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Sep 8 2009, 10:55 PM
Sep 8 2009, 10:53 PM
Sep 8 2009, 10:41 PM
Sep 8 2009, 10:40 PM
I'm sure what we saw tonight will be the standard as far as the opening (or lack thereof) goes. For whatever reason, it's the trend these days.
A horrible, horrid, stupid trend! HATE IT!
I hate it too but, sadly, I've come to accept it ever since ER cut it's opening in 2006. That was the point where I realized that long, comprehensive openings were a thing of the past. It seems the shows want to allow more time for actual story and while that is all fine and good, it bugs me because openings are important in how people identify a show. You hear the ER theme and you know what show it is. You hear the Days theme and you know what show it is. You hear the Melrose theme and you know what show it is. It's important and I hate that it seems this version of Melrose is not using an opening.
I would think it has to do more with that fact that advertisers want more time for commercials, so the shows themselves cut their opening in favor of cutting the show's episode itself.
That could be it.

One thing I will say is if Jessica Lucas' Riley is this Melrose's "Alison," then that would be quite ironic. Courtney Thorne-Smith was IMO a crappy actress in what I felt was a meaty role in Alison. Jessica Lucas is IMO a decent actress in what I feel is a one note role in Riley. Go figure LOL.

I will say that Micheal Rady is much better then Andrew Shue ever was. If Jonah is this Melrose's "Billy" and he gets as much focus and story as Shue got, I will be good with that.
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