Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.
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 Paul Williams / ... (2,842 episodes, 1978-2017)
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 Victor Newman / ... (2,630 episodes, 1980-2017)
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 Jack Abbott / ... (2,369 episodes, 1989-2017)
Joshua Morrow ...
 Nicholas Newman / ... (2,322 episodes, 1994-2017)
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 Esther Valentine / ... (2,147 episodes, 1973-2017)
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 Sharon Collins Newman / ... (2,134 episodes, 1994-2017)
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 Nikki Reed Newman / ... (2,125 episodes, 1981-2017)
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 Michael Baldwin / ... (1,752 episodes, 1991-2017)
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 Neil Winters / ... (1,589 episodes, 1991-2017)
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 Phyllis Summers / ... (1,566 episodes, 1994-2015)
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 Jill Foster Abbott / ... (1,406 episodes, 1988-2017)
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 Victoria Newman Abbott / ... (1,396 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Ashley Abbott / ... (1,384 episodes, 1984-2017)
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 Kevin Fisher (1,318 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Katherine Chancellor / ... (1,260 episodes, 1973-2015)
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 Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... (1,146 episodes, 1984-2017)
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 Brad Carlton / ... (1,143 episodes, 1985-2009)
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Set in Genoa City, Wisconsin, The Young And The Restless is the thirty-year-old soap that centres on the saga between two wealthy families (the Newmans and the Abbotts) in the cosmetics industry. Head of the Newman clan is Victor Newman, the arrogant, cavorting billionaire and his wife Nikki; and running the Abbott show is Jack Abbott, the irresponsible, playboy CEO and his sister Ashley. Most of the show is centred on the competition between the two companies: Victor's Newman Enterprises and the Abbotts' Jabot. Written by Josh

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The Innocent Years  »

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(1973-1980) | (1980-)

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(2002-)| (1973-1987)| (1987-2001)

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1.33 : 1
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The show's original working title was "The Innocent Years". See more »

Quotes

John "Jack" Abbott, Jr. #2: [the Abbott's are having breakfast together] Gee, Gloria you sure are in a chipper mood today.
Gloria Fisher Abbott #2: Well, I actually have some good news that I'm very excited about but I don't know if you'd all be interested...
Ashley Abbott Carlton: Good news is in short supply these days. What's your news?
John Abbott #2: Ashley's right, What's your news, Gloria?
Gloria Fisher Abbott #2: Ok, then, the news is that my son is engaged to marry Lauren Fenmore and I just couldn't be any more thrilled. There, that's it.
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Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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What a waste of time - day after day
15 December 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I have watched Y&R for more than 25 years and I can say with absolute certainty that Y & R has lost its way. Whatever it once offered in the way of life lessons and good storytelling is gone. In recent years, story lines are dragged out f-o-r-e-v-e-r and clearly the only motivating factor working here is to keep the addicted viewers coming back day after day. Despite a larger population, its ratings have been slowly slipping for years.

Once upon a time, Y & R was a fairly entertaining piece that included decent drama, a touch of humor and glamor and tried to make some points about what was happening in the world - dangers that young people could be exposed to, the consequences of making bad decisions that forever impact your life and so on.

It hardly does that at all anymore and these days virtually every character is so flawed that there are few to relate to or even like - if only a little. Ruthless ol' Victor is so evil and corrupt that he should have disappeared years ago. Good guy John Abbott Sr. was dumbed down and then eliminated only to show up as stupid, clueless ghost criticizing his only son ad nauseum. The females are all messed up.

New characters come into the story and often disappear without explanation because they do not attract a following. Sometimes, they don't disappear fast enough.

The stories are stretched out to the max. A single day can actually be played out over 2 weeks! The bad guys rarely get punished and the writers keep bringing back psycho-Sheila every time they need a villain and can't come up with a new one.

Over and over, this show has repeatedly tried very hard to promote interracial relationships even though they are statistically rare (about 3%) yet oddly enough - they never address the racial component of a relationship.

After many years, especially the last few, I have concluded that this show is a waste of time. The next time you may be tempted to watch Y&R, ask yourself, "Is this the best way to spend the next hour of my life?" You'll never get that hour back again.


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