Posts Tagged ‘The young and the restless’

DVR Spar

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on April 10, 2019 at 6:27 am


THE CHI is back. I am still digging and feelin’ ’em.
Ax and Chuck Rhoades are back – I’m back into BILLIONS.

My DVR setup is filled with explosive narrative writes
that have attention-span holders to keep me up at night.

OFF CAMERA WITH SAM JONES is where I spend my lunch hour.
Have you seen his insightful guests? All fresh and no sour.

The Sam Jones production yields power and introductions.
I’ve got class & lab to craft-me-fab and tailor my productive functions.

I’ve got gumption! I’m going for it.
And innovative script? I’m known to score it.

It’s good to go on a creating binge
knowing there are streamers that will house them in the end.

While that’s good news, it’ll make you no star,
Productions are complete just to compete in a DVR spar.

Satellite TV, network TV, and streaming networks
are what comes to mind during a script writing growth-spurt.

So very focused – I am…
I’ve dreams to sit with ol’ Sam.

Though today I am happy to be doing lab in Science.
My GPA is strong. I’m course curriculum compliant.

color temperature_equals emotions.gifI’m studying color contrasts and what lighting temps do to a scene.
I’m honing in on how to visually make you laugh and cry at a thing.

Oh yes, fam. Science lives inside of Art.
Soap Operas own the sport of emotional war.

Give it up to The Young and The Restless,
tho I think OWN Network is in the lead at doing it best.

I’m watching quite a bit – I’m trying to see it all.
I must admit I rarely quit but pass out/nocturnal stall.

Good stuff y’all. Are you watching any show more than you watch the news?
I’m Qui
Into thee and hard on my studies to craft much fresher views.

I don’t mind the news but I’m am into a much more enlightened you.

Y & R rarely sours…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows on March 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Victor_NewmanVictor Newman’s behavior is becoming something of a dump.
It seems the writers of Y&R are lending him reckless characteristics like Trump.

Victor Newman was always tyrannical and that fact was never hid;
however, as of late Victor has been going completely off the grid.

Pulling a gun on Luca and later instructing Adam to kill him
then in a hospital room he yells at family – for not feeling him.

Are you serious Mr. Newman? Has the time finally come for you to retire?
Whilst it be to “the failure of mob bossing” that you really want to expire?

I know the writers are behind the scene cooking up an ending fit for a sire.
Victor Newman rules all and barns none. Upon his exit — may all feel the fire.

Now I’m not saying that this character is about to kick the can,
I’m just saying are you watching the antics of our beloved matriarch man?

He is out of control – and where is the nerd Natalie storyline going?natalie-the-yr-nerd
I’m watching the writers hands and the seeds that they are sewing.

Small sucklings are growing and the cast is restless still.
Nikki  was in a paupers nightmare on todays fare that was quite a chill.

Nick-NewmanNobody cared about Nikki and Nicholas Newman was married to Lilly.
I knew it was all a dream then. A serious Interracial love on Y&R? That’s silly.

They are not about that script. John Abbott and Aunt Maggy couldn’t pull it.
Writers let the bi-racial couple marry  then their camera time bit the bullet.

Relilly-wintersmember that? So NO. Nick will likely never bed Lilly.
But let’s say it DID happen, the episode would be illy!

People would tune in just to be turned out and it would be the cover of all soap mags!
Future headline:  “Nick’s surely headed for ruins – this WINTER’s the best he’s ever had!”

The divisive folk would be all mad.
Boo!! to the divisive. An intermingling won’t be had.

If you’re wondering if I’ve forgotten about Cane’s light melanined ash?
I have not, but their relationship is a passing gas.


Remember when Phyllis was playing homie-footsies with Shemara Moore’s Malcom?
That wasn’t even a possibility once the dark skinned Darius McCrary joined sum.

darius-mccraryFeeling the freaked out vibes of fair melanin viewers cracked me up.
Darius was let go. His blackness literally did not make the cut. 😀

But I was glad that Y&R had tried.
Here we are today – and Victors shine is fried.

There’s a lot going on in the uncertain storyline of the day,
I’m Qui
wondering if this is the beginning of Victor’s rile and file away?

