Melrose Place

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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 6.0  (4,302)

Melrose Place is a drama series that aired on The CW from 2009 to 2010. It is a reboot of the popular 1990s soap opera of the same name. The show is set in a glamorous apartment complex in the heart of West Hollywood and follows the lives of a group of young, attractive and ambitious individuals trying to make their way in the world.

The main storyline revolves around Ella Simms, played by Katie Cassidy, a struggling publicist who is determined to make a name for herself in the competitive world of Hollywood. She is manipulative, devious and has an insatiable appetite for power and success. Despite her many flaws, Ella is also incredibly smart and she is willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead. She quickly becomes one of the most interesting characters on the show and her storylines are some of the most compelling.

Another important character on Melrose Place is Lauren Yung, played by Stephany Jacobsen. Lauren is a medical student who moonlights as a call girl in order to pay for her education. She is a complex and layered character who is constantly struggling with her moral compass. She is often torn between her desire to do the right thing and her need to make money. Her storyline is one of the most interesting on the show and it deals with some very real and relevant issues.

Jessica Lucas plays Riley Richmond, a schoolteacher who moves into Melrose Place after inheriting her grandmother's apartment. She is a warm and caring person who is always willing to help those in need. She has a somewhat naive view of the world, but she is also incredibly loyal to her friends. Riley's storyline is not as intense as some of the others on the show, but she provides a much-needed sense of balance and stability.

Other characters on Melrose Place include David Breck, a filmmaker who is struggling to make it in Hollywood, and his ex-girlfriend, fashion designer, and socialite, Sydney Andrews. There are also several other residents of the apartment complex who are all trying to make their dreams a reality.

One of the most intriguing aspects of Melrose Place is the way in which the different storylines intersect and overlap. There are romantic relationships, business deals, and personal rivalries that all come to a head in the complex. The show is expertly written and it keeps the viewers glued to their screens with its twists and turns.

In addition to the engaging storylines and memorable characters, Melrose Place is also visually stunning. The apartments are modern and luxurious, and the show perfectly captures the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. The fashion is also a standout feature of the show, with the characters all dressed to the nines in designer clothes.

Overall, Melrose Place is an excellent drama series that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It deals with a variety of issues that are relevant to modern society, including sex work, drug addiction, and the pursuit of success. The characters are relatable and well-developed, and the storylines are engaging and suspenseful. Although the show only ran for one season, it has become a cult classic and is still widely watched and enjoyed by fans today.

