Thinking Fans Comment Update October 10: Matthew Cormier argues for more long-term, in-depth character development instead of “crazy plot-driven one-day-at-a-time crap.” See Comments below.
By Damon L. Jacobs
It’s not easy being The Young and the Restless’ Victor Newman. Finding love with a woman half his age and somehow getting her pregnant after two vasectomies were initially happy occurrences for this mustachioed maverick. But when his young bride Sabrina perished in a tragic car crash along with their unborn child, Victor slid into a downward spiral of anger, depression, and even a near suicide attempt. He made a mysterious trip to Mexico, shunned the family members who were trying to help him, stopped eating, and began having visions of his deceased wife.
And this was all before the Stock Market crashed!
Indeed, Victor (played since 1980 by Eric Braeden) may be having his hardest year ever. But how do you help someone who doesn’t want to be helped? Perhaps we would be assisted by [Read more…]