Friday, December 31, 2010

Genoa City in 2011: What Will Happen Next?!

Deep-breathing techniques may be a requirement for Genoa City denizens in 2011 – without them, their blood pressure is sure to soar into the red zone!
“We have a lot of surprises coming up,” promises Y&R’s Co-Head Writer, Scott Hamner. “We’ll be telling stories of our iconic characters, and we’ll bring back beloved characters from the past as they work into the story organically. You can expect a lot of romance. Also, there's going to be those moments of joy and poignancy that are incredibly moving and emotionally satisfying. The audience has a lot to look forward to!”
“Diane came to town ready for anything – and when I say that, I mean she’s set her sights on pretty much every guy in town!” laughs Hamner. "The fact is, Diane is going to find many old attractions rekindled, as well as many new. So I would say that we have a number of relationships here in terms of romantic intrigue. Diane is going to be juggling a number of balls in the air, but how long can she keep them up in the air without dropping them? As we move into January, her involvement with Nick is going to deepen,” previews the wordsmith, but he won’t be the only one warming her bed. There is another guy waiting in the wings who is going to be a shocking rival in what’s going to be a very complicated and interesting triangle for now… and possibly a quadrangle and even a hexagon in the future!”

Despite Victoria & Billy’s rocky beginning, their marriage will continue to strengthen.
“This couple experiences unexpected joy, but there will be a catalyst that will tie into an umbrella story, and at the same time revisit an iconic storyline that is essential to our show that is going to now take on a contemporary spin. So the upshot is that we can expect some real happiness for Billy & Victoria in the near future, but the complexity to the story is definitely going to be surprising and will obviously lead to complications. Everybody is going to be manipulating and scheming and doing the often well-meaning but destructive things that families do. The twist that occurs is going to involve a missing piece for Billy & Victoria that makes them certain they can look forward to a really bright future,” says the scribe. “It’s a twist that is going to give them a stability that is very surprising.”

"It’s not going to be easy for Kevin & Chloe, but this is going to be one of our stories that will have a lot of fun and romance. Expect moving and touching material along with some comedy and some drama. There’s going to be a big question mark about whether they’re going to be able to make it work. There are a number of obstacles that they’re going to face. Trouble looms on the horizon; in fact, there’s going to be an obstacle presenting itself almost immediately after they unite on New Year's that is going to propel their story forward.”

Once again, Sharon finds herself getting in hot water thanks to a man! The difference, this time, is that Sharon & Adam do bring out the best in each other despite the fact that they both have very profound character flaws.
“Sharon has been torn between the dark and the light. With her decision to support Adam and, in a sense, embrace that dark side of herself, she could lose everything -- including her daughter! So there’s going to be tremendous jeopardy for this couple and for Sharon, in particular, as a result of the choices she’s making now. She only has herself to blame for where life is taking her and she is forced to confront the consequences of her choices. Her decision to throw her lot in with Adam is going to be very dangerous for her,” warns Hamner. “It’s going to come down to the question of keeping custody of Faith. That is what Sharon will be facing in 2011. Leading into January, there’s going to be a real crisis for her...”

... Which brings us to Victor. “Victor’s choices are going to have far-reaching, negative results, and there will be extensive collateral damage, similar to the collateral damage that happened when he brought Patty to town,” Hamner previews. "And in this instance, Sharon is going to be the one suffering because of the collateral damage that Victor has created through his scheming and manipulation. This is going to be interesting to watch unfold because Victor has always had a soft spot for Sharon. A series of events that he orchestrates are going to injure Sharon and she is going to feel very betrayed by him. She is going to see how he responds to that dilemma without actually making amends and apologizing because, as we know, Victor never fully accepts that he’s done anything wrong. He will see that Sharon is in crisis, but the question for him will be: How can he intervene without admitting that he’s had any part in playing her into this position? He always has the best interest at heart when he attempts to control the lives of the people he cares about, but inevitably he is blinded by the need to exact revenge on an enemy. His good intentions will put him on a path straight to hell! As is usually the case with Victor, his determination to move heaven and earth to make the world the way he believes it should be will be a recipe for disaster. This time, though, his machinations will blow up in his face and there’s going to be a very bitter and tragic result.”

Jill rushes into romance with Colin and her relationship with him will be met with Kay’s disapproval, who doesn't trust the Aussie from the moment she meets him. 
"Jill is going to hear from Kay regarding her disapproval, but she brushes off Kay's concern because she believes that Kay resents her being happy and doesn’t want her to find a man of her own. But Katherine is convinced that this guy is trouble. Katherine’s attempt to save Jill from herself is going to make Jill that much more determined to pursue this relationship. This inevitably is going to lead to a family crisis of profound magnitude at the point that Kay and Jill, when they are most at odds, are going to really need each other. Colin is going to play a big part in triangulating those characters.”

Monday, December 27, 2010

WEEKLY PROMO (DEC 27-31): 2011 Preview!

"Twenty-Two Years as TV's #1 Daytime Drama! ... And in 2011 it will blow you away! The Characters You Love ... The Moments You Live For!"

