It comes down to comfort versus messy. There doesn’t seem to be much in between.
Nikki and Victor (Niktor)
Nikki and Victor have had their fair share of happiness and heartbreak, off and on that has spanned several decades. They’re at that time in their life when it’s likely they’ve seen the end of most of the usual relationship drama.
They share a comfortable love and there are times when things get heated when Victor inevitably does something to piss her off, often something in an attempt to control their children. She can push his buttons but knows there’s a boundary that he doesn’t like crossed.
They’re comfortable like a worn pair of slippers you can’t part with even if your toe is peeking out. And I’m fine with that.
Lauren and Michael (Mauren? Licheal?)
Lauren and Michael have been together a very long time and since they both seem to be seen so rarely. In the past they’ve been passionate and messy from time to time.
I like them both individually and their scenes are often enjoyable. Like Tessa, when one-half or both people in a soap couple are recurring, there’s not much room for movement. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of them.
Tessa and Mariah (Teriah)
Tessa and Mariah haven’t had much of any storytelling recently as a couple. In fact, the storytelling for a gay woman (Tessa) and a bisexual woman (Mariah) has been dismal.
Not on par with any other couple on the show aside from a few short scenes and this sexy one below.
Since the show won’t explain this, we can only assume they’re protecting to a demographic that discriminates instead of showing what a normal, loving relationship looks like between two women with regular ups and downs.
Giving them flaws, putting them in jeopardy and creating sympathy is what makes viewers empathize.
Diane and Jack (Dack)
He thinks with his heart instead of his head so this is no surprise that he dove off the deep end and has barely come up for air. Not even long enough to take stock of the fact that his entire family thinks he’s being impetuous.
Traci, always the supportive one. If Jack wanted to marry an ice cream cone, she’d back him to the hilt. “Jack you go and be happy and shower it with lots of sprinkles!” #YR 😏 pic.twitter.com/JAXpmZb0Gy
— BigBoss (@News_Dr252) July 31, 2023
Jack married her without family, some may say just to prove a point. Some argue that it’s because he’s in love and couldn’t wait. Maybe there’s a little self-unawareness. But why did Diane marry him?
Diane’s still a big mystery. Her past should be a big red flag, but she sure does seem as though she’s besotted with Jack as much as he is with her.
Is Diane truly in love with Jack or does she have ulterior motives? Could both be true? Is she working with Tucker to gain control of Jabot? There’s a big part of me that wants her to be in cahoots with Tucker. I’m all for that drama!
Abby and Devon (Dabby)
Abby and Devon were best friends, had a child together via surrogacy, and cheated on their significant others in one pent-up lusty scene where they christened every available surface in his condo including the old-school stereo and his stairs. It was hot.
Y&R or CBS in general, often chooses comfort over passion. This wasn’t always the case. Go to YouTube and search for Drucilla and Neil videos. They had passion to spare. She had passion.
Billy and Chelsea (Chilly?)
Not everyone needs to be paired up. There are people who enjoy being single. If it were up to me, I’d write Billy as someone who is happy to sleep around and Chelsea would take a lot more time on her own to figure out who she is. Alone.
Ashley and Tucker (Tashley)
Ashley and Tucker together are messy, mysterious and to me, deliciously fun to watch. They make me laugh, which is all I need, really.
If you’re looking for a loving, sweet and gentle couple, this one isn’t going to be for you. No matter what’s going on in their minds, their passion burns bright.
I have been torn between thinking Ashley is falling back in love with Tucker, and that she’s merely using him.
I’ve taken to calling them ‘Trashley’. I love that drama. I mean, at least they’re not dull?
Victoria and Nate
I see Victoria and Nate as almost a repeat of Victoria and Ashland. It’s true that we all have patterns and wind up coupling up with the same type of person but after what happened with Ashland, I thought Victoria would have learned something.
It also started with him cheating on Elena, which gave us some much-needed drama. I found them sexy but basing a relationship on lies and mistrust can come back to bite you in the arse.
That neither has fallen in love with the other yet makes me wonder if it’s going to happen at all. Nate says he wants to rule Newman side-by-side with Victoria but all I hear is that he eventually will try to replace her with himself.
Their relationship to me is just business and sex. I really don’t have much of an opinion either way on this pairing but it might be fun if Victoria cheated on him.
Some may like the payback they think Nate deserves. If that doesn’t happen, they’re not going to move into exciting territory.
Lily and Daniel (Daily)
Lily and Daniel are a slow burn. So slow that I wasn’t sure if they were headed toward coupledom.
They’ve been a couple once. It didn’t work out, but using the same actors ramps up the nostalgia, which helps some gravitate toward them.
There’s probably long-term potential here, and since Lily’s not afraid to say how she feels, I would love to see some big fights caused because of his involvement with his mama, Phyllis.
Otherwise, to me, their comfortable relationship is spelled d u l l.
Sharon and Chance (Shance)
Sharon and Chance aren’t quite a couple yet. They have shared a friendship and flirtation and since they had some hot sex, they’ve shared a few knowing smiles.
To me, that means they’re friends with benefits but Chance showed up at Crimson Lights this week with a picnic basket, which seems more like a date.
I see a comfortable pairing coming but I also see Summer in his orbit is going to shake things up.
I’ve talked with a lot of older woman about this who don’t like that Sharon (their words) ‘has to compete with a younger woman’. It doesn’t help that she was Supergirl’s step-mommy.
Hey Y&R, your demographic women are Sharon’s age and older. They don’t want to see a young chippie (my mum’s words) pit against a mature woman. But there’s also a fanbase who wouldn’t mind Summer and Chance as a couple. I don’t have a stake in the outcome of either pairing.
Neither does much for me. My preferences are not “cozy.”
Kyle and Audra (Kaudra)
Kyle and Audra aren’t a couple, at least not that I’m aware. Yet? They’re boning, so I’m including them. She doesn’t want a relationship.
She admitted to being focused on her career and being selfish. If Kyle falls for her, then good luck to him because she’ll eat him up and spit him out. As she should.
They’re definitely not comfortable. They do sizzle but to what end? And I do have to wonder if Kyle will finally realize that what Jack says is probably true, that he’s running away from his pain instead of confronting it head on.
Will Summer be waiting around? I doubt it. If these two did become a couple, I can see a lot of lying and manipulation from her end.
Sally and Nick (Sick or Nally)
Sally and Nick, much like Sally and Adam, started out with Nick as her superior at work.
It was gross but I’m over it. (It was nasty with Adam, but I ignored it after complaining about it because they were hot together and had natural chemistry and I’m probably a hypocrite just like everyone else on earth.)
Sally did Adam, she got pregnant and had a miscarriage and now, every spoiler for her is about her “struggling with her feelings.”
None of what they’ve gone through makes me root for this couple. It doesn’t help that I don’t see the chemistry between them as friends or lovers.
Sally’s passion has been squashed for this relationship, and Nick needs someone feisty to counter his low energy.
They’ve both got that same low energy now which by now, you know doesn’t thrill me.
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