Who Needs Characterization on The Young and the Restless?
Sharon Collins Newman Abbott Newman
To quote Phyllis, where do I begin with the hot mess that is Sharon? In the 90s, Sharon was my she-ro, the ravishing beauty from the wrong side of the tracks who snagged herself a baller. She was kind-hearted, dedicated to her family and wanted to start her own trends in the Newman Empire, rather than live off the fat of the lamb. I don’t know who I’m watching right now on The Young and the Restless, but this is Not. My. Sharon! She first started to lose me when she forfeited Nick to Phyllis, but I stopped speaking to her all together when she jerked Jack around in that farce of a marriage. She was using that man for a daddy figure and a crutch (or crotch) until she could get Nick back. It was mad disrespectful to moon over her ex while married to a man who worshiped her. Having Jack believe that Faith was his was disgusting, but not nearly as gross as the circumstances in which that poor child was conceived. THREE men, Sharon?! Did you charge admission? How trashy was it to get your mugshot taken for stealing from your friends and former father-in-law, all while pregnant with a baby whose father was at the time yet-to-be determined? The cherry on the trifling cake has to be this “relationship” with Adam (Michael Muhney). To lay up with the man who separated you from your baby is just sick! I can’t. Whatever happened to the brass's promise to "empower" Sharon? I just can’t. Can someone tell me when I wll start to recognize my favorite Young and Restless characters again?