The L.A. Complex

Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
The L.A. Complex
Posted: 8/8/12 at 02:23pm
Am I the only one totally into this ridiculous show?
EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
The L.A. Complex
Posted: 8/8/12 at 03:35pm
It's played constantly here in Canada (partly because of the Canadian content laws), but I've only seen some episodes but it looks like a good guilty pleasure.

Funny enough, I just heard an interview on CBC radio with the creator (who is somewhat famous here for the Canadian film Young People F*CKing which got into some controversy due to its title and then largely disappeared). He talked about how apparently it's largely had great reviews, but is tanking so badly in the US (apparently it had the lowest debut ratings for a network scripted drama *ever* in the US--though it's doing well here in Canada). That said I guess the US now is getting its second season, which for a while was meant to be Canada only (he also spoke about how they've never had a harder time before casting a role than they did casting for the rap gay love story, that no agents would let their up and coming black actors try out for a gay role).
EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
The L.A. Complex
Posted: 8/17/12 at 01:47am
In her brief review, after her semi-defense of Big Brother, Nussbaum, the New Yorker's (and my current fave) TV critic seems to agree with you, Jordan.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/television/2012/08/13/120813crte_television_nussbaum
Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
The L.A. Complex
Posted: 8/17/12 at 01:50am
LOL. Wasn't the Season 1 premiere the lowest rated scripted debut for any show in the history of history, or something like that?
MrMidwest
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joined:2/8/05
The L.A. Complex
Posted: 8/17/12 at 08:28am
It's nice to see Krista Allen finally getting some attention.
Krista Allen as A-List Actress Jennifer Bell
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
songanddanceman2
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joined:8/31/06
The L.A. Complex
Posted: 8/17/12 at 07:57pm
I have to say im kinda loving it. Its absurd and camp as hell, it's like a less viscous and sexy version of Melrose Place (best show ever).

Yes its scoring on the CW for its first season was a disaster with something like a 0.4 rating, season 2 is doing no better but at least it has the excuse that its summer.
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna

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