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Loren Tate²-> '''Portrayed by''': Brittany Underwood²* BrainyBrunette: She is a straight A-student, and gets accepted into her top choice college.²* CallingParentsByTheirName: [[spoiler: She does with her father when he returns near the end of the series.]]²* [[spoiler: CallingTheOldManOut: When her father returns for the first time in 14 years, Loren rejects his attempt to reconnect, telling him that he hurt her and Nora in ways that can't be repaired.]]²* CelebCrush: Though it started as just an average fangirl crush, Loren's feelings for Eddie begin to grow the more time she spends with him.²* CovertPervert: While she is a ProperLady throughout most of the show, in one episode, she has a sexy dream about Eddie, complete with her wearing lingerie.²* DeafComposer: By the beginning of the series, she believes that she is not good enough in her songwriting or singing abilities despite Melissa and Nora’s assurance. ²* DisappearedDad: Her dad walked out on her and Nora when she was only four years old.²* DoesntTrustThoseGuys: She doesn’t really trust Don, primarily due to how he shady he seems. ²* ExtremeDoormat: Loren has a bit of trouble with speaking her mind about what she wants, and let's a few people walk over her. She grows out of this as the show progresses.²* FaceYourFears: A lot of the first half of the season is focused on Loren finding her confidence in performing in public. She has backed out of many attempts even within closed doors. In the song writing contest, she actually walked off stage out of fear, only for Eddie to provide her enough confidence to get back out on stage and perform. ²* GirlNextDoor: A lot of people namely Eddie and Chloe see her as this.²* {{Groupie}}: She is a huge fan of Eddie's music.²* InsecureLoveInterest: Following their first kiss, Loren is immediately worried about being Eddie’s girlfriend. This isn’t helped when Chloe keeps butting in on their lives.²* NotSoAboveItAll: While she is generally a nice person and doesn't like conflict, she hates Adriana just as much as Adriana hates her. She once trolled Adriana by telling her she kissed Eddie at her party, and gives Chloe a taste of her own medicine when she tries to reach out to her.²* TheParanoiac: She describes herself as this to Eddie, which comes from being unable to trust the guys that were involved with her mom when she was a child. ²* PerformanceAnxiety: She struggles with performing in public, which proves problematic when she is chosen for the songwriting contest. This trait begins to fade away after she wins and gets closer to Eddie.²* PursueTheDreamJob: While she has had her heart on going to college since she was young, she has become more drawn to pursuing a career in music.²* RomanticRunnerUp: Following Eddie’s break up with Chloe.²* ShrinkingViolet: She is quite shy when the series begins, but begins to open up as she gets closer to Eddie. ²* TurnTheOtherCheek: Even when Adriana outright insults her right to her face at the hospital, Loren restrains herself from fighting back, and instead compliments Adriana. ²* YouAreNotMyFather: [[spoiler: When her father reappears for the first time. She is quick to reject his attempts to reconnect with her.]]²²!! Eddie Duran²-> '''Portrayed by''': Cody Longo²* BerserkButton: Just the mere presence of Tyler can set Eddie off.²* BewareTheNiceOnes: For the most part, Eddie is a kind and friendly type of guy and gets along with a lot of people. That said, he’s gotten into a number of scuffles with Tyler over a number of issues, and is quick to force Lily Park out when she crosses a personal line during the interviews.²* BlindedByRage: [[spoiler: After being told that Tyler was the one who was responsible for Katy’s death, he confronts and gives him a beating before taking off.]]²* DeathGlare: He’s good at giving these to both Tyler and Chloe.²* FoolForLove: He believes himself to be this. He tells Loren that he loves to be in love, and that is usually what gets him into trouble. In truth, this is one of the reasons he was unable to see through Chloe’s lies.²* GenerationXerox: Like his parents, he pursued his dream in music and became a successful rock star.²* GrandRomanticGesture: He wanted to do this with Chloe, but things kept getting in the way until he decided to a more spontaneous gesture²* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He has been with Chloe for about a year, yet fails to see that she has been completely manipulating him for most of their relationship.²* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Again, with Chloe. ²* NiceGuy: Let’s see; he’s giving a fan a chance to get discovered, he donates a few of his presents to charity, sends food to the homeless shelters. Eddie is as nice as can be. ²* PaperThinDisguise: Whenever he hangs out with Loren in public, his disguise consists of a hat, hoodie, and sunglasses. [[spoiler: He also utlizes these disguises when he is on the run from the police.]]²* TheScapegoat: [[spoiler: When Chloe is pushed off Max’s balcony, Eddie is targeted as being responsible due to all the evidence pointing to him.]]²* SerialRomeo: He admits that this is his FatalFlaw, as he could never be with a girl without falling in love. This is subverted with Loren, as he started a casual friendly relationship with her since he was dating Chloe at the time.²* ShipperOnDeck: He is supportive of Max’s relationship with Nora, as he can see how happy she makes him feel.²* {{Workaholic}}: He has a few shades of these.²²!! Chloe Carter²-> '''Portrayed by''': Melissa Ordway²²* BadLiar: It doesn’t take long for Max to begin to see holes in her stories about her past. By the time the truth comes out, everyone can see that she is lying.²* BeautyIsBad: She is an accomplished fashion model, but underneath that pretty figure is a rotten and selfish woman.²* BelievingTheirOwnLies: She firmly believes that Eddie will take her back after she has lied to them during their entire relationship and sleeping with Tyler. It takes the last episode for her to finally realize that she will never be able to be with Eddie again.²** Also, she wormed her way into trying to be the lead dancer in Eddie’s music video, despite having zero talent in dancing.²* BerserkButton: Seeing Loren and Eddie together. [[spoiler: Or when someone brings up her role in Katy’s death.]]²* BitchInSheepsClothing: Whenever she is around Eddie, she acts like a sweetheart, but to everyone else, she is downright rude and cruel. She admits to Tyler she can be kind if she wanted, but only when it suits her.²* BreakUpDemand: [[spoiler: When Eddie demands that Chloe tells the police the truth that he didn’t push her off Max’s balcony, Chloe agrees, but only if he agreed to break up with Loren. He predictably refused, much to her shock.]]