Melrose Place was my absolute favorite show growing up. My obsession even worse than the one with Sweet Valley High. So this afternoon while looking for information on the upcoming Vampire Diaries show, I stumbled across the new Melrose Place. The set looks awesome and the pilot kick-ass!!
"In an elegant Spanish-style apartment complex in the trendy Melrose neighborhood of Los Angeles, the lives and relationships of a diverse group of 20-somethings intertwine to form a close-knit surrogate family. Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton, the original "Melrose Place")"
Though I'm stoked Sydney's on it (she was one of my favorite characters) she was killed at the end of the fifth season by a car on her wedding day. I can't help but wonder if they're even going to attempt to explain this. Let alone how she wound up with Melrose Place...
"is the landlady, still beautiful at 40, and a central figure in the lives of all her tenants, especially handsome and rebellious David Breck (Shaun Sipos, "Shark"). Sydney started an affair with David despite her turbulent history with his estranged father, Dr. Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro, the original "Melrose Place"). Both father and son learned through experience that Sydney was not above using blackmail to control people."
Wait wait wait! Sydney's having an affair with Michael's SON? The only child of Michael's I know of was his and Taylor's kid, whom I believe was named Michael Jr., who would be only 12 by now. So where did this other kid come from? A college affair perhaps? And Michael should know this lesson better than anyone, considering she blackmailed him into marrying her...
"Another tenant, high-powered publicist Ella Simms (Katie Cassidy, "Supernatural"), once considered Sydney her mentor, but their friendship was destroyed by betrayal, and Sydney threatened to evict Ella and ruin her career. Sydney also played a pivotal role in the career of Auggie Kirkpatrick (Colin Egglesfield, "All My Children"). After they met at an AA meeting, she became a supportive friend to Auggie and encouraged his dream to become a chef. He’s now a successful sous chef at the trendy restaurant Coal, but his relationship with Sydney has gone sour since she began drinking again."
Sydney never had a drinking problem in the series, but I can see how her past might cause her to develop one... I suppose...
"The other tenants include Lauren Yung (Stephanie Jacobsen, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), a medical student in desperate need of money to pay her student loans, and Jonah Miller (Michael Rady, "Swingtown"), an aspiring filmmaker who has just proposed to his live-in girlfriend Riley Richmond (Jessica Lucas, "Cloverfield"), a first-grade teacher. The newest tenant, wide-eyed 21-year-old Violet Foster (Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, "7th Heaven"), has just arrived in LA and is horrified to find a bloody body floating in the courtyard pool."
Get used to it, Violet.
"David is the leading suspect but, as the police are soon to discover, almost everyone living at Melrose Place had a reason to want the deceased out of the way.
An updated version of the popular 1990s series, MELROSE PLACE is from CBS Television Studios with executive producers Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer ("Smallville"). Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") is the director and executive producer of the pilot."