In which direction is the writers hand leading us in sway?

The HAUNTING Of with Kim Russo

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on October 30, 2015 at 10:49 am



Have you seen this show? Perhaps a better question is have you seen a ghost? If you have, the next step should probably be to call Kim.

Last weeks broadcast aired 2 episodes back-to-back that I had not seen before, starting with The Haunting Of Meatloaf and then we youthfully rested on Melody Thomas-Scott. Good stuff.

I could transcribe, but that would take all day – these were 1-hour shows each, so you’ll just have to feed on the griot and put the pieces together with your awesome imagination until LMN does re-runs. Without further ado let us do get to…

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meatloaf-the-haunting-ofMeatloaf is an interesting character – let’s just shoot that out straight.
As a child, I never understood why MTV put so much Meatloaf on my plate.

But I ate and I enjoyed the story in his songs.
I began to like him so much I shamed myself for being wrong

in judging him by his beefy exterior and I fell further in love.
His songs are quite substantial – he’s a teddy bear, I’d give him a hug.

Anywho, something happened at the studio some years back
He saw an apparition a female ghostly vision and really hasn’t gotten over that.

So he called on Kim Russo to journey with him and go back
but Meatloaf is a natural MC and his lead in the show exhibited that.

I did laugh at the number of times he took the lead and cut Kim off.
His honesty and curiosity and knowledge of self & energy – couldn’t be bought.

So Meatloaf and Kim met at and entered the studio and went back
to the day Meat and friends were residing there working on tracks.

In fact, the track that they were working is legendary, a melodic “can’t miss.”
The song was BAT OUT OF HELL and its drop was a hit!

Meatloaf was the –ish, but while that song was in utero
a ghostly girl in a white nightgown roamed the balcony to and fro.

Meatloaf, at that time in his life – was experiencing a low.
The music was his gal, under pressure he produced ‘the flow.’

There was a time when life felt dark and heavy was his strife
and that’s when dear ol’ Meat took pills and tried to take his life.

He ended up in the hospital, stomach pumped and life still on.
Wow. I’m always amazed at the troubles of great artists with great songs.

God bless.

Anywho Meat just wanted to know what the apparition was all about
and he felt there was also a male spirit roaming the house.

In fact when he and Kim entered the building Meat did share
that there was a male entity peeking down on them from upstairs.

Yes! Meatloaf said that – Kim didn’t have a chance.
Meatloaf was the lead singer and Kim was the band

on this episode.
Kim, as usual, was a gracious host.

Back to the ghosts — Kim walked Meatloaf walked room to room, going through it.
Meat felt the male spirit invokes suicidal thoughts and wanted him to ‘do it.’

But when the camera crews equipment stopped working that’s when Meat said ‘Screw it. 
The spirit is mad at me because I beat him and he couldn’t make me do it!

Kim took a backseat and let Meatloaf express himself.
I don’t think he really needed Kim, but for the sake of company – oh well.

I love them both and Meat worked through his paranormal problems.
Again, Kim was good company but he didn’t need her to solve them.

He’s a natural, and he’s okay.
He’s in a good place – having put yesterday away.

And then came the next broadcast, I’ll try to introduce it at my bestest,
It was The Haunting of with Melody Thomas Scott from the Young and the Restless.


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170644363PA044_The_40th_AnnMelody, a primary star of the Young and The Restless
experienced a paranormal strange – as she describes best.

She was about 24 and her daughter was just a cooing and cuddling infant
when a female spirit appeared — and at her daughter’s doorway did stand.

Melody was dating at the time – she didn’t have a married man.
Melody told no one & chose to ‘move out as soon as she can.’

And she did so, immediately. She admits she has never looked back.
But it’s something nagging about that day which atop her recollections has sat.

So Melody took a deep breath after much thought, as nothing is done on a whim,
and she bit the bullet – curiosity pulled it – and Melody called ol’ Kim.

Something happened in that house at another era in time
and Melody was “brought in on it” during her residing time.

Not sure of what is going on, all that Melody can recall
is an older and short woman outside of her bedroom motioning a ‘beckoning call,”

Kim received that vibe but was picking up on also,
a younger woman and an angry man — residuals of past souls.

