Lifetime’s recent series of “Unauthorized” films about the behind-the-scenes drama of successful ’90s series have lit up social media, and the network was hoping to continue the trend with Saturday’s “The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story.”
While Twitter users were quick to praise Amanda Woodward’s portrayal of Heather Locklear, with several calling her the best part of the episode, they struggled to find much else to enthuse about.
“Now that Heather is here the movie is worth watching. Kinda like the first time,” wrote user @comicnate.
“That’s the thing, all the drama happend ON the screen…no fights, no drugs, no nothing,” wrote @jw79bull, responding to a fellow user disappointed in the movie’s lack of dramatic turns.
Airing on Fox from 1992-99, “Melrose Place” followed the lives of a group of twentysomethings living in an apartment complex called Melrose Place in Los Angeles. Produced by Darren Star and Aaron Spelling, the series starred Heather Locklear, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Andrew Shue, Grant Show, Marcia Cross and Doug Savant.
With these movies sharing so many “characters,” can we have an “Unauthorized Lifetime Movie Universe” now? #UnauthorizedMelrose
– Jeremy Rodriguez (@RodriguezJeremy) October 11, 2015
– I’m Jason! (@jw79bull) October 11, 2015
Fake Heather’s hair looks like mine does in real life. That’s not a good thing. #UnauthorizedMelrose
– Rawhide & Velvet (@rawhidevelvet) October 11, 2015