90210 – New and Improved on the CW


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"90210" -- Pictured: Dustin Milligan, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Walter, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, Lori Loughlin, Ryan Eggold, Jessica Stroup and Michael Steger star in 90210 on The CW. Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/ The CW ©2007 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

 
West Beverly High is still there but a whole new crop of kids have just started the week of the new school season there. It is also 2008.  Brenda, Brandon, Kelly, Dylan, Steve, Donna, David and Andrea are all gone and grown up.  In fact Kelly ( Jennie Garth) is a school counselor now at West Beverly.  Things sure have changed at zip code 90210. 
 

 

Dustin Milligan as Ethan

Dustin Milligan as Ethan

 
Harry ( Rob Estes) and Debbie Wilson ( Lori Laughlin) decide to leave Kansas with their two children Annie ( Shenae Grimes) and adopted brother Dixon ( Tristan Wilds) to return to Harry’s hometown of Beverly Hills.  He wants to take care of his ailing retired celebrity actress alcoholic mother. 

   

Shenae Grimes as Annie

Shenae Grimes as Annie

 

 

 

 

 

Harry takes on the job of West Beverly’s Principal.  You can imagine what happens when Kansas culture tries to mix in with Beverly Hills culture. 

Rob Estes as Harry Wilson

Rob Estes as Harry Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

If the first episode is any indication, 90210 is certainly on its way to be much better than the original 90’s version Beverly Hills 90210.   The writing and plot lines are already a knotch above the original. Shenae Grimes is likable and believable as the transplant from Kansas thrown into the wonderful city of Beverly-OZ!  Tristan Wilds brings a sincerity into his role as an adopted son. He and Grimes play well against each other as a brother and sister.

 

Jennie Garth

Pictured: Jennie Garth

 

 

 

 

Rob Estes and Lori Laughlin are graduates from former soapish dramas and with Jennie bring a connection to similar shows from the last decade. Shannen Doherty and Joe Tata ( from the Peach Pit) even show up.

Tristan Wild

Pictured: Tristan Wild

 

 

 

 

Jessica Walter is hilarious playing Shenae and Tristan’s grandmother. She adds the perfect comedic relief and is brilliant in her role.

Jessica Walter as Tabitha

Jessica Walter as Tabitha

 
 AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup, Dustin Milligan, Michael Steger, and Ryan Eggold make up the rest of the very talented cast regulars that make up the ensemble team.

 

 

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Pictured: (Front row l-r) Ryan Eggold as Ryan, Jessica Stroup as Silver, Michael Steger as Navid; (Middle Row l-r) Jessica Walter as Tabitha, Tristan Wilds as Dixon, AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi; (Back row l-r) Rob Estes as Harry, Lori Loughlin as Debbie, Shenae Grimes as Annie, Dustin Milligan as Ethan.Photo Credit: Art Streiber/ The CW(C) 2008 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

 
The show is edgy but still very down to earth.  90210 is improved and even better than before!

 

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