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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 8, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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57

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6.1

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  • Summary: The 1990s Aaron Spelling soap returns with Dr. Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro) and with Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) as the new landlady.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    This one is stylish, smartly produced and has a very appealing cast.
  2. Executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer ("Smallville") tie the show's tangle of plots and relationships together with an agile skill that makes this new Melrose Place more appealing than the show's concept suggests should be possible.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    75
    It remains to be seen whether the new Melrose will become as giddily addictive as its predecessor--but it's off to a promisingly dizzy start.
  4. 50
    Trouble is, very few of the show's other cast members make much of an impression, aside from Cassidy and Stephanie Jacobsen, whose medical-student plot is lifted straight from the Soap 101 handbook.
  5. No one appearing on Melrose Place 2.0 is nearly that dreadful, and the one-liners that remind us that we are not watching the television of a historic golden age retain the zesty camp of the series’s first iteration.
  6. 40
    The CW, having exhausted every bit of its creative energy on The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, is now simply remaking Fox's old prime-time soap lineup one by one. And the garden apartment complex at No. 4616, though filled with a new collection of 20-something drama queens, is the same vortex of hyperkinetic hormones, ambition and criminality that it always was.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    20
    A revivified and completely uncalled-for update of the original series

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    3
    For me, the whole Melrose Place reboot idea is not working because The CW is used to be known for shows like Smallville and Gossip Girl, but I certainly don't watch the network no more. With Aaron Spelling gone, there's no telling where a huge cult classic will reboot. But the new "Melrose Place" has a lot of bad acting, bland storylines, a terrible excuse for a perfect '90s geek magnet. I mean, "Melrose Place" was the epidemy of FOX on Monday nights. After ending 7 seasons, I might've watched all of the episodes on DVD. It was the "90210" of all time. I don't think the CW will be long as a company, but I want the old WB and UPN back. Expand

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