Nah. I'd Kick Melrose Place Out of My Bed

Nah. I'd Kick Melrose Place Out of My Bed

Nah. I'd Kick Melrose Place Out of My Bed

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
Sept. 8 2009 4:02 PM

Nah. I'd Kick Melrose Place Out of My Bed

Willa, Melrose Place seems utterly redundant to me now. Its great innovation was, as I recall, to make TV watching cool again. Before Melrose Place, TV was in a sit-com stupor, a vast wasteland of cinematic junk suitable only for children and old ladies. Then suddenly Melrose Place came around, and my post-college friends were gathering in batches weekly to watch what was really just a daytime soap that happened to air at night. (For the record, I will say that I resisted, in a smug, self-righteous way, and made endless fun of my then-boyfriend, now-husband for participating.)

Of course, making TV cool again gave us Sex and the City , The Sopranos , The Wire , and also endless bad reality shows and night time drama rip-offs. But why we need a new Melrose Place in that mix is beyond me. The new show is, as you say, just as dreadful as the old. It seems to have updated by throwing in a little ER , a little CSI , a little Gossip Girl , and some offhand web-speak: "Let's give them something to tweet about," says our new Heather Locklear, as if that will mask how outdated her type really is.