Saturday, December 25, 2010

NEW WEEKLY POLL (DECEMBER 25 - 31): Did You Enjoy 'Victor's Christmas Carol'?

This past Thursday, The Young and the Restless aired their annual holiday special -- and this year it was "Victor's Christmas Carol"! Victor, who had alienated his entire family and was making his employees work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, was visited by three figures from his past -- His father, Albert, and his two deceased ex-wives, Hope and Sabrina -- who all helped him to remember his troubled past and why he wanted to become a new man and also gave him a hard and honest look at the present state of his life and how his family was suffering because of the distance between them all. Finally, Colleen, who's heart Victor received after she drowned almost two years ago, appeared as a cloaked figure who's face was hidden in darkness and showed him the dark future Victor and his family faced if he did not change his ways.
Victor did finally see the light and made an attempt to make peace with most of his family on Christmas morning as the episode came to a close. Whether he truly changes his ways and continues to make amends and build bridges with his loved ones remains to be seen, but there is definitely hope to be had for the future!
Did You Enjoy 'Victor's Christmas Carol'?
Did you maybe just think it was okay but not their best holiday special.
Or did you not like it at all and wish you could have seen a regular episode of Y&R instead?
Vote now (at the top-right corner of the blog) and then leave a comment here or on the link to the poll on the Crimson Lights Facebook profile to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results... and be sure to tune into Y&R next week to see how (or if) Victor's attitude has changed!

POLL RESULTS from WEEK of DEC 18-24!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CASTING NEWS! Lauralee Bell (Christine) Returns to Y&R Again in the New Year!

Lauralee Bell (Christine Williams) is headed back to The Young and the Restless for another extended run on the CBS soap. It will mark the actress' second such return in under a year.

It's been more than four years since Bell last appeared as a contract player. Since then, she has appeared sporadically in Genoa City. Her most recent appearance began in mid-July 2010 and ran through late-September 2010.

Bell originated the role of Christine in 1983. In 1996, she earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Bell will first appear on January 13, 2011. The return is short-term and will last "several weeks."

Monday, December 20, 2010


"Victor Newman is about to face three visitors from his Past, Present, and Future -- Who will show him how to Live... or Die alone!"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

NEW WEEKLY POLL (DECEMBER 18 - 24)! Nick & Diane: HOT? or NOT?!

On Friday's episode, Nick & Diane bonded while talking about their children over dinner ... and then ended up heading back to the Newman Ranch and having sex!
What do you think of this latest turn of events for this unlikely pair?
Nick & Diane: HOT? or NOT?!
Did you love their scenes and thought there was tons of chemistry there?
Did you hate their scenes and just felt awkward watching them together?
Or are you not sure how you feel because it is such an odd twist, but you think it might end up being a good thing?

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then leave a comment here or on the link to the poll on the Crimson Lights Facebook profile to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results... and be sure to tune into Y&R this week to see what's next for these two unlikely lovers!

POLL RESULTS from WEEK of DEC 11-17!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

NEW WEEKLY POLL (DEC 11-17)! Liking Tristan Rogers (Colin) So Far?

This week, General Hospital veteran Tristan Rogers (ex-Scorpio) debuted on Y&R as Colin! He's already making waves in the few short days that we've seen him. Are you liking him so far?
Do you like him a lot and love that he's Cane's dad and love his chemistry with Jill, too?
Were you a fan of his when he was on General Hospital, but maybe you're not liking him so much on Y&R?
Do you love the actor, but just not loving the storyline?
Are you just not a fan of his?
Or maybe you just need to see more of him on Y&R before you form an opinion?

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then leave a comment here or on the link to the poll on the Crimson Lights Facebook profile to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results -- and be sure to tune into Y&R this week to see how Colin's arrival continues to shake things up for some of your favorite Genoa City citizens!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WEEKLY PROMO for DEC 6th - 10th!

"Everyone... Wants in on the Action! ~AND~ Soap Legend Tristan Rogers has arrived!"

Saturday, December 4, 2010

WEEKLY POLL (DEC 4-10): Did You Enjoy Y&R in New Orleans?

Over the past week, Y&R was on location in New Orleans and used the opportunity to throw a big twist in the Nick/Sharon/Adam storyline -- Sharon & Adam reunited and Nick ended his engagement with Sharon! And, of course, Phyllis and Michael were there to witness it all!
The storyline has created quite a stir amongst Nick/Sharon fans and Adam/Sharon fans and many are split on how they feel about what went down in New Orleans. How do you feel about it?
Did you think New Orleans was beautiful and the storyline was exciting?
Did you love the location scenes but thought the story was just okay?
Did you think it was great to see the characters in the "real world" but hated the storyline?
Did you not like the location scenes but enjoyed the story?
Or did you hate it all -- the location and the storyline!

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then leave a comment here or on the link to the poll on the Crimson Lights Facebook profile to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results -- and be sure to tune in to Y&R this week to see the fallout from all the happened in New Orleans now that everyone is back in Genoa City!