So last night marked the premiere of the much hyped new 90210 and I was shocked and disappointed. I’m sure that the opening scene of a guy receiving head in the front seat of his Escalade had many parents reaching for the remotes to quickly change the channel… and I’m not sure if they’d bother to come back. The show was far too predictable, and seems to have lost the key draw from the original version – that the kids were real people. (Despite being twenty and thirtysomethings… which leads me to the highlight of last nights episode for me: Hannah Zuckerman, presumably Andrea’s daughter from the original, is delivering the news when the teacher cracks, “What is she, 30?”)
If a family has a private jet and the kid drives a Bentley Continental ($200,000 +) car I really doubt that he attends the local public high school. And the collection of Aston Martins and Ferrari’s in the school parking lot was too much.
Another bothersome point for me is that they seem to have not only stolen Shenae Grimes from Degrassi, but also many of their ideas – the media class, the newscast, and some of their editing style.
At the end of the day this show will probably succeed because it has a lot of money behind it – not because it is a good show.