²* BrokenPedestal: To Eddie. He believed her to be this perfect girl, beautiful, talented, and loving. Once her lies began to unravel, he can’t stand to be around her.²* ClingyJealousGirl: She immediately feels threatened when Eddie begins re-tweeting with a fan online. Little did she know that the fan would end up winning Eddie’s songwriting contest. Since then Chloe always tried to get between them, going as far as to start making out with Eddie when he was talking with Loren. ²** On a lesser note, she ended up injuring the main dancer in Eddie’s music video so she could be in the video. Granted, the dancer may have had it coming after telling Chloe she was going to enjoy grinding with Eddie, but what Chloe did could have ended that dancer’s career with the injury.²* ConfessToALesserCrime: [[spoiler: She accidentally believed that Eddie was angry at her when he came over to MK Club because she believed he found out that she was the one who killed his mom. Eddie only came over to confront her about the fake text Chloe sent from Loren’s phone.]]²* ConflictingLoyalty: She at times seems to be with Tyler and willing to work with him, but is shown to be quick to turn him away whenever it suits her. She has thrown him under the bus twice in the show's run to save her own reputation.²* ConsummateLiar: It’s really her most defining quality. Unlike Tyler, who is able to throw people off, Chloe’s lies become more detectable as the series progresses.²* CrocodileTears: She is able to bring the tears whenever it suits her, but she can immediately change back to her cold and insulting self on a whim.²* DarkSecret: [[spoiler: She was the driver who accidentally drove Max and Katy off the road, resulting in the latter’s death.]] ²* DesignatedDriver: Two years ago, she drove a drunk Tyler back home from the premiere of the movie he starred in with Eddie. [[spoiler: Due to being a bit tipsy herself from drinking, she ends up becoming a DrunkDriver, in which she causes the accident that lead to Katy Duran’s death.]]²* TheDiva: On the rehearsal on Eddie’s video shoot, a lot of her true colors begin to come to light, and not in the good way. ²* DoNotCallMePaul: She hates being called by her real name.²* DramaQueen: She is quite dramatic when she is angered or upset.²* DrivenByEnvy: Her drive to bring Loren down stems from being jealous over how much the latter has taken the life she believes she deserves.²* EntitledBastard: She believes because she worked hard to get where she is after a life of hardship (at least in her eyes), she deserves the fame and fortune of a Hollywood celebrity, despite being a cold, manipulative bitch who cares very little for others. This is one of the major factors that she wants to be with [[EntitledToHaveYou Eddie]].²* FashionModel: Before even dating Eddie, she had a very successful modeling career. Unfortunately, that's not enough for her.²* {{Foil}}: She is one to Loren. ²** Both of [[DisappearedDad their fathers]] left them when they were young, leaving them to be raised by their single mothers. While Loren has a loving relationship with Nora, Chloe despises her mother blaming her for a few problems in her life, and only has her around to benefit her.²** Chloe liked Eddie because she saw [[LovingAShadow him as a ticket to the fame she so desperately wanted]], Loren on the other hand, was just content with getting to meet Eddie, and the fame came to her through her own actions.²** Also, Loren started out being reclusive and shy, not wanting to be in the spotlight, while Chloe has been obsessed with fame and fortune since she was a little girl.²* ForgetsToEat: She refuses to eat a lot of the food offered to her by her mother. Granted she is a model, so she must have a strict diet, but she goes a bit overboard whenever she gets depressed about Eddie.²* FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse: She uses her lower class childhood as an excuse for acting like a bitch. When she goes all diva on Eddie’s music video, she simply uses her mother’s recent return keeping her on edge, though Eddie is quick to tell her that she can’t keep using that excuse.²* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: It takes Eddie openly refusing to breaking up with Loren to avoid being tossed into jail for Chloe to finally realize the errors of her ways.]]²* HighHopesZeroTalent: She dreams of being an actress, though from the looks of a few auditions early in the series, she really doesn’t have the talent for it. It is one of the reasons she is desperately trying to be with Eddie, as she believes that he will be the only person to open doors for her.²* HisOwnWorstEnemy: Her inability to let go of Eddie and her tendency to blame everyone else around her for her actions is what prevents her from moving ahead in the world.²* {{Hypocrite}}: When Loren begins to work with Eddie, Chloe is quick to accuse the former of trying to be a SocialClimber or get in bed with Eddie. Loren counters this by saying Chloe is talking about herself. ²* IdiotBall: For someone who has successfully lied to the person they have been with for over a year, what kind of idiot tries to be a dancer in a music video when she has absolutely zero talent to even do a few basic dance moves?²** [[spoiler: On a worse note, the person that Chloe ends up in a relationship with? The son of the woman whose death she was responsible for. Tyler and Jackie are quick to point out how she did not really think it through.]]²* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: She is completely furious after finding out that Eddie has started seeing Loren romantically. To drive this home, when Eddie had gone missing and was believed to have pushed her off Max's terrace, Chloe was intent to sticking to the story, despite knowing he wasn’t the one who did it, just so Loren couldn’t get back together with him.]]²* InsaneTrollLogic: She fully believes that Eddie will take her back, despite having completely betrayed him in the worst way possible. She is constantly told by many individuals, including Tyler, that Eddie would never, ever get back together with her, but she refuses to listen.²* ItsAllAboutMe: It’s clear that Chloe is only looking out for herself. Whatever she does that involves teaming up with someone else is really focused on what will benefit her. ²* ManipulativeBastard: Like Tyler, she is shown to be quite manipulative when she wants to be. She uses Daphne as a way to distract Max from investigating her.²* NotHelpingYourCase: For someone who wants to prove herself worthy of being given a second chance, she does an extremely poor job. She continues to insults Loren right in front of Eddie, stalks Eddie, and tries to set up situations that will force them together.