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|Beverly Hills 90210 - Seasons 1-3|
Actors: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty
Genres: Drama, Television
One of the definitive, landmark shows of the 1990s, "90210" quickly became an important fixture on the FOX and in the popular discourse of adolescents and young adults. The third season?s main characters, Dylan, Kelly, Don... more »
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Robin Orlowski | United States | 10/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This television series was mandatory viewing for me and many other pre-teen/teenage girls during the 90's. The 'high school' seasons which effectively established it--and not incidentally also the then-start-up FOX network are all bundled together in this set.
It's just the individual box sets packaged together. Plus, there are not any extras after the original separate offerings have been released. Some of the music from the original episodes remains changed from the original airings. So this is why I (unfortunately) cannot give it the complete 5 star rating which I know this segment of this series otherwise REALLY deserves.
I swear these seasons of this show is better than vitamin c when you are having a really bad week. It takes me back to junior high and when I had posters of this series plastered all over my room.
Who can forget the very first time they saw Dylan McKay ("The Green Room") or when Scott Scanlon accidentally blew his brains out after a period of being alienated from his once best-friend David Silver (Brian Austin Green)?
The initial plot of this series was supposed to be about an average Midwestern family attempting their best to fit into ritzy Beverly Hills after a job transfer.
But the Brenda and Dylan romance really is what cemented this series. Dylan is the brooding child of hippie Iris McKay (Stephanie Beachham) and white collar criminal Jack McKay (Josh Taylor). Jim Walsh(James Eckhouse) is initially concerned when his 'bunnyfish' develops an interest in the alcoholic surfer, but soon sees the good underneath his troubled exterior--like wife Cindy (Carol Potter) had all along.
Brenda's new friend Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) also deals with family problems of her own. Her mother Jackie (Ann Gillespie) is a former model who seems to be ultra glamorous and hip. However, mom has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. It is hard for Kelly to be the 'parent' when she herself is trying to figure everything out--and needs guidance to do the right thing in some situations.
I think that the character whom I inadvertently ended up being the most like in high school was Andrea Zuckerman (Gabrielle Carteris). Andrea was obsessed with making the Beverly Blaze a hard-nosed investigative newspaper and was not a `party girl type' who had lots of money to throw around on her clothes.
In order to attend the prestigious campus, Zuckerman sleeps on a couch of her grandmothers--an admittedly 'grey area' of school residency legality for the sake of this series.
That revelation and other 'issue-oriented' episodes (such as one where Brandon discovers a girl he likes is really a teenage mom) gave the early years of this series so much more storyline depth than competitors (Saved by the Bell?) while also keeping a balance from sinking into complete over-the-top escapism and unbelievable plots.
This is all the 90210 you'll ever need."
Sara Kennedy | St. Louis, MO | 03/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"90210 is my favorite show of all time. Watching the first 3 seasons takes me back to being a kid, and it was just as great watching all of the episodes a second time around. Can't wait for season 4!"