Last night marked the return of 90210 to television. I was a big fan of the original and was happy to return to the zip code.
What I liked: The parents and teachers look to be playing a bigger role this time around. I think that bodes well for the show and will allow broader story lines. I really liked all the actors playing the Wilson family. I am also a big fan of Jessica Stroup who plays Silver on the show. I like the inter-connectedness between the families and also to the past 90210(including, of course, Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty).
What I didn’t like: I didn’t really love the actress playing Naomi. I didn’t really like the character at all. I hate that they already have all the guys falling in love with the new girl. She’s cute, but there were plenty of cute girls in the school. Lori Laughlin will be wasted if all she is is the mom who does not like the new lifestyle of the family. Jessica Walter also needs a bigger role on the show.
I will watch again, just because I love TV and will be watching for all the connections to the past 90210(anyone else notice Hannah Zuckerman Vasquez on the school news?). I have hope that the show runners learned a lot from their Freaks and Geeks time and will make the show better as time goes on.
Tonight’s new show: Sons of Anarchy.