²* ObliviouslyEvil: She fails to see that her actions are clearly heinous.²* OperationJealousy: She uses Dylan Boyd to make Eddie jealous. The plan backfires spectacularly since Dylan was a big douche, even when compared to Tyler.²* ThePrimadonna: Most notably during the Music Video. Instead of admitting that she can’t dance, she would keep talking down to the director, using her status as Eddie’s fiance to threaten him. She even tried to point the finger at Eddie when he is asking why she is acting out.²* RelationshipSabotage: At one point, she used Eddie’s phone when Loren called to get between them. And she hacked Loren’s phone so she could send out a fake text describing a fake sexual relationship between her and Eddie, hoping the latter would see it and break up with Loren. ²* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: While she has a decent amount of wealth, there was a point in the show where she maxed out her credit card to buy Eddie a Rolex watch for his birthday as a pathetic attempt to win him back.²* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Loren gives her a taste of her own medicine, Chloe makes it her mission to break Loren and Eddie up.²* SelfServingMemory: She says that her mother was horrible and neglectful. Though Jackie admitted to being this, Chloe’s statement is far from the truth; Chloe was a spoiled brat from a young age, constantly talking disrespectful to her mother. She even wrote how her mother tried to force her to a beauty pageant when she had a fever, and Jackie is quick to point out that it was Chloe who demanded Jackie to take her there.²* ShipperWithAnAgenda: She sets up Max with her friend Daphne, but only because she hopes it will provide a distraction for Max, who is growing suspicions of her actions.²* SkewedPriorities: Instead of focusing on her career and her life, she puts all her efforts into winning Eddie back and [[CantTakeCriticism ignoring any advice]] from people trying to help her. If she had just focused on her own career she would actually be able to move ahead without a problem. ²* SlutShaming: Her last attempt to break up Eddie and Loren was hacking the latter’s phone and sending out a fake text about them having sex. Predictably, no one believes it.²* TheSociopath: She has a few signs of this.²* StalkerWithACrush: She shows up unannounced multiple times to Eddie’s penthouse, and crashes his meals at restaurants.²* StatuesqueStunner: Well, she is a model.²* SucksAtDancing: She was so bad, that the school she went to as a child gave her mom a refund, deeming her unteachable. That doesn’t stop her from trying to worm her way into Eddie’s music video. The result only worsens her relationship with Eddie.²* SugarAndIcePersonality²* TallPoppySyndrome: She hates the fact that Loren was able to connect with Eddie better than she did, and has the life she wants to have.²* TrashTalk: From their first interactions, Chloe never misses a moment when she can insult Loren, even if Eddie is in the same room.²* TrespassingToTalk: She keeps going to Eddie’s penthouse to talk to him, even manipulating the doorman to let her up.²* TheUnapologetic: Despite her belief she is trying to be a better person, she has never actually apologized for any of her actions, notably to Jackie.²* TheUnfettered: She is [[{{Determinator}} determined]] to get back together with Eddie, even if it means hurting anyone she believes is in her way.²* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: When she was with Eddie. She secretly injured a dancer’s foot to prevent her from being part of Eddie’s music video.²* WomanScorned: [[spoiler: She is perfectly content telling the police that Eddie pushed her off the ledge, simply because Eddie was with Loren instead of her.]]²* YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: She regularly insults Loren by calling her a “little girl” despite not being that much older than she is.²²!! Tyler Rorke ²-> '''Portrayed by''': Justin Wilcynski²* 0%ApprovalRating: Just about everyone loathes him, and it is one of the reasons it is hard for him to get acting roles.²* AccompliceByInaction: [[spoiler: He was in the car when Chloe ran Katy and Max off the road. Instead of sticking around to make sure the other people were okay, Tyler told Chloe to keep driving away. They both learn the following day that Katy died from the accident.]]²* AtLeastIAdmitIt: Even though he’s clearly not a good person, he is willing to admit that he is a jerk, and calls out Chloe for acting high and mighty when she’s just as much a jerk.²* CantTakeCriticism: One of the reasons he has failed to get a lot of roles. His egotistical attitude make him unbearable to work with, and he mostly tries nothing to better himself. At least till the end.²* CardCarryingVillain: He embraces his role as the bad boy, which he uses as a way to elevate himself for different reasons.²* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He and Chloe when they were in high school, and he never really got over her²* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler: After Chloe destroyed his evidence linking her to Katy’s accident, he managed to secretly record her admitting to the crime on his phone when she came back to gloat.]]²* HeelRealization: After a final talk with Jackie and a call from Osborne about a new movie idea, Tyler realizes that his obsession with Chloe is what has kept him from being successful.²* HighHopesZeroTalent: Played with. From what’s been said, it seems that he is actually a talented actor, but his arrogant behavior makes him unbearable to work with.²* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: He avoids any trouble with the police regarding Katy’s death, and is actually on the path to redemption after realizing that it was desire to have Chloe that prevented him from actually moving on with his life.]]²* ManipulativeBastard: He is extremely manipulative, primarily because of the information that he has on Chloe. ²* MrFanservice: He has a quite of a few shirtless scenes, which show off his toned body.²* {{Narcissist}}: This guy’s ego is so above everyone else.²* OutOfCharacterMoment: Following the break up between Chloe and Eddie, Tyler begins acting kind and friendly, seemingly turning over a new leaf, which confuses both Chloe and Jackie.