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I loved Taylor! It always surprises me to find that she's so hated because to me she was the only bright spot in a very dull sixth season. I didn't find her enjoyable in season 5 but as soon as they started playing to Lisa Rinna's strengths as a zany comedy character, I warmed to her. I still remmber the scene where she tried to convince Megan that she'd drugged Michael to rape him. Hilarious. :lol:
Loved it. She was just so stupid and ineffectual. Full of crazy schemes that wouldn't get her anywhere.

I hated her precisely because of that! I mean – how stupid can a person be! At times, it sure amused me, but for most of the time, I was screaming for her to get lost! :lol:

As for Jamie Luner, I liked her as the bad girl but I didn't like the transformation simply because it didn't have any logic to it. I think it's a travesty that Luner hasn't got a regular gig on TV, daytime or primetime. She oozes charisma.

Precisely. When she metamorphosed into a megabitch, she just became another trashy character. And I was quite mad at the writers because her story could have been a very good one had she stayed good.

I don't know either why Luner isn't a part of any daytime serial; maybe some EP is reading this and will consider hiring her. :D She was just so good on MP before they transformed her character.

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i hated allison more than anyone else.

Oh, God, that was absolutely the worst character ever! I don't know what was more annoying – the actress playing her or the character herself! Such an annoying, dumb, naïve, awful character.

And she destroyed the zany Billy on the way.

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Lexi was good? I cant even remember that? All I remember was her being Amanda part 2

I liked Alison originally but hate her in reruns. I felt the opposite with Amanda as Im loving her now after hating her years ago. I loved how she would torture and treat Alison.

What did people feel about Jo in season 4? She was such a great character at first but once they put her with Richard, I absolutely hated her. They had her backstab her best friend Jane, and turned her into a bitch. Best moment was when Jane punched her in the face

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I loved Jane socking Jo in S4, the character(Jo) had become really annoying by that season, but I still liked her because of Daphne Zuninga.

Speaking of S4, I think that was the one season were just about every women on the show looked hot.

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everyone but Sydney! I dont know what happened but she took a step into a time machine and got stuck in the 70s. Her clothes and hair were horrible. I definetly loved Jane with the long hair and wish she kept it longer before cutting it short again

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I loved Jane's hair in the first half of season 4 and absolutely hated when she chopped it off and got it dyed overly blonde. It looked hideous and made her lips look abnormally large.

I think the Melrose "jump the shark" moment was May sweeps of season 4 with Kimberly suddenly having split personalities and locking Peter in a sanitarium and nearly give him a lobotomy. They were definitely trying to out-do the success of the season finale the year before (Season 3's finale was their highest-rated episode ever) and they ended up going too far.

I also agree about Jo in season 4. Her hooking up with Richard didn't make sense because they didn't seem to fit each other right. They didn't have the chemistry.

Speaking of characters doing things out of character, how about when Jane temporarily became the villainess by stalking Alison and Jake in the beginning of season 5? She threw a brick through a window, stalked them, and put out a restraining order against Jake. Then she broke down in Jake's arms when she was acting as though Jake was Richard trying to rape her again.

I'm trying to figure out when Heather Locklear was pregnant in real life because currently on Soapnet as they air season 6, there are many scenes where they don't show Amanda below the chest, and a view of her body is being obstructed by objects in front of her... but then they'll throw in a scene where we *do* see her full profile shot.

Season 1 had its memorable moments in the second half once Heather Locklear came on and heated up Billy & Allison, and when Michael started his affair with Kimberly. Otherwise, season 1 had more socially relevant stories like homelessness, racism, homophobia, etc. Some stories were also limited to only one episode, instead of being episodic and continuing. Obviously, the audience wasn't responding to that so they had to spice it up with sex and scandal!

I didn't have a problem with Alison except for part of season 3 when she temporarily was in charge at D&D and became a super-duper mega-bitch, bitchier than Amanda ever was! She needed to be de-throned and Amanda and Brooke did an excellent job of it. Then there was season 4 after Brooke's death when Billy became the character who suddenly became a bastard. He was on a power trip at D&D and was being very cunning and manipulative. He didn't come off his high horse until after he found out about Alison & Jake being together and meeting Samantha.

I have to say though, I think of all the Melrose regulars, Coop was the worst character. Never liked him.

I don't remember Lexie becoming a mega bitch; as of right now watching, she's battling addiction to anti-anxiety pills (and the Melrose writers were obviously uneducated about anti-depressants). I also don't remember how they wrote off wacky Taylor. I'm anxious to see Craig finally blow his brains out. I didn't remember him sticking around this long.

