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      Season 1 – 90210

      2008 Drama Romance List
      45% 22 Reviews Tomatometer 41% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score "Beverly Hills, 90210" gets a facelift in an edgier drama about a tight-knit circle of friends from West Beverly -- a glamorous world of privilege. After high school, relationships within the group are tested and loyalties are questioned as their journeys into adulthood lead them in many different directions. While some decide to attend college, others embark on careers that include acting, singing and business ventures. The friends try to maintain their closeness in the world-famous zip code, where anything can happen. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Like its predecessor, the retooled 90210 is a sleek, campy guilty pleasure -- though it's unfortunately less pleasurable.

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 2, 2008 We're Not in Kansas Anymore; The Jet Set Harry Wilson, the new principal of West Beverly Hills High School, returns to his childhood home, Beverly Hills, Calif., with his wife Debbie, daughter Annie and adopted son Dixon, to care for his mother Tabitha Wilson, a former TV star. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 9, 2008 Lucky Strike Harry and Debbie plan a family bowling night, disrupting Annie and Dixon's Friday night plans; Naomi has a disappointing evening with her father; Dixon finds Silver asleep in her car, prompting Kelly (Jennie Garth) to confront their mother, Jackie. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 16, 2008 The Bubble Tabitha offers to direct West Beverly's school musical; Kelly (Jennie Garth) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) get into a heated conversation about Kelly's involvement with Ryan; Naomi confronts her father's mistress; Annie agrees to a date with Ethan. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 23, 2008 Wide Awake and Dreaming As opening night of "Spring Awakening" nears, Ty reveals his plans for an after party; Dixon offers to help Silver backstage; Naomi refuses to accept her parents' divorce; Brenda, Kelly and Ryan confront Adrianna about her substance abuse problem. Details Episode 5 Aired Sep 30, 2008 Model Behavior Naomi's plan to get her parents back together backfires; Silver catches the attention of a client at a fashion show; an indie film producer offers Annie an audition; a phone call from an old friend makes Kelly question her relationship with Ryan. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 7, 2008 Hollywood Forever Annie and Ethan are paired up for a class project and the experience causes them to see each other in a different light; Tracy tells Harry that she hired a private investigator to look for their son, who was given up for adoption years ago. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 28, 2008 There's No Place Like Homecoming Annie and Ethan plan to attend the homecoming dance without officially making it a date; Adrianna is forced to check into rehab for her drug addiction; Debbie confronts Tracy about her inappropriate behavior. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 4, 2008 Secrets and Lies Harry and Debbie tell Annie and Dixon about Harry's son who was given up for adoption; Silver has a sleepover that quickly turns into a house party; Annie and Ethan hide their relationship from their friends. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 11, 2008 Games People Play An unexpected guest shows up to Annie's 16th birthday party; Kelly (Jennie Garth) returns from her trip and confronts Ryan about the allegations that he hooked up with a student; Adrianna finds out that Navid is a virgin. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 18, 2008 That Which We Destroy Harry and Debbie welcome Sean into their home; the gap between Kelly and Brenda gets wider; Naomi hangs out with a new group of girls; Silver feels threatened when a cheerleader shows too much interest in Dixon. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 6, 2009 Hello, Goodbye, Amen Annie overhears a phone call that raises suspicions; Adrianna asks Brenda to come to a support day at her rehab center; Christina and Dixon's friendship continues to grow. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 13, 2009 Love Me or Leave Me Tabitha surprises Dixon and Annie with a new car; Ethan and Annie sneak off to Tabitha's house in Palm Springs for some time alone; Adrianna tells Naomi about her secret. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 20, 2009 By Accident Adrianna makes a revelation; Annie is surprised to learn that Ty will also be auditioning for the new school play; Ryan has an unpleasant encounter with Kelly and Silver; Dixon asks Debbie for relationship advice. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 3, 2009 Help Me, Rhonda Naomi and Adrianna come up with a plan to break the pregnancy news to Adrianna's mother; Annie and Ethan's relationship becomes strained when he starts spending a lot of time with Rhonda; Silver confronts Dixon. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 10, 2009 Of Heartbreaks and Hotels Naomi is taken by Liam, a hot bartender at her hotel; Silver gets upset when her surprise Valentine's Day dinner for Dixon does not go as planned; Annie grows increasingly jealous of Ethan and Rhonda's close connection. Details Episode 16 Aired Mar 31, 2009 Life's a Drag Liam (Matt Lanter) has a wild night with Naomi; Silver makes a video that documents her love for Dixon; Adrianna reveals that Ethan and Rhonda kissed at the dance. Details Episode 17 Aired Apr 7, 2009 Off the Rails Kelly and Ryan look for Silver; Adrianna and Navid baby-sit for Kelly. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 14, 2009 Welcome Home, Donna! Kelly and Silver get an unexpected visit from Donna Martin (Tori Spelling); Dixon and Annie go on a road trip. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 21, 2009 Between a Sign and a Hard Place Harry and Debbie finally sell their house in Kansas; Donna Martin considers moving back to Beverly Hills; Annie and Naomi try to mend their friendship; Adrianna and Navid interview potential adoptive parents. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 28, 2009 The Dionysian Debacle Naomi's sister, Jen (Sara Foster), visits; Adrianna and Navid tell his parents about their decision; Dixon and Silver acclimate to her new school; Naomi convinces Annie to go on a double date. Details Episode 21 Aired May 5, 2009 The Party's Over Silver and Annie throw a bridal shower for Adrianna while Ethan, Dixon and Liam plan a bachelor party for Navid; Jen and Ryan decide to have dinner together. Details Episode 22 Aired May 12, 2009 Zero Tolerance Liam asks Naomi to the prom; Annie tries to prove Liam wrong; Kelly tries to warn Ryan about Jen; Navid and Ty have a confrontation; Adrianna goes into labor. Details Episode 23 Aired May 19, 2009 One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer Navid and Adrianna spend their prom night at the hospital; Naomi decides to have an after-prom party at her house; Annie snaps at Naomi; Ethan and Dixon get into an argument. Details

