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Allison from Melrose Place

Why was she always such a killjoy? Even when she was a drunk she was no fun. I always hated her. She was such a fuck up too.

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by Anonymousreply 114September 18, 2023 3:42 AM

My least favorite character on the show by far

by Anonymousreply 1April 4, 2023 2:06 AM

Such a horrible actress.

by Anonymousreply 2April 4, 2023 2:09 AM

But she was Darren Starr's heroine. Spelling hoisted Heather Locklear on him. Courtney Thorne Smith is funny in real life, but yeah, by the time she left MP the show was total shit.

by Anonymousreply 3April 4, 2023 2:10 AM

I think she's tremendous.

by Anonymousreply 4April 4, 2023 2:14 AM

All she has left is that proverbial wish: that she'd never been born.

by Anonymousreply 5April 4, 2023 3:15 AM

The scenes with her and Andrew Shue could be shown in an anti-acting class.

Those who really caught the spirit of the show: Tom Calabro, Marcia Cross, Laura Leighton, Jamie Luner.

by Anonymousreply 6April 4, 2023 3:20 AM

Her character was such a wet blanket.

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by Anonymousreply 8April 4, 2023 3:38 AM

Doesn't she shill for Meaningless Beauty?

by Anonymousreply 9April 4, 2023 3:51 AM

OK, here's the recap.

You set me up. You went behind my back and told Jake that I had an affair with Chas. Then you almost killed my career. by blabbing that lie in court. I almost lost my job and my mother.

Well, it's payback time. I promise to make your life a living Hell, and I always keep my promises.

Oh, and, uh . . . don't bother quitting. With the report I can put in your personnel file, you wouldn't get a job bagging groceries.

by Anonymousreply 10April 4, 2023 4:10 AM

I HATED Allison. She was such a whiny, indecisive bitch. Her power grabs at D&D were laughable. Nothing was better than the many smackdowns Amanda gave to Allison.

by Anonymousreply 11April 4, 2023 6:02 AM

I liked drunk Alison. She told off that no-good, supposed best friend Susan.

by Anonymousreply 12April 4, 2023 6:38 AM

I only watched that show to see Andrew Shue and Grant Show in shirtless scenes.

by Anonymousreply 13April 4, 2023 3:06 PM

I think this show and Baywatch wouldn't have existed if people had internet porn in the early 90s.

by Anonymousreply 14April 5, 2023 2:02 AM

Allison sucked but CTS was at least a competent performer. Josie Bissett OTOH…

by Anonymousreply 15April 5, 2023 2:06 AM

Allison’s wardrobe was tragic

by Anonymousreply 16April 5, 2023 2:15 AM

I just watched the episode where Jo goes down to skid row to take pictures of squalor for fun. The 90s were a different time.

by Anonymousreply 17April 5, 2023 2:17 AM

"You're too beefy!"

by Anonymousreply 18April 5, 2023 2:34 AM

The show needed a few weak, wet blankets like Alison in order for the more awesome characters to shine.

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by Anonymousreply 19April 5, 2023 3:44 PM

Jane was also quite lame

by Anonymousreply 20April 6, 2023 12:36 AM

You overrode my decision on the Glorious Gowns copy!!

by Anonymousreply 21April 6, 2023 12:54 AM

Billy and Allison were one of the first TV couples I obsessed over. So sad they cancelled their wedding because Allison was molested by her father!

by Anonymousreply 22April 6, 2023 1:16 AM

R14, that is WHY the early 90s were magical

by Anonymousreply 23April 6, 2023 1:16 AM

Allison got all the choice dick: Parker Stevenson, Perry King, David James Elliot, Monte Markham.

by Anonymousreply 24April 6, 2023 10:30 AM

I hated Allison but Courtney Thorne Smith went from one hit series to another for about a total 25 year run - she must be rich as fuck.

