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Dirty Deeds: Y&R

I know that it has been a while since my last post but I have been busy trying to wrap my mind around the sinking ship that has become known as Y&R. Granted they are still at the top of the ratings, but there are gaping holes in almost every single storyline at the moment, and that's saying a lot for a soap opera. In my opinion Chris Engen (ex-Adam) left just in time. For months I have watched Adam turn into this dark and twisted individual, completely unlike someone that was raised by Hope. The only tolerable part about watching this transformation was the way that Engen sold this character. We wanted to believe that he was capable of changing at some point, despite all evidence to the contrary because on some level Adam was still likeable. However, since Engen's replacement first showed up last week it has become much more obvious just how poorly written this storyline is. I'll admit I have never seen Michael Muhney in any other role. He may be a terrific actor, but as Adam he comes across as a poor immitation of the original, something that often happens when one actor steps into the shoes of any main soap character. This has a tendency to make the characters less believable and exposes problems that exist in their storyline, problems that were perhaps overlooked before because a gifted actor has been able to find some way of making them less noticeable. I believe this is what is currently happening on Y&R. I always thought Adam was becoming too dark and twisted, but it was not until Muhney took over the part that I started noticing just how ridiculous this storyline really is. I'm sorry but are we really supposed to believe that Adam thought the only way to avoid getting caught was to sleep with Rafe? Adam has been talking his way out of getting caught for months now. His girlfriend is the Assistant District Attorney and if she has not figured it out after all of the times she has been in his bedroom, why would Rafe? He doesn't exactly strike me as the brightest bulb. First of all, he is a lawyer so one would assume he knows the law. So wouldn't someone who was familiar with the law know that any evidence found in Adam's room would be inadmissable in court if gathered without a search warrant? And yet there he was rifling through Adam's belongings looking for some sort of clue that he had framed his aunt. Second of all why would he believe Adam's advances toward him were genuine if he was already suspicious enough of him to search his room in the first place and is aware that Adam has a girlfriend? Are the viewers really supposed to buy into the idea that Adam's only option in this situation was to sleep with him? This is such an insult to the intelligence of the loyal viewers of Y&R.

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