This week was the premiere of most of CW’s primetime dramas, including one of our favourites- 90210. I completely forgot how last season ended, but thankfully for the opening refresher- I was caught up in 20 seconds. Last season was arguably the worst season for 90210, the writing seemed like it went downhill, and the stories didn’t make sense. I know it’s only the first episode of this season, but things seem to be going well, there weren’t any cheeseball moments (aside from the Annie crying her a** off part).
The one thing about 90210 that screams out crappy show…is the fact that everything is predictable. I can literally map out everything that’s going to happen in the episode, the dialogue…and sometimes even the location of the scene. But really, Dickson gets into a car accident- obviously he’s not dead…they would never kill off Dickson. For a few minutes they have you believing he is actually dead since his phone turns up at the morgue…and Annie is called in to see if her brother’s body is under one of the 3 sheets. Teddy,Silver,Navid and Liam accompany her, and she doesn’t have the emotional capacity to check herself, Silver and Teddy end up doing the deed. They don’t see Dickson’s body, so the morgue dude tells them he’s probably in the hospital. Duh.
Teddy and Silver end their conversation about having a baby together in the midst of all the Dickson drama. Silver asks him to have a baby with her (since she might have cancer)…he’s obviously hesitant and tells her he’ll think about it.
Adriana is off in Vegas for a music concert- seriously how long are they going to drag her music career story on for? Either she gets famous or put her on another career path- like social work or something. While Adriana was in Vegas for all of 1 hour she hooks up with a really hot guy…who is a club promoter. Anyways, it was just a quick hook up she obviously didn’t know about Dickson at the time. She leaves the hot dude and goes off to do her music concert. In the end, hot dude shows up at Liam’s bar…for some reason Navid feels it necessary to offer hot dude a business venture? Hot dude agrees…and he has something planned- probably to take down Adriana and Dickson. Just my guess.
Naomi and Max have the stupidest storyline, when Naomi breaks up his wedding he admits he’s still in love with her. They decide to drive the limo to Vegas and get married, on the way there Naomi pops a bottle of champagne and hits Max in the face causing him to swerve into a ditch- and now they’re stranded. Naomi gets a ride with a random, Max and her squeeze inside the car, but they soon realize he’s a gas station bandit…and they’re all arrested. Like really? I feel like they don’t know what to do with Naomi, they just keep sending her to jail..but it never matters because she somehow makes it out. This time, she has Max speak on her behalf, he confesses to the judge how they’re in love…and the judge lets Naomi go…and offers to marry them. Honessstly? Max’s business partner/college roommate/possible ex lover? shows up and tries to get Max out of jail. He has some anger towards Naomi, as he blames her for causing Max heart break in his first year of college. In the end, he opens a bottle of champagne for her (since she obviously can’t without hitting someone) and threatens to watch over her until Max realizes who she really is? Dumb.
Anyways, back at the hospital Annie starts praying, apparently something she’s never done before. But the best part of it was, she starts talking about herself and her ex boyfriend/priest Caleb. How are you going to pray about your brother…and then start talking about your love life! In a prayer!!! It was ridiculous, but Lori Loughlin came just in time to break up the nonsense. Dickson wakes up but all he’s asking for is Adriana, Annie has no choice but to call her while she’s chilling with Carly Rae Jepsen. Adriana hops on the next flight back to LA. Dickson ends up making it, but the doctors tell them he might not be able to walk only time will tell. The entire Adriana and Dickson story doesn’t fly with me, I think it’s really weird, and they look really weird together. She was Navid’s first love…and now Navid is trying to put A and D together? It’s weird!
Liam is confused about Silver, he ends up burning down his bar (by accident) and ends up getting a huge insurance pay check. The crazy ex girlfriend is somehow spying on his conversation with the insurance people…and forms a revenge plan in her head. You can tell what she’s thinking without her saying anything.
In the end, Teddy decides he’s going to have a baby with Silver and make her the happiest woman ever. Love Teddy.
At this point, most of the characters are heading in a pointless direction. Even though the writing seemed slightly better in the premiere, there is always room for this show to go off the cliff. Navid and Liam seem to be getting over their Silver phase…and begin a playboy living lifestyle- which probably could be fun to watch. Stay tuned.