September 9, 2009By Joe Diliberto Posted: Sep 9, 2009
I love that BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL's Ridge and Brooke traipsed down to the city clerk's office to obtain a marriage license. You never see that sort of nuts-and-bolts detail! Soap weddings usually gloss over the technicalities and legalities in favor of romance. It's so much more dramatic to swap out brides before a ceremony than worry about the names on the documents that make it all count. But here we had Brooke and Ridge go through the actual process of getting a license; trundling out their IDs, accounting for the fees and wrangling the pile of legacy paperwork. Then it got all goofy with the couple harassing the clerk with photos of their previous weddings... (all...what, 300 of them?) and then they made him pronounce them man and wife. Or rather, husband and wife. Or whatever. When he proclaimed, "You may now kiss the bride," everyone cheered for those crazy, lovesick kids.
Speaking of kids, MELROSE PLACE has been officially rebooted with a (mostly) new cast, and my verdict on last night's premiere is cautiously optimistic. It kicked off with a cloud of sexy intrigue, but as the hour wore on the major players were exposed as more easy "types" than characters. But MP recovered in its final half-hour, and I am actually looking forward to next week.