The younger woman is filled with whoa.
Melody’s chief concern was the older woman though…

The two continued to tour the house and Kim touched Melody’s heart
when Kim said to her, “Your grandmother came through to me in the car.”

Melody bowed her head and Kim continued to read
she then described grandma down to her social misfeeds.

Grandma suffered a lot of anxiety yet Melody’s reflection has always born a smile.
Grandma told Kim that Melody was sheltered and kept home — away from others, as a child.

Melody thought that was wild, that Kim would know,
but Kim didn’t KNOW – the grandma told her so. 😀

Grandma reminded Melody of how she always made “lemonade out of lemons” with life & Melody did confir
‘that was a story not even grandma knew. No one knew that story but her.

Melody couldn’t believe Kim brought up ‘that particular phrase’, then Kim said, “Sprit does that. Spirit will show me anyway to let me say it — and then it will mean the right thing to you.”

Melody emotionally recalled this story,

“I was selling lemonade at the corner one day and a white 4-door sedan pulled up, 4 men got out and tried to kidnap me and throw me in the back of the car. I don’t know how I was able to do this, but I somehow got loose and I ran to my house and instead of calling the police, which I’m a mother now, and I think if that happened to a child, I would call the police – she [my Mother] decided, she said, “Go get in the car quick, we’re going to go and find them.” Which was such just a part of all of the weird things that she had, of course, we didn’t find them, but I would say — and I was not kidnapped, but that is a story that nobody knows about.” Not even grandma… “she knows everything now.”

Kim: And she’s of clear mind. Your grandmother keeps saying, “I’m sorry.”  She started apologizing for the lingering effects that you walk around with to this very day… [Melody breaks down in tears]

The episode then takes a turn onto the “counseling side”
Melody’s life book was open and it was open wide.

Kim in short, said, that Grandma, was sorry for the mental blur,
and Melody responded, “I want to — but I don’t know if I can forgive her.”

Because there were certain choices grandma made that were to evil and too creepy.
But she loved grandma so much that just the mere thought of her makes her weepy.

Kim then clarified that grandma’s not asking for forgiveness, shorty,
and Melody, said, oh, yeah, my bad, she said she was sorry.

I was like WOW! Grandma is something else,
then before a commercial break, it all went to hell,

and Kim said, “Wait, grandma is getting loud….”
Then we go to commercial– and I was like, “ooo child.

Back from commercial and 15-min before the hours close
We get back to grandmas spirit and Melody’s whoa’s.

They are validated whoa’s but as we gathered an understanding
grandma became defensive in her position and vibe-convey handling.

She had something to say and the message was vile,
she told Kim to ask Melody if she knew she [grandma] was molested as a child?

Melody was informed and shocked. She believed… but did not know,
and Kim concluded THAT is what started her downhill mental slope.


And so, Melody took a breath and said for long, she had wanted to know,
and she marveled at Kim for conveying the necessary info.


On with the show, they went outside to the backyard space
and Kim crept up on a social scene, with a ‘domestic disturbance face.’

She was feeling the story of a mom and her daughter – some sort of abuse.
There was a man involved in a murder. Dual.

The woman who was beckoning for Melody outside of her daughter’s door.
Is the lady who was in an abusive situation in that space in an era before.

Turns out the lady was beckoning for Melody’s help for her and her kid.
Because fate served them a double death — in real, life when she did.

In the past woman life, she ran from the abusive man and into the streets
In need of help from anybody near — the scared mom was on the seek.

But what happened in the end, Kim told us this fact,
the abusive man shot the daughter in the head and the running mother, in the back.

Get back! You say what???
That was my response, sitting in my cut.

And YES! There was a periodical confirming the story, that the broadcast ran online, see it below:



But what did this all have to do with Melody you ask?
Kim took “making the connection clear,” to task.

Melody was a new mom in the space protecting her daughter,
the spirit of a mother doing the same is the one that sought her.

And all that talk about not being able to forgive
upon examining what she learned — was extremely short-lived.

