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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 8, 1992
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Starring: Courtney Thorne-Smith, Vanessa Williams (I), Grant Show
  • Summary: Created by Darren Star and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, this highly successful spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the exploits of a group of young adults from various backgrounds residing in a Los Angeles apartment complex. The show ran for 7 seasons, and it's popularity leadCreated by Darren Star and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, this highly successful spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 followed the exploits of a group of young adults from various backgrounds residing in a Los Angeles apartment complex. The show ran for 7 seasons, and it's popularity lead to the creation of various other primetime soaps, including it's own spin-off Models Inc. and similar shows including Savannah, Pacific Palisades, etc. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Creator: Darren Star
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: May 10, 2008
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 10, 2013
    67
    Hey, I make fun of Melrose Place — but I'm hypnotized by it. As warm-weather escapism, it takes all the issues facing this country, from unemployment to sexual harassment, and turns them into crises that can be solved in an hour. ... The show's most glaring flaw is that, like 90210, Melrose Place doesn't have a clue how to handle minority characters.
  2. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jul 12, 2013
    60
    I liked it. But not enough to watch it again. [9 Jul 1992]
  3. Reviewed by: Craig Tomashoff
    Jun 25, 2013
    50
    Makes a nice first impression but quickly wears out its welcome.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 3, 2013
    50
    It's aggressively unambitious, with a sexual harassment story line having about as much impact as a new-roommate squabble over sharing peanut butter, but it's always easy on the eyes and never consequential to the intellect. [8 July 1992, p.1D]
  5. Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    Sep 3, 2013
    40
    While Melrose's comely denizens sometimes do indicate more about human nature than a GQ or W cover, the angst and Sturm und Drang of Melrose Place's escapades basically manifest not so much as a new p.o.v. but a change in zip codes and sideburn length. [8 July 1992]
  6. Reviewed by: Phil Goldberg
    Sep 3, 2013
    40
    What you get for the most part is a "thirtysomething" minus the years, the wit, the plot complexities and the rapport between ensemble members. [8 July 1992]
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Zoglin
    Jul 2, 2013
    20
    For all its soap-opera slickness, Beverly Hills 90210 manages to tap into real concerns of contemporary teens: dating, parents, friends, sex. Melrose Place thus far is tapping into nothing more than worn plot lines from The Young and the Restless.

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