• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 8, 2009
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. 37
    Perhaps Leighton has a huge fan base, but nothing in her cold, starched, tightly stretched rehash of Sydney would explain her appeal to the uninitiated. Still, the apartment complex does look inviting, as do many of the Los Angeles hot spots that are being used as sets.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    30
    It seems a statement of the obvious to call the new Melrose trash, but a reviewer must observe certain formalities--and at least it is trash we can dig into and learn something from,
  3. It's all soapy nonsense with emotional entanglements underscored by catchy and moving pop songs.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    20
    A revivified and completely uncalled-for update of the original series
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »
  2. CristinaG
    Oct 5, 2009
    8
    I've watched three episodes so far and find it entertaining.
  3. 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.