In the end, the Y&R beauty did conclude without a stall,
that she understands grandma more and then forgave all. 😀

BoOm. Bam! Detective Kim has done it again,
and the mystery unraveled family secrets about Meldoy’s kin.

Good was all that was found therein
and Melody is much lighter at her current life’s begin.

Wooo! That was a mouthful and two episodes of view,
I’m Qui
Always happy to relay it to thee. I appreciate that you keep coming through.

Child that says a lot about you.

Dying on The Young and The Restless

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on April 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm

soap-and-bubblesSo are we in the midst of some sort of cast member shake upor what? In the last few months we have lost the following characters in script: Austin (Summer’s brief husband), Courtney (Noah’s brief fiance) and Kelly [Stitch’s sister & Jacks brief ex-gf]. What in Sam Hill is going on?

Yesterdays broadcast displayed a surreal view of Jack marrying Phyllis while simultaneously under kidnap by… Kelly.

Yes! I know I said Kelly was dead in the first paragraph but the script keeps flipping post every affectionate gesture that Jack yields to Phyllis.

Yes! Jack and Phyllis were married a day ago and are now on their honey moon in some remote area and it seems that every time Jack kisses Phyllis or strokes her hair, the next moment shows him in wrist and ankle restraints in a similar room on a much shabbier bed with a gag in his mouth and he is yelling for help.

What the….?

Yep. That’s exactly what I’ve been saying over the last few days: “WT?,” and today hasn’t made me feel any more secure about any role being safe on my soaps. I do, however, have an additional “under the radar” concern about Kyle (Jack & Diane Jenkins son). Kyle just keeps showing up at the most odd and opportune times. He’s nowhere and everywhere with no alibi and hailing innocence. No one is that lucky or unlucky, so what are his intentions, motives and angles?

Is there any literal connection between Jacks turmoil’s and Kyle’s suspiciousness? Seems like a question out of the blue, but is it? I mean, currently in script these two guys are rogue. Jack appears to be living 2 different consciouses and Kyle seems to be a part of everyone’s sub-story. What are the writers up to? I’m Young, I’m Restless and I’m quite curious as to where this storyline is going and why the cast purge is so momentous?

I’d ask Lily or Devon ‘what’s up?,’ but they’re storyline is laying pretty low
after Hillary slept with Dad and son, writers are stumped on ‘where to go.’

Black folks can be quite dirty, but it’s not an easy write.
Daytime soaps are best served to the curb by our fam that is white.
The Black soaps rule the night via Tyler Perry. Right?

It’s quite the viewing delight and the storylines are best under stress,
I’m Qui
Glad to be alive to write and not Dying on The Young and Restless.

PS — While the cast line is starting to look barron
Police Chief Paul is focused on arresting Sharon.


In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on February 18, 2015 at 6:47 am

murdermysteryNOdinnerWho did it? Who did it? Who among kin
took an object to the back of the  head of Austin?

It was supposed to be fun,
but then Fen spiked the punch.

Abby Newman secretly invited each guest to party at her family’s cabin-stead
they all blacked out – and woke up feeling foggy in the head and Austin is dead.


Abby Newman, Summer & Austin, Fen Baldwin

Ooo wee. There’s a murder mystery on Y&Rthe writers are no beginners.
They’ve served up another death and didn’t even give them dinner.

Beyond the murder mystery (that will, for the next few weeks, drive viewers insane),
there’s also the blizzard snow factor and that missing air plane.

Oh yes! A plane went down – Neil and his family were on board.
Turbulence took them down after Lilly called Hillary a whore.

The plane went down, more precisely at the point when everyone was staring Neil in the face,
after he revealed that he could indeed see and was hard clutching a brief case.

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Top Lft to Bottom Rt: Neil Winters, [wife] Hillary, [son] Devon, [daughter] Lilly, [her husband] Cane Ashby and Colin and Jill-Abbott Ashby

What’s in the briefcase?,” asked Lilly, Devon and concerned others.
This after Neil confronted his son and his wife on being lovers.

If mother nature were not the reason for the turbulence on that tragic plane ride,
bad energy from the fam, would be the blame for the crash and the pilots life.