²* RelationshipSabotage: His hatred towards Eddie at the start of the series is because he is with Chloe. He actively [[ShippingTorpedo tries bringing up things]] Chloe has lied to Eddie, hoping the latter would break up with her after learning the truth. The first half of the series has him trying to force Chloe to own up to the lies she has been telling Eddie, believing Eddie will break up with her when he finds out. ²* {{Slimeball}}: Everyone thinks he’s this, and with good reasons. He sleeps with several woman, he flirts with married women, and oversteps on the dates of others.²* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite not getting a lot of roles, he really prides himself on being a great actor.²* SmugSnake: He is quite chipper whenever he is talking down to Eddie or anyone else who despises him. ²* StalkerWithACrush: He is painted as this by many during the first half of the season, mainly because Chloe secretly meets with him.²* StarvingArtist: He lives in a cheap loft on the other side of town.²* TookALevelInKindness: He briefly took this up when he became business partners with Chloe as they were both trying to get onto Osborne Silver’s movie, but quickly reverted back to his Jerkass self after he realized that Osborne and Chloe were using him to get Eddie.²* TrashTalk: He enjoys talking smack about Eddie any chance he gets. ²* {{Troll}}: He enjoys bringing up Eddie’s misfortunes to the table and [[spoiler: mocks Max for being unable to prove that Eddie didn’t push Chloe.]]²* WeUsedToBeFriends: He and Eddie worked together on a movie prior to the series, as the two were both being managed by Jake at the time. They had a falling out when Tyler became convinced that Eddie was the reason his character got killed off in the sequel. It only got worse from there when Eddie began dating Chloe, who Tyler was in love with.²* WildCard: His tendency to not being on anyone’s side makes him one. He has caused problems for both Eddie and Chloe.²²!! Melissa Sanders²-> '''Portrayed by''': Ashley Holliday²* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Phil. [[spoiler: Subverted when it is revealed that they are cousins, as Melissa's mother is Lisa's sister.]]²* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Her attention span is very short, which causes her to unintentionally ignore others who are trying to spend time with her. Both Loren and Adam begin to call her out on this.²* BewareTheSillyOnes: She isn’t afraid to defend Loren from people who talk smack at her, notably Adriana.²* BrattyTeenageDaughter: She has a few shades of this, but only because her mother is quite domineering.²* CallingParentsByTheirName: She does this so often, Loren has to point out how she should call them her mom and dad. [[spoiler: This is later revealed to be a plot point, as both Gus and Lisa aren’t her biological parents, but her uncle and aunt]].²* CameraFiend: She dreams of being a film director, and uses her skills to help Loren with her music career. Whenever she is on any of Loren’s sets or even at the cafe, she is ready and waiting to catch some great footage for her blog.²* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Even after exposing Phil for stealing the tests and framing Loren, she is criticized by her mother for getting her brother in trouble. ²* CantTakeCriticism: It’s not that Melissa can’t take it, but her mother has had a habit of criticizing everything about her, making it hard for them to have a conversation without it turning into a disagreement. It’s different with others like Loren, Nora, and Adam who approach her in a more caring way, and who are focused on things that actually matter.²* CelebCrush: She has a major crush on Creator/RyanGosling.²* ChekhovsSkill: Her camera skills actually comes in handy at times, as she was able to record a video of Kelly saying that she intends to remake Loren’s image in order to help further their success.²* ConstantlyCurious: Once she learns that she has an aunt, she can’t stop thinking about what happened to her. ²* DeadpanSnarker: She is quick to make many snarks about others, especially when dealing with her family or Adriana.²* {{Determinator}}: Despite many protests from her parents, she is dead set on finding out anything she can about her missing aunt. Lisa even says that one thing she likes about Melissa is her will not to give up.²* TheFashionista: She is constantly trying new outfits, which is her way of expressing herself. She often times comes over to Loren's to help her decide on what to wear for special occasions.²* ForgetfulJones: After getting Loren to the concert, she forgot about her car that was left stranded in the city, and that she should have called her parents.²* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler: She shares her biological mother’s love for cameras.]]²* TheMatchmaker: When Nora was out of town, Melissa uses Loren’s phone to call Eddie and invite him to their party without her knowledge. Her plan backfires when Cam is invited as well through a mutual friend, but it ends up working out in the end.²* MommyIssues: A lot of her attitude stems from having a very strained relationship with her mother, who is always so quick to assume the worst.²* MouthyKid: She talks a lot and sometimes a bit too loudly.²* NoSenseOfDirection: She gets Loren and Adam lost when they are driving to the songwriting contest at MK. ²* ObliviousToLove: She is unaware that Adam has a crush on her early in the season.²* PluckyGirl: She is quite optimistic, even when met with a little adversity and a strained family life. She is also the PluckyComicRelief when paired with Loren.²* ThePollyanna: Despite having a very tense family life, she remains a very optimistic and peppy girl who sees only the best scenarios playing out. ²* PositiveFriendInfluence: She brings out the best in Loren, always encouraging her to follow her dreams.²* RebelliousSpirit: She is quite rebellious in her actions, yet in a good way.²* ShipperOnDeck: She instantly ships Loren with Eddie even before they met. She also is quick to notice Nora and Max’s attraction to each other.²* SpiritedYoungLady: She is very high spirited, which is problematic for her very strict mother.²* StrictParentsMakeSneakyKids: Melissa tells Lisa that the reason she never mentioned the concert was because based on how strict the latter has been for most of her life, she believed she wouldn’t let her go anyway. ²* TellMeAboutMyFather: She does this with Lisa about her long lost aunt, [[spoiler: who is later revealed to be her biological mother.]]²* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Downplayed²* TheUnFavorite: She believes herself to be this due to how Lisa dotes on Phil.²²!! Nora Tate²-> '''Portrayed by''': Jama Willliamson²* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Seeing Trent for the first time since he left her years ago is probably the angriest Nora got during the show’s run.]]² * DotingParent: She is extremely supportive of her daughter and her accomplishments, be it school or music.