90210: Season 1 (2008 - 2009)

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Season 1
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Like its predecessor, the retooled 90210 is a sleek, campy guilty pleasure -- though it's unfortunately less pleasurable.

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Critic Ratings: 21

40%

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User Ratings: 37

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 2, 2008
2
Air date: Sep 2, 2008
3
Air date: Sep 9, 2008
4
Air date: Sep 16, 2008
5
Air date: Sep 23, 2008
6
Air date: Sep 30, 2008
7
Air date: Oct 7, 2008
8
Air date: Oct 28, 2008
9
Air date: Nov 4, 2008
10
Air date: Nov 11, 2008
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Tv Season Info

Sibling teens Annie and Dixon Wilson (played by Shenae Grimes and Tristan Wilds) adjust to a huge moves from Kansas to Beverly Hills. They're enrolled in West Beverly Hills High School where their father (played by Rob Estes) is the new principal. This updated spin-off of "Beverly Hills, 90210" revolves around the teens' lives including romance and friendships along with father Harry's return to his hometown where characters from his own past crop up.

Critic Reviews for 90210 Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (12)

By trying to be all things to all viewers, 90210 feels rudderless. It lacks the dry wit of The O.C., the trashy snark of Gossip Girl and the pure melodrama of the original 90210.

Dec 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Really, the original Beverly Hills 90210 was pretty bad. And 90210, the CW remake that premiered last night, is pretty bad, too.

Sep 2, 2008 | Full Review…

The new 90210 was exactly what nobody expected it would be: remarkably faithful in tone and spirit to the original adventures of Brandon, Brenda, Scott Scanlon and company.

Sep 2, 2008 | Full Review…

I don't plan on becoming a devoted fan of the new 90210 but it displayed more tongue-in-cheek writing than I expected (although my standards were quite low).

Dec 30, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Surely the teenage girls at whom this show is aimed want a fantasy of their own, and not some act-of-desperation rehash of another era's hit? CW is about to find out.

Sep 2, 2008 | Full Review…

This show actually is not bad; it is what it is, and that's all that it is.

Sep 2, 2008 | Full Review…

I thought it was ok, nothing to jump up and down about and definitely not as good as the original 90210.

Dec 30, 2019 | Full Review…

With the help of a strong musical soundtrack, it's off to a better-than-expected start and may strike a chord with teenagers.

Dec 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is not a good sign that a high point late in the new version's debut was the arrival of [Shannen] Doherty, who by now looks as if she were ready to star in a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Dec 26, 2019 | Full Review…

At least the 1990s version pretended to take the subject of high-schoolers having sex seriously, showing characters experiencing pregnancy scares and strife with parents. This latest incarnation pretends at nothing.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Again, I really can't stress enough how bad "90210" is, but it's so bad that I would actually kind of recommend watching it in a "look how bad this is!" sort of way.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Much to my surprise, I found 90210 to be a satisfactory guilty pleasure, a sun-soaked diversion that's a great alternative for when you want to zone out after a long day at work or school.

Sep 2, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 90210: Season 1

  • Jun 19, 2015
    I gave this show a shot only because of Matt Lanter (after watching his Star-Crossed). 90210 surprised me though as it was extremely entertaining and fun to watch.
  • May 23, 2015
    The show starts off slow, and kind of stupid, but once you get past the first few episodes it's amazing! Definitely my favorite show of all time!
  • Dec 29, 2014
    How a show like this gets made is beyond me. Must be a hell of a salesperson to pitch this garbage.

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