History Series / MelrosePlace

22nd Sep '16 8:59:39 PM nombretomado
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''Melrose Place'' was originally an ensemble drama [[SpinOff spun off]] from ''{{Beverly Hills 90210}}''. The series, produced by 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.

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''Melrose Place'' was originally an ensemble drama [[SpinOff spun off]] from ''{{Beverly ''Series/{{Beverly Hills 90210}}''. The series, produced by 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.



A {{Revival}} series was launched on TheCW in 2009, following in the footsteps of the ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' revival, but ratings were extremely poor (even by CW standards) and the show was cancelled after a season.

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A {{Revival}} series was launched on TheCW in 2009, following in the footsteps of the ''[[BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' ''Series/NineOhTwoOneOh'' revival, but ratings were extremely poor (even by CW standards) and the show was cancelled after a season.



* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: its launch on ''BeverlyHills90210.''

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: its launch on ''BeverlyHills90210.''Series/BeverlyHills90210.''
20th Sep '16 4:55:26 PM WaggishPony
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* FakeGuestStar: Heather Locklear. She was on the show longer than most of the original cast, yet never lost her Guest Starring billing. Additionally, this occurred with three other actors: Laura Leighton in season 2, Marcia Cross in season 3, and Patrick Muldoon in season 4; they all appear in most of the episodes of their respective seasons, though later Leighton and Cross are upgraded to series regular.

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* FakeGuestStar: Heather Locklear. She was on the show longer than most of the original cast, yet never lost her Guest Starring billing. Additionally, this occurred with three other actors: Laura Leighton in season 2, Marcia Cross in season 3, and Patrick Muldoon in season 4; they all appear in most of the episodes of their respective seasons, though later Leighton and Cross are were upgraded to series regular.regulars.
20th Sep '16 4:54:50 PM WaggishPony
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* FakeGuestStar: Heather Locklear. She was on the show longer than most of the original cast, yet never lost her Guest Starring billing.

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* FakeGuestStar: Heather Locklear. She was on the show longer than most of the original cast, yet never lost her Guest Starring billing. Additionally, this occurred with three other actors: Laura Leighton in season 2, Marcia Cross in season 3, and Patrick Muldoon in season 4; they all appear in most of the episodes of their respective seasons, though later Leighton and Cross are upgraded to series regular.
30th May '16 6:34:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Melrose Place'' may be the quintessential GuiltyPleasure. A ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode saw Jerry repeatedly denying he watched it, until his policewoman girlfriend made him take a polygraph exam, under which he snapped and admitted his addiction.

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''Melrose Place'' may be the quintessential GuiltyPleasure. A ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode saw Jerry repeatedly denying he watched it, until his policewoman girlfriend made him take a polygraph exam, under which he snapped and admitted his addiction.
7th May '16 4:17:22 AM Erin582
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Craig's. His father was a rich, ManipulativeBastard who had been involved in the death of [[SelfMadeOrphan his own father]] and then Craig ended up letter him die after he suffered a heart attack.



* DeathByFallingOver: Happens to [[spoiler: Brooke, who fell over while drunk and ''drowns'', just like her father did.]]



* DeusAngstMachina: Alison, ''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 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 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: Alison, ''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 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 ends up [[spoiler: being temporarily blinded 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.



* {{Flatline}}: [[spoiler: Jack Parezi]], who was brought back via a MagicDefibrillator. [[spoiler: When it happened again, however, when he was trying to kill Amanda, he flatlined for good.]]

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* {{Flatline}}: [[spoiler: Jack Parezi]], who was brought back via a MagicDefibrillator.MagicalDefibrillator. [[spoiler: When it happened again, however, when he was trying to kill Amanda, he flatlined for good.]]



* HotterAndSexier: As the show went on, the storylines became more steamy and the clothing became more revealing. In the ''E! True Hollywood Story'' of Melrose Place, Lisa Rinna admitted how she ended up showing more and more skin, even in her bedclothes.



** For some reason, Sydney got away completely for stealing away Jane's one-time fiancee and poisoning her drink, causing her to be temporarily paralyzed.

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** For some reason, Sydney got away completely for stealing away Jane's one-time fiancee fiance and poisoning her drink, causing her to be temporarily paralyzed.paralyzed.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Brooke. See HumiliationConga above.


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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Dr. Hobbes, the one-time hospital administrator of Wilshire Memorial. Initially firing Matt due to being wrongfully accused in a murder, he then blurts out how glad he was to "fire the little faggot." ''Michael'' was so appalled at this that he helped get the bastard fired as a result.


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* {{Revenge}}: You don't say. Kimberly basically lived on getting this against people.
7th May '16 3:59:13 AM Erin582
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* {{Blackmail}}: Oh so much.

