The L.A. Complex: Is This the New Melrose Place?

by Angel Cohn April 25, 2012 6:13 am
<I>The L.A. Complex</I>: Is This the New <I>Melrose Place</I>?

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:

We Need A <i>Melrose Place</i> Remake Like Kimberly Needed That Hole in Her Head If Denise Richards fabricating a story about how her assy reality show It's Complicated is getting picked up for another season has taught me one thing, it's to not trust what dumdum plastic surgery victims/"actresses" say about goings-on in the TV industry. Chances are, they're hoping people will accuse them of merely being confused rather than outright lying, and then realize, hey! That's not such a bad idea, what she said! Maybe we should renew that crappy show no one watched! With that said, I'm taking what Lisa Rinna has said about rumblings of a Melrose Place remake with a grain of Restalyne. I know she's hard up for work now that she's exhausted her second fifteen minutes as the token cougar on Dancing With the Stars, but let's not even put a bug in the CW's ear, OK? It's not fair to anyone.

The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn March 22, 2013 11:34 am
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

People weren't as disgusting this week as normal, so that's refreshing. Instead they were just obnoxious.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

by Ethan Alter March 19, 2013 6:00 am
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Don't let the Shore door hit you on the way out.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, January 31, 2013

by Ethan Alter January 31, 2013 3:13 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Looks like Walter White is doing some planning for his future.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

by Rachel Stein January 30, 2013 4:32 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

by Angel Cohn January 11, 2013 11:52 am
The Most Heinous Person on Reality TV This Week

Giving new meaning to "gone fishin'."

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

by Ethan Alter November 27, 2012 2:47 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hell hath no fury like an angry former child actor who hates his own show.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 30, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Call it NYPD Blue: The Copper Years.

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

by Rachel Stein October 23, 2012 3:56 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lots of episode orders today, so let's get to it.

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