Wreckage sprawled about 

Lying in the snow, Cane woke up first and began to yell and look around,
most folk regained their faculties, but Hillary is wreckage bound.

The plane was filled with family members only – the manifest wasn’t many;
so imagine the gut wrench of them all when they fail to locate Lilly.

The fever of our emotions were then thrown back to the cabin’s suspects and “who did it,”
that’s when Summer envisioned her hands ‘on an object’ and the spot where ‘she hid it.’

She ran to the couch, removed the seat cushion and screamed.
It seems Summer has killed her man — with no apparent reason at seam.

Oh my! Oh my! I’m sure she wishes it were a bad dream.
Now comes the work to find out why and what it all means.

Good work Y&R writers. I’m enjoying your hand at play,
I’m Qui
Voting you MOST INTERESTING for choosing murder on lovers day.

Having FAITH on Y&R

In Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows on December 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

Y&Rs FAITH 2015

[L-R] Alyvia Alyn and McKenna Grace

Yep! They did the switcheroo on us again. I had faith in the possibility casting agents  would do as much after seeing little Faith Newman (Alyvia Alyn) run away from home earlier this week and spit some lame sounding script line to Avery about being “scared of her Daddy.”

Now I know she’s not the script writer, but her line delivery was horrendous. She almost implicated that Nick Newman was up to unsavory and inappropriate actions, when what she meant to imply is the sadness that she was feeling because her father refuses to  marry her mother (Sharon Newman) for the umpteenth time.

The line delivery made me feel like I needed to call CPS, but having been watching the storyline closely I knew what little Faith was trying to say – still it didn’t sound good .

The Y&R Christmas broadcast reeled the view of a new Faith in place: actress McKenna Grace. Actually, McKenna is an old Faith given a new shot. The casting agents had used McKenna before to manifest the role of Faith, but after a brief storyline gap, Faith was returned being portrayed as as Alyvia.

I’m really glad McKenna is back on the show. It takes a certain kind of comprehension and chemistry to deliver some of the complex lines that the Y&R writers produce. Working with child actors isn’t easy and I’m sure being a child actor is no easy task either, irregardless chemistry trumps. The actor must have an understanding/comprehension of complex situations and delivery the line on-point or the scene is a bust and someone may end up calling CPS…

Welcome back McKenna. I look forward to seeing you in Y&R dimension.


Did you see the Christmas broadcast? Did you see the scene?
If you did — then you visually know what I mean.

I didn’t fall in love with the line and I didn’t feel compassion for the deliverer.
I felt like calling CPS and having them (for Faith’s own safety) remove her.

Faith was hiding under a table, hugging its leg and looking crabby
when Avery asked what she was afraid of, Faith responded, “My Daddy.”

Then the soap went to a break and I was like what?
Thank God it was a good family friend asking Faith as much.

If a perfect stranger received Faith’s response,
I’m sure CPS would have quickly come.

I didn’t know how to feel about the role that Alyvia was playing.
but putting McKenna in the game, means line-execution slaying.

I think Y&R is well on it’s way to birthing us another adolescent actress that we will love,
I’m Qui Signature Logo
Good morning to thee, I thought you could use a Y&R )))HUG(((.

Hug me back. I’m a hugger —  this is not a phase.
And by all means get back to having a Merry & Happy Holiday!

Young writers Restless’ly believe in spirit…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on October 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Y&R Delia_ChloeLast year, on October 14th,
My little Y&R heart did sink.

It was the day the writers wrote off Delia’s role.
It was art –imitating-life, and it ripped my soul.

Today kept in stride with what we all know,
it’s the celebration of just 12-months ago.

That little Delia Abbott was quite the star.
Looks like the actress hasn’t gone to far.

Today she was cameo’ing; she came back to talk to her dad.
The writers are spirit believers, and the script isn’t too bad.

I love Y&R! It’s the entertainment that keeps on giving.
The shows writers have the stuff to keep a character living!


Last year on October 14th, hears what QE headlines read:
I’m Young and I’m Restless and Delia is dead.


