HomeTVGeneral HospitalY&R Has Major Storylines in The Works For Genie Francis’ Genevieve Luke Kerr August 5, 2011 37 Comments Worried the filming of another The Note movie for Hallmark Channel will keep Genie Francis away from The Young and the Restless for too long? Never fear, Soaps in Depth has this assurance from a Y&R spokesperson, “the actress not only will be back, but there's some major storylines coming up as Genevieve becomes even more woven into the fabric of Genoa City.” I wonder what Genevieve will do next? Photo Credit: Hallmark Channel 37 Responses harlee490 August 5, 2011 UGH! This isn’t great news to hear for me. It means she will hog screen time away from important long time characters (we fans won’t see Nikki anytime soon, it will be for Victor & Jack fighting over her probably)and have to go through a dismal story coming from MAB yet again. Maria’ GH 2.0. This is sickening how Y&R has fallen. |( |( |( |( Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 August 5, 2011 BORING!!!! Y&R should stop bringing in these big names from other shows. Hasn’t done anything good to the show. MAB and her team should finally start to write for the people they already have. And should start by writing them right again. It’s horrible what has become to people like Sharon, Billy or the latest writing victim Katherine. Their behavior is just painful to watch. And to that come people like Adam and Victor who acting just incredible insane and cruel. These characters have no human qualities at some days. And right in to this category fits Genevieve. She’s acting so fake it makes me turn the TV off. Log in to Reply harlee490 August 5, 2011 soapjunkie….DITTO Log in to Reply RealityCheck 33 August 5, 2011 Ms Francis has been way over the top on Y&R. It’s like a cartoon character gone wrong. Frankly, her character is both stupid and boring. It only shows how mismanaged the show is. MAB puts this crap forward and dumps Maura West, who was fantastic in a role that wasn’t suited for her, but made it hers before she got fired. Just because MAB didn’t like MW shouldn’t mean the viewers should suffer. Pull the plug on Genevieve ASAP. Frankly, who gives a damn? Log in to Reply richalan67 August 5, 2011 Yay! Love GF and her character. I am excited to see what they have in store for her. There are a lot of layers to this character. I can’t wait to see them peeled away. Log in to Reply richalan67 August 5, 2011 How do you know that MAB didn’t like MW? Has this been stated? I am just curious. Log in to Reply bishbay August 5, 2011 Agree that Maura West was finally figuring out what planet she was on just before she became a bloated, white corpse in a cute green dress. (By the way, Maura-West-as-floater was the most graphic thing I’ve ever seen on daytime.) I am going against the grain to say that I enjoyed the beginning of Genie Francis’s character on Y&R, but since she’s not interacting with Tristan it’s not as fun. He seemed to be able to make their scenes fun; Francis hasn’t sparked with Jack so far and the scenes with her and the idiot Newman sisters were just painful. Log in to Reply jlafferty23 August 5, 2011 Yeah bullshit they do, Maria just doesn’t want her going back to GH. Because Garin has been pretty vocal about wanting Laura back in PC. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 August 5, 2011 Genevieve is NOT the character that Y&R needs to be focused on. As much as I love Genie Francis and am enjoying her performances, this show has BIGGER fish to fry!! And I have NO desire to see her become a show hog on a show where she TECHNICALLY doesn’t even really belong. They need to save their time and energy on trying to get Melody Thomas Scott and other backburnered actresses back into the fold. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 August 5, 2011 Jlafferty– This is the PERFECT time for GH to bring Laura back to into the fold. With Lulu’s NUMEROUS daddy issues and Lucky’s upcoming drug addiction, both of her ‘babies’ will need her far more than Maria Bell seems to. Log in to Reply jlafferty23 August 5, 2011 alstonboy I agree. This is the perfect time for Laura to return. Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 August 5, 2011 jlafferty23 and Alstonboy-Ditto about Genie Francis. She needs to come “home” to GH… 0:) Log in to Reply sillytee August 5, 2011 we don’t need Genie-veev on y and r..and thos of you who actually thought Diane under the water was the creepiest, most graphic thing you’ve seen in daytime: u need to get out more!!! Log in to Reply ldylkng August 5, 2011 What Genevieve will do next is go to jail for killing off Diane and then go home and take care of Lulu & Lucky! She has no business on Y&R; It just really upsets me how they brought Maura West on as Diane, when she should have been brought on as a younger character. Thanks MAB for killing off another great actress! Log in to Reply Restless Fan August 5, 2011 I actually like the character of Genevieve but Y&R is a mess right now as a whole. This latest whodunit is awful and yet another reminder of how limited MAB and Sheffer are creatively. I’m having a real hard time sitting through complete episodes. MAB has managed to turn everyone in Genoa City into a criminal compromising the integrity of this show at every turn. She and Sheffer should be ashamed as writers of what they are putting out there. Log in to Reply BFluellen1 August 5, 2011 Genevieve is a mess right now and I just get this feeling in the pit of my stomach that she’ll be the one (or Deacon) to have been the one that killed Diane. Plus I bet that MAB will have her explanation be b/c she was “doing for Jack.” *roll eyes and groans* Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 August 5, 2011 Genevieve as the killer of Diane would be great. That way the mob wife can get behind bars and Genie can return as Laura to GH. Your kids need you. Don’t play Claudia Zacchara on Y&R. Come home to Port Chuck, Genie. Log in to Reply pennywise555 August 5, 2011 [quote]Genevieve becomes even more woven into the fabric of Genoa City.[/quote] How? By un-weaving the long time characters and cast members out? What happened to the last newcomer Colin and his relationship with original Y&R character Jill? That was called weaving in a new character, until that halted and someone could be hired that just replaced Y&R characters all together. After 40 years Jill is reduced to opening the door for recurring characters like Nina, and welcoming and being props for the new ones. Billy, Tucker,Colin, and now Genevieve use her as springboard upon entry and disappear from her life. Her family, relationships, career, and life she led has all given to others. Log in to Reply apollo August 5, 2011 I hear that G is going to be the REAL daughter of Mrs. C. in yet another of MAB’s retcons. She has known she was her daughter all along but decided to fake everyone out because she was ashamed of being the straight daughter of an alcoholic. Tucker has been covering for his secret lover all along by using her blood samples to pass himself off as the C heir and ingrain himself in C industries. So Cane, who is back from the dead, and was acting as Jills son and Mrs C’s grandson (as Jills REAL son returned from the dead after Jill found out she was not Mrs C’s REAL daughter)is now, ironicly, Mrs C’s REAL grandson. JK, how extremely difficult is this crap to write? This is why I don’t watch anymore and soaps are dying. Thought provoking, topical, interesting stories are few and between. Log in to Reply tedew August 5, 2011 alstonboy … you again are so correct (#8). Y&R has a marvelous stable full of underused thoroughbreds that need to be seen on the racetrack again and one that should be retired because she’s been eating a bit too much straw lately. Get those gates open and the other one shut then maybe Y&R could find itself back on track again. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 August 5, 2011 @apollo: I don’t know where you heard that, but that would really work in MAB’s story book. I wouldn’t wonder that’s the story the fall will be about. Even though they are desperately trying to form a mother/son rivalry between Katherine and Tucker. So that would make con artist Cane a Chancellor after all!?!?!? That would be disgusting! But that what this show has become these days. Disgusting. Ed Scott, Kay Alden … if you guys are bored over at B&B, please go across the hall and teach these people some lessons in making a good soap opera. Such a bloody shame what MAB is doing to her father-in-law’s show. Log in to Reply richalan67 August 5, 2011 What I don’t understand are the comments “She has no business on Y and R”. I do admit they need to trim the cast big time, but to say that she has no business being here doesn’t make sense to me. Log in to Reply pennywise555 August 5, 2011 [quote=apollo]I hear that G is going to be the REAL daughter of Mrs. C. in yet another of MAB’s retcons. She has known she was her daughter all along but decided to fake everyone out because she was ashamed of being the straight daughter of an alcoholic. Tucker has been covering for his secret lover all along by using her blood samples to pass himself off as the C heir and ingrain himself in C industries. So Cane, who is back from the dead, and was acting as Jills son and Mrs C’s grandson (as Jills REAL son returned from the dead after Jill found out she was not Mrs C’s REAL daughter)is now, ironicly, Mrs C’s REAL grandson. .