History Series / MelrosePlace

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* UnholyMatrimony: Kimberly and Michael's marriage could count because of numerous backstabbings, infidelities, and [[EggsMilkBreadSquick the occasional attempted murder]].

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* UnholyMatrimony: Kimberly and Michael's marriage could count because of numerous backstabbings, infidelities, and [[EggsMilkBreadSquick [[BreadEggsMilkSquick the occasional attempted murder]].
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* CoitusEnsues: Almost the TropeCodifer, most episodes on the show after season 1 had some sort of sexual tension or actual sex ensuing in the process.

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* CoitusEnsues: Almost the TropeCodifer, TropeCodifier, most episodes on the show after season 1 had some sort of sexual tension or actual sex ensuing in the process.
16th Feb '17 7:24:55 PM WaggishPony
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* AllWomenAreLustful

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* AllWomenAreLustfulAllWomenAreLustful: It seems like most women on the Melrose Place block seemed to really enjoy sex.



* AscendedExtra: Sydney, Kimberly, and Samantha.

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* AscendedExtra: Sydney, Kimberly, and Samantha.Samantha were introduced as bit characters before growing significantly in prominence.



* CoitusEnsues

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* CoitusEnsuesCoitusEnsues: Almost the TropeCodifer, most episodes on the show after season 1 had some sort of sexual tension or actual sex ensuing in the process.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: While he was the resident DrJerk (and not necessarily "evil" but rather slimy and womanizing), Michael also acted respectable at times, such as helping Peter in protecting Amanda after learning that her abusive ex-husband, Jack, was coming after her, as well as discovering old photos of a battered Amanda she had taken as evidence and giving Jo's baby back to her after realizing that Kimberly stole him.
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex
* FaceHeelTurn: Michael at the end of season one.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: While he was the resident DrJerk (and not necessarily "evil" but rather slimy and womanizing), Michael also acted respectable at times, such as helping Peter in protecting Amanda after learning that her abusive ex-husband, Jack, was coming after her, as well as discovering old photos of a battered Amanda she had taken as evidence and giving Jo's baby back to her after realizing that Kimberly stole him.
him. Plus, he helped usurp a homophobic doctor from chief of staff at Wilshire, after he got Matt fired for being gay under the guise of his involvement in a murder at the time (which Matt actually didn't do).
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex
EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* FaceHeelTurn: FaceHeelTurn:
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Michael was a particularly sensible, responsible, and faithful husband to Jane at the start of the show. By the end of season one.one, he was engaged in an affair with Kimberly, and was on the verge of divorcing Jane. In season two, he became the SmugSnake that everyone knew and loved.
** In Amanda's case, she was friendlier in her introduction. However, this is a SubvertedTrope, as the audience didn't know Amanda enough to make any assumptions of her character.



* 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: FakeGuestStar:
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Heather Locklear. She was on the show longer than most of the original cast, yet never lost her Guest Starring billing. Hell, the only episodes she missed were the first 20 episodes of the show ''before'' she was introduced.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Sydney. Later, Megan, "given" to Michael as a present by his wife Kimberly first when her illness dulls her libido and ends their sex life, then made official when she passes away for good.
* HospitalHottie: Kimberly, Michael and Peter

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Sydney.Sydney briefly became a hooker in season 2, though later left because she felt degraded by it. Later, Megan, "given" to Michael as a present by his wife Kimberly first when her illness dulls her libido and ends their sex life, then made official when she passes away for good.
* HospitalHottie: Kimberly, Michael and PeterPeter were pretty hot for doctors.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Michael.
* KarmaHoudini: Kimberly usually got away with a lot of her bad behavior, and when it did finally [[DownerEnding catch up]] [[TearJerker with her,]] it was still looked at as DisproportionateRetribution.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Michael.
Michael, while mostly a DrJerk and SmugSnake, can prove himself to be caring on very rare occasions. One prominent example is when he ousts a homophobic chief of staff at the hospital when he got Matt fired, which could count as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Kimberly usually got away with a lot of her bad behavior, and when it did finally [[DownerEnding catch up]] [[TearJerker with her,]] it was still looked at as DisproportionateRetribution.



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Oh yeah.

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Oh yeah.Tons of example, though Kimberly is basically the poster child for the trope (she ran over Michael once, though he still got back together with her after he later about it).



* 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.
* 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.]]

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* 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 a lot of his B.S.
* OhCrap: Amanda Amanda's 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.]]



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

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: its launch Jake's appearances on ''Series/BeverlyHills90210.''''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' were definitely the lead-ins to the show.



