Melrose Place Melrose Place Season 5.

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  1. Alexis

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    Ahh... So Amanda has had a stress related anxiety attack and ended up in hospital. She gets in an argument with Peter and he tells her just watch some TV flicking the remote control. The TV comes on and it starts playing the theme tune to Sunset Beach!
    That's so funny when I have been alternating between these two shows all the while.
     
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    Well now... I wasn't expecting that finale. Poor Sidney run over on her wedding night by two really unimportant characters.
     
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    This remains my checkout point with the series. With so few familiar faces remaining, and everyone left on the show repeating the same old stuff like Malibu Stacey dolls, I've just never felt compelled to watch any further.


    It's been twenty two years since I first watched the S5 finale and there's still no Sixth Season on my horizon.
     
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    This brings to mind a couple of thoughts:

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  5. Alexis

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    I mean to fake fall down a metal staircase is one thing. But to be hit by an out of control car is another. That makes no sense whatsoever no wonder the reboot bombed.
     
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    That's a shame - because the Summer of Love / Season 7 is a fun ride since Peter Dunne of Knots Landing fame steps onto the show (even though, in true Melrose style, the plot arc screws up the previous established continuity of the show, but still), but most of season six is just beyond rough to get through, so I can see why so many people give up.
     
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    Aaron Spelling did like to promote his other shows randomly at times - I recall an episode of Beverly Hills 90210 where Brandon and Steve watched an episode of "Vega$" in reruns randomly.
     
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    Season 5 was no picnic so I cant imagine what awaits in season 6!
     
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    Get ready for Peyton Richards to enter the show after the cancellation of Savannah... hey, genius casting if they didn't make her a pill-popping neurotic BORE.
     
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    Also, believe it or not, TAYLOR ends up being the bright spot of season six, since it seemed like they finally figured out that Lisa Rinna can't act so they just make her do ridiculous campy crap.

    IIRC, Amanda also loses any nuance she's had for most of the show and they just go and make her a heroine in distress for a lot of the season. Thankfully, this gets rectified in season 7.
     
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    I loved how she slammed the door in her own face. She's awesome.
     
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    The biggest issue with Taylor in season five was that they were obviously writing her for Hunter Tylo - she might've actually pulled off the whole "mysterious scheming slut" vibe that they tried to give her, but when Tylo got pregnant they just looked for the next best brunette daytime soap star; Lisa Rinna just simply couldn't pull it off. It does seem like they finally started to figure out that Lisa couldn't play what they wanted her to play towards the end of season five and just started writing her more campy and then just went for the hot mess in season six, which worked for Taylor and Lisa Rinna.

    Had she been written / played like that from the beginning then season five might've been more enjoyable. And honestly, moving to Los Angeles to seduce your deceased sisters husband is pretty messed up anyway...
     
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    Season 7:

     
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    A show that Jack Wagner guested on (as a jewel thief I think?) probably around the same time as this episode of MP originally aired.

    I think this was the culmination of the writer's "what ridiculously bad things can we do to Sydney?" attitude that one of them spoke about in an interview a few years back. They seemed to enjoy finding new ways to torture her.

    I'm pretty sure Vega$ and/or The Love Boat made similar appearances in Dynasty and Savannah too.
     
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    Yes I do remember him on Sunset Beach, I think around the same time that Chip Roberts from Knots Landing was on the show, as another jewel thief I think, or the lover of a jewel thief. All connected to the Cole character. And of course Adam Carrington also appears as Cole's father.
     
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    There was a lot of jewel thievery going on in that show.
     
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    *randomly remembers the jewel plot in Savannah*

    Yeah, jewel plots are GREAT
     

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