²* {{Foil}}: To Lisa as a maternal parent. ²** Nora, while at times cautious, trusts Loren’s judgments. Lisa is extremely strict and suspicious of Melissa, always assuming the worst about her. ²** Nora is supportive of her daughter’s aspirations even if it is not college. Lisa, albeit unintentionally smothers Melissa and prevents her from doing thing she loves, and completely flips out at the idea of her daughter not going to college.²* GlamorousSingleMother: She has been raising Loren by herself for over fourteen years after her husband walked out on them, and she was only about 23 when that happened. She has aged quite well and has a pretty decent job that supports herself and Loren. ²* GoodParents: She is a good mother to Loren: She is supportive, trusting, and compassionate. She is always ready to fight for her daughter’s success in any way possible. ²* LoveObstructingParents: Downplayed. She is extremely cautious when Eddie and Loren grow closer, especially after Eddie broke up with Chloe. She is afraid of Loren getting her heart broken, which stems from how much Loren was affected by her father leaving them.²* MamaBear: When a framed Loren is on the verge of suspension, Nora is quick to defend her daughter, telling the principal that this injustice will not stand. [[spoiler: And when Trent returns, she is quite angered at his presence, as she did not want him hurting Loren again. Afterwards, she firmly tells Trent to never contact Loren or her again.]]²* MarriedTooYoung: She was about nineteen when she got married to Trent and had Loren only a few years later.²* MyBelovedSmother: She tries to get Loren to slow down when things really start to move up with her (from career to Eddie), though she slowly grows out of this.²* OpenMindedParents: She trusts Loren’s judgment, which makes her confident in her daughter’s decision-making. She supports Loren’s desire to follow a career in music instead of college.²* OverEnthusiasticParents: She is extremely supportive of her daughter’s talent, only rivaled by Melissa. She likes to celebrate her daughter’s success, even if she has to tell to the clients at the clinic.²* ParentalSubstitute: To Melissa, and to a greater extent, Adriana.²* ShipTease: She has a few of the moments with Max after being they are introduced to each other. After breaking up with Don, she is quick to hook up with Max.²²!! Max Duran/²-> '''Portrayed by''': Carlos Ponce²* BrutalHonesty: He tries not to be, but he openly tells Eddie that he doesn’t trust Chloe.²* CantHoldHisLiquor: He has a habit of getting very wasted at various times of the show. Ironically, he owns a bar.²* DeconfirmedBachelor: Following Katy’s death, he had become this. Of course, the moment Tate family enters his family, he slowly grows out of this trope and begins to date again.²* GutFeeling: He mentions this when he tries to explain why he doesn’t Chloe to Eddie.²* LoveObstructingParents: He is quick to ask about Eddie and Loren’s growing relationship. Similar to Nora, he just doesn’t want to see Eddie unintentionally hurting Loren.²* MeddlingParents: He is certain that Chloe is up to no good, and despite Eddie’s insistence to leave it alone, he goes through with a private investigator to dig up some things about Chloe, which eventually leads to Eddie breaking up with her. Of course, Max only does it out of love.²* PapaWolf: He is quick to threaten Tyler if he ends up hurting Eddie. [[spoiler: And later, he threatens Chloe that he will prove that she killed his wife and have her put in jail unless she admitted to the police that Eddie didn't push her off his terrace.]]²* ParentalMarriageVeto: He is openly opposed to Eddie’s intention to marry Chloe, originally because he felt the former was moving too fast, then later because he began to realize that Chloe has been telling a number of lies to Eddie.²²!! Adam²-> '''Portrayed by''': Nick Krause²* BewareTheNiceOnes: He’s quite a pacifist, but he delivers a Why You Suck Speech to Adriana when the latter started to talk down to Melissa, who he had feelings for. ²* DoggedNiceGuy: He sometimes feels that Melissa is so focused on Loren’s life and that everything comes second, which is why it takes the two some time to develop their relationship.²* ExtremeDoormat: He is this during the beginning of his relationship with Melissa until both Loren and he calls her out. ²* OnlyOneName: His last name is never revealed.²* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: He delivers a powerful one to Adriana when the latter claims that Melissa is a loser with no life. He calls Adriana pathetic for constanly belittling Melissa because she herself has nothing going for her.²* SatelliteLoveInterest: Beyond being Melissa and Loren’s guy friend and later Melissa’s boyfriend, there’s nothing more to his character that is explored.²²!! Jackie Kolwalski ²-> '''Portrayed by''': Daphne Ashbrook²* AbusiveParents: At least in Chloe’s interpretations. In truth, she was and still is a loving mother to Chloe.²* ExtremeDoormat: She lets Chloe insult her constantly, yet stands by her through her break up with Eddie. Flashbacks show this was pretty much how she was treated even when Chloe was a preteen.²* MoralityPet: She tries to be this to Chloe, and it definitely shows. Once she leaves for Fresno, Chloe begins doing even more heinous actions to break up Eddie and Loren.²* PutOnABus: She returns home in the third quarter of the series, though makes a few appearances late in the season.²* StageMom: She was this to Chloe growing up. However, she was very supportive of her daughter, who was always a complete brat whenever she didn’t win.²* StrugglingSingleMother: Chloe sends her checks every once in a while to help Jackie. She comes to LA partly to get some help with her bills.²* WhatWereYouThinking?: She is quite baffled by Chloe's irrational actions to get Eddie back.²²!! Jake Madsen²-> '''Portrayed by''': Brandon Bell²* BelligerentSexualTension: with Kelly after Traci leaves to tend to a sick family member. When Eddie is believed to be dead, Jake has a moment of weakness and sleeps with Kelly.²* BrutalHonesty: He is quite blunt in his feelings about how he doesn't think Loren has what it takes to be successful in music, which gets him into a few different disagreements with Kelly and Eddie.²* ManlyTears: [[spoiler: He is breaking down when Traci is packing up and leaving for good.]]²* MarriedToTheJob: His devotion to his clients and event planning certainly take up most of his time, which puts a strain on his actual marriage with Traci. ²* {{Workaholic}}: As he is the manager of the hottest rock star in business, he is loaded with a lot of work to do. Eddie and Max have to tell him to relax and go home to Traci because he works so much, deserves a break.