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by Anonymousreply 26April 6, 2023 10:50 AM

R24 don't forget Brian Bloom!

by Anonymousreply 27April 6, 2023 1:56 PM

William Moses was hot as her stalker.

Too hot to be her stalker really.

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by Anonymousreply 28April 6, 2023 2:00 PM

She was equally awful on Ally McBeal. She should be the poster candidate for buccal fat removal surgery. Ugh, that face!

by Anonymousreply 29April 6, 2023 2:26 PM

I loved the tablecloth trick scene. I was hoping we'd see more those shenanigans but I think she went into rehab right after that.

by Anonymousreply 30April 7, 2023 1:33 AM

[quote] I hated Allison but Courtney Thorne Smith went from one hit series to another for about a total 25 year run - she must be rich as fuck.

Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, and According To Jim. Some actresses would sell their soul to suck this bad at acting.

by Anonymousreply 31April 7, 2023 2:01 AM

A lot of people seem to like her. Maybe because she’s so average looking

by Anonymousreply 32April 7, 2023 2:06 AM

She was also a series regular on Day by Day.

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by Anonymousreply 33April 7, 2023 2:07 AM

She was also on Two and a Half Men.

Very lucky.

It was very sad when Billy and Allison didn't end up with each other on Melrose. They were destined to be together. I cried when Allison left Billy at the airport. In my own mind and heart, Billy and Allison are still together. Free from Amanda. Free from Allison's drinking. Love wins.


by Anonymousreply 34April 7, 2023 2:18 AM

I still cannot think of Billy and Allison without thinking of Adam Sandler's hilarious caricature of Billy on "SNL" (starting at 3:44). It may be the only funny thing he ever did.

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by Anonymousreply 35April 7, 2023 2:49 AM

She was also on La Law.

by Anonymousreply 36April 7, 2023 2:50 AM

Aldo great at r35: Jane (David Spade) and "the gay guy" (Jay Mohr) vie as to who has the worst role on the entire show (starting at 5:18).

by Anonymousreply 37April 7, 2023 2:52 AM

I was not a fan of Allison but still wanted to see her and Billy together.

by Anonymousreply 38April 7, 2023 2:57 AM

[quote]A lot of people seem to like her. Maybe because she’s so average looking

She reminded me of almost every straight "white chick" in college. Not that much going on upstairs, a sense of entitlement because she thought of herself as the top 10% of girls in high school that were popular. Now pissed off and bitchy having to compete in the real world.

by Anonymousreply 39April 7, 2023 3:24 AM

That show would have been a lot hotter if Matt the original gay guy hooked up with Kyle McBride. A little closet affair would have boosted those ratings through the roof!

by Anonymousreply 40April 7, 2023 3:28 AM

I always thought Allison looked like she was uncomfortably constipated. And farted a lot.

by Anonymousreply 41April 7, 2023 3:35 AM

She’s was so weak. After Keith almost raped her an terrorized her he kills himself and she can’t even take joy in that

by Anonymousreply 42April 7, 2023 3:39 AM

She was the original Karen. Good lord I hated her 2 OP.

by Anonymousreply 43April 7, 2023 3:48 AM

R31 you forgot two and a half men which she probably made a shitton on. She was actually very funny on that. Which indeed surprised me.

by Anonymousreply 44April 7, 2023 4:29 AM

She's who you hire when you need someone to be a nag but not completely unlikable I guess.

by Anonymousreply 45April 7, 2023 4:36 AM

R42, that post attempted-rape scene where she tells Billy and breaks down is hilariously bad.

by Anonymousreply 46April 7, 2023 6:30 AM

CTS sort of looked like Sheryl Lee(Twin Peaks). Darren Starr adored her, and made her his heroine as stated before. So the love/hate fest for her is understandable. I'm sure the other actresses resented the storyline load she hauled. And when she left, the show went poof. CTS never took the show too seriously, and years later she appeared on Conan, and Norm MacDonald was a guest, and he was merciless in skewering her for being in a Carrot Top movie, and she laughed harder than anyone.

by Anonymousreply 47April 7, 2023 10:20 AM

[quote]Darren Starr adored her, and made her his heroine as stated before.