Just 12-months later, the same storyline is in play,
Delia is just visiting – she’s not here to stay,

and Chloe is just visiting too. Look at the writers input of excite!
Chloe getting closure with Kevin is quite the viewers delight.

And so it was done today. Delia is visiting and Chloe’s a temp on the scene,
I’m Qui
Young and Restless, just doing my bestest. Y&R is the daytime queen!

Acting an Abbott

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, TV Shows on June 25, 2014 at 8:24 am
L-R: David Tom and Burgess Jenkins

L-R: David Tom and Burgess Jenkins

What is this? What in the Y&R world is going on?
I thought the love was back — but so long to ‘that jones?’

I see David Tom is once again hanging up his birthright shoes
and Burgess Jenkins is stepping forward, in an attempt to ignite the fuse.

Aye-yai-yai! Caramba! Please tell me who Billy Abbott is.
Who is it that fathered Chelsea’s first child and made Vicky Newman his?

David Tom’s portrayal had been out of place, though he was finally making a change.
The way the CA team is recasting the role makes you wonder – ‘Who is to blame?’

And now in the role of Billy Abbott is another new guy that I’ve never seen before.
I really hope he nails the part; Billy Abbott needs a longevity score.

Wouldn’t life be interesting, if we didn’t like our LIFE circumstances – we could just yell cut?
I’m Qui
closely watching Y&R because the ‘casting line’ has been acting up,
and I’m not surprised that it all surrounds around an Abbott.

#GottaLove #Y&R


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 Whose your PCP?
Not your Primary Care Physician, but your Preferred Candidate Politician

The Primaries popped off last night, and the counts are rolling in
with November being 4-months away, let ‘seat shake up’ begin.

Bill Maher’s been relentless in FLIPPING DISTRICTS like an eager teen at a college beer pong party.
Now the citizens will flirt with grading a politicians worth — My goodness, oh my and good lordy!

Are you watching the race? Which PCP whilst you choose?
Those who DON’T VOTE in The Primaries are the ones who alone – stand to LOSE.

Don’t let ‘one of them’ be you.
Stay Tuned

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QE - vergeAnd so it’s Hump Day again – where’s the camel when you need him? Yo!
It seems his career was way shorter than than ol’ hump-back Camel Joe.

Remember him? I hated the icon, but then again, I’m an asthmatic and I don’t smoke.
Weed however, never bothered me, so I list it under toke.

Speaking of toke, Marijuana was trying to make it onto the AZ ballot in November as well,
with their enthusiasts in place, at a real laxed pace… their attempts seem to be shot to hell.

I don’t think it’s going to make it. Signatures for the petition have not been rolling in.
None of my ritzy neighbors seem to mind – they shrug shoulders and keep tokin.’

What does it mean?
The dough rolls in for Colorado’s green.

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black girl blowing a kissMy goodness gracious I’m informed and ready to act a productive nut,
I’m Qui
Humping a carefree Wednesday, though not quite Acting an Abbott.

It takes much more dough – to pull off an Abbott show.
Content I am, to kick it with you. Thanks for digging my flow.

Mid-way Through…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on June 18, 2014 at 5:36 am

output_0LkN4vSo Dylan is how old, — about 40? And today is a good a day for a day player to drop in on Y&R and claim that Ian is infertile and could not possibly be the father of Nikki’s first born Dylan McAvoy. What does it all mean? Well Mid-way Through we find that the drama continues to compound…

As Paul lay still in a hospital bed
Summer is stuck up in her head

Thinking Austin is misunderstood and that he’s great
when he’s the one who shot Paul the other day.

Summer and Austin are still on-the-run,
he knows it’s big trouble, she thinks it’s fun.

Paul is in need of a liver transplant in short order/quick,
and the lack of matching donors is making Cricket sick.

Just at a point when she and Paul were talking babies
he ends up in a med-induced coma, in a situation “maybe.”

So Niel proposed to Hilary and her ring is super huge
But Lilly get with the “welcoming crew”? She’ll simply refuse.

And every time she see’s ol Hil’, she’s giving her the blues,
for making their lives a living hell; Hil’s the devil’s muse.

There is no shame from the other woman to the one who ended things so messy,
so Hilary holds no punches back whenever she runs into Attorney Leslie.

