We live in a youth-obsessed culture, and SV nowadays is a prime example of the trend.
I know I'm not the only one who was disappointed that TPTB defaulted on the Mionel. I was thinking just yesterday, too, about how Lionel is the only "adult/parent" left on SV. (I know several of the younger actors are in their 30s, but I'm talking ages on the program).
It's a shame we lost that multi-generational element, and for no good reason. Why, just last night I was capping "Arrow," and if anyone can tell me that JG and AOT don't sizzle in these pics as much or even more than the "kids"--I'll stand corrected.