History Series / MelrosePlace

18th Jan '16 12:30:21 PM StFan
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''Melrose Place'' was originally an ensemble drama [[SpinOff spun off]] from ''{{Beverly Hills 90210}}''. The series, produced by AaronSpelling, focused on a set of attractive twentysomethings living in an apartment complex. The ratings were tepid, but as the storylines became more sensational and over-the-top, the show found a dedicated audience.
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''Melrose Place'' was originally an ensemble drama [[SpinOff spun off]] from ''{{Beverly Hills 90210}}''. The series, produced by AaronSpelling, Creator/AaronSpelling, focused on a set of attractive twentysomethings living in an apartment complex. The ratings were tepid, but as the storylines became more sensational and over-the-top, the show found a dedicated audience.
21st Sep '15 11:14:31 PM tvinsomne
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Melrose_Place_Small.jpg PrimeTimeSoap which ran on Fox from 1992 to 1999.
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http://static.[[quoteright:332:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Melrose_Place_Small.jpg jpg]] PrimeTimeSoap which ran on Fox from 1992 to 1999.
30th Aug '15 5:26:22 AM Erin582
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** [[spoiler:And let's not forget Kimberly in season two of the original show. After being critically injured in an alcohol-related car crash with Michael, who was the driver, it is discovered that she died from her injuries. Sydney, knowing that he was drunk and that he forced Matt to fake the B.A.C. results, blackmails him into an unhappy marriage. However, just as he is beginning to love Sydney, Kimberly reappears hell-bent on revenge. It was learned that Kimberly's "death" was all a ploy by her mother to get Michael out of her daughter's life.]]
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** [[spoiler:And let's not forget Kimberly * BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Kimberly in season two of the original show. After being critically injured in an alcohol-related car crash with Michael, who was the driver, it is discovered that she died from her injuries. Sydney, knowing that he was drunk and that he forced Matt to fake the B.A.C. results, blackmails him into an unhappy marriage. However, just as he is beginning to love Sydney, Kimberly reappears hell-bent on revenge. It was learned that Kimberly's "death" was all a ploy by her mother to get Michael out of her daughter's life.]]

* DeusAngstMachina: Allison, ''dear God.'' She and her sister were victims of molestation at the hands of her father, her mother knew about it yet turned a blind eye to it all and blamed the girls for it and told them she wished she never gave birth to either of them, her ex-boyfriend becomes obsessed with her and ends up committing suicide while she helplessly listens on the phone, she is forced to call off her fairytale wedding to her one true love, Billy, because the issues within her past, all of this happening sometime after he impregnates one of her rivals (who is also her boss, Amanda, who alternates between befriending her and bullying her) and before he abandons her and eventually marries another (who is also her coworker/stepdaughter, Brooke, who's a selfish, manipulative rich bitch), she ends up being temporarily blinded when Kimberly blew up the complex (and she was not even any of the intended targets), she is manipulated into marrying her aforementioned rival's billionaire father, who secretly and unceremoniously divorces her and cuts her out of his will a short time later right before his mysterious drowning death, which the stepdaughter/rival blames her for, she becomes pregnant by and marries longtime friend-turned-love interest, Jake, but is forced to terminate the pregnancy due to medical reasons and splits with him ''and'' after being forced to leave L.A., she eventually ends up in rehab for alcoholism, which she struggled with throughout the series and was directly caused by her traumatic childhood. If there is one soap opera character in need of a hug, it's definitely her.
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* DeusAngstMachina: Allison, ''dear God.'' She and her sister were victims of molestation at the hands of her father, her mother knew about it yet turned a blind eye to it all and blamed the girls for it and told them she wished she never gave birth to either of them, her them. Her ex-boyfriend becomes obsessed with her and ends up committing suicide while she helplessly listens on the phone, she phone. She becomes an alcoholic and runs down a young man on his bike, injuring him and sending her to rehab. She is forced to call off her fairytale wedding to her one true love, Billy, because the issues within her past, all of this happening sometime after he impregnates one of her rivals (who is also her boss, Amanda, who alternates between befriending her and bullying her) and before he abandons her and eventually marries another (who is also her coworker/stepdaughter, Brooke, who's a selfish, manipulative rich bitch), she bitch). She ends up being temporarily blinded when Kimberly blew up the complex (and she was not even any of the intended targets), she targets). She is manipulated into marrying her aforementioned rival's billionaire father, who secretly and unceremoniously divorces her and cuts her out of his will a short time later right before his mysterious drowning death, which the stepdaughter/rival blames her for, she for. She becomes pregnant by and marries longtime friend-turned-love interest, Jake, but is forced to terminate the pregnancy due to medical reasons and splits with him ''and'' him. ''And'' after being forced to leave L.A., she eventually ends up in rehab for alcoholism, which she struggled with throughout the series and was directly caused by her traumatic childhood. If there is one soap opera character in need of a hug, it's definitely her.

