Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Ben Evans / ... 570 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Meg Cummings 551 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Annie Douglas Richards / ... 549 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Olivia Richards 520 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Gregory Richards 506 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Cole Deschanel / ... 497 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Ricardo Torres 490 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Gabi Martinez / ... 447 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Casey Mitchum 415 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Sean Richards 386 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Bette Katzenkazrahi 363 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Michael Bourne 352 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Vanessa Hart 343 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Tim Truman 325 episodes, 1997-1999
...  Father Antonio Torres 322 episodes, 1998-1999
...  Caitlin Richards / ... 281 episodes, 1997-1998
...  Maria Torres Evans / ... 277 episodes, 1998-1999
...  Sara Cummings 242 episodes, 1998-1999


Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to find a computer pen pal, SB. Soon after she sets foot on Sunset Beach, Meg's life is turned upside-down, as she becomes involved in the dynamic lives of the Beach's residents. Written by KR <rivadenei@uhavax.hartford.edu>

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

6 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sanset Bič  »

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(755 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of Meg was originally named Susan Cummings, but was changed when Susan Ward was cast in the role. See more »


Carmen Torres: I have followed the eleventh path and it has brought me to the consummation of truth.
Antonio Torres: ...What?
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Edited into Sunset Beach: Shockwave (1998) See more »


The Tide Is High
Written by John Holt (uncredited)
Performed by Blondie
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It still lives whether it is Sunset Beach, CA or Ludlow, KS
4 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I remember I checked out the first episode of the show, I thought it was different (film, not tape) and I remember I wasn't impressed till I heard that Eddie Cibrian (one of my favorite actors) joined the show and I said maybe I check out the show and after that I got hooked. I was hoping somewhere NBC would keep the show on as of today but they cancelled it and I kind of figured that once Eddie was leaving to do "Third Watch" I said to myself goodbye Sunset. But it had some hilarious stories to watch and I love the cast. It was different for the 90s as well as up to date stuff like cyber romance, Annie's craziest fantasies, (which I am glad that NBC never cut the scene out that Annie fantasized that Sean and Caitlin walked on their mother in bed with Rose, the maid) and kudos to the crew for putting that structure of that story together and sticking by it when they knew they were going off the air. I miss the show, but thank God for VCRs which I taped most of the episodes. So I could say I still live back in Sunset Beach. Just wish they were newer episodes, that someday Aaron Spelling would do a miniseries of the show and show us what these characters are doing. I also had the laugh when Meg finally married Ben and she fell asleep and dreamed she was in Ludlow after all these years with the existing cast there. I want the show back.

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