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The L.A. Complex 

Full of new relationships, salacious temptations and make-it-or-break it decisions, the series' coming-of-age dwellers grapple with life's defining moments as they deal with the unreality ... See full summary »

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Martin Gero
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jonathan Patrick Moore ...  Connor Lake 19 episodes, 2012
Joe Dinicol ...  Nick Wagner 19 episodes, 2012
Cassie Steele ...  Abby Vargas 19 episodes, 2012
Jewel Staite ...  Raquel Westbrook 19 episodes, 2012
Andra Fuller ...  Kaldrick King 18 episodes, 2012
Kristopher Turner ...  Cam 18 episodes, 2012
Jordan Johnson-Hinds ...  Kevin 18 episodes, 2012
Ennis Esmer ...  Eddie Demir 16 episodes, 2012
Georgina Reilly ...  Sabrina Taylor-Reynolds / ... 15 episodes, 2012
Dayle McLeod ...  Beth Pirelli 13 episodes, 2012
Michael Levinson Michael Levinson ...  Simon Pirelli 13 episodes, 2012
Rebecca Dalton ...  Dita / ... 13 episodes, 2012
Dayo Ade ...  Dynasty 11 episodes, 2012
Benjamin Charles Watson ...  Tariq Muhammad 10 episodes, 2012
Chelan Simmons ...  Alicia Lowe 8 episodes, 2012
Eugene Clark ...  Walter Dougan 8 episodes, 2012
Ryan Belleville ...  Scott Cray 8 episodes, 2012
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Aaron Abrams ...  Ricky Lloyd / ... 8 episodes, 2012
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Ryan V. Hays Ryan V. Hays ...  Writer 2 8 episodes, 2012
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Full of new relationships, salacious temptations and make-it-or-break it decisions, the series' coming-of-age dwellers grapple with life's defining moments as they deal with the unreality of the show-biz industry. Written by Bell Media

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Small fish. Big pond. Huge dreams. See more »

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2012 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Highland Gardens See more »

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Epitome Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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At least five of the actors on LA Complex have turned up on NBC's Blindspot. Jonathan Patrick Moore (Connor), Joe Dinocol (Nick), Jewel Staite (Raquel), Ennis Esmer (Eddie), and Aaron Abrams (Ricky Lloyd). See more »

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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.146 (2012) See more »

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Much better than you'd expect !
15 January 2012 | by manocchi-860-622274See all my reviews

Currently on IMDb, the L.A. Complex holds 3.8/10 stars. Which is absolutely ludicrous.

The only way I can imagine it having this rating is a bunch of people that, without actually watching an episode, saw the premise (which makes you think of Melrose Place) and automatically dismissed it as trash. However the distinction people seem to miss is that the characters here aren't rich and glamorous. They're dreamers (living in a shabby Complex "the Lux") who work hard at their craft and struggle with money. In fact one of the characters has to resort to living in her car.

Also, it's a lot more realistic than Melrose Place (something I was surprised by)

At first, I didn't see much potential. But the pilot was captivating, making the characters likable and not just simple clichés. It was zany and dramatic, with good direction and writing from Martin Gero (Bored to Death, Stargate) and some generally good acting ranging from mediocre to pretty great (i.e. Jewel Staite). Somebody said "the pilot bursts with energy". And I could not agree more. The pace and rhythm was excellent for a first episode and I can't wait to see more.

I can't really say too much about the characters so far. I almost instantly liked Abby, Alicia, Raquel and Connor. Nick is a tad too dumb but not a total waste and Tariq is unfortunately flat (so far).

It's no award winner (Teen Choice, sure .. Prime time Emmy, no). But it is surprisingly refreshing and top shelf for what it is.


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