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QUOTE (Chris B @ May 21 2009, 05:50 PM)
The pilot twist gets worse! From Michael Ausiello:

Apparently the entire season will revolve around a "Who Killed Sydney" mystery, but she was their second choice. They wanted to bring Heather Locklear back and KILL Amanda in the bloody pilot!

That's even worse than what ended up on screen. I'm so happy Heather passed on the show. And to think, the press made her out to be some money hungry star. She was being smart and she was right.

Actually, I would have liked that a little better.

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I know I haven't seen the pilot yet but oh man, I'm losing faith in Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer as showrunners.

I really wanted Mark Schwahn as showrunner. <_<

Aw, come on Toups, I usually count on you being the positive one!

Personally, I'm glad Mark isn't the showrunner. He's got horrible pacing and after awhile, he gets too obsessed with characters and starts to ruin them by featuring them too much(i.e Peyton and Jamie on OTH).

My ideal showrunner would have been Darren Star, but for some reason they didn't even ask him. <_<

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I think it would have been better if they'd

had a murder mystery for someone who wasn't mega popular in the first place, so fans wouldn't care if they were killed, we could just enjoy the mystery. How about Who Killed Billy?

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Ugh.

Syd was my favorite character on the original show, and I was excited to have her back, but they kill her off again? Bringing her back from the dead once was no big deal because it's Melrose, but eh...I do think it would be made of win if she turns up alive and faking her death at the end of the season ala Amanda and Peter. I'd fall in love with her shrewish ass all over again.

I hope that David's paternity is just a series of incorrect information because it makes absolutely no sense for them to retcon it. Did Michael even have any kids during the show's run? I think he might have gotten someone pregnant towards the end, but I usually stop watching the reruns by the end of S4. Why couldn't they get Grant Show back again? I thought I read that he wouldn't rule out a return.

So great to see the building again. It just wouldn't be MP without that particular building. I'm gonna miss seeing Allison's crappy little car parked out front next to Matt's jeep...

The cast photo makes me miss when shows did real cast pictures, and not those police lineups where everyone is like three feet away from each other.

Re: the preview...GuyWhoPlaysDavid is horrible! Aw, Syd says that they were like a family when she first moved in. Yeah, you slept with your sister's ex-husband. Colin!! And yea, I definitely think that Michael might not be David's father. It seems like he might have had a relationship with him between then and now that might have given them sort of a father-son relationship. IDK.

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Aw, come on Toups, I usually count on you being the positive one!

I know..

.but I love Syd/LL and I feel so manipulated...making me all happen and then this.....

:(

I'm still going to watch every episode of MP 2.0 but I'm just a little less excited now. I hope to get that excitement back though.

Personally, I'm glad Mark isn't the showrunner. He's got horrible pacing and after awhile, he gets too obsessed with characters and starts to ruin them by featuring them too much(i.e Peyton and Jamie on OTH).

I feel like the main characters get their fair share of stories. I just think Mark is a fantastic writer who understands character driven stories yet able to do the outlandish-MP-style stories.

My ideal showrunner would have been Darren Star, but for some reason they didn't even ask him. <_<

Yeah, he would've been my #1 choice too.

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This is killing any excitment I had for this show knowing that TC and LL were returning. Are they trying to kill the show before it gets off the ground?

I know I haven't seen the pilot yet but oh man, I'm losing faith in Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer as showrunners.

Well Smallville fans think they pretty much sucked on that show, so I have NO faith in them whatsoever

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I really hate they're killing Syd off within minutes of the pilot! But I thought it was interesting in his article he brought up Heather Locklear and the fact she turned them down. I don't blame her at all! We'll obviously see Laura Leighton throughout the first few episodes of flashbacks, but killing her off isn't the way I wish they started Melrose Place 2.0

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New promo set to "Circus". The new set looks amazing! Hopefully they don't do what 90210 did and cut out all the sex.

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ETA: I've seen it now. Damn, that's good! The voiceovers all sound very Melrosian to me, and it looks like they didn't change the building tooo much (besides add all of those plants).

I don't watch nu90210 (maybe I should start in the summer?), but how much sex could they have possibly taken out of orig90210? The high school years, at least? Brandon did it maybe once or twice (definitely once with Cheryl, and maybe with Emily?), Brenda and Dylan would get to it every now and then, Donna and David were virgins throughout HS, Steve never had a steady girlfriend in HS, and Kelly was busy trying to live down the "reputation" that she had already tried to live up.

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ETA: I've seen it now. Damn, that's good! The voiceovers all sound very Melrosian to me, and it looks like they didn't change the building tooo much (besides add all of those plants).

I don't watch nu90210 (maybe I should start in the summer?), but how much sex could they have possibly taken out of orig90210? The high school years, at least? Brandon did it maybe once or twice (definitely once with Cheryl, and maybe with Emily?), Brenda and Dylan would get to it every now and then, Donna and David were virgins throughout HS, Steve never had a steady girlfriend in HS, and Kelly was busy trying to live down the "reputation" that she had already tried to live up.

Annalynne McCord said most of the scenes they filmed for the pilot of 90210 were cut because they were too graphic, and if you look at one of the promos for it, there's a shot of Naomi & Ethan having sex that you won't see in the episode.

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Haven't read any spoiler tags but if they

really kill Syd

as it seems I'm kind of let down. Still, the show looks interesting.

If that’s true — and Ausiello says

that the dead body found floating face down in

Melrose’s trademark pool in the opening minutes belongs to none other than Laura Leighton’s bitchtastic ex-stripper. I’m told her death will set in motion a season-long murder mystery that finds nearly all of the show's principal characters — particularly Syd’s ex, Michael (Thomas Calabro) — a possible suspect

— than this is the worst piece of crap ever written. So far in primetime.

To bring back a

dead character only to kill her again?!?!?!

That is hysterical!!! :lol:

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