* HideYourPregnancy: Heather Locklear's pregnancy in season six. Completely averted with Lisa Rinna, whose pregnancy was written in as her own character was also pregnant.[[note]]Which may be considered a double standard and HarsherInHindsight due to the producers ''firing'' the original Taylor, Hunter Tylo, due to her pregnancy. See WhatCouldHaveBeen below.[[/note]] * HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Sydney. Later, Megan, "given" to Michael as a present by his wife Kimberley first when her illness dulls her libido and ends their sex life, then made official when she passes away for good. * HumiliationConga / TraumaCongaLine: This happened to Brooke in season four. After her father's untimely death, his assets are frozen, she feigns a pregnancy to hold onto Billy, who, upon learning this instead of having a miscarriage, leaves her, she attempts suicide to try and get him back, which fails as he then throws her out, she ends up living in a hotel, which she cannot pay for and is kicked out of, she gets fired, tried to seduce her former fiance (whom she cheated on with Billy), who then humiliates her and confesses he only liked her for her father's money and then is left alone and [[spoiler:dies by hitting her head in the complex pool while drunk and drowns.]]
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* HideYourPregnancy: Heather Locklear's pregnancy in season six. Completely averted with Lisa Rinna, whose pregnancy was written in as her own character was also pregnant.[[note]]Which may be considered a double standard and HarsherInHindsight due to the producers ''firing'' the original Taylor, Hunter Tylo, due to her pregnancy. See WhatCouldHaveBeen below.in the Trivia page.[[/note]] * HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Sydney. Later, Megan, "given" to Michael as a present by his wife Kimberley Kimberly first when her illness dulls her libido and ends their sex life, then made official when she passes away for good. * HumiliationConga / TraumaCongaLine: This happened to Brooke in season four. After her father's untimely death, his assets are frozen, she leaving her penniless. She feigns a pregnancy to hold onto Billy, who, upon learning this instead of having a miscarriage, leaves her, she her. She attempts suicide to try and get him back, which fails as he then throws her out, she out. She ends up living in a hotel, which she cannot pay for due to her card being declined and is also kicked out of, she of. She gets fired, tried to seduce her former fiance (whom she cheated on with Billy), who then humiliates her and confesses he only liked her for her father's money and then money. Then she is left alone and [[spoiler:dies by hitting her head in the complex pool while drunk and drowns.]]

* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Amy Locane's "Southern" accent was all over the place. Also, Jo was apparently from [[TheBigApplesauce New York City,]] yet had no trace of a New York accent.
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Amy Locane's "Southern" accent was all over the place. Also, Jo was apparently from [[TheBigApplesauce [[BigApplesauce New York City,]] yet had no trace of a New York accent.

* OneHourWorkWeek: In a place where your options for employment were at an advertising company, the only hospital in town, the only bar in town, fashion designing, coming from money or a prostitute, this is essentially what freelance photographer Jo had.
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* OneHourWorkWeek: In a place where your options for employment were at an advertising company, the only hospital in town, the only bar in town, fashion designing, coming from money or being a prostitute, this is essentially what freelance photographer Jo had.
30th Jul '15 5:42:47 AM XFllo
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* StatuesqueStunner: Marcia Cross, who stands 5'10". ** Kelly Rutherford stands 5'9". * StraightGay: Matt. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Jennifer Mancini for Sydney Andrews Mancini.
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* %%* StatuesqueStunner: Marcia Cross, who stands 5'10". ** %%** Kelly Rutherford stands 5'9". %% * StraightGay: Matt. * %%* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Jennifer Mancini for Sydney Andrews Mancini.

* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Averted for the series finale. Peter and Amanda are believed to have perished in a cottage explosion, but in reality, did it for the insurance money and so they could remarry each other on a faraway beach at sunset. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Aww.]]]]
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* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Averted for TogetherInDeath: Subverted in the series finale. Peter and Amanda are believed to have perished in a cottage explosion, but in reality, they did it for the insurance money and so they could remarry each other on a faraway beach at sunset. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Aww.]]]]sunset.