²²!! Traci Madsen²-> '''Portrayed by''': Shannon Kane²* AmicableExes: [[spoiler: Despite all that happen, Traci tells Jake that she still loves him before she leaves for good.]]²* FidelityTest:²²!! Don Masters²-> '''Portrayed by''': Grayson McCouch²* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Considering that he intended to kill Ellie and frame Phil for the murder, as well as his underhanded tactics with manipulating Nora, he certainly had his death coming to him.]]²* ParentalNeglect: He is this to Adriana. Despite being the parent who stayed, he works all the time and doesn’t make time for her, as he is focused on his own life.²* ReallyGetsAround: According to Adriana, he’s had a relationship with every female employee in the clinic. His lawyer even advises him to try dating outside the office.²* SilverFox: He has noticeable gray hair. Based on what goes on behind the scenes, it’s clearly justified.²* YouAreGrounded: when it comes to Adriana ²²!! Adriana Masters²-> '''Portrayed by''': Hunter King²* TheAlibi: She is this to Phil whenever the cops are sniffing around.²* AlphaBitch: She pretty much acts mean and rude to everyone that she believes is beneath her, but has a specific fixation toward Loren and Melissa, insulting them whenever the opportunity presents itself. She begins to fade out after going through CharacterDevelopment midway through the series.²* BadMoodAsAnExcuse: She often uses this excuse when fighting with her father.²* BookDumb: It is clear she is not very smart when it comes to academics. Her getting a high score on a math test proved suspicious enough to get her questioned by the school when someone sold test answers to the students at her school.²* BrattyTeenageDaughter: She is quite bratty to her father, and whines when she doesn’t get her way.²* TheBully: She is this to Loren and Melissa.²* CallingTheOldManOut: She is quick to call out how Don doesn’t take an interest in her life. And even when she tries to connect with him and tries to be a good daughter, her father is distracted by either work or his own life. After finding out that he is being extorted by Ellie, she points out that that kind of thing wouldn’t happen if he didn’t get involved with every female employee at his clinic²* CrocodileTears: She does this when she lies about Loren selling her test answers.²* DatingWhatDaddyHates: She is dating Phil, who Don sees as a delinquent who is not going anywhere in life. She insists that while that may have been her intention, she did really love Phil.²* TheDitz: She is not as sharp as she makes herself out to be. She regularly mistakes certain words like "colossal" for "collateral".²* EveryoneHasStandards: Despite hating Loren, she was concerned about what Chloe intended to do with the information she gave her.²* {{Foil}}: to Loren. Both of them were raised by a hard-working single parent after the other walked out on them. However, Loren has a good relationship with her mother who openly supports and makes time for her, while Adriana has a strained relationship with her father due to him being a workaholic. Also, while Loren is a Nice Girl who is talented and academically gifted, Adriana is an Alpha Bitch who enjoys tormenting others and has very little skills. Loren even once lampshades this to Nora.² -->'''Loren: '''Mom, a girl growing up in a fast paced, peer pressure environment with a single hard-working parent? You just described me, and I don't act like that.'''²* FreudianExcuse: It's clear her snobby and rude attitude is due to how her mother walked out when she was a child and the fact that her workaholic father pays very little attention to her.²* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: It becomes clear that she resents Loren for being better than her, both academically and career-wise. This doesn't get easier when Don gets involved, who wished Adriana acted more like her.²* IrrationalHatred: For a majority of the show, she has an unhealthy amount of hatred for Loren, never missing an opportunity to bring her down and anyone around her. It’s revealed that she is secretly jealous of Loren’s talent and the fact she still has her mom who cares about her.²* MaternallyChallenged: [[spoiler: When she discovers that she is pregnant, she instantly feels ill-equipped to raise a child, though can't bring herself to abort it. This is all the more frightening to her when her dad is killed]]²* [[spoiler: PregnancyScare: She finds out she is pregnant after having sex with Phil a few weeks prior.]]²* SourOutsideSadInside: She certainly acts cold and snobby, but deep down she is very lonely and feels unloved by her father. ²* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: She speaks like a very stereotypical teenager. ²* TallPoppySyndrome: Adriana hates the fact that Loren is so successful with her music and how she has become so much popular than her, so she takes the time to try to make fun of her music and accused her of winning the contest through cheating/bribery.²* VolleyingInsults: Does this with Melissa, who is usually one who defends Loren. ²* WhoWearsShortShorts: A lot of her outfits consist of these.²²!! Phil Sanders²-> '''Portrayed by''': Robert Adamson²* BluffingTheAuthorities: He does this with Officer Conlee frequently. ²* BookDumb: This is implied to be the reason why he hasn’t graduated yet. ²* BrilliantButLazy: He definitely has the skills and the smarts to be very successful, but finds very little value in hard work and expects to be simply handed opportunities.²* TheCracker: He managed to hack into the school's computers to get the test answers for a math test for Adriana, though not as efficient enough since the school faculty are quick to discover someone was hacking the computers.²* CrimeMagnet: Even before the series, Phil was known to get involved in a lot of criminal activity, but it becomes more dangerous for him as the show continues.²* {{Delinquents}}: Don certainly thinks of him as this. And with good reasons²* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even after leaving the house, he is more respectful to Lisa.²* GracefulInTheirElement: He is actually pretty adept at jacking places.²* HeldBackInSchool: He is still high school despite being 19.²* HiddenHeartOfGold: While he is outright rude to everyone except Adriana and Lisa, he is shown to care enough about his family when they are being threatened by the criminals he’s working for. ²* KarmaHoudini: It is implied he was this growing up, since his parents were always so focused on Melissa’s behavior.²* SmugSnake: It’s how he acts whenever he is being accused of anything.