Jack Abbott on Today's Young and Restless: "What is Going on With My Company?!"






Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) and Co. have literally been jazzing things up at Jabot since taking the helm. The changes they've made won't sit too well with majority shareholder Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) today on The Young and the Restless. Sneak a peek at Ol' Frownin' Jack's reaction to the new and improved Jabot Cosmetics after the jump!


 


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harlee -- I was the LAST one to jump on the 'Hate MAB' band-wagon, and that's only when MAB forced me on the wagon, with a shotgun. The last straws were the no-good stinkin ethnic-stereotypes of the Venezianos (Angelo and Angelina), the killing of Ricky, and the not-sharing Eileen D with DAYS. Other than that, I liked 555-5555, and thought MAB did a fairly good job. That is a known to everyone who has watched me post over the last 5-6 years.

MAB created/allowed the romance of Shadam. Though kooky, weird, and almost down-right evil, it was believable. It is not uncommon for a woman to do 'anything' for a man who will be faithful to her. That's what Sharon is when she is around Adam. She doesn't have to worry about her husband having a bulge in his pants every time a skirt goes by, like she has to with Nick. She's not a passing thing to make Nikki jealous, like when Victor was after her. Not a casual fling, like her one night with Billy back in 2008. She is Mrs Adam Newman, his one obsession and desire. Didn't say it was totally healthy, just believable.

Expanded Ashley to a main role as Abby hit Tucker, and showed Ashley battling Katherine. Diane's Murder Mystery was good, except for the resolution. Patty shooting Jack was very good. Patty shooting Colleen was novel, although I hate to see a young core character die. My point is, things happened. Stalkers, dopple-gangers, volcanos, good stuff. Action, faster-paced.

Not the slow dialog of so-called 'character development'. The hand-wringing over whether or not Frau Nicole is going to corner and confront Sharon, like she has the last 20 years. Or whether or not Billy is going to dog-tail after Victoria, being her lap dog for another year. Or can Avery cook Nick another meal. And the droning that is the relationship of Kevin and Chloe.

And you know I've watched Y&R since 82, on and off since 79. Bill Bell had plenty of crazies -- Sven, Sheila, Leanna, Cassandra, David Kimble, Veronica Landers, Tricia, on and on. But now there are none. How is that honoring Bill Bell?

And he also had a strip club in the 80s. LML had one in 555-5555.

But there is some hope. Fen is very interesting, so is Summer. I'm liking Red right now. And I cant stop watching now, been watching for over 30 years -- have to watch till the Show goes off the air, whenever that may be.

Order up a Gin and Sprite Zero!

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hey mon....Yes MAB did bring Shadam together but she also turned alot of fans off on how she wrote Adam in the beginning being so vile and baby killer. I admit Shadam does have chemistry and she did bring Chelsea on as Adam's redeemer which did work. She did give Ashley story but all kinds of wrong story for Ashley. Her constant bloating of the canvas and changing what fans knew of the characters.

ITA 100% Bill had his crazies but it was balanced. He didn't have multiple crazies running amok at once. Bill did character development even on his crazies! My personal fave crazy was one you didn't mention in the mid to late '70s was Vanessa Prentiss and her vail! Played by the fab KT Stevens...she was delicious and you would probably liked her! Smile I also enjoyed Vernoica Landers story! Smile Bill constantly had romance and wicked triangles along with corporate stories going on the canvas. I think they will eventually do a character that is whacked again but fans got sooooooo tired of that type of story during MAB years. Even LML didn't have that many crazies at once. Even when Patti shot Jack (TL) the first time Bill didn't make Patti super psycho but played as a troubled young woman. He might thought he wanted to one day bring back Patti. If MAB was smart which is wasn't would bring Patti back and yes she had problems in the past but normal for Jack in a story...what if Patti years ago when sent away had a Jack's baby...hmmmm. That could have been fun.

The strip club of the '80s wasn't permanent but used as tool because Nikki and Victor setup of the start of the romance.

