HomeTVMelrose PlaceWhy The CW’s Melrose Place Update Has a LOT to Live up To! Jamey Giddens January 29, 2009 10 Comments While I’ve managed to cut The CW’s 90210 update a bit of slack, I will be all up on them like stank on a Dena Higley script if their planned Melrose Place reboot isn’t all that and bottle of Kimberly Shaw’s happy pills. I loved the original Beverly Hills, 90210, but it’s far soapier spinoff was my SHIZ NIT! I never missed a single episode, not one, even when Rena Sofer was on. Amanda (Heather Locklear), Billy and Alison (Andrew Shue and Courtney Thorne-Smith), Sydney (Laura Leighton), Jo (Daphne Zuniga), Jake (Grant Show) Jane (Josie Bisset), Michael (Thomas Calabro), Matt (Doug Savant), Peter (Jack Wagner) and of course that crazy Kimberly (Marcia Cross) will always hold a special place in my pop culture congested heart, so The CW better come correct! Here’s a classic clip from the original MP that saw twisted sisters Jane and Sydney battling it out over their grandma’s wedding dress. Syd planned to wear it to her wedding to Jane’s dirty ex-hubby Michael (primetime’s most underrated villain). Too bad thanks to her mad-as-hell sis, the bride ended up wearing chlorine! Thanks Gush900 for the tip! 10 Responses gush900 January 29, 2009 Jamey this was classic melrose sydney always palying the damsel in distress.My favorite line is when jane says”on the contrary syd the dress is now tailormade for the bride of frankenstein”.Just wanna drop some melrose news melrose place season 5 vol 1 comes out on dvd next month Log in to Reply LIASONADDICT January 29, 2009 MP was the best …could never forget Kimberly pulling off that wig and showing that scar I also always wanted to push all my stuff of my desk and get busy with my man and than go about my business just like Amanda did with Jake…Hot!!!Hot!!!Hot!!!! ************************************************************** SAM MCCALL..PI (PENIS INSPECTOR) WIDE OPEN 24HRS/7 DAYS A WEEK Log in to Reply Revafan001 January 29, 2009 Would love to see the orginal, any tv station i can watch it oN?? GL/OLTL/ATWT/Y&R Fan!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply justangel24 January 29, 2009 Revafan, Season 1 is on CBS.com: http://www.cbs.com/classics/melrose_place/index.php It may seem a bit boring at first but it picks up when Jo and Amanda join the cast. I hope MP remake lives up to the original. Unlike that crapfest 90210 remake. Log in to Reply Mrs Adam Carrington January 29, 2009 Jamey, don’t even bother with Melrose Place redux, the CW already screwed up 90210 the next generation. This is going to be a cluster f***. Log in to Reply nOva January 29, 2009 Everyone knows the BEST THING about MP was the guitar solo that played for every cliffhanger. God I love that show. Don’t get me started — AGAIN. Log in to Reply n69n January 29, 2009 i won’t say MELROSE PLACE was a good show….but ****DAMN**** we had fun watchin’ it!!!! http://www.nornsisland.com Log in to Reply podcastjunkie January 29, 2009 I used to love it to up until about the end anyway. I really liked Sydney and Jane. Log in to Reply BigDede January 30, 2009 Sydney was one of the best characters on that show. Melrose Place was the kind of show that was so good you can remember where you were and what you were doing while you watched that. I still remember sitting in my parent’s room watching when Kimberly pulled off that wig. I dropped my cereal and almost choked. That’s tv! I also remember that Sydney/Jane pool fighting scene like that back of my hand. And who can forget when Allison remember when she was molested by her daddy. Ohhhhhh Billy was there for Alison but he couldn’t help falling for Amanda. MICHAEL MICAEL!!!! Melrose Place was built around him. yeah Amanda was suppose to be the star but all the newer characters came on tied to Michael. I LOVED MICHAEL! He was a roach but a good roach. That is what made Melrose so good. A lot of characters you loved to hate. I still think Jake was useless. Still remember Matt’s first gay kiss onscreen. Man I loved Melrose but I had to stop watching after all those new people came on. Log in to Reply gush900 January 29, 2009 First let me say this show isnt a remake of 90210.It has its own identity and is a great show. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.