²* ThrillSeeker: He says this is one of the reasons for why he steals.²²!! Kelly²-> '''Portrayed by''': Yara Martinez²* BelligerentSexualTension: With Jake following their drunken kiss.²* InnocentlyInsensitive: Like Jake, but at times worse.²* OnlyOneName: Kelly’s last name is never revealed during the run of the show.²* SleepingWithTheBoss: [[spoiler: She sleeps with Jake after the latter had a moment of grief learning that Eddie was seemingly killed in an accident.]]²²!! Gus Sanders²-> '''Portrayed by''': Brian Letscher²* AntiSmotherLoveTalk: He finds himself being forced to do this with Phil.²* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa- to Lisa²* FamilyMan: Everything he does is to maintain peace in his family, even if it's through a little tough love. He got himself stabbed by a crook in an attempt to get them to leave Phil alone.²* GentleTouchVsFirmHand: Unlike his wife, he is able to deal with Melissa without going overboard. On the other hand, he tries to be very firm with Phil when it becomes clear that the latter is lying to him about his crimes.²* HappilyMarried: Despite there being a few disagreements over what is going on with their children, his marriage with Lisa seems to have no major problems.²* LetHerGrowUpDear: Even though Melissa’s a little bit rebellious, he insists to Lisa that she is still a teenager, and that teenagers are prone to mistakes.²* NotActuallyHisChild: [[spoiler: As Beth is Melissa’s biological daughter, Gus is not Melissa’s father and is the only one not biological related to her. It takes some time, but Melissa is able put that behind her and accept him as her father.]] ²* ParentalFavoritism: It’s clear he doesn’t seem to play favorites, but he definitely has a closer bond with Melissa than with Phil. Granted, he knows that Melissa is a good kid despite being a little irresponsible at times, as opposed to Phil who is constantly in all kinds of trouble.²* ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: He accidententally walked in on Melissa and Adam making out, shocking himself.²* PushoverParents: He does go behind Lisa’s back a few times, and let’s Melissa go hang with Loren because he trusts her.²²!! Lisa Sanders²-> '''Portrayed by''': Meredith Salenger²* AngerBornOfWorry: Most of her anger and frustrations towards Melissa is out of concern that she will turn into be a delinquent.²* BecauseISaidSo: Not that Melissa really listens.²* CallingOutForNotCalling: She does this to Melissa several times, who is constantly forgetting to call her.²* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa- to Gus²* DoesntKnowTheirOwnChild: It takes her a long time for her to accept that Phil is involved in some illegal activities.²* DotingParent: To Phil, much to Melissa’s annoyance.²* EducationMama: She is quick to panic when Phil is expelled from school, and she flips out when Melissa decides to forgo college in lieu of taking a once in a lifetime opportunity at a job at TV company.²* TheFinickyOne: She is extremely uptight when it comes to Melissa, always criticizing her for trying to dress differently, and panicking over the tiniest things. It becomes a bit more justified when the situations with her children get a little out of control.²* GentleTouchVsFirmHand: She uses a gentle hand in dealing with Phil, while using the firm hand with Melissa. She begins to soften up on Melissa as the series progresses and the two begin to open up to her.²* HappilyMarried: Despite there being a few disagreements over what is going on with their children, her marriage with Gus seems to have no major problems.²* InnocentlyInsensitive: Her “constructive criticism” is actually very hurtful, and she fails to commend Melissa for her accomplishments. She also unintentionally insults Nora for her parenting skills when they discuss something about Adriana. ²* MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal: It takes her a while to accept that Phil is involved with criminal activities, and even then, she points the fingers at the criminals like Colorado for leading him down that path, instead of seeing that Phil made those choices himself.²* MyBelovedSmother: She always sneaking around to figure out what is going on with Melissa, even going as far as going through her things.²* NervousWreck: To call her that would be an understatement.²* OutOfCharacterMoment: When she acts more open with Melissa, and starts being friendly, which confuses Melissa.²* ParentalFavoritism: She practically dotes on Phil, and lets him do about anything he wants, varying from borrowing her car to hanging out with Adriana, while acting very cold to Melissa. This favoritism and spoiling is implied to be one of the major factors of Phil’s attitude.²* ParentalHypocrisy: Not to Mel, but her sister Beth jokingly points out that she has become almost exactly like their parents due to her domineering attitude.²* ParentalObliviousness: She, like Gus, have remained unaware of Phil’s reputation at school.²* SelectiveEnforcement: She focuses a lot of her attention on Mel. [[spoiler: Given that Melissa is the daughter of her drug addict sister, it is certainly justified.]]²* StrictParentsMakeSneakyKids: Melissa even states that the reason she didn’t tell Lisa about going to the concert was because she was pretty certain that she wouldn’t let her go otherwise. ²* WhereDidWeGoWrong?: She is constantly questioning how her children are making bad decisions, and feels like a failure as a parent at times.²* YouAreGrounded: She only enforced this on Melissa once.²²!! Ellie Moss²-> '''Portrayed by''': Merrin Dungey ²* ADeadlyAffair: Hooking up with her proved to be a big mistake for Don, who ends up getting extorted by her. [[spoiler: She ends up killing him when he tries to find a way out.]]²* AssholeVictim: It’s very hard to find any sympathy for Ellie getting arrested in the end. Aside from being wrongly accused of breaking into the clinic, every action she has taken during the show’s run has been purely bad. She extorted Don simply because of his relationship with Nora. And leaving him to die in the clinic left a pregnant Adriana as an orphan and almost got Phil thrown in jail. ²* BeautyIsBad: She is quite attractive, but she has a rotten heart and a vindictive mind.²* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: She uses this on Don.²* DefrostingIceQueen: Subverted. She starts out being sweet and kind, but she begins to show strong signs of sociopath behavior when things don’t go her way.²* EvilIsPetty: When her job was being threatened due to the break-in, she decides to fill a sexual harassment and wrongful termination on Don. Even when Don realizes he was wrong and agrees to let her stay, she refuses to drop it.