December 31, 2008By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Dec 31, 2008
Though I've complained about her earlier, I'm getting more and more sick of Olivia on YOUNG AND RESTLESS to the point where I'm literally yelling at the screen for her to shut up. As I've wondered before, WHY is she so obsessed with getting Tyra and Neil together? Just because she "senses" that they share some chemistry? Yes, Tyra has made it clear that she's interested in him, but she's gone out of her way to be respectful of Neil and Karen's relationship. Yet during the lead-up to their wedding, Liv continuously pushed and pushed Tyra into telling Neil that she has feelings for him (Tyra has kept her mouth shut, so far). Meanwhile, Neil really hasn't given any indication that he returns the same feelings for Tyra. As he prepared for his nuptials, he was positively gushing to his kids about how much he loves Karen. Just to make things clear, I have no problems with Neil being torn between the two women — heck, triangles are one of soaps' foundations. I could even buy a storyline where Liv was attracted to Neil and was using Tyra as a buffer because she wanted to honor Dru's memory. However, I hate the idea of Liv being turned into a nosy buttinsky simply as a means to bring two characters together. Both she and her talented portrayer Tonya Lee Williams, deserve so much better than this.