[/quote] Actually I like that scenario much better, IF Colin remains Cane’s father. TR brings out the best in DG. Katherine/Tucker don’t feel like mother and son and they are not good together bonding or fighting a de-Chancelloring would benefit BOTH ASAP. I think Colin and the three Chancellor women Katherine, Jill, & Genevieve is a winner if she is going to stay. I suppose secret lover would mean the beautiful dead Samantha Genevieve was grieving was Tucker’s? Log in to Reply jlafferty23 August 5, 2011 apollo please tell me your joking!? Log in to Reply Cyberologist August 5, 2011 DP Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott August 5, 2011 Wow Apollo. That will be something if MAB does that story. I hope not. Log in to Reply Cyberologist August 5, 2011 I just don’t see what Genie has to do with characters they don’t show anyway…Geniveve “nor Niki” has been on nor Neil, Nina just came back I mean these people just aren’t being used period…Genie has nothing to do with that. I’m waiting for Sofia and Malcome WTD storyline to move along since I started watching it. If it wouldn’t be Genevieve it would be someone else that’s left up to MAB Head writer Exc. Producer…. I’m trying to figure out where Colin disappeared to. As for not having business being on Y/R sure she does they offerred her a job she accepted….business enough…I think its ridiculous to determine who belongs where on a soap opera if that’s the case then half of characters on the soaps that are left don’t “belong there.”You write a good story and as soon as I found out she’d be in that Cane sh. I knew it would not be…as for her acting choices…I didn’t like all of them just like I don’t like all of any actor’s choice.. Genie sat around for “years” waiting for GH they said it is no audience for her character…now they want her back supposedly she’s suppose to come running hell no so they can wait for her now…Jill Phellps is also a reason Genie didn’t come back to GH it wasn’t all Bob. Log in to Reply apollo August 5, 2011 Lol, I was just kidding (JK)!!!!! But based on past story it is plausible that MAB would do that. Give me thoughtful and provoking stories that develop over time and respect the characters and I’ll tune back in to Y&R. That and more Nina! Log in to Reply YR Southern Observer August 6, 2011 I have watched Y&R for over 30 years and what has been allowed to happen to this soap is criminal. I now DVR the program and fast forward through much of it. I cannot stand the character of Genevieve and Genie Francis’ acting…at least in this role… is just horrible….and she has no chemistry with Jack…it is just painful to watch. Please bring back the core characters…and Nikki!! Everytime I see Francis, I feel as if they are trying to use her to replace Melody Thomas Scott …..which would be/is an epic failure. Where are the real Bell family members in all of this? What about Ed Scott….the show was great when he was there. Please put the viewers out of their misery and give us back the Y&R of yesterday….and the characters that made the show number 1. Currently, it is just a horrendous mess. Log in to Reply miztee246 August 6, 2011 YR Southern — I agree with your post #29. TPTB really should go back to the drawing board. Frankly, both Genie Francis’ and Maura West’s performances have been high camp and indicative of B-grade acting. I had not seen MW, but others have commented that she was miscast and had previously done good work. GF had also done good work previously on GH. Log in to Reply Carol2 August 6, 2011 [quote=Cyberologist]I just don’t see what Genie has to do with characters they don’t show anyway…[/quote] I don’t blame Genie Francis for taking away airtime from other people, because she’s one of many who were overhyped and overexposed only for