She was preferable to Daphne Zuniga who sounded permanently like she had too much starch at lunch and was now tired or frauey Kristin Davis.

by Anonymousreply 48April 7, 2023 10:23 AM

Kristin Davis wasn't on the show for very long.

The other female leads had very limited range, especially the awesomely inexpressive Josie Bissett. Daphne Zuniga was not much of an actress either, and even Heather Locklear (always fun as a bitch) did not have a lot of range. One reason they gave a lot of heavy lifting to CTS and Laura Leighton (the only two lead women who could act) and to supporting performer Marcia Cross was that they all could genuinely act. The problem is that CTS is just not very likeable.

by Anonymousreply 49April 7, 2023 7:24 PM

CTS made Zuniga and Bisset look like Meryl and Glenn.

by Anonymousreply 50April 7, 2023 7:55 PM

As usual, gay men have no taste in women. I have never seen Melrose Place (and never wanted to), but rest assured that back in the day, Courtney Thorne-Smith was smoking fucking hot.

Now, not so much.

by Anonymousreply 51April 7, 2023 8:19 PM

What older woman do you find attractive, senior lesbian?

by Anonymousreply 52April 7, 2023 8:21 PM

And are they other senior lesbians, like Meredith Baxter or Holland Taylor?

by Anonymousreply 53April 7, 2023 9:31 PM

Charlotte Rae? Ann B. Davis?

by Anonymousreply 54April 7, 2023 9:41 PM

Spring Byington? Mary Wickes?

How senior ARE you?

by Anonymousreply 55April 8, 2023 3:41 AM

Was Laura Leighton bearding for Grant Show? It was so weird how she went straight from dating him to Doug Savant and now they've been together for like 30 years.

by Anonymousreply 56April 14, 2023 5:19 AM

Courtney Thorne Smith makes mr think of Megyn Kelly.

I’ve been rewatching Ally McBeal, and Georgia really makes me think of Megyn Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 57April 14, 2023 6:32 AM

I saw Joan Baez on Colbert the other night and she looked pretty damned good. She's 82. Is that old enough for ya, Pops @ R52?

by Anonymousreply 58April 14, 2023 9:42 AM

I forgot Jasmine Guy was on melrose Place. I love her on almost as much as I loved her as Whitley Gilbert

by Anonymousreply 59May 6, 2023 2:31 AM

From 1988 to 2015 she had regular TV gigs. I’m guessing she’s similar to Heather Locklear in that she’s considered one of the nicest people in the business and easy to work with.

by Anonymousreply 60May 6, 2023 2:41 AM

CTS was so much fun as drunk Alison. She was gorgeous too. Too bad the show kept pressuring her to lose weight.

by Anonymousreply 61May 6, 2023 3:58 AM

R59 - One episode.

by Anonymousreply 62May 6, 2023 3:58 AM

R60 - I think you are right too.

by Anonymousreply 63May 6, 2023 5:42 PM

Keith led to her downfall.

by Anonymousreply 64May 10, 2023 9:27 PM

I thought Keith was really weird looking and irritating. It was so hilarious when Billy went to his house in Seattle and there was just a giant garbage can sitting there.

by Anonymousreply 65May 10, 2023 10:28 PM

Billy was weirdly overprotective.

Keith was William Moses of Falcon Crest.

by Anonymousreply 66May 10, 2023 11:26 PM

Keith was weird looking? Dafuq?

by Anonymousreply 67May 11, 2023 2:28 AM

Keith was the astronomer in Mystic Pizza.

by Anonymousreply 68May 11, 2023 2:35 AM

R68- Right.

by Anonymousreply 69May 11, 2023 3:52 AM

William R. Moses is 63 now and still a busy actor.

