DC's 10 Best Soap Couples of 2011
No. 4: Billy and Victoria, The Young and the Restless
We give The Young and the Restless showrunner/red carpet staple Maria Arena Bell quite a lot of heck here at Daytime Confidential, but one of the things The-Woman-We-Once-Called-Auntie-Ri-Ri got right in 2011 was the continuing lust affair of bad boy Billy Abbott (Billy Miller) and ice princess Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle). “Villy” is quite possibly the only example of a classic, old school soap romance we have left on daytime TV. Now if she would just run a brush through that hair!
This past year, the offspring of the warring Abbott and Newman clans endured losing custody of their his/hers/ours assortment of children, her meddling, diabolical father and Billy’s character-defining penchant for self-destruction. In the end, not even Billy’s stint in prison in some odd, foreign land we’re not even going to attempt to spell, a farmer in the dell, nor Baby Delia’s medical crisis could keep these lovers apart, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. (Or at least Jamey wouldn’t, since he’s the only DC blogger who likes them!)