the show to then very awkwardly and publicly struggle with writing for them (added to the list – MW’s Diane, Ronan, Patty/Emily, Billy, SPF’s Sam, among others). If I blame the show with Genevieve it’s because I think they see her as a direct replacement for characters they have contempt for, like Jill and Nikki, and because they threw away good money (after complaining about budget cuts and expecting viewers to demand that longtime veterans take big cuts) in order to have TV Guide ads for a character they clearly have zero idea what to do with. Log in to Reply Cyberologist August 6, 2011 I totally agree that Genie was hyped I don’t deny that but after GH treated her like crap I was kind of glad she was she is an icon of daytime so I mean GH overhypes many characters from other shows and did very little hype for Genie’s last return and the story wasn’t all there for me… …However I’m with you on how they use the characters I’m shaking in my boots on Debbi Morgan’s storyline when she joins Y/R. I actually wrote in about why is Jill so centered around Cane’s storyline yet her son she’s MIA. I’m not buying the reason they give re: MTS disappearance either…I just don’t understand all this crap re: the politics of behind the scenes… Log in to Reply watchingtheyr60 August 6, 2011 [quote=soapjunkie88]@apollo: Even though they are desperately trying to form a mother/son rivalry between Katherine and Tucker.[/quote] Which has sucked donkey balls from the minute they re-cast with SN. He is sooooo Not-A-Chancellor. Every SN-JC interaction is just UGH! Too bad the Gen-V as Kay’s daughter isn’t true, GF looks like she could be the daughter of JC. The crazy ret-con would be an improvement. REALLY! Log in to Reply watchingtheyr60 August 6, 2011 [quote=apollo]I hear that G is going to be the REAL daughter of Mrs. C. in yet another of MAB’s retcons. She has known she was her daughter all along but decided to fake everyone out because she was ashamed of being the straight daughter of an alcoholic. Tucker has been covering for his secret lover all along by using her blood samples to pass himself off as the C heir and ingrain himself in C industries. So Cane, who is back from the dead, and was acting as Jills son and Mrs C’s grandson (as Jills REAL son returned from the dead after Jill found out she was not Mrs C’s REAL daughter)is now, ironicly, Mrs C’s REAL grandson. .[/quote] If they kept Jill prominently in the mix it would work. The original Tucker & Kay story was working because Jill was there to drive the drama between the two of them. Kay as the “lone” Chancellor doesn’t. Kay-Ashley-nooooooooooooo Log in to Reply david46208 August 7, 2011 @everyone: The problem is Maria is running around giving interviews stating: “i’m telling stories we’ve never done before!” Like that is something to be happy about. There was a reason why Bill Bell never told those types of stories. He has discussed it in his profiles that stories like time travel, Eterna etc. were not what daytime was about. But then again as Maria says: “I’m going back to the classics!” Classic mess is what you are. Log in to Reply marknsprmo August 7, 2011 All I still see Maria doing is setting up a story for an explosive moment and then dropping the story. It is tiresome. Soaps have always been about what happens next. Well on Y&R the next thing that happens has no connection to the last thing that happened. The next thing is the set up for the next exposed secret. Or the next “dad I am Back all grown up!” Or the next confrontation that ends the storyline. Or the shoot out. It is all about set up and take down on this show. I love the big secret as much as the next soap lover. The whole thing about the big secret is that it changes the game. What happens after the secret is out? If someone kills Diane and the whole town is under suspicion, how does that affect GC and its citizens? I know that every single person that had dirt on their shoes after Diane was murdered did NOT do it. I am not stupid. It will be the least supsected person. So just think who would the last person Maria Bell would suspect of killing Diane there it is. But what happens the next day after we find out? Nothing because we will have moved on to the next set up. Log in to Reply RebeccaJ August 7, 2011 As IF The Note wasn’t bad enough, I shudder to think what the follow-up will be. Ick. 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