Pretty much no one watches the CW’s remake of “90210,” so the CW sensibly greenlit a remake of “Melrose Place.” Later that day, a CW executive stared at an unflushed toilet, where he admired his work and reminisced about last night’s burrito.
The CW’s update of “Melrose Place” has received an official pilot order, and Oscar winner [for An Inconvenient Truth – Ed.] Davis Guggenheim will direct it.
A remake of the ’90s series about a group of twentysomethings living in the trendy Melrose neighborhood of Los Angeles, the pilot was written by Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin (“Smallville”).
You know, it’s easy to trash the staid notion of remaking something as soon as there’s a new generation to feed it to. I really should despise it. And yet… there’s something to be said about a primetime soap that’s unapologetically over-the-top and sexy. I’d be down for young people double-crossing each other and having sex and removing their wigs to reveal OH MY GOD WHAT A GNARLY SCAR!!!
(Yes, those people were sexy in the ’90s. Yeah, I don’t know how it happened, either. You kinda had to be there.)