Edited by Gray Bunny

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I actually liked Jane turning into a bitch in season 5, but watching it now, it was such a drastic change and really was out of character. Being a bitch was one thing, but they made her borderline psychotic in order to prop up the horrendous Alison/Jake. I think I loved Jane then simply bc she was messing with them since I couldnt stand the couple

I'm trying to figure out when Heather Locklear was pregnant in real life because currently on Soapnet as they air season 6, there are many scenes where they don't show Amanda below the chest, and a view of her body is being obstructed by objects in front of her... but then they'll throw in a scene where we *do* see her full profile shot.
Heather got pregnant during season 6. They didnt write the pregnancy in and to accomodate that, they ended the season early, I think like around Feb or so. They brought back Melrose Place for a summer run to finish out that season and it led directly into season 7

I don't remember Lexie becoming a mega bitch
Ha! Just wait till she owns her own advertising company. She was the head bitch of season 7, causing all types of trouble for Amanda and Peter too. I loved when she hooked up with Michael but too bad that happened at the very end

I also don't remember how they wrote off wacky Taylor
She got pregnant with Michael's baby. She didnt want the kid and was going to give him to Jane and Michael to raise, but at the end , she decided she wanted to have her kid, so she left town, pregnant and alone

So who were everyone's top 5 couples? Least Favorite? For me it would be

Favorites

1. Jane and Jake

2. Michael and Kimberly

3. Michael and Jane

4. Craig and Sydney

5. Jake and Jo

Least Favorites

1. Alison and Jake

2. Richard and Jo

3. Jake and Shelly

4. Michael and Meagan

5. Coop and Meagan

Edited by Cheap21

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Mines were

Favorite

Alison and Billy

Jo and Jake

Michael and Kimberly

Sydney and Craig

Amanda and Michael

Least Favorite

Keith and Allison

Jo and Reed

Amanda and Billy

Amanda and Peter

Jennifer and Billy

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Heather got pregnant during season 6. They didnt write the pregnancy in and to accomodate that, they ended the season early, I think like around Feb or so. They brought back Melrose Place for a summer run to finish out that season and it led directly into season 7

I thought the reason they ended Season 6 early was because ratings were slipping and they decided to finish airing the remaining episodes during the summer because that typically helped goose better ratings (because back then, it was nothing but reruns throughout the summer on all the networks). Like I said earlier, I don't remember much about the 6th season, missed the last couple episodes, and was glad to see people like Sam, Billy, Coop, and Taylor gone at the start of the 7th.

My favorite couples:

1. Billy & Alison

2. Michael & Kimberly

3. Jo & Jake

4. Michael & Sydney

5. Billy & Amanda

I always liked how Billy & Amanda maintained a friendship dynamic throughout.

Least favorite:

1. Coop and anyone

2. Alison & Jake

3. Jo & Richard

4. Jane & Richard

5. Alison & Steve McMillan (season two, such a dorky actor)

While I'm writing, what is the name of the male character introduced during the final season? All I remember is that I think he gets with Megan, he's the brother of Kyle I think, and the actor who played him once played Superboy. John Haymes Newton, I think was his name. Totally don't remember anything about the character's story.

Edited by Gray Bunny

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I am savoring every moment of season 3 right now and just pre-ordered season 4. From the bits and pieces I catch on SoapNet Season 4 is the last awesome season and I believe Season 5 was when I just stopped watching. Kimberly was my all time favorite and Amanda of course and then Jo. So many awesome moments on this show though. I loved it then and love it now, everything always seem well planned and it was VERY easy to get under the skin of these characters.

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One of my favorite moments was in the final episode where Peter & Amanda fake their death, then we see that they're on a beach somewhere getting married

Sydney is my all time favorite MP character, followed closely by Michael, and I LOVED Megan, especially Michael and Megan.

Sydney just rocked IMO

Edited by Zendall Fan

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One of my favorite moments was in the final episode where Peter & Amanda fake their death, then we see that they're on a beach somewhere getting married

Ooh, I hated that. It was so DOOL-ish. :P

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While I'm writing, what is the name of the male character introduced during the final season? All I remember is that I think he gets with Megan, he's the brother of Kyle I think, and the actor who played him once played Superboy. John Haymes Newton, I think was his name. Totally don't remember anything about the character's story.

That was Ryan. I didnt care for him. The only story I remember with him was that he had a secret daughter that Meagan found out about. Oh and Lexie was convinced he was her soulmate after filling out some dumb questionaire and he came back as her perfect match, so she schemed to get him.

Anyone else like Kyle and Jane? Yeah they were rushed and happened at the very end but I wish they happened earlier, bc I realy enjoyed them as a couple. I thought it was pretty sweet how they were going to raise her baby together.

Sydney just rocked IMO

I loved me some Sydney too. She was great in every season but 4 bc they barely used her. I dont think they knew what to do with her so she didnt really have a strong storyline. Her biggest thing was trying to make Bobby (whom I hated) fall for her and that stint as a porn producer. She was at her absolute best prostituting and scheming in season 2. She was so good at being bad but they mellowed her out towards the end. LOVED her and Craig. They were such a perfect match and just oozed of chemistry. I was really looking forward to seeing them as a married couple but that bitch Samantha killed her on her own wedding day. Forever hated Sam after that

One of my favorite moments was in the final episode where Peter & Amanda fake their death, then we see that they're on a beach somewhere getting married
I loved Eve showing up to their funeral in a cheerleaders outfit acting all crazy...lol Edited by Cheap21

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