Sunday, October 5, 2008

Are Genoa City's Finest Vegetable-Hating Witches and Warlocks?

If you were to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Sounds like the kind of sophomoric question that Jana would pose during a session with her Tarot cards, indeed, but it got us thinking: What word could encapsulate the essence of the Young and the Restless? Mind-numbing? Unrelenting? Facile? Moronic? Perhaps. Thought-provoking? Cerebral? Seminal? We tend to think not. Although, magical is a possibility, as magic seems to be the way to explain the unexplainable that inhabits every nook and cranny of Genoa City.

And thus, how did the insufferably cranky teenager, Eden Baldwin, manage to sneak out of the bedroom window of the Baldwin's high rise condominium? Magic we say. How about Colleen being taken seriously as a model for the Fresh Faces of Jabot campaign? Simply supernatural. Billy's astute observation that his grandmother "manages to look younger each time he comes to see her"? Apart from an obscene number of face lifts? Sorcery. Or how about the fact that if Neil and Devon combined their facial hair, they would form a full goatee? A slight of hand. Finally, how would one explain Michael's financial success as a lawyer when of all his work is pro bono? Voodoo. Plain and simple.

Let's face it. Genoa City's Finest (GCF) are nothing but warlocks and witches, immersed in the practice of magic and the supernatural. How else could it be explained that resident half-man, half-beast, Phyllis Newman, is considered to be "attractive", or that it is believable that the mentally- ill-millionaire- mumbler, Victor Newman, is a world renown business man? If only this magic could be bestowed upon us, the viewers, allowing us to make our own custom changes on the show. Just think, with a twitch of our noses, Eden would be magically wearing a muzzle, Phyllis a bra, and all wife- beater tank tops would be banned from the show. A wave of our magic wands would bring more establishments for GCF to frequent, Devon rendered mute, blow- up- doll- Colleen given a slight rupture to deflate her into oblivion, and Sharon's mullet lobbed off once and for all.

Questions of the week.
1.Do GCF hate vegetables? How many times have we heard shots about Esther's tofu casserole or about the vegetarian fare that the Baldwins had to endure at the ashram? Is it even possible to find vegetables in Genoa City?
2. How SOL is Jana since Sabrina's death? Her dream job as assistant to the curator of the Newman Contemporary Gallery ripped away from her, and back to serving coffee to a bunch of ultra-maroons*? And the strangest part? There has not been one peep from her about it.

* In the words of the infinitely wise, Bugs Bunny

Reader question of the week.
1.Has any writer/producer/director of this show ever been to NYC? Nothing about that "art gallery" said New York city, nor did the "bar", which looks like it easily could have been a bar in Genoa City.

We couldn't have asked it better ourselves...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More proof of sorcery: GCFers invariably being in the right place at the right time, as evidenced by Cane and Lily ending up in the same elevator when it just happens to break down, and Billy overhearing their conversation and witnessing their kiss.