The L.A. Complex 1.01 Review - Broke, But Still Dreaming

Before I begin, I would like to dedicate this review of tonight's premiere episode of The L.A. Complex in memory of The CW's defunct Melrose Place reboot, because I would feel all sorts of wrong if I didn't since the show reminds me (and other viewers) of the 2009 cancelled soap. Okay, now that I've gotten that off my chest, let's begin!

Hailing from Canada and the producers of Degrassi, The L.A. Complex is everything that Melrose Place (2009) could have been and more. You have six P.Y.T.'s trying to make it in the horror show that is Hollywood (which did not get a Disney-esque view tonight) all while handling their personal struggles as well. Sounds familiar? It most certainly does, which fellow TVO writer and L.A. Complex fan Clarissa wrote about in her own review of the new drama. However, there are several aspects that saved The L.A. Complex from becoming a regurgitated "Fame meets Melrose Place" hybrid and they all were in the pilot, which is a damn good sign if you ask me. But before I go deep into what makes this show work, let's take a look at the characters that will surely become household names by the end of its six-episode first season. Read More...


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