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by Anonymousreply 70May 11, 2023 11:20 PM

R70 - He got old.

by Anonymousreply 71May 11, 2023 11:49 PM

Billy still looks good. I loved Lorenzo Lamas, but over time I preferred Billy.

by Anonymousreply 72May 12, 2023 4:09 AM

“Billy” can’t act.

by Anonymousreply 73May 12, 2023 4:20 AM

I wasn't an Alison fan, but I wouldn't say she was the worst character. There were so many worthy candidates in the later years when the show was hanging around past its sell-by date. At least we remember Alison. I thought CTS could be pretty, especially in the first season.

The "good" women on that show had it rough. Maybe they were harder for the MP scribes to write well. More than one of them went through a period of turning into a bitch for a while, like that was the reward for being a good sport. Alison turned into a bitch in season 3, and Jane turned into a bitch in season 4. Daphne Zuniga said when she came to the mutual decision with producers to leave after season 4, they dangled the idea of turning Jo into a bitch in season 5 if she stuck around. Either "bitch" or "crazy"; those were the salvage ideas. And Jo had kind of started out as a bitch. Maybe not one of the Amanda/Kimberly type, but standoffish, guarded, and edgier than the other women pre-Amanda. Over time, that personality vanished, and they had Jo falling for one abusive asshole after another.

by Anonymousreply 74May 12, 2023 8:45 AM

Jane was the most useless character.

by Anonymousreply 75May 12, 2023 5:37 PM

Yeah she was. I forget about Allison’s bitch phase. It’s pretty great.

by Anonymousreply 76May 12, 2023 5:53 PM

Also for jakes brother did they just cats some hobo?

by Anonymousreply 77May 12, 2023 5:53 PM

Cast I mean

by Anonymousreply 78May 12, 2023 5:53 PM

Casted you mean.

by Anonymousreply 79May 12, 2023 11:00 PM

Yeah, Jane was useless.

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by Anonymousreply 80May 12, 2023 11:22 PM

R80- Michelle Johnson was fabulous in that episode.

Sandy had a few moments.

by Anonymousreply 81May 13, 2023 1:32 AM

What’s all your bases guesses on someone like CTS’s net worth?

What would she have been paid for a show like two and a half men?

by Anonymousreply 82May 13, 2023 1:47 AM

I expect something around 10 million, if she has been smart with money.

by Anonymousreply 83May 13, 2023 8:00 PM

Even for Melrose Place, Kristin Davis was the worst fucking actress. And then Darren Star slips her into another show that happened to be SATC - when we talk about actors who won the lottery.

by Anonymousreply 84May 13, 2023 8:09 PM

Kristin was not bad. Not fantastic but not bad.

by Anonymousreply 85May 14, 2023 3:56 AM

R85 who on that show was worse? Not even Andrew Shue.

by Anonymousreply 86May 14, 2023 6:13 AM

Andrew was worse. R86.

Kathy Ireland was worse.

by Anonymousreply 87May 14, 2023 5:38 PM

I was brilliance in motion the way I took that brick to the head!

by Anonymousreply 88May 14, 2023 9:07 PM

[quote]Also for jakes brother did they just cast some hobo?

Wasn’t that 90’s himbo Dan Cortese? Or was he a different character?

by Anonymousreply 89May 14, 2023 10:35 PM

Kathy Ireland was on Melrose?

by Anonymousreply 90May 15, 2023 12:17 AM

R89, yes, Cortese played Jess Hanson. He was never a strong actor, but he was having his pop-cultural moment around that time, as an MTV personality and an Elaine boyfriend (on whom George developed a man-crush) on Seinfeld.

There was a fair amount of MP/Seinfeld overlap. There was the classic episode in which we find out that Jerry is an MP fan and doesn't want anyone to know; it had references to actual MP's plots of season 2. Later in the Seinfeld run, both Marcia Cross and Kristin Davis were one-episode girlfriends for Jerry.

