Bottom Line: There isn’t enough overblown melodrama in the world. After watching IKEA Heights a few months ago, I realized that there is a hole in my heart that can only be filled with deeply self-effacing Soap Opera parodies. When I thought all was lost, Hot Hot Los Angeles came along and gave me hope.
Not only does it touch on every point that a good Soap Opera should — sex, drugs and somewhat confusing crime mysteries — but it also does it with its tongue placed so firmly in its cheek that you really can’t help from laughing your way through every episode.
If there is one downside to this show it’s that it takes the Soap Opera thing so seriously at points that it occasionally becomes almost incomprehensible. I found myself having to re-watch episodes just to piece together why things were happening.
If you can get past the chaos of it all, and you enjoy a little melodrama with your comedy, you’ll like Hot Hot Los Angeles.
In a town where money is power, beauty is godliness and the privileged elite live fast and die young, things are spiraling out of control.
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