The Young and the Restless spoilers say that if there’s anything we’ve learned about life in this fictional town of Genoa City, it’s that almost every storyline revolves around the Newman family or better yet, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and the possibilities of what he may or may not do. And while there’s no doubt that actor Eric Braeden has played a vital role in bringing out both the best and the worst out of Victor Newman, a lot of fans can’t help but wonder just how essential he is to the show today, seeing how ‘new’ characters that have been worth watching and keeping up with. Here’s what you need to know.
The Young and the Restless POLL: Does The Show Need Victor Newman?
In a new interview with Soap Opera Digest, Eric revealed that the former producers of The Young and the Restless were thinking of getting rid of Victor Newman altogether, much to the shock of fans everywhere. Speaking about the “old regime” of producers and writers, Eric put it this way, “What they don’t understand is that [Co-Creator/Former Head Writer] Bill Bell was a brilliant man who laid a very sound foundation, and if you want to veer away from that foundation, it will begin to flounder. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Of course, this has prompted a lot of fans to wonder out loud: just how important and how powerful is a man like Victor Newman in 2022? After all, you’ve got many other game changers in town these days, and the villains are just the ones wearing the suits. There have been plenty of female characters that have given Victor a good run for his money over the years. That, and his prodigal son Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) seems to be doing a good job of holding the old Newman fort on his own.
The Young and the Restless News: What’s Next For Victor Newman?
That said, the other ‘Victors’ on daytime television soaps such as Days of Our Lives and General Hospital have come and gone over the years. While Victor Cassadine is back in Port Charles causing mayhem again, Victor Kiriakis has been nowhere to be seen these last several months. Is it really important to have Victor Newman just to have another ‘Victor’ on the show? Share your thoughts with us.
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