Why The CW’s Melrose Place Update Has a LOT to Live up To!

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!

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    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

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    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!!!!

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    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.

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    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.

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