So, I’m sure you’ve all been wondering. Did he or didn’t he? Well, the answer is yes, yes I did. I did watch two hours of the new 90210 on the CW this week. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Was it good TV? No.
As you can probably guess I’m a sucker for that type show. It stems back to my Saved By the Bell obsession as a child and moved through my Beverly Hills 90210 obsession as a teen and my OC obsession as a 20-something.
I haven’t been able to get into a show of this variety since the end of the OC, mostly because of my busy schedule, but this one seems to have come around at the right time. Plus it’s based on one of my favorite shows of the past.
The premier had it’s share of cameos from the original cast. Kelly’s a main character, Brenda stopped in for an, I can only guess, prolonged visit, Brandon was mentioned by name, and Kelly’s mother was shown in a preview for next week’s exciting episode.
On top of the cameos, many of the shows new characters are actually relatives of the original characters. There’s Kelly’s little sister, and Andrea’s daughter to name a few. I have to admit it was fun to make all of the connections. I worry though, that it might get old pretty quick.
The show itself was the typical high school drama, nothing groundbreaking or terribly exciting, and yet it was entertaining enough to keep me on the couch. I don’t predict a long run for 90210 this time around. While I enjoyed it, I don’t think it had enough to set it apart from the other shows in its genre. I hope I’m wrong. I’d like to see where the writers plan to take it, I’m just not sure it’ll get there.