Will there ever be a time when we don’t get a good dose of schadenfreude looking at the visual timeline of former 90210 hunk Luke Perry? How much his face sags seems to be in inverse proportion to how much we want to see him pretend to be Dylan McKay again. Because it’s funny? Because it’s sad? Because it reminds us of our own mortality?
Who knows … here’s an Old Navy commercial, though, with Jennie Garth, Mr. Perry and the seemingly un-aging Jason Priestley.
Monday: The Golden Girls
Thank you for being a friend! If it’s Labor Day Monday, that means it’s time for television marathons, and we’ll certainly take a pass by WE to catch a bit of The Golden Girls. Starting at 1 p.m., you can catch dozens of episodes back-to-back (hence the title “marathon”) Read More
On Monday afternoon, when Tommy Haas was struggling in an opening round match, his fiance, Sara Foster, was following every point intently. She kind of sounded like a coach when she shouted things like “Small steps, Tommy! Small steps” and “Keep loose, keep loose” or when she shook her head in disgust after a double Read More
If there is a silver lining to be found in the end of the summertime—not counting the ever-increasing likelihood that we’ll all get the swine flu—it’s that we are on the precipice of the fall television season. Thank goodness. In an effort to get you and your DVR prepared, here’s The Observer’s fall Read More
Monday: In Treatment
With House (OMG, Kutner!), How I Met Your Mother, 24, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Chuck, Heroes, Medium and Dancing with the Stars all airing within the same three hour block on Monday nights, you probably don’t have a lot of room on your DVR for another show, but Read More
Apparently The CW believes absence truly does make the heart grow fonder. After keeping Gossip Girl off the air for six weeks and watching it return with season low ratings, the network has done the same thing to their freshman non-hit, 90210, and is hoping for better results. The fledgling teen soap returns tonight at Read More
Monday: Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2008
With the exception of Rachel Maddow, no one on television has benefited from the election cycle more than the folks at Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, the expiration date on their cultural relevancy reads November 5th. As a going away party, Lorne Michaels and NBC are Read More
With the news that The CW is looking to reboot Melrose Place for next year, we know we should be very upset. It’s just yet another example, in a long line of examples, where television executives have neither the care, nor sense of originality, to do something different. However! We like this idea! Read More
Rumors of The CW’s demise have been slightly exaggerated. While the network is still on shaky ground, they were happy to announce last night that the incredibly hyped and hypnotically mediocre 90210 has been picked up for a full-season order. Despite losing nearly thirty-percent of its record series premiere audience, 90210 Read More
We stopped watching the new 90210 after we tried to make it through the first episode and found even we (who happen to have a pretty high threshold for terrible television) couldn’t stomach the god-awfulness of it all. But! Apparently Dylan McKay, that wrinkly-headed dreaminess that was Luke Perry back in the day, is a Read More