The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story – Review

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story
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What do you do when you have a hit series like Beverly Hills, 90210? You spin it off and hope for the same success.  That spin off was Melrose Place.  Melrose Place had a dizzying array of characters and even wilder plot lines.  Darren Star, like with 90210, has to given into the pressure of the networks and his mentor, Aaron Spelling, for ratings and success.  But unlike 90210, Aaron and the network wanted crazy and sexy.  The crazier and sexier the show got, the better the ratings.  As time goes on, fans know that the writers did everything to keep them tuned in each week.  However, the fans didn’t know that Darren was irked by the direction of the show.  He had envisioned a show more like friends, not a nighttime soap opera.

Like Spelling, since Lifetime had so much success in this genre, they spun it off.  This Lifetime Unauthorized Bio movie, focuses more on the background of the show and a few of the main characters.  This is only because the show had so many actors.  Its easy to get confused on who is who and who is playing who’s character … confused yet?  Each actor balances their character and their character’s character well.  After seeing this bio pic, we should all examine what we watch.  Has your favorite show stayed true to is roots, grown for the better, or spiraled for ratings.  Fans on Melrose Place, will like this pick as a behind-the-scenes look at the show.   Non-fans shouldn’t waste their time.

For fans: I give this 3 out of 5 stars

For non fans: I give this 1.5 out of 5 stars

This is your shot.  My advice, is to start thinking about how to increase our ratings or both our careers are in the crapper … well yours anyway – Aaron Spelling

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