Susie and I have been watching The Young and the Restless pretty faithfully for twenty-eight years or so. We cannot watch it when we are in Paris, of course, but since nothing ever happens in a soap, that doesn't make much difference.
Y&R, as it is known, is the premier soap, on for an hour, not a half hour, five days a week. New characters are constantly being introduced, but a few central characters [and the actors who play them] have been on the show so long that they feel like members of the family. A few moments ago, Tracy showed up again for one of her rare appearances [Tracy Abbot, sister of Jack and Ashley, for those in the know.] It was sweet, sort of like when Han Solo, played as always by Harrison Ford, showed up in The Force Awakens.
A simple pleasure.