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8 hours ago, DaytimeFan said:

 

 

Pacific Palisades was easy to watch. What's interesting about it and Models Inc. is that the finale episodes do serve as actual finales. I think it helped both get sold really easily overseas because they were basically miniseries.

 

Actually - as much as I like to rant about Aaron Spelling (and I rant a lot) he was decent with giving his 90s shows what could serve as series finales - even with 2000 Malibu Road he got Lisa Hartman back to do an ending narration of what happened next for the European airings. Hell, even Savannah mostly wrapped itself up, even if you can see plot threads that could be picked up for season three.

 

Joan's part in Pacific Palisades is very weird - she first appears, then disappears and then reappears a few episodes later. It makes me think that when the show bombed (and it bombed hard) they were far into production, so they went back and re-filmed parts of the first episode where Joan appears and then didn't really add her to the scripts until later episodes. I almost want to rewatch her first episode to see if this is noticeable as it's my suspicion.

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I watched Pacific Palisades a few years ago. The show even has its own topic here:

 

I still think that the show wasn't bad, but I can see why it failed. For a show that was supposed to be about the residents of a neighborhood, there was no feeling of community between the characters. Even though most of them knew each other, they were trapped in their own little storylines bubbles, much like Melrose Place became in its later seasons. There wasn't even a local bar or a restaurant where characters could have randomly met. They could have used that shopping mall as a popular location, but instead they let it collapse in one of the first episodes.

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I've seen a few promos for King's Crossing and its predecessor Secrets Of Midland Heights, but I find it so strange that you can find clips, episodes, even opening credits of just about any show out there, but you can't find so much as an opening credit of these two shows anywhere (I did see the partial Midland Heights opening that was posted here about a year ago but that only showed about 30 seconds of the intro).  If it wasn't for these promos you'd think those two shows never even existed, and I watched every episode of both. 

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7 minutes ago, Jagger1966 said:

I've seen a few promos for King's Crossing and its predecessor Secrets Of Midland Heights, but I find it so strange that you can find clips, episodes, even opening credits of just about any show out there, but you can't find so much as an opening credit of these two shows anywhere (I did see the partial Midland Heights opening that was posted here about a year ago but that only showed about 30 seconds of the intro).  If it wasn't for these promos you'd think those two shows never even existed, and I watched every episode of both. 

 

I watched both these series, and enjoyed KC quite a lot. SoMH, not as much. Unfortunately, they are not really the type of series that collectors used to preserve on videotape back in the day, and although I do have (I think) three eps of SoMH, the eps of both series on the internet are more or less non-existent.

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Jerrold Immel did a fabulous theme song for King's Crossing that ranks right up there with his themes for KL and Dallas.

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3 minutes ago, All My Shadows said:

Jerrold Immel did a fabulous theme song for King's Crossing that ranks right up there with his themes for KL and Dallas.

 

I agree, it was great.

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Kings crossing seemed more sunny and bright (based on promos)..yet from what I read..it looked like some good old fashion Peyton Place activities were going on.

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22 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

I watched both these series, and enjoyed KC quite a lot. SoMH, not as much. Unfortunately, they are not really the type of series that collectors used to preserve on videotape back in the day, and although I do have (I think) three eps of SoMH, the eps of both series on the internet are more or less non-existent.

 

 

     I was the opposite.  I loved Secrets of Midland Heights and was really excited when it was announced that it was being retooled.  So I was kind of disappointed that it turned out to be a completely different show, albeit with four of the Midland Heights actors.  I think I related more to SOMH because it was set in small midwestern town like the one I lived in and I was fourteen at the time and related to the high school kids on the show.  But even so, I was really bummed when Kings Crossing didn't take off either.

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