²* FallGuy: Don considered letting her go after the clinic was broken into.²* MurderByInaction: [[spoiler: She ends up murdering Don by knocking him unconscious and leaving him to die in the clinic’s explosion.]]²* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: She regularly tries to nose her way into both Don and Nora’s lives. ²* NotGoodWithRejection: She didn’t respond to well when Don moved on to Nora, which eventually slipped into legal territory with Don.²* PsychoExGirlfriend: She had a thing with Don sometime before the series which she hopes to restart, but Don is now after Nora. While she doesn’t necessarily like it, Ellie doesn’t let it affect her in the workplace. She enters the psycho stage when Don believes she was the one who broke into the clinic. She then uses her previous encounter with him to extort him.²* {{Sadist}}: She revels in pleasure as she extorts money from Don.²* TheSociopath: She has a few signs of this. ²* StatuesqueStunner: Not only is she pretty, she is as tall as Don.²²!! Lily Park²-> '''Portrayed by''': Tina Huang²* {{Frenemy}}: To Chloe. She tries to be her friend when helping her deal with her problems, but often times Chloe lashes out at her. They end up ending their friendship when Chloe trashes Lily about the secret.²* GoingForTheBigScoop: She is constantly digging around for a good story to help boost the ratings of her talk show, and is not above stepping into personal and sensitive matters.²* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite being insensitive, she does want to help Chloe as she does consider him a friend.²* TheMatchmaker:²** She sets up Daphne with Max, as Chloe hoped that it would keep him occupied and not focused on her.²** She also set Chloe up with Dylan, though this was not quite a good match.²* OffTheRecord: She does this whenever it suits her.²* TalkShow: She has her own talk show, which she is always trying to find a way to boost the ratings.²* TokenMinority: She is the only Asian character.²* TwistingTheWords: She uses her interviews with others. She was the first to suspect that Loren might be interest Eddie following the break up.²²!! Colorado²-> '''Portrayed by''': Rick Otto²* BadBoss: He is not above manhandling Phil or threatening to harm his loved ones when he doesn’t get his merchandise.²* GreaseMonkey: While he operates in the black market, it’s clear he knows a thing or two about car repair.²* MeanBoss: He is content with not paying Phil for any of his jobs if he believes he did poor job.²* OnlyOneName: He is only known by one name, though its not clear that it is if he is surname and first name. According to background check Gus ran on him online, it might not even be his real name.²²!! Connor Morgan: ²-> '''Portrayed by''': Vince Jolivette²²!! Osborne Silver²-> '''Portrayed by''': Creator/JamesFranco²* CannotTellFictionFromReality: How he views movies and real life, believin²* ConMan: He promises to do a biography story of Chloe’s life to motivate her to resolve things with Eddie²* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The moment he finally gets Eddie for his Grease remake, the police arrive to arrest him for some crime relating to exchange²* HappyThoughts: He tries to do this with everyone he interacts with, even chastising himself for losing his temper.²** There are no problems. Only solutions²* ManipulativeBastard: He uses both Chloe and Tyler as a way to get Eddie onto his movie.²* ShipTease: He has a few moments with Chloe, and he definitely has a thing for her.²* ShoutOut: He is called the great powerful Oz, which he gets a kick out of. Creator/JamesFranco at the time had been cast as the character in Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful, which was released a year after the series ended.²* TheWonka: Eddie describes as not being one of those people who are so insane that they are brilliant. He certainly has a Wonka vibe, being distracted by a gorilla documentary, and find²²!! Cameron²-> '''Portrayed by''': Wyatt Nash²* DumbJock: He is implied to be this, which is why she asks Loren if she could tutor him for his upcoming math test. He also didn’t get a joke Loren was making about the Spanish class.²* HopelessSuitor: He expresses a romantic interest in Loren early in the series, but as soon as Loren grows closer to Eddie, he begins to realize that they are not meant to be.²* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He eventually accepts that Loren doesn’t like him.²* JustFriends: Even though he doesn’t end up with Loren, he seems to be content with just being friends. He even defends Loren when Adriana asks him to join them on undermining Loren.²* LovableJock: He has a few of the²* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: He gives one to Adriana, who tries to enlist his help in taking Loren down a peg. He insists that Adriana was being pathetic for bringing down people just to make feel better about herself.²²!! Curtis Conlee²-> '''Portrayed by''': Gonzalo Menendez ²* AlwaysGetsHisMan: He says this to Phil, that he is very patient when²* ByTheBookCop:²* GoodCopBad Cop: For the most part he acts very jovial when dealing with Phil.²* InspectorJavert²* LeadPoliceDetective²²!! Ian²-> '''Portrayed by''': Eric Tiede²* CameraFiend: He is a talented photographer²²!! Grace²-> '''Portrayed by''': Brianne Davis²* TheBartender: She runs the bar at Max’ club.²²!! Daphne Miller²-> '''Portrayed by''': Creator/JosieDavis²* HopelessSuitor: To Max. She tries to connect with him, but due to him not being over Katy just yet and Nora's presence, he finds himself unable to move forward with her.²²!! Dylan Boyd²-> '''Portrayed by''': ²* KarmaHoudini: Its unknown if he was not convicted for his actions.²* {{Slimeball}}: He is even worse than Tyler. He gropes Chloe and acts like a completely douchebag.²* SmallRoleBigImpact: He doesn’t spend much time on the show, but his actions kicks off the final arc of the series.²* WhatHappenedToTheMouse?: After dropping Chloe off Max’s balcony, he completely disappears from the show, and no one can get a hold of him. Max later confirms that he got attached to a movie being filmed out of the country. ²²!! Trent McCall²-> '''Portrayed by''': ²* BadBoy: Nora says he was one of these when they were young.²* InnocentlyInsensitive: It's clear he is trying very hard to be apologetic when he is talking to Loren, but he ends up making things worse after making the conversation more about himself.²* DisappearedDad: He left Loren when she was a toddler.²* ParentNeverCameBackFromTheStore: He went out for a pack of cigarettes one day and never came back. Nora jokingly states that the funny thing was he never smoked.

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