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18. Wilshire
April 13, 2010
Amanda fires Ella from WPK, Ella then searches for anything to blackmail Amanda. Unfortunately for one of the ladies, the end result is worse than she could have ever imagined because only one will be left standing when the episode ends. After attending a NYU reunion, Jonah asks Riley to reconcile and Lauren and David get back together but a jealous Morgan retaliates and puts Lauren's life in jeopardy. Drew tries to stop Michael from performing a dangerous surgery, but Michael sets Drew up to get caught with drugs, causing Drew to be thrown out of ULA. Sydney makes a surprise appearance.
17. Sepulveda
April 6, 2010
Lauren helps David out of a jam in hopes of earning his forgiveness; Ella tries to clear her name; Drew helps Riley throw a fundraiser.
Santa Fe
16. Santa Fe
March 30, 2010
Ella discovers someone is embezzling from WPK and framing her for it. Jonah decides to throw a party in the courtyard to celebrate his new found success. Jane confronts Amanda for not firing Ella and runs into Michael. Lauren is shocked after Michael tries to blackmail her iif she doesn't sleep with him. Riley and Drew share a sweet date.
15. Mulholland
March 23, 2010
Ella is a little overwhelmed by Jonah's constant attention. Lauren succumbs to Dr. Mancini's threats and David decides to buy Coal, but the price turns out to be a little higher than he thought. Meanwhile, Drew moonlights in a band and Amanda catches Ben and Riley in a compromising position.
Stoner Canyon
14. Stoner Canyon
March 16, 2010
Drew Pragin moves into Auggie's old apartment and clashes with Lauren, and more upset when he the newest resident at the hospital. Wendi calls Lauren she wants her for a job tonight. Riley asks Ben for a job, which infuriates Amanda. David receives life-changing news from an unexpected source. Ella makes an unrealistic demand of Jonah that backfires.
13. Oriole
March 9, 2010
Violet asks Auggie to leave town with her. Amanda puts Ella in charge of a lavish party at her house for the arrival of her boyfriend Ben. Riley asks Jonah if they can start over. Amanda spies Ella and Ben together in a compromising position, she lashes out.
San Vicente
12. San Vicente
December 8, 2009
Jonah and Riley travel to Las Vegas to elope. Ella arranges a meeting with a producer for Jonah. Meanwhile, Lauren seeks David for help after some problems she has with her clients. David finds out about Sydney's killer. Amanda and Violet find a common interest.
11. June
December 1, 2009
Amanda sets her sight on David. Meanwhile, David and Lauren continue to bond, and Ella tries to get her way and help Jonah obtain a new job.
10. Cahuenga
November 17, 2009
Ella and Caleb are shocked when agency owner Amanda Woodward arrives and fires half of the staff, including Caleb. Meanwhile, Auggie finally gives into Violet's flirting, and David asks Lauren out.
9. Ocean
November 10, 2009
After learning Auggie's blood was on the murder weapon that killed Sydney, his apartment is searched they then demand the other residents say where he went that night. Riley is conflicted about helping the police, but Jonah pushes to do so as she knows where Auggie is staying. Jonah pretends he's engaged to Ella who really gets into the role playing. David arranges a secret play date with his brother Noah, but after the he hurts himself, Lauren must come to the rescue and risk the wrath of Michael finding out.
8. Gower
November 3, 2009
Riley helps Jonah film a wedding, but the two get into a big fight in the middle of the ceremony. Putting her relationship with Jonah first, Riley breaks off her friendship with Auggie, who doesn't take the news very well. Ella discovers Lauren's expensive new clothing and lingerie plus a large envelope of cash and confronts her room-mate about the late nights she's been working. David fears he may be responsible for Sydney's death.
7. Windsor
October 20, 2009
Ella and Riley head to the Anton V photo shoot where they meet the photographer, who attempts to coax Riley to do a topless shoot. Meanwhile, Jonah is invited by a producer's development executive for drinks, and Violet makes another play to get Auggie.
6. Shoreline
October 13, 2009
Riley is offered a chance to be the face of a denim jean campaign for the infamous fashion designer Anton V. Jonah faces some financial problems. Lauren gets a job on a yacht. Violet plans to exact revenge on Michael.
5. Canon
October 6, 2009
As a result of Jane's tip, the police bring Ella in for questioning about Sydney's murder. Lauren is torn between going on a shopping date with Riley for her wedding and impressing her new boss Wendi who just set her up on a "date." Jonah is accused of stealing a diamond necklace from a mansion he videotaped for a realtor, but becomes even more upset after Ella mentions a similar necklace that she saw in David's apartment.
4. Vine
September 29, 2009
Jane Mancini, Sydney's sister, arrives in Melrose Place to announce that she's inherited the building from Sydney. She later threatens Ella with incriminating e-mails she sent to Sydney unless she dresses a client for a movie premiere in one of Jane's designs. Desperate, Ella asks David for help. Detective Rodriguez asks Violet about her connection to Sydney, but Violet flees her apartment through her window. Lauren meets a John at a hotel bar when Toby stands her up, leading her to make the decision to take her side job to a new level. However, Wendi, a local madam, threatens Lauren to stay away from the hotel.
3. Grand
September 22, 2009
Jonah becomes enraged when he finds out Riley hasn't told her family that they are engaged. After they fight, Riley turns to Auggie for comfort. Caleb exchanges words with Ella after her director for the music video quits, leading Ella to have Jonah fill in at the last minute. However, the lead singer may be more than Jonah can handle, which puts Ella's job in jeopardy once more.
2. Nightingale
September 15, 2009
In the wake of the murder, the Melrose Place tenants try to go back to a normal routine. Ella learns from her boss that her job may be in danger due to a recent merger. In need of tuition money, Lauren agrees to go out on another date in exchange for money.
1. Pilot
September 8, 2009
The residents of the apartment complex in 4616 Melrose Place, California, are shaken up by the mystery murder of one of their own.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (4,302)