When Beverly Hills 90210 was first shown back in 1990 I was hooked, and avidly tuned in each week for the first 2 series. Then something happened, well two things actually; I started University and the show moved to satellite TV, as it was then, so no more access to Beverly Hills 90210 for me. Being one of those people who has to watch every episode in the right order, I never watched any more than those first two seasons. Thank goodness for DVDs – I have seasons 1-3 on DVD and have re-watched season 1, with an eye to purchasing season 4 and catching up!
Fast Forward to 2009 and the new 90210 has started – they have dropped the Beverly Hills from the show name but it’s all very familiar. We are back at West Beverly High, there’s a Zuckerman involved in the school TV show and even Kelly Taylor is a staff member – the guidance counsellor no less!
The main characters are a daughter and adopted brother who move from the country to fast paced Beverly Hills – sound familiar? He’s interested in journalism and she makes friends with the most popular girl in school – sound even more familiar? Even Nat is still working at the Peach Pit! I have only watched episode 1 of the 2 shown so far and the credits promise a guest appearance from Shannon ‘ Brenda Walsh’ Doherty at some point.
It’s as shallow and trashy as it was 20 years ago, and once again I’m hooked!