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Talk Back: Series Premiere of CW's "Melrose Place"

Just curious how many of you tuned in to watch the series premiere of the CW's updated version of nighttime soap Melrose Place.

I reviewed the pilot episode of Melrose back in early June (you can read my advance review here) but now that the first installment has aired, I'm curious to see what you thought of the new take on that famous Angeleno address.

Did you love seeing Laura Leighton back in the apartment complex as Sydney? Or were you too weirded out about the whole she-faked-her-own-death-only-to-return-to-her-former-home-and-take-over-as-apartment-manager scenario? Did you think that the new characters were engaging or one-dimensional? Did it offer just the right amount of suds or was it trying way too hard to please?

And, most importantly, will you tune in again next week?

Talk back here.

Melrose Place airs Tuesday nights at 9 pm ET/PT on the CW.

Comments

Anonymous said…
It was laughably bad!!!! I don't know what Dawn O. is smoking over there but she should get medical attention as its effected her judgement!! Original MP was fun and trashy. This is just trashy and stupid. Who cares who murdered Syd? Who cares about these characters? Let some shows rest in peace.
Anonymous said…
Why the do a new version when it will be cheaper for the network to rerun the 90's MP.

JM
AskRachel said…
Pretty painful. I know that the first Melrose Place wasn't Shakespeare or anything but at least it was fun. This was just stupid. Definitely trying way too hard.
wackiland said…
Simply put, blerg! Worse than Shenae Grimes' giggle on 90210!
The CineManiac said…
It wasn't as bad as I was expecting but it was just ok. I really liked Micheal Rady on Greek, and I loved Katy Cassidy on both Supernatural and Harper's Island, so I'm going to give it a couple more week, if only for them. But it needs to get better quickly.
ted23 said…
If CW thought that they were going to have a breakout hit on their hands they have an other thing coming. Ratings were just average last night for the launch. Can't say I'm surprised.

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