Y&R Characters Who Went From Exciting To Boring

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Daytime dramas are a unique type of television programming. Unlike primetime, shows are put on five days a week, and it can be a constant challenge for writers to come up with creative content to keep viewers loyal and tuned in. More often than not, some characters can suffer this consequence, and the land of Genoa City is no exception to this rule. Below are some Young and the Restless (Y&R) characters that went from exciting to boring.

12. Rey Rosales

Remember when Rey Rosales first came to Genoa City? He was a man shrouded in mystery. Viewers didn’t know if he was good or bad, what he was really up to, and whether he could be trusted. Rey’s a great guy and an incredible character. He just needs a beef up in his storylines, and fast.

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11. Chloe Mitchell

In all fairness, it’s nice to see Chloe settled, at peace, with zero mental health issues at the moment. Plus, being a new mom can keep a character on the sidelines for a bit, until they are ready for some excitement again. Still, Chloe, along with Kevin, needs a little drama in their lives to shake them up and make them a little more interesting again. It won’t take a lot since they are such amazing characters.

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10. Theo Vanderway

When Theo first entered the little town, you could tell he was a real “mover and shaker” from the big city. Nowadays, he’s just a slimeball that continually screws up. Y&R writers need to make a major decision, and that’s to either keep Theo as a schemer or redeem him as a hero. This in-between stuff is killing interest in the character.

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9. Jack Abbott

Jack Abbott is one of the staples within the Y&R; however, as of late, his love life has taken a hit, which does make the character a little boring. It’s hard to pair someone up with Abbott. He deserves a lady companion that is unique and full of adventure. Plus, there’s also the fact that he’s dated every major female character on the show, or is somehow related to them. That can turn things sticky.

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8. Gloria Bardwell

Gloria Bardwell made a splashing return during the 2016 holiday season, having an affair of comedic proportions with nemesis Jack Abbott. Gloria is a diverse character, one which Y&R fans love to hate; however, as of late, lack of exciting storylines have made Gloria a little stale. It’s been a while since viewers have seen Bardwell. Time for another comeback so that writers can re-visit this character.

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7. Tessa Porter

Tessa Porter dived into Genoa City and took Y&R by storm. She was once involved in a unique love triangle with Noah Newman and Mariah Copeland, and a human trafficking storyline with their mom Sharon. Sadly, something fizzled with Tessa, and as exciting as she was, she seems a little boring now. Cool musician type and all.

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6. Nick Newman

Resident good guy Nick Newman always does the right thing and stands up for the underdog. This often means that he tends to get taken advantage of by the women in his life. Nick has had huge storylines in recent years. At one point, he was parading around as J.T. Hellstrom, whom everyone thought had passed. What makes Nick so boring when he’s a smart, charming, and good-looking guy? The fact that he continues to get duped by the “exes” in his life. #HesTooNice

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5. Michael Baldwin

One of Genoa City’s top heroes certainly needs something in terms of a storyline to remind Y&R fans who the real Michael Baldwin is all about. It just seems that as of late, Michael only shows up when it comes to someone needing legal defense. With his lack of drama and his successful marriage to Lauren, Michael has lost some excitement.

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4. Lauren Fenmore

Speaking of Lauren, sometimes a long-time character can lag when it comes to excitement. Fenmore herself has literally been woven into Y&R storylines for decades now and has been an integral part of the show for years. Therefore, it’s only natural for a character of this tenure to become a little boring, especially for someone who has seen it all and done it all like Lauren.

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3. Abby Newman

Has the corporate world stripped Abby Newman of her sparkle? Once an exciting character that paraded nude around Genoa City and created a ton of controversy, Abby has grown very stale. Chance has spiced her life up a bit, but what happens if (and when) these two break up? Her character needs a re-vamp.

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2. Mariah Copeland

Mariah made a huge splash in Genoa City when she first entered the soap in 2014. Sadly, her storylines lately only revolve around her mom Sharon. Camryn Grimes is a tremendous actress who has played Mariah (and Cassie for that matter) flawlessly. Here’s hoping they can bring Mariah out of this slump.

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1. Paul Williams

Doug Davidson, the actor who plays Paul Williams, is the longest-serving cast member in the Y&R. Much like Lauren, Paul is someone who has done and seen it all. Therefore, it is no wonder that the character has lacked a little luster as of late, really only showing up when his role as police chief serves a storyline.

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Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass is an avid fan of daytime drama and has been watching Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and Young and the Restless for over two decades now. As a full-time freelance writer, she gets to combine her love of soap operas and writing through her Fame 10 articles. Also a mother of two busy girls and a mommy blogger, she's been published multiple times over in Huffington Post Parents and Scary Mommy.

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