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Recap of 90210 and Melrose Place Shocking Moments 2009-10-14 07:30:00

90210 vs. Melrose Place: Which Was More Scandalous?

Both 90210 and Melrose Place felt like they were building up to something big this week. It didn't make for a particularly juicy two-hour block, but I cannot wait to see exactly what happens in the coming episodes as each carefully placed plot point starts to unravel. (You just know Jen's scheming is about to blow up in Naomi's face — and don't even get me started on nut-job Violet! They're going to have to kill her off soon if she keeps acting this cuckoo.)

Which show do you think had the most drama? I know my pick for the week, so check out my argument and see if you agree when you


  • 90210 point: Jen is such a snake in the grass. She talks smack about Naomi — even going so far as to say "You couldn't even keep your little high school James Dean happy" about Liam. Then she backpedals and pretends to be Naomi's best friend to weasel money out of her.
    Melrose Place counterpoint: Can we say psycho? First, Violet tries on Auggie's clothes while he's out of town, and then she makes Michael her new mark, going to the hospital with a fake heart attack and getting him to drop trou outside the bar. Oh, and let's not forget the clincher: She shows up to his house by posing as the new babysitter and blackmails him.
  • 90210 point: Adrianna is such an idiot, even she said so. She breaks up with Navid because of her wandering eye for Teddy, but after a quick frolic on the beach (barf!) set to the tune of "You're a Dream to Me," Teddy breaks the news that he wasn't looking for a relationship. By the time Adrianna realizes the mistake she's made, Navid knows about her kisses with Teddy and tells her that he doesn't want anything to do with her. Hurtful, but deserved.
    Melrose Place counterpoint: The hooker lifestyle is quickly getting more out of control for Lauren. When she takes a job on board a party boat with a few other "girls," her neighbor David shows up, forcing her to make a quick escape — and putting her on very thin ice with her madam. Anyone else think the writers are starting to put her and David together romantically? Ella is going to be pissed!
  • 90210 point: Mark gets jealous of Jasper, and tells Annie that Jasper pulled a knife on someone at his old school. As a result, Annie starts blowing Jasper off, and instead accepts a date with Mark, which quickly escalates into borderline rape. Jasper swoops in to break it up and denies the knife rumor — but whaddyaknow, he just happens to have a blade on him so he can stab Mark's car tires.
    Melrose Place counterpoint: An art deal goes wrong fast with David, so he gets beat up by multiple guys and has to go to the hospital. His nurse? Lauren, naturally. I swear these two will be knocking boots any minute now.
  • 90210 point: Silver starts to rekindle her relationship with her mom — that is, until Kelly butts in and tells her mom to stay away from Silver because she's bipolar. (Kind of mean for Kelly, wasn't it?) In other Kelly news, Harry obviously has feelings for the teach. He drinks too much at the bar, and accidentally says her name — instead of his wife's.
  • Melrose Place counterpoint: Prepare for a Riley-Ella face-off. Did you see the death stare Ella gave her when Riley became the new model for the jeans line?

Alright, so I'm giving this week's round to 90210. While Violet is certifiably insane, she really was the only shocker on Melrose. But on 90210, you've got Jen and Jasper keeping things interesting. Do you agree with my assessment? Which one caused you to do a TiVo rewind?


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LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Also, I miss a REAL bad girl, Jen has nothing on Valerie. I wish she would come back and kick her skinny ass.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
OK first of all, why must we compare scandalousness? Secondly, Kelly Taylor is not even acting like herself!! She and her mom had a hard time season 1 but after that her mom cleaned up her act and was a GOOD mom!!! Am I the only one who does not get why Kelly acts like her mom sucked her whole high school and college life? Get over it Kelly. Also, where is Mel Silver when Jackie is dying??? For reals, why doesn't Erin Silver ever talk about him? All this bad plot holes are pissing me off.
emms emms 8 years
Nevermind, just saw the end when Michael says "I know you don't think I'm your father". Whew.
emms emms 8 years
I don't know the original Melrose Place history so someone please tell it possible Michael is Violet's Dad? Didn't he used to date Sydney? Please tell me it isn't true!
scorpion-Tee scorpion-Tee 8 years
Also i must say that im SOOO glad that next weeks Melrose Place is bringing up the Auggie-Riley kiss cuz everytime i see her i always think sooo we really are just gonna forget about it. smh.
scorpion-Tee scorpion-Tee 8 years
Adri got dissed so hard. I mean not only did Navid find out about the kiss but he found out from the dude that kissed her?!?! Wooww...I freakin love NAVID!! HE IS SOO HOT. but honestly i feel for Adri..even though wat she did was wrong i can relate cuz i did that myself.
cibele cibele 8 years
I just watch 90210. But GO, Navid. Adrianna deserves everything she get right now. And years have passed and Kelly Taylor is still a b!tch. Sorry for the language guys. But I never liked this girl. What she did was awful and showed she has an unforgiving and selfish soul. Her mom is dying, she doesn't need her crap.
care0531 care0531 8 years
my tv rewind goes to Melrose but that was only because my daughter kept getting out of bed and I had to go back. 90210 had a lot more going on across the board.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
MP wins for me. Violet is a nutcase in a not-believable way...for me anyways. anyone else notice Frannie from Greek was Lauren's new hooker friend???
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 8 years
Annie's hair was bothering me all night. It's so fried and several different colors. Ok, now that I have that off my chest... 90210 wins. Annie could be in danger with this Jasper fella. I won't be surprised if Mark ends up hurt next week. Jasper is just too creepy for words. Jen/Naomi...I'm still rooting for Liam to get back at Jen...I'm still mad at him erasing the recording. Melrose...I was quite shocked that Michael showed up to the bar, when it seemed he though Violet was a nutcase. She's soooooo bad....Ashlee...oh so painful to watch. Plus I would think Michael knew that Sydney never had a baby....hmmm...or did she? I am staying tuned!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I disagree! I think Melrose was way more scandalous this week. Either way, I'm addicted to both shows. I've always loved trashy nighttime soaps!
joanne_lummy joanne_lummy 8 years
90210 definatly wins this one!
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