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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 8, 2009
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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. 75
    Terrific fun, and much classier than the old show, but still with plenty of cheese.
  4. 50
    Over all, the show has a little something, but it doesn’t have outstanding curb appeal, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a foreclosure notice in the window sooner rather than later.
  5. 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.
  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. DanielR
    Sep 16, 2009
    10
    Love it! The second episode jump started the series again. Can't wait to see Jane ..and bring back bitchy Amanda!!!
  2. ByronT
    Sep 12, 2009
    9
    The premiere was pretty awesome thanks to them giving us an instant dash of drama. Definitely looking forward to watching it every week and The premiere was pretty awesome thanks to them giving us an instant dash of drama. Definitely looking forward to watching it every week and buying it on DVD. Expand
  3. CristinaG
    Oct 5, 2009
    8
    I've watched three episodes so far and find it entertaining.
  4. MasJ
    Sep 10, 2009
    3
    As a fan of the original show, the debut episode of this remake seemed hollow.
  5. 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 IFor 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
  6. ShayS
    Sep 24, 2009
    3
    I tried to watch the first 8 minutes of the show... i got the reaction that girl got after watching the tape of that dead girl from The Ring.
  7. MartinS.
    Sep 20, 2009
    1
    This show was cheesy in it's original form. Why bring it back now? As long as there is an audience for this kind of crap studios will This show was cheesy in it's original form. Why bring it back now? As long as there is an audience for this kind of crap studios will keep delivering it. Expand

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