* TookALevelInKindness: On the flipside of Jane, there was Amanda, who felt genuinely bad for both firing Allison and the serious injuries she suffered in the [[spoiler:complex explosion,]] so much that it was noted that both women actually switched personalities. Not to mention, she became sympathetic after her abusive ex-husband had crawled his way back into her life.
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* TookALevelInKindness: TookALevelInKindness: ** On the flipside of Jane, there was Amanda, who felt genuinely bad for both firing Allison and the serious injuries she suffered in the [[spoiler:complex explosion,]] so much that it was noted that both women actually switched personalities. Not to mention, she became sympathetic after her abusive ex-husband had crawled his way back into her life.

* [[spoiler: WidowedAtTheWedding: Craig, when Sydney is hit by a car just after leaving the church.]]
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* [[spoiler: WidowedAtTheWedding: [[spoiler: Craig, when Sydney is hit by a car just after leaving the church.]]

* {{Yandere}}: Eve.
30th Jul '15 5:40:19 AM XFllo
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massive misuse — married lady is not Chrstmas Cake. also, Japanese-specific trope.
* ChristmasCake: Richard Hart's wife, Mackenzie Hart.
30th Jun '15 5:49:58 PM arilicious
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Added DiffLines:
* [[spoiler: WidowedAtTheWedding: Craig, when Sydney is hit by a car just after leaving the church.]]
11th Feb '15 12:33:42 AM tenryufan
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
5th Nov '14 4:05:44 PM MagBas
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hate dumb is Flame Bait
** Perhaps even moreso with Thomas Calabro, who played Michael Mancini, who was nothing but kind and outgoing with a fun sense of humor. Unfortunately, fans translated his character to him in real life, with one even [[HateDumb dumping a glass of milk on him.]] This prompted him to begin ''carrying cards with him in public to give to fans'' explaining that he was the total opposite of his show's character.
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** Perhaps even moreso with Thomas Calabro, who played Michael Mancini, who was nothing but kind and outgoing with a fun sense of humor. Unfortunately, fans translated his character to him in real life, with one even [[HateDumb dumping a glass of milk on him.]] This prompted him to begin ''carrying cards with him in public to give to fans'' explaining that he was the total opposite of his show's character.
22nd Sep '14 7:01:56 PM Erin582
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New addition, several edits
** Vic, the crazed fan who ended up stalking and later assaulting Kimberly. ** Reed, Jo's sleazy ex-classmate who she slept with [[spoiler: (and became pregnant by) after his death who she killed in self-defense.]]

* BloodSplatteredWeddingDress: [[spoiler: Sydney.]]

* LocalHangout: Jake's bar Shooters in the first five seasons, then Kyle's self-titled restaurant in the last two.
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* LocalHangout: Jake's bar Shooters in the first five seasons, then Kyle's two places in the last two, his self-titled restaurant in and the last two.Upstairs, a local jazz hangout.

* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Averted for the series finale. Peter and Amanda are believed to have perished in a cottage explosion, but in reality, did it for the insurance money and so they could remarry each other on a faraway beach at sunset. Aww.]]
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* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Averted for the series finale. Peter and Amanda are believed to have perished in a cottage explosion, but in reality, did it for the insurance money and so they could remarry each other on a faraway beach at sunset. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Aww.]]]]]] * TallDarkAndHandsome: Michael, Billy, Kyle and Ryan.
10th Sep '14 4:02:56 PM Erin582
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New examples
** Dr. Paul Payson, Matt's [[DepravedBisexual bisexual]] boyfriend who murdered his wife.
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** Dr. Paul Payson, Graham, Matt's [[DepravedBisexual bisexual]] boyfriend who murdered his wife.wife and framed him for it.

* FaceHeelTurn: Michael at the end of Season One.
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* FaceHeelTurn: Michael at the end of Season One. season one. ** Richard Hart's face-heel turn in the middle of season four was [[AssPull rather sudden and unsuspected,]] as he was beforehand a fairly likable character.

* FaceHeelTurn: Michael at MsFanservice: The women of Melrose Place were absolutely gorgeous. Heather Locklear was even considered one of the end most beautiful women of Season One. the 1990s.

* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Amy Locane's "Southern" accent was all over the place.
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Amy Locane's "Southern" accent was all over the place. Also, Jo was apparently from [[TheBigApplesauce New York City,]] yet had no trace of a New York accent. * OddFriendship: Earnest Matt and philandering Michael were friends. In fact, Matt was one of Mike's closest and most loyal friends who stuck with him through alot of his B.S.
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