The lives and loves of a group of young adults living in "Melrose Place" in California. Each with their own dreams and drives, the inevitable conflicts, conquests, and consummations ensue.

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 Dr. Michael Mancini (219 episodes, 1992-1999)
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 Amanda Woodward (199 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Billy Campbell (192 episodes, 1992-1999)
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 Jane Andrews Mancini (172 episodes, 1992-1999)
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 Matt Fielding (160 episodes, 1992-1998)
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 Jake Hanson (158 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Allison Parker (160 episodes, 1992-1999)
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 Dr. Peter Burns (139 episodes, 1994-1999)
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 Sydney Andrews (127 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Dr. Kimberly Shaw / ... (114 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Jo Reynolds (111 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Kyle McBride / ... (96 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Megan Lewis Mancini / ... (90 episodes, 1996-1999)
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The lives and loves of a group of young adults living in "Melrose Place" in California. Each with their own dreams and drives, the inevitable conflicts, conquests, and consummations ensue. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Every Monday night, meet the wonderfully wicked people of Melrose Place. See more »

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8 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Stephen Fanning was originally cast in the role of Billy Campbell, but was fired when filming first began because he had gained too much weight. He was replaced by Andrew Shue, who re-shot the "Billy" scenes in the pilot two days after getting the role. See more »

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[Before Amanda's wedding to Kyle]
Taylor Davis McBride: Amanda! I couldn't find anything blue, but I did find something old... a picture of Kyle and me on *our* wedding day. Oh hell, you already got the something borrowed bit with my husband. Too bad he hasn't shown! All the guests out there are wondering if maybe he stood you up.
Amanda Woodward: You know, I don't remember you being added to the guest list, so why don't you get out of here?
Taylor Davis McBride: Gladly. Oh, by the way... that dress is hideous.
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Outrageous fun from the man who brought you Dynasty
21 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Aaron Spelling's "Melrose Place" concerned a group of young people in an LA apartment complex, and in its time, it was a highly popular show. Melrose really started to take off when Heather Locklear joined the cast at the end of season 1. She seemed to supply the missing ingredient, i.e., the resident bitch, and before long, Melrose was THE show to watch and discuss. It's not a coincidence that two of its stars, Marcia Cross and Doug Savant, appear on the very high-profile "Desperate Housewives." High profile shows seek stars of past high profile shows.

The show had a lot of nice, campy touches that made it famous, as well as some fascinating characters. One of my favorites were the ubiquitous establishing shots that seemed to be shown weekly: a young woman walking her dog, the jogger, and the pool boy cleaning the pool.

As for interesting characters, there was Michael, who started off as a devoted husband and became a rogue, slutty Sydney, and Kirsten Davis as the girl Billy (Andrew Shue) almost married, who lays across a bed and announces, "I'm ovulating," which I heard the next morning when it was played on a local radio station. But my favorite was Dr. Kimberly Shaw, star of Melrose's most startling moment. After she returned from the dead, she took her wig off at the end of one episode and took a look at that scar! A real shocker, and the kind of thing that made Melrose, in its prime, the best.

Most of the younger actors on Melrose became established because of the show and went on to other things afterwards, particularly Cross, Davis, Throne-Smith, and Savant. And let's not forget Locklear who, in my opinion, really set this show on its hit course.


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