Re: The acting ability of Davis. I couldn't stand her as Brooke on MP, but I thought she was better in comedy than in drama or melodrama. She could be endearing on SATC. That character was well tailored to her.

by Anonymousreply 91May 15, 2023 1:05 AM

R91 no matter what people say it’s generally easier to do comedy; a lesser actor will typically be better (or more passable) in lighter material.

by Anonymousreply 92May 15, 2023 1:12 AM

R90 - Kathy was on several episodes at the start of season 3. She interacted with Jake.

by Anonymousreply 93May 15, 2023 3:59 AM

I'm sure we discussed this at the time but they did an online Zoom reunion for Stars in the House a few years ago during the Covid lockdown. Courtney has a gorgeous house

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by Anonymousreply 94May 15, 2023 4:41 AM

Kathy was God awful, even for Melrose Place.

by Anonymousreply 95May 15, 2023 5:46 AM

R94 - Daphne looks very good.

by Anonymousreply 96May 15, 2023 6:02 AM

Grant Show looks better older I was never attracted to him young.

by Anonymousreply 97May 15, 2023 3:08 PM

Grant and Daphne had an earlier reunion on a short-lived show she had in the mid-'00s, called Beautiful People. She was the star, playing the mother of two daughters, and he guest-starred as her ex-husband. He looked about the right number of years older since MP; she had hardly aged. I wouldn't want to speculate on work she'd had or how much, but it was good work, if so. They still had strong chemistry.

The series was a not-great Gilmore Girls knockoff, but those episodes were nice for Jo/Jake fans. Those characters didn't even get a proper goodbye scene on MP, which was always a bit heartless when it came to things like that.

by Anonymousreply 98May 15, 2023 3:27 PM

Grant and Daphne had great chemistry.

by Anonymousreply 99May 15, 2023 11:09 PM

They also reunited in the last season of Dynasty with Zuniga playing a friend of Show's Blake for a few episodes.

by Anonymousreply 100May 15, 2023 11:21 PM

Alison high on pills.

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by Anonymousreply 101May 16, 2023 1:42 AM

Heather and Courtney were great arguing.

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by Anonymousreply 102May 29, 2023 9:52 PM

Was Kathy on during the 'Models Inc.' spin-off period? I actually liked that show too.

by Anonymousreply 103May 30, 2023 3:43 AM

Kathy was later than Models, Inc. She was connected to Amanda's estranged dad which I think was in early season 3, and Linda Gray and her models show up in season 2.

by Anonymousreply 104May 30, 2023 6:40 AM

Kathy was early season 3.

by Anonymousreply 105May 30, 2023 5:32 PM

Hillary Michaels.

by Anonymousreply 106May 30, 2023 6:02 PM

Isn’t she supposed to be the everywoman ingenue? A character the audience relates, a pretty blonde but not extremely sexy with a more normal personality. She just plays off the crazier characters. A lot of TV shows are set up that way

by Anonymousreply 107September 15, 2023 9:23 PM

I didn’t care for her

by Anonymousreply 108September 15, 2023 9:31 PM

R107 - Originally yes. She was a Midwestern girl next door.

by Anonymousreply 109September 16, 2023 6:11 PM

Alison and Billy were set up as the “will they, won’t they” couple from the start.

Both are very attractive, though Courtney is a better actor than Andrew.

by Anonymousreply 110September 17, 2023 9:42 PM

Andrew Shue still looks hot today. At least he was aware he can't act and stopped. Courtney is good in the sitcoms she did.

by Anonymousreply 111September 18, 2023 1:29 AM

Yeah Andrew Shue looks great

by Anonymousreply 112September 18, 2023 2:05 AM

The character billy always seemed borderline retarded

by Anonymousreply 113September 18, 2023 2:06 AM

R113 - Billy knew Keith was bad news.

by Anonymousreply 114September 18, 2023 3:42 AM
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