Fans had their fill of doppelgangers, psychos, L&O stories, etc the bad stuff. I'm liking Fen but don't want him all super crazy because he's tied to a popular couple especially to Lauren. Yes let him have the angst teen problems and show Lauren & Michael as parents struggling because of both past deeds. I to enjoying Summer and now she knows Noah secret, a little of Phyllis in her would be fun and she used it to her advantage Evil

I love character driven stories because of the beats being played always sets the mood and viewers then understand what is happening in the stories. Bill must have drove you to distraction with his slow pace (even me at times) but BOY he had explosive payoffs and that was always used for the next story and the ramifications. Where plot driven stories after the story comes to the end it's on to next plot nothing in between. Little things lately which has been totally ignored the last 5-6 years of past stories of characters now lately they are addressed again prime examples:

Neil's addiction talking to Jack, yesterday episode when Chole was talking to Chelsea and telling Chelsea she found the backing and Chelsea snapped back "Did you borrow Kevin's chipmunk head" Wink I howled! It was nod and wink on Josh's part...LOVING Y&R once again. Love The other day when Victor and Nikki was looking at the photo album Nikki mentioned Douglas Austin...PHEW! now that is going back! A tip of the hat to history.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...enjoy your gin juice! Wink

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harlee490 wrote:
How's the cocktail hey mon (gin? mentioned on full posts). If you are so unhappy stop moan & bitching quit watching Y&R! Angry It's that simple. You're constant ranting about a strip club, wanting more psychos and MAB is getting tedious. Y&R hasn't been this good in 7 years. Everyone was saying the same thing when Ron took over at GH and GH actually dipped in the ratings for months and yes GH has rebounded.

Harlem dear, I can always count on you to speak my mind for me! Thank you & Merry Christmas! Mon, I'm sure you got coal in your stockings this year with you griping about Y&R!

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@harlee490--pretty much agree with almost everything you said in your last 2 posts. The show's infinitely more watchable than it was under MAB; she may have done a scant few things right--Patty shooting Jack was probably the only decent storyline she did in her last year or so on the show, and that momentum was lost within 2 weeks--but that was outweighed by all the shit she did wrong, including assasinating long-term characters(Sharon, Ashley, Kevin) while allowing others to completely swallow the show whole(Phyllis, Victor). Granted, I'm not loving everything about it--for one, Lily and Cane aren't compelling enough to make me care about any storyline they're involved in, even if Leslie's fine ass brother is involved--but it's a helluva lot more balanced, storywise and castwise, than it was when it was called The Victor and Phyllis Show. Also a plus for me was rescuing two MAB characters from one-dimensional oblivion(Chelsea and Avery)and making them integral to the canvas; I love Avery with Nick and am still squarely behind Chelsea and Adam(and also loving the Chelsea/Chloe dynamic a.k.a. the only worthwhile relationship Chloe is in right now). Not to mention some good to great recasts; Hunter King and Max Ehrich continue to grow on me as Summer and Fen and Robert Adamson as Noah is the find of the year in my book(for various reasons of course Wink). So yeah, I'd say it's a sight better than it's been in a very long while.

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@ChrisGa...you said it MAB reign was a big pile of cow dung! Posters had every right to be screaming about the state of Y&R...including me when I turned off Y&R for about 9 months. I was including in the "bitching the blue streak" but had to return and suffer just because it's Y&R. Which the last 6-8 months of this past year either Sony & CBS or both finally put the hammer down because she did mellow out the characters but the writing was on the wall for MAB and thank the soaps gods she was history.

I like Navery very much and Chelsea is fast becoming a fave of mine...see what better writing does for a character! Adam is by far more likable now and you watch he will save Jabot from being swallow into NE. Yes Victor will get NE back but everything will be in structure. Abbotts at Jabot, Newman at NE, and with Tucker leaving maybe that is where Neil comes and actually becomes CEO McCall Limited? Not sure. Jill at Chancellor as CEO. I'm loving Y&R right now and Feburary sweeps will be so good compared to November being the new team just arriving, I can't wait! Big smile

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harlee - You know I loved me my Vanessa Prentiss. That's what got me started watching Y&R in the first place. Her hatred for Lorie Brooks was unsurpassed.

In high school at the time on the football team, and I bought a $800 VCR to tape Y&R. That took a lot of 'splaining in the still rigid 70s, especially in an old-fashioned Latino house-hold. But I held on.

Too bad that KT Stevens wanted out so bad in the early 80s. Her faking her death at the 'hands of Lorie' was the ultimate at the time. Nikki was great at that time, Lauren, Paul...

And of course, I am starting to like some of the new things of Y&R and Josh G. Phack, Kyle being a major player, Lane being shaken up, Victor getting some troubles for his past sins, and Jack still holding onto Newman Enterprises!