Beverly Hills 90210 TV Show the Spin-Off Review
If you lived like a full-monty cockroach and had impressively survived during the 1990''s, you probably became a part of the generation who got addicted to the Beverly Hills 90210 TV show.If you lived like a full-monty cockroach and had impressively survived during the 1990''s, you probably became a part of the generation who got addicted to the Beverly Hills 90210 TV show. Of course, you might deny it vehemently, but if truth be told, you will be able to tell the original premise of the show under deep stage hynopsis. The show is quite simple ? it follows the lives and relationships of teenagers studying in the fictitious West Beverly High School and living in the rich, upscale, and star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California. The show ended last May 2000, but now, the names Brenda, Dylan, Kelly, Brandon, David, Donna, and Andrea are going back, thanks to a new spinoff of the popular TV series. The name: 90210.
Although the TV series is a spinoff, it''s not really a clone of the original one. The plot for 90210 focuses on a West Beverly Hills High graduate, Harry Mills. Apparently, Harry had to move together with his wife and two children from the Midwest to be the new principal at West Beverly. Harry''s wife is a former Olympic athlete, and they have one biological daughter, Annie, a theater lover, and Dixon, their adopted son who unleashes hell from time to time. Another reason why Harry had to go back was because of his mother (Tabitha Mills), who is a washed up alcoholic actress trying to be sober once again.
When I watched the show, I didn''t know if my brain''s nerve synapses were working properly. The truth is, it is just like a hyped up version of the original one, without the "oomph" and "umph" of the original one. The characters, "although frighteningly slender" and attractive, lacked the magnetic appeal that has drawn fans to Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jenny Garth, and Luke Perry during their time. In addition, some of the dialogues need to be rehauled, like when Debbie, Annie and Dixon''s mom had to blurt out how they can swap stories about her husband''s "penis." Some of the acting also needs to be modified, particularly Shaenie Grimes, who I''ve noticed expresses the entire range of human emotion, from anger, love, lust, sadness, and etc., just by squinching her eyes. Meryl Streep can give justice to that kind of action, but with Shaenie, she looked like she was on a perpetual quest to absorb the sun without lathering on any sunblock. When it comes to characters, a few are so one-dimensional it became excruciating just watching them. Jessica Walter''s character, Tabitha, is a case in point. She dropped so many Tinseltown names for the whole two hours that the show was being aired that I could have sworn she looked like the yellow pages in lalah land. The other characters, like the troubled jock, Ethan, the meanie girl, Naomi, the rebel, Silver, the airhead jock, George, the rich boy Ty, and the addicted aspiring actress, Adrianna are so predictable that even my dog could have written the characters himself (and probably much better).
Overall, the show is quite ordinary, and lacks the appeal of the original one. In fact, I can hasten to say that the show almost echoes the original show''s tone and format. Judging from what I see, it still has a long way to go before it can achieve its own separate identity from the original Beverly Hills 90210 TV show.
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