It’s 1990, and I am born. While I have no idea what is going around me, people in America are watching the first episode of Beverly Hills 90210. I actually never heard about it until the episode of their reunion aired on television. I was a big fan of Prue Halliwell from Charmed, and hated the rest of the season when she left. So you can tell how excited I was to see her in her teen years on a hit teenage drama. I love teenage dramas.
Family Guy (One Tree Hill):
Nathan: Dude, let me tell you something. There is nothing that will ever happen in the rest of our lives that is as important as what’s going on, right here, right now in high school by these lockers.
Lucus: I got so many problems
Nathan: Hey, nothing that can’t be fixed by starring at a lake.
Weep, well said you guys. I live right by a creak, but it’s covered in old packets of potato chips and soda cans, and there’s barely any water because of the drought. I think I’ll just get angrier if I stare at it too long. . . SO Brenda and Brandon Walsh (played by Jason Priestley and Shannon Doherty) had moved from a town in Minneapolis to Beverly Hills because of their father’s job. A major culture change. They must have filmed this in 1989 or something because the eighties were still rocking in this show. The first thing we see is Brandon Walsh waking up with a mullet. Oh the horror! I was glad that he decided to cut that thing off. 90210 became so famous and loved by many teenagers. Some people even believed that it was a realistic show. I’ve never lived in Beverly Hills so I wouldn’t know what it was like. Brenda quickly made a friend in chemistry class by the name of Kelly Taylor. Kelly didn’t want to sit with a loser, and she just had a nose job which showed the audience what character we were expecting. Kelly annoyed me so much. Her voice wasn’t helping either. Steve Sanders was only slightly better. He was the cocky blonde guy (so typical) and wanted to get back together with his Kelly. He was also really stupid. Especially in the episode where the girls steal his car. He allowed them to screw with him twice!
Everyone at school were invited to a party except for the freshmens, so David Silver and his side-kick decided to crash it anyway. David Silver was pretty much the most desperate kid you’ll ever meet! Brandon met the host of the party who was having lots of problems, comforts her, and in seconds the two of them were dating. Through out the first season, Brandon always seemed to get every pretty brunette that gets shoved in his face. The mexican girl, the senior with the baby, the tv actress, uh, uh, I’m sure there’s more but I can’t think of any more right now. The brunette that he should have been with was Andrea Zuckerman, although I thought they would have been a strange couple at first. Andrea was his boss, the editor of the school newspaper. She was his wise friend who was always right about everything. Her social life wasn’t very active and she hid it behind her school job.
The best thing about this show was Brenda and Dylan. Dylan McKay was the mysterious James Dean looking kid. He had the money, but he didn’t have what he wanted most; love. His father didn’t pay attention to him and his mother was a flake. His life started to change when he met the Walshes, and fell in love with Brenda. They were so happy together, if only the father could see it. The biggest problem they had was ‘sex’. When was she going to put out? Did she want to put out?
Eventually she did. Brenda and Brandon found out that they would be moving back to Minneapolis (already!) and they felt miserable. They had only been there one year. They lived in Minneapolis for their whole lives. They should had been slightly more excited. Sex was still a problem between Brenda and Dylan because it the season ended with her thinking she might be pregnant. That would suck. They did it like, two times. This means that the first time is not a free pass, Michael Kelso!
I forgot about Donna Martin on purpose because in the first season she was pretty much a nobody. I only knew her as Kelly and Brenda’s friend. There was only one episode with her storyline; April is the Cruelest Month. Matthew Perry was in that episode as a rich senior student, Roger. Even though Brandon promised to remain friends with him, he was never seen in another episode ever again. Too bad. I knew him better in that single episode than Donna for the whole season.
I hate the music, the clothes, and the hair, but this is one of the best teenage dramas ever made.