I don’t usually watch much prime time television (and I’m still saving myself for the new season of Rescue Me) however growing up in the 90s I was obviously curious about the new 90210 so I have compiled some notes below.
- The morning news reporter at the high school has the hyphenated last name of Zuckerman, I can only assume that’s Andrea’s daughter.
- “Aunt Becky” Katsopolis is the new Cindy Walsh.
- “Silver” is Erin Silver, the half sister of Kelly Taylor and Brian Silver whose mother and father had a child in the original series.
- “How many times are we going to talk about this blog of yours? All it does is cause problems,” says Kelly to her little half sister. “That is what a blog is supposed to do,” the edgy Silver replies.
Here are some thoughts from around the blogopshere and Twitter this evening:
John Bollwitt (from across the room): They’ve managed to cram the entire soundtrack of every OC episode in the first 10 minutes of the show.
@TheMarina “OMG! Everything happens so fast in Beverly Hills! I’ve almost had enough”
@nissarose: “The teacher in 90210 is kinda hot. Now I like the teachers, I’m old!”
@Bullevard73: “90210 is more consequential than the Republican convention”
@TheMarina: “”Real people” = surfers. How Beverly Hills”
@robotangel: “90210 next gen- this time around they chose 20 year olds instead of 30s — but clearly made them lose 30 lbs”
With drug problems, cheating boyfriends, sex in cars, musicals, midday alcohol, and illegitimate love children revealed, 90210 sure has packed a punch in the first hour of episode one. In hour two (which is actually week two) you can stay tuned for more campy drama and video blog posts that include popsicle stick figures.
Hour two notes:
- After Naomi brags to her friends about slapping her cheating boyfriend one remarks, “you should SO write a relationship blog.”
- Brenda makes an appearance.
- Annie is played by Shenae Grimes of Degrassi: The Next Generation. [Dose]
- The LA Times talks about the use of personal technology in the show.