The Young and the Restless (1973– )

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Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.

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 Paul Williams / ... (2,576 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Victor Newman / ... (2,367 episodes, 1980-2014)
Joshua Morrow ...
 Nicholas Newman / ... (2,154 episodes, 1995-2014)
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 Jack Abbott / ... (2,097 episodes, 1989-2014)
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 Sharon Newman / ... (1,984 episodes, 1995-2014)
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 Nikki Newman / ... (1,926 episodes, 1981-2014)
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 Esther Valentine / ... (1,819 episodes, 1973-2015)
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 Michael Baldwin / ... (1,644 episodes, 1991-2014)
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 Phyllis Summers Newman / ... (1,543 episodes, 1994-2013)
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 Neil Winters / ... (1,416 episodes, 1991-2014)
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 Ashley Abbott / ... (1,290 episodes, 1984-2014)
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 Victoria Newman / ... (1,258 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Jill Foster Abbott / ... (1,258 episodes, 1988-2014)
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 Kevin Fisher (1,218 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Katherine Chancellor / ... (1,173 episodes, 1973-2013)
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 Brad Carlton (1,066 episodes, 1985-2009)
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Set in Genoa City, Wisconsin, The Young And The Restless is the thirty-year-old soap that centres on the saga between two wealthy families (the Newmans and the Abbotts) in the cosmetics industry. Head of the Newman clan is Victor Newman, the arrogant, cavorting billionaire and his wife Nikki; and running the Abbott show is Jack Abbott, the irresponsible, playboy CEO and his sister Ashley. Most of the show is centred on the competition between the two companies: Victor's Newman Enterprises and the Abbotts' Jabot. Written by Josh

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Jeanne Cooper who plays Katherine Chancellor is the only member of the cast who has been with the show since it first premiered in 1973 - although she didn't join in until 6 months after it premiered. See more »

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Victor Newman: [Victor and Nikki are fighting over her job offer from Jack] Victor, I don't have time to argue with you! I have a job to go to!
Nikki Reed Foster Bancroft DiSalvo Newman Abbott Newman #2: I don't care about your damn job! How can you even consider working for Jack Abbott?
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What a waste of time - day after day
15 December 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I have watched Y&R for more than 25 years and I can say with absolute certainty that Y & R has lost its way. Whatever it once offered in the way of life lessons and good storytelling is gone. In recent years, story lines are dragged out f-o-r-e-v-e-r and clearly the only motivating factor working here is to keep the addicted viewers coming back day after day. Despite a larger population, its ratings have been slowly slipping for years.

Once upon a time, Y & R was a fairly entertaining piece that included decent drama, a touch of humor and glamor and tried to make some points about what was happening in the world - dangers that young people could be exposed to, the consequences of making bad decisions that forever impact your life and so on.

It hardly does that at all anymore and these days virtually every character is so flawed that there are few to relate to or even like - if only a little. Ruthless ol' Victor is so evil and corrupt that he should have disappeared years ago. Good guy John Abbott Sr. was dumbed down and then eliminated only to show up as stupid, clueless ghost criticizing his only son ad nauseum. The females are all messed up.

New characters come into the story and often disappear without explanation because they do not attract a following. Sometimes, they don't disappear fast enough.

The stories are stretched out to the max. A single day can actually be played out over 2 weeks! The bad guys rarely get punished and the writers keep bringing back psycho-Sheila every time they need a villain and can't come up with a new one.

Over and over, this show has repeatedly tried very hard to promote interracial relationships even though they are statistically rare (about 3%) yet oddly enough - they never address the racial component of a relationship.

After many years, especially the last few, I have concluded that this show is a waste of time. The next time you may be tempted to watch Y&R, ask yourself, "Is this the best way to spend the next hour of my life?" You'll never get that hour back again.


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