First impressions on the new Kyle?

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What are your thoughts about the new Kyle? The messages under the episode on CBS.com are that he is was slapped with the ugly stick. What are the thoughts here?


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I think Jill is making some

I think Jill is making some bad casting decisions, and from what I'm seeing elsewhere...I'm not alone in my opinion. Was yet another recast necessary? I don't know if anyone has read anything about the reasoning behind this. This actor is nothing like Blake.

He seems to be able to deliver his lines, but so far has less energy about him. Seems kind of stoic. I prefer Blake's looks too, but that's just me.

Because of his size, he appears even older than Blake and it makes the Summer/Kyle pairing odd.

I also don't think many people would be behind the Phyllis/Kyle couple rumor.

So WHY the recast?

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I really believe the sole

I really believe the sole reason they recast the role is because of the lack of chemistry between BH and Michelle Stafford. It was obvious a few months back that they were moving Kyle in Phyllis' direction then they seemed to back away from it. Once they announced the recast, it seemed as though they were pushing the character back into Phyllis' orbit even while BH was still playing him, apparently trying to set up for this new guy. I don't know, BH just came across as a kid to me in those scenes with MS but maybe that's just me.

I'm totally with you Pferrando--I think Blake Hood is gorgeous (I'm looking at that caption pic of him at the top of this page right now as I'm typing this--man, those eyes and that smile). Not to mention he can act. I think the new guy's a decent actor too based on other things I've seen him in and I think he slid into the role a helluva lot better than nuAbby did but the physical dissimilarities--height, build, not as pretty and just overall lack of polish compared to Blake--are a little jarring. And that hair really does him--and us--a huge disservice. Why the f--- that wasn't addressed the minute he started taping is somewhat of a mystery to me; it's beyond terrible. Guess we'll have to wait and see where this goes.

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I still don't get why they

I still don't get why they let Blake Hood walk. He was perfectly fine in the role. Yet another recast ... it wasn't necessary.

It's a little bit too early to judge Hartley Sawyer after only one appearance in a supporting capacity. I'll wait on that. So far I'm pretty much undecided. I only find it hard to get used to all the recasts in general. I still have no opinion on nuAbby because she only appeared like once or twice and in walks a Kyle recast.

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I liked Blake Hood too.

I liked Blake Hood too. Again, it's JFP getting rid of actors that don't instantly catch fire. She did the same on GH.

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What is wrong with Y&R's

What is wrong with Y&R's thinking? You replace a regular build handsome neat character with a tall, thin, unattractive, scruffy looking character. How to relate to him since, if the narrator had not told us it was Kyle we wouldn't have known it. At least nu Abby resembled Abby. This guy is totally unlike the other. Kyle was aged 10 years in under a year now he appeared to have been aged another 10 years. Very strange how their casting is done. This guy may be a great actor but it's hard to imagine any woman being attracted to him, especially one as young as Summer. What was wrong with Blake anyway?

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Geez, the guy aired for 3

Geez, the guy aired for 3 minutes and look how ppl judging him...it's uncalled for at this point. Lets see what happens in next few weeks and how the story will play out. Maybe Harley won't be right but I be damn if I'm going to prejudge him or nuAbby as of now. I gave SB a chance to see how he settles in and I might not like his airtime hogging of late, but he's an OK actor. I have seen worse...Yes BH was handsome but he wasn't the next Tom Pelprey. This nuAbby made a worse impression on me than nuKyle. Blake looked older than Harley, not sure what's going but some just wanting to be a trouble maker? Not sure but truly seems this way...(rolling eyes) Angry He's tall but a person with long hair doesn't make them grungy or dirty, some on this site screams bloody discrimination all the time and they in-return do the say thing if not fitting into their realm...go figure. Puzzled

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To me when a show is already

To me when a show is already in a state of flux, it would make sense for the EP to make well, thought out decisions, and with all the change she's forced on a very loyal audience already, be very careful about what she thinks the audience will accept.

New sets, new music, new characters, recasts...all in about six months is a lot.

I've mentioned before that what really needing fixing (we all know) was the writing. I think that still needs to be polished without forcing so many other changes. I'd rather she make some writer changes at this point.

A lot of the characters that were written out (with the exception of Abby the first time and Gen) actually did makes sense as they were pretty much dead weight. I'm thinking of characters like Harmony and Sarge...even Tucker. But to replace or recast characters back to back is too jarring for the audience when they are trying to get used to all that other change. It's turned the show into one that is not familiar at times.

I wonder if the backlash against this new Kyle...(check out all the Facebook and CBS.com comments...probably 95% negative) will give first Jill, and then CBS/Sony a wake up call. The ratings are good, but haven't increased dramatically for the network to keep giving her the power to make her changes.

