This is the question that has been on the minds of many a Simpson fan lately. After Ashlee Simpson‘s character Violet gets written off Melrose Place, will you still be watching?
Personally, I will NOT be watching the show after she and Colin Egglesfield get written off. However, it is not only because they got the boot. I am not too keen about the new direction the producers want to take the show in. When asked about the tonal shift, producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer said:
Can you elaborate on the tonal shift?
SLAVKIN: Now that the characters are no longer suspects, they can have a great time, they can focus on their careers, they can get into bed with each other without having this ominous cloud hanging over the building… But this is still Melrose Place. There’s still going to be intrigue on the show.
Do you think viewers were turned off by the dark nature of the show?
SWIMMER: Who knows why the ratings aren’t better? I think for us, it’s just a matter of moving on in the direction we [always] wanted to go.
In my opinion, cutting out the dark undertone of the show is only going to make it more similar to the tons of shows about attractive 20-somethings already on the air. Heck, it might just start to seem like the post-high school happenings of the 90210 cast, considering it is on right after that.
I am curious to see how Violet and Auggie will be written out, and it seems like that storyline is already on the fast forward. Apparently next week, Auggie will finally succumb to Violet’s womanly whiles. I have a feeling that this duo will have something to do with Sydney‘s murder, but how?
But the real question is, knowing what you know, will you still be watching Melrose Place after Ashlee and Colin are off and thr tone becomes lighter? Let me know in the comments!