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* {{Blackmail}}: Oh so much. In particular, this seems to be a favored M.O. of Michael and Sydney's.



* DropTheHammer: Kimberly to Michael when she had a SplitPersonality.



* {{Flatline}}: [[spoiler: Jack Parezi]], who was brought back via a MagicDefibrillator. [[spoiler: When it happened again, however, when he was trying to kill Amanda, he flatlined for good.]]
* FoodSlap: Done at least three times: Sydney to her pimp, Lauren, after she called her trash, Amanda to Syd after the latter tried to seduce Bobby Parezi away from her and Amanda again to Taylor after she successfully [[GenreSavvy blocked a slap she was about to receive from her.]]



* GetOut: What Jo said to Jess after he hit her after she rejected his marriage proposal. Unfortunately, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown he didn't listen.]]



* HollywoodHeartAttack: Subverted with Amanda towards the end of season five. It later turned out to be a panic attack.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Many, including Sydney by a bunch of fellow prostitutes, Matt when he was gay-bashed by some men hired by Kimberly and perhaps the most violent of all, Peter while in prison by several other inmates.



* OhCrap: Amanda reaction after she realized that Sydney was a witness to [[spoiler: the final, violent moments of Jack Parezi; he tried to strangle her on his deathbed, he died of his brain injury and she slapped him after he did.]]



* [[spoiler:RailingKill: How Jess Hanson[[note]]Jake's scumbag, woman-beating older half-brother[[/note]] dies after getting in a fight with Jake.]]

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* [[spoiler:RailingKill: RailingKill: [[spoiler: How Jess Hanson[[note]]Jake's scumbag, woman-beating older half-brother[[/note]] dies after getting in a fight with Jake.Jake. This is also how Jack Parezi ultimately died.]]


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In one of her most awesome moments, Jane confronts Kimberly on her cheating with Michael, calling her a "pathetic bitch".
1st May '16 3:44:18 PM Erin582
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: There have been a couple of instances, but the coup de grace had to go to "Christine"[[note]]An impostor hired by Kyle's slimy best friend Nick [[ItMakesSenseInContext to portray a former love of Kyle's who died fighting in the Gulf War in order to derail his and Amanda's relationship]][[/note]] who after knocking her head on the hood of a car was then placed on the railroad tracks by Nick and Taylor and ''ran over by a train'' [[SuicideNotMurder in an attempt to make it look like she killed herself over losing Kyle to Amanda.]] Even worse, the Fox Censors actually [[NightmareFuel allowed the "squishing" noise of her being run over to be heard.]]



* 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 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 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, Alison, ''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 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 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.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: There have been a couple of instances, but the coup de grace had to go to "Christine"[[note]]A impostor hired by Kyle's slimy best friend Nick [[ItMakesSenseInContext to portray a former love of Kyle's who died fighting in the Gulf War in order to derail his and Amanda's relationship]][[/note]] who after knocking her head on the hood of a car was then placed on the railroad tracks by Nick and Taylor and ''ran over by a train'' [[SuicideNotMurder in an attempt to make it look like she killed herself over losing Kyle to Amanda.]] Even worse, the Fox Censors actually [[NightmareFuel allowed the "squishing" noise of her being run over to be heard.]]



* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Okay, calling them friends is really pushing it, but several characters rarely or never interacted with one another. Michael and Alison rarely shared any screen time together and she was one of the few primary female characters that he ''didn't'' bang. He also almost never had much to do with Jo, except for the storyline with her baby. More telling was Kimberly, whose male interactions with the men of Melrose rarely went beyond Michael or Peter. Even in the beginning of season six, it becomes obvious that Coop had feelings for her (and a past relationship with her as we would later find out), but by then he is seen [[spoiler: putting flowers on her grave.]]



* SplitPersonality: Kimberly by the end of season 4.

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* SplitPersonality: Kimberly by the end of season 4.4 where she had two different ones, a prim-and-proper one and a leather-clad, wild one.



%% * StraightGay: Matt.
%%* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Jennifer Mancini for Sydney Andrews Mancini.

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%% * StraightGay: Matt.
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Matt as well as his many boyfriends. Not that it stopped any of the typical stereotypes about him, though.
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SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Jennifer Mancini for Sydney Andrews Mancini.Mancini as far as conniving, slutty younger sisters go. This was even lampshaded by Craig during a rather heated argument with her where he yelled, "You will ''never'' be Sydney!"
18th Apr '16 2:37:56 PM arilicious
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* HospitalHottie: Kimberly, Michael and Peter
13th Mar '16 4:44:45 PM arilicious
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* SplitPersonality: Kimberly by the end of season 4.
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.
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