dumb women. One for not knowing that sexually Gabe is Adam and the other for not knowing that is not Jack.

lisa dicenso
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lisa dicenso

The Bold & Beautiful could use Jean’s talent. The writing staff on this show should be fired. Talk about lackluster just plain stupid is more like it. This show definitely requires the flair Jean’s writing brought to Y & R especially if they want to continue to be aired. I’ve already tuned out!

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Absolutely NOT! That show has enough problems without bringing Passanante to it.

jane
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jane

I wish that Chuck Pratt, Jr. Was never hired because to me he has ruined everything about Y & R. Maybe the other writers were a little lackluster but at least they wouldn’t have killed off someone who earned himself a CONTRACT for a job well done since they were the ones who offered him the Contract in the first place. He killed off my Favorite Fella. Matthew Atkinson had earned himself a Contract last Sept. 25, 2014 and that should have given him job security for at least 3 or 4 year’s or longer but NO, not with Chuck… Read more »

jonboy
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jonboy

Altman and Passanante were doing fine. I much preferred their story telling to what has followed. I was a five day viewer several months ago; now I’m down to two.

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Another great feather in the cap for one of the finest actors we know, former Guiding Light and As the World Turns alum, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey.

Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

So will you be checking out Tom in Outer Range? Comment below.

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