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      Juliana Tringali Bitch Media I thought it'd at least be worthwhile to see Shannen Doherty reprise her role as Brenda Walsh, but not even one of my favorite characters ever could keep me watching for more than 3 episodes. Dec 18, 2020 Full Review Claire Zulkey AV Club I don't plan on becoming a devoted fan of the new 90210 but it displayed more tongue-in-cheek writing than I expected (although my standards were quite low). Rated: B Dec 30, 2019 Full Review Christopher Rosen Observer By trying to be all things to all viewers, 90210 feels rudderless. It lacks the dry wit of The O.C., the trashy snark of Gossip Girl and the pure melodrama of the original 90210. Dec 26, 2019 Full Review Sandrine Sahakians TV Equals I thought it was ok, nothing to jump up and down about and definitely not as good as the original 90210. Dec 30, 2019 Full Review Alan Pergament Buffalo News With the help of a strong musical soundtrack, it's off to a better-than-expected start and may strike a chord with teenagers. Rated: 3/4 Dec 30, 2019 Full Review Tom Gliatto People Magazine It is not a good sign that a high point late in the new version's debut was the arrival of [Shannen] Doherty, who by now looks as if she were ready to star in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Dec 26, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      D. B OMG where do I begin!? It's flat out awful. Was downsizing my DVD collection and started to re-watch the series I was so confused at what I was watching. I could not believe that I actually used to like and love the show. I think that this show should be watched by a younger youthful audience no offense to those older who like it but I had to ask myself why did I used to like the show so much? and I remembered I was young and at the time I wanted their life. Now as I got older I'm just over this and I'm seriously shocked that they made it past more than one season on air sorry but I'm giving this one a one star. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked this season of 90210, it wasn't my favourite but it highlighted many topics and delved into deeper substances of the show! Overall, I loved Silver's plot of being Bipolar I think it is important to highlight these issues in shows teens watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review steve d Eggold and Jessica Stroup steel the show and are unfortunately the only likable characters. Most of the cast is really entertaining. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I gave this show a shot only because of Matt Lanter (after watching his Star-Crossed). 90210 surprised me though as it was extremely entertaining and fun to watch. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/19/15 Full Review Audience Member The show starts off slow, and kind of stupid, but once you get past the first few episodes it's amazing! Definitely my favorite show of all time! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member How a show like this gets made is beyond me. Must be a hell of a salesperson to pitch this garbage. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Mark Piznarski, J. Miller Tobin, Melanie Mayron, Nick Marck, Stuart Gillard, Jamie Babbitt, Liz Friedlander, Wendey Stanzler
      Executive Producer
      Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah
      Jennie Snyder Urman, Caprice Crane, Jason Ning, Sean Reycraft, Dailyn Rodriguez, Jennifer Cecil, Michael Sonnenschein, Kristin Long, Rebecca Sinclair, Rob Thomas
      The CW
      TV-14 (D|S|L)
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 2, 2008