I have an embarrassing confession. During my freshman year at college in the 1980s, I had a break in classes between 11 a.m. and noon and since there wasn’t much on TV back then I started watching “The Young And The Restless.” That was my first time to see a soap opera and it seemed overly dramatic and poorly acted — but within days I was hooked. (Remind me to never try crack cocaine.)
Video recorders were uncommon in the early 1980s and so recording shows wasn’t feasible. For the rest of my college days, I scheduled classes around Y&R as much as possible. Yes, I know, that’s sad.
Once I left school and joined the workforce I forgot all about Y&R. But once every few years I’d happen to catch part of a show and was always amazed at how lead actors Eric Braeden (Victor) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) never seemed to age.
But time marches on. Braeden is apparently leaving the show after almost 30 years in that role.
Yes, I know, this isn’t important news. But Y&R is the only soap I’ve ever watched, and Braeden was the star, and now he’s gone, and I’m turning 50 this month, and where have the years gone, and is that all there is, and what does it all mean?
Oh well, I guess I’ll keep on reporting on Fort Worth news for a few more years until I die of a heart attack or high blood pressure.