More evidence that this fall season of TV is weak: no one is watching anything!
Despite our tremendous affection for HBO’s vampire drama True Blood, it tanked in the ratings. We suggested it might be Alan Ball’s own personal John From Cincinnati, but it may even be worse: True Blood had fewer than Read More
We were never the biggest 90210 fans. It always seemed too melodramatic and overly serious; as the years have passed on, it’s faded in our memory to blurry fragments from a time when Aaron Spelling ruled the earth–the theme song, the pastels, the awful opening credits and the crush we had on Shannen Doherty (we’ve Read More
Monday: Beverly Hills, 90210 Marathon
We regularly tune in to SoapNet—yes, if you didn’t know, there is a cable channel devoted to soaps—on weekend mornings for reruns of Beverly Hills, 90210, that life-lesson-teaching teen drama that accompanied us through high school and college. This has us uniquely prepared for the CW remake (see Tuesday), which Read More
Thanks to our favorite tv blog, TV Tattle, for alerting us to the Akron Beacon Journal‘s blog The HeldenFiles Online, where critic Rich Heldenfelds is re-watching the first season of the original Beverly Hills 90210 in anticipation of the new series, which begins in just a few weeks. The writeups are good, but Read More
Ah, while 90210 returns to TV this fall, so do the cat fights! Round 1: Tori Spelling vs. Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty’s paychecks! Nikki Finke at DeadlineHollywoodDaily is reporting that Ms. Spelling has been whining about the other original stars getting a bigger paycheck in the new series.
Insiders tell me that Tori Read More
Jennie Garth, who played blonde cutie Kelly Taylor on the original 90210, will join the cast of the new spinoff on the CW channel. Ms. Garth will play a guidance counselor to the (probably) much more at-risk new West Beverly High kids, according to the Associated Press. On 90210, Ms. Garth became a diet Read More
Everyone deserves a second chance, right? Well, tonight, America has the privilege of witnessing two, as Monday nights turn into a bad episode of We Love the ’90s come to life. Last week, Brian Austin Green made his debut on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for a stay of indeterminate length. Here’s the Read More