And sorry harlee, but most (on those posts), seem to agree with me about this kid's hair. He needs a trim.

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To each their own pferrado.

To each their own pferrado.

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I know harlee...we almost

I know harlee...we almost always agree 100% on all things Y and R, so I don't think hair length of a newbie is going to come between us. Wink Smile

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Harlee490, you're right BH

Harlee490, you're right BH was a good actor but most certainly not the next Tom Pelprey(who is?). And as I said before, I think the new guy is a decent actor from other things I've seen him in and even on yesterday's ep there was definitely a comfort level between him and his co-stars that was sorely lacking in nuAbby's first scenes. Again, I think I know why they recast the role and I think this guy will do fine with it. As far as the hair, my point was it would've been nice to see a recast that was kinda similar in appearance--no, not identical--to BH so as not to be totally jarring; I personally just think that the haircut doesn't fit that particular character and is more than a little distracting, that's all.

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Hehe...ChrisGA Tom was

Hehe...ChrisGA Tom was Jonathan on GL..amazing actor and hot...smoking with Emme Rylan's Lizzie Evil Love Oh yes it was a whole different look for Kyle and yes it was somewhat jarring, I think like most ppl his height and how tall surprised me. He's slightly taller than Peter (Pete's tall guy) where Blake was shorter than Peter. Time will tell.

Here you go Chris short clip
Jonathan & Lizzie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnDszMvM2hw

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@Harlee--lol, sorry I

@Harlee--lol, sorry I should've been more clear; I'm FULLY aware of the greatness of Tom Pelphrey. When I said "Who is?" it was more to the point of there not being a young actor whose come along in recent years that measures up to him. Yep, he was hot and ridiculously talented on all levels. Thanks for the clip though--I miss those great GL days Sad .

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I think they should have

I think they should have recast Kyle with this actor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urybgxcBDzk

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I saw no need for Blake to be

I saw no need for Blake to be replaced. Having said that, I felt nuKyle looks like that old Noah recast Luke Kleintank who tanked in the role if you'll forgive the expression. I also felt his hair style doesn't fit the Kyle character.

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Personal attacks based on how

Personal attacks based on how someone looks are obscene and to do it online is pussy shit.
All I have to say.
Thank God I don't go on cbs.com. Beer

This new guy will take some getting used to. I really liked Blake in the role.

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And Tom Pelphrey...miss that

And Tom Pelphrey...miss that little guy so much. Love Beer
What a sweetie pie.

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Ryan-Scott...you may

Ryan-Scott...you may misunderstand.

I think most sane people aren't attacking him personally or even attacking his looks.

Most of what I read are shocked at the difference in the characters physically. And since it seems most of us liked Blake, most would prefer no recast.

I said I didn't like his hair and that seems to be a recurring theme on the posts especially since Blake, who most liked, didn't have long locks. I think he's a handsome guy. I'd just style him differently.

It's natural for all of us to comment on the new cast members. Some are obsessed with looks, others with acting ability. I've already given this guy props for what seems to be his delivery of his first couple of scenes.

I've seen FAR worse written on here about Steve Burton, CK (Lily), AH Victoria, and even Tyler. People even comment on Summer's chest!

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@pferrando: Summer has a

@pferrando: Summer has a chest? Wink What's in it?

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All new actors take some time

All new actors take some time to get use to.
He was only on 1 day and he was being judged.
A lot of people didn't like Blake Hood at first either, because he was "too old" now the same people are screaming that they loved Blake Hood.
Lots of fan's were the same way with NuNoah/oldNoah.

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People didn't like Blake at

People didn't like Blake at first because the character was aged about 10 years.

There was no need to recast this time.

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Do not like the new Kyle at

Do not like the new Kyle at all! Really liked Blake. I do not like the new Abby either. Neither of these actors have the charisma - Kyle is sour and Abby is dull. Why can't they leave successful connections alone! I squirm when I look at Kyle. Just does not work in the part with Summer.

STOP SCREWING UP THE CAST!

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I totally agree. I really

I totally agree. I really like Blake Hood. He was really owning the role
of Kyle. This new actor is a real turn off for me. Don't like him at
all.

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I totally agree. I really

I totally agree. I really like Blake Hood. He was really owning the role
of Kyle. This new actor is a real turn off for me. Don't like him at
all.

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pferrando wrote:People didn't

pferrando wrote:
People didn't like Blake at first because the character was aged about 10 years.

There was no need to recast this time.
I agree. There was no plausible reason why Blake Hood was recast. I liked him a lot and resent that he was recast. jmho.

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pferrando wrote:People didn't

pferrando wrote:
People didn't like Blake at first because the character was aged about 10 years.

There was no need to recast this time.
I agree. There was no plausible reason why Blake Hood was recast. I liked him a lot and resent that he was recast. jmho.