Earlier this year, The CW began airing The L.A. Complex, a Canadian import from the creators of Degrassi: The Next Generation. The show centers around a group of ambitious twentysomethings trying to "make it" in the City of Angels, only to realize that achieving their Hollywood dreams means sacrificing more than they could have ever expected. The series, which received tragically low ratings for The CW, was picked up for a Season 2 and will begin airing new episodes on July 17. If you were in the vast majority of people not watching, you missed out on one of the better dramas on The CW to date (even though that's not saying much). With Season 2 just around the corner, here are the reasons why it's worth giving The L.A. Complex another shot.
The L.A. Complex is a Canadian export that is airing on the U.S. on The CW. It's in keeping with the network brand and an oddly suitable pairing for its increasingly ridiculous 90210 series. Particularly since this new (at least to Americans) show is essentially an alternate version of the Melrose Place update that was cancelled by The CW a couple of years ago. And while L.A. Complex isn't at all what you'd call a good show or remotely original, it's more watchable than MP 2.0, though maybe only slightly. It doesn't help that Complex starts off with the most annoying song of all time, making us feel like we're being forced to sit inside an MRI machine, though once you get past that, there's plenty of entertainingly mindless fluff to enjoy. Here's how the two series compare:
More L.A. Complex? It's truly gonna be a great summer.
From New York socialites to the New York musical theater world -- it's all drama, I suppose.
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