* PrimeTimeSoap

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* PrimeTimeSoapPrimeTimeSoap: One of the most famous examples.



** PutOnABusToHell: Poor Allison...

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** PutOnABusToHell: Poor Allison...she wanted to leave L.A. in order to get a fresh start in Atlanta, only to land up back in rehab within a year.



* RuleOfPool

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* RuleOfPoolRuleOfPool: The pool of Melrose Place is considered iconic.



* ShirtlessScene

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* ShirtlessSceneShirtlessScene: It helps that almost all the male cast were MrFanservice.



* UnholyMatrimony

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* UnholyMatrimonyUnholyMatrimony: Kimberly and Michael's marriage could count because of numerous backstabbings, infidelities, and [[EggsMilkBreadSquick the occasional attempted murder]].



* YourCheatingHeart: ''An abundance of it.''

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* YourCheatingHeart: ''An abundance of it.'''' There was almost never a couple that stayed together that wasn't broken up by one of them jumping into bed with one of their neighbors (pick any Melrose Place character).
5th Feb '17 2:22:31 PM WaggishPony
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* WickedStepmother: Inverted. Alison married Brooke's father Hayley Armstrong in season 4, thus making the latter Alison's stepdaughter. While Alison attempted to act civil towards her, Brooke's [[AlphaBitch bitchy behavior]] drove a wedge farther into their relationship, which was already strained when Brooke dated and married Alison's ex, Billy. Alison, even after Hayley's death, tried to help Brooke through financial destitution, though Brooke remained resistant.

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* WickedStepmother: Inverted. Alison married Brooke's father Hayley Armstrong in season 4, thus making the latter Alison's stepdaughter. While Alison attempted to act civil towards her, Brooke's [[AlphaBitch bitchy behavior]] drove a wedge farther into their relationship, which was already strained when Brooke dated and married Alison's ex, Billy. Alison, even after Hayley's death, tried to help Brooke through financial destitution, though Brooke remained resistant.resistant to the point where everyone at Melrose, including Billy himself, would turn away from her.
5th Feb '17 2:17:34 PM WaggishPony
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* WickedStepmother: Inverted. Alison married Brooke's father Hayley Armstrong in season 4, thus making the latter Alison's stepdaughter. While Alison attempted to act civil towards her, Brooke's [[AlphaBitch bitchy behavior]] drove a wedge farther into their relationship, which was already strained when Brooke dated and married Alison's ex, Billy. Alison, even after Hayley's death, tried to help Brooke through financial destitution, though Brooke remained resistant.
4th Feb '17 3:48:32 PM WaggishPony
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* DeathIsCheap: Various.
** [[spoiler: Kimberly was placed in a coma after a car crash with Michael, PutOnABus to Ohio for recovery, and her mother returned to inform the staff at Wilshire Memorial of her "death". Flashforward fourteen episodes later, Kimberly is revealed to be alive and (seemingly) well, becoming the character that most fans came to know. She later died of a brain tumor three seasons later.]]
** [[spoiler: Richard is seemingly killed by Sydney when he attempted to rape Jane again. The sisters bury his body at the side of the road, and when they flee the scene, Richard's hand pops out of the ground. Sure enough, he returns for the first three episodes to seek revenge against them, only to get KilledOffForReal.]]
** [[spoiler: Sydney's death in season 5 was later [[{{Retcon}} retconned]], in which Michael helped her fake her death. She later returned, spent several years in jail for faking her death, and was her death at the start of the reboot inspired the mystery of the show's only season.]]



** 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 were upgraded to series regulars.

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** Additionally, this occurred with three other actors: Laura Leighton in season 2, Marcia Cross in season 3, and Patrick Muldoon in season 4; 4, and Rena Sofer in season 7; they all appear in most of the episodes of their respective seasons, though later Leighton and Cross were upgraded to series regulars.



* 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 in the Trivia page.[[/note]]


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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Brooke, Richard, Kimberly, Sydney (in the reboot, anyway), Craig, and Matt.]]
4th Feb '17 3:17:21 PM WaggishPony
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* AscendedExtra: Sydney, Kimberly, and Samantha.



* 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 were upgraded to series regulars.

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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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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 were upgraded to series regulars.
4th Feb '17 3:15:46 PM WaggishPony
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* RemarriedToTheMistress: Michael to Kimberly.


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* SerialSpouse: Michael, all the way. Married to Jane (divorced), her sister Sydney (divorced), Kimberly (divorced), Megan (divorced), Jane again (divorced), and Vanessa (widowed).
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*Central Theme: When a Person dates someone they turn out to be horrible people.
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