Leslie left Neal before the alter and married a man we never heard of,
then brought him back to Genoa City as if for giggles and love.

It’s weird. It’s weird and weirder still. I don’t like it y’all,
but things get even weirder as we discuss the lineage of Paul.

If Dylan is not Ian and Nikki’s son, then ‘Who must the father be?’,
I’m Qui 
and I think the server of Dylan’s DNA isn’t related to the I but perhaps the P.

The world is full of movers and shakers who definitely ‘do what it do,’
I like the look of things on Y&R, I’m already hooked Mid-way Through

Coming around to Billy…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, TV Shows on April 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Billy Miner vs Tom David

L-R: Billy Miner and Tom David, ie… the beloved Billy Abbott

Billy Abbott that is. Have you been watching Tom David refill his shoes that Billy Miner relinquished last year? I really hated to see Mr. Miner go. He shaped the Billy Abbott role into something sexy. He brought swag to the persona. I am so sure he has exited Y&R for bigger dramatic roles. No, I have no inside information to share at this time, but you know you can tell when the depth of a character resides solely with the actor by how he comprehends and relays the writers template. Billy Minor single handledly gave Billy Abbott a huge fundamental facelift.

Tom David was the first Billy Abbott ever casted in Y&R back in the 80’s, and a couple (or few) have come and gone since, all were interchangeable and stuck to the script, but when Billy Miner wore the shoes, the writer was forced to add swag to the characters scripted choreography and to their credit, they did it seamlessly. Billy Abbott went from being Jill Abbott’s annoying, rich and aimless son to someone a house wife could and would break from mopping to study. Bravo writers! I saw it all happen and it was beautiful, then Billy Miner exited the cast last year to faites de meilleures choses

Tom David puts his baptized shoes back on and assumes his role-right.  At first it was a funky fit. He was walking funny, (in character), as if to say, ‘Now, whose shoes are these? I’m married to who?’ It was a struggle to watch Tom get back into the swing of things, but then today… today I tune into Y&R and see Billy Abbott moving forward in niching out his new view. It seems the writers have literally killed the old Billy (crafted by Billy Miner) and have started anew with a lighter, more social kind of Billy Abbott in script. Today I found myself not struggling, but Coming around to Billy. I can’t say it was anything in particular he said, but was definitely in how he handled himself in what he did. I do remember a scene he had with Chelsea Newman today, where he stopped by at a rather odd hour and unannounced, I thought I was about to be annoyed but Billy handled his role with a unique and interesting set of likable, quick-debating skills that won him entrance into Chelsea’s domain and into the favorable column in my loyal viewers mind.

Whew! That was a mouthful! That’s the work of the writing cast on Y&R. I’m full of praise because I know first hand how rough it is to keep the long-term interest of the peering public. ALL MY CHILDREN knows it. GENERAL HOSPITAL knows it and RYAN’S HOPE died shortly after it’s birth. Surely you remember? Well knock-on-wood, because that is not the story of Y&R. And I am content still, even though Billy and Victoria Newman-Abbott are filing for divorce. I am convinced that there may be a be a good life in the script coming down the pipeline for ol’ Billy – of course a lot of that will hinge on what Tom David can do in his shoes. I’m ready to see him dance. How about you? Yo DJ!! Pump that Y&R joint!


Yes! I’m Coming around to Billy, and I’m really glad about it.
I thought he’d be annoying and considered the role and ‘out-it.’

I felt like Billy Miner’s talents did the role a favor and that the story line would unfortunately show
that the scripted character took a shot-to-the-eye when they let Billy Miner go.

Yes, the switch started out slow and whenever Tom David would enter the set, I’d go and get water.
There was no interest in my mid-day routine for Jill’s son, ‘the annoying, the rich and the guarded.’

Though today the tides seems to be changing and rolling someone new up onto the beach.
I’m Qui
and Y&R’s Tom David is the one who seems to be up to dance. I’m looking forward to his role-right beat.

He has my attentions.
Enough to warrant this mention.

PS — Did you see that kiss Billy planted on Chelsea today? Wooo Hooo!