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Tuesday, September 8, 2009: 90210/Melrose Place

by Angel Cohn September 8, 2009 9:30 am
Tuesday, September 8, 2009: <I>90210</I>/<I>Melrose Place</I>

It seems strange to be writing about 90210 and Melrose Place being on back-to-back; it's so familiar and yet so... weird? It makes sense that if they were going to do a watered down version of 90210 that they'd want to do the soapier spinoff as well, but it just seems like they really should have left well enough alone. Still, it's too late for all of that wishing and hoping as both shows are on tonight.

90210 kicks off its second season and we're stuck with the same old cast and their same insipid problems and now there's the whole thing about how Annie killed someone at the end of last season and how the kid who played Ethan got fired from the show so now there's someone new and probably equally bad at acting (though he was surprisingly good in Extract) and there's even more stupid Silver/Dixon drama. If these names mean nothing to you... I'm so freaking jealous. Watching this show is one of those mandatory things I do for my job. Who said that watching TV for a living was easy?

Anyway, on the slightly less terrible, though still pretty bad Melrose Place, there are new residents to meet, with landlady Sydney at the helm. She's still awesome, as is Michael, who has a kid who he kind of hates living in the building now. When they are on, it feels like old times. The rest of the episode though is pretty blah (with the exception of Katie Cassidy, who is working her Heather Locklear impersonation to the best of her ability and is mostly successful). That said, the first season of original Melrose wasn't nearly as insane or awesome as the show got to be in its later years, so this one might have potential, whereas I've already given up hope on 90210. I do certainly hope that MP finds a way to kill off Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's character pretty quickly though, because she's really quite terrible.

90210 airs on the CW at 8 PM, followed by the premiere of Melrose at 9 PM.

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