90210 Season 2, Episode 3: 'Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat' Review - Featured

As the 2nd season of 90210 continued with 'Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat,' I felt like the direction of the show lost its way as the Annie-Naomi conflict spun off in an unfocused way, and Dixon became the focus in an out-of-the-blue way.



Sure, Dixon was bond to meet a new girl and it makes sense to bring up that conflict for a good old fashioned love triangle with Silver, but I feel like it was brought up in an odd way, and was only created to make up a new "edgy" conflict which isn't that interesting. We all know where it's going when someone starts a relationship with a ton of lies - nowhere but down.


It started out innocently enough with Dixon chatting with the new girl he met at the pizza place and she casually threw in that she had been out of college for a few years. That would be awkward, and I can understand why Dixon would be embarrassed to admit right then he's in high school, but well kids, he's kinda under-aged and I'm pretty sure anyone would be livid if they were unknowingly dating someone not of age, considering even when things are consensual, it can end up messy if anything bad were to happen.


So, yawn, Dixon is caught in a big lie just getting bigger meaning next week or the following, it'll all come crashing down, and after a little bit of drama, Dixon will be single again with a little lesson to ponder.


Other than that drama I'm not thrilled about, I felt like the 'sext' drama and the hit-and-run drama were at a high point ready for a climax by the end of last week's episode, and then came either tumbling down in a ridiculous way for the 'sext,' or for the hit-and-run, still came to nothing.


The hit-and-run is still a big deal that Annie was involved in that, but we're going to stop caring if a big storyline doesn't come out of it soon.


As for the 'sext,' I was glad to see Annie get angry and get the truth out at least that Naomi had been the one to send it, but can anyone say 'awkward' that her parents had to find out about all this?


It was decent revenge for Annie to blindside Liam and drag him to Naomi just to lie that she and Liam had been sleeping together for a while to hurt Naomi, it was still a little lame. Standing up for herself = empowering, becoming a mean girl herself = stupid. I'm not sure if they mean for Annie to start being a mean girl to fit in and be able to hack it in Beverly Hills, but with Silver already becoming a clone of Naomi, it's getting a little dull to have every girl character be the same catty, bitchy, defensive character.


But at least we still have Adrianna being an original and interesting girl! The almost-kiss with Teddy was very expected, but it does seem like it'll be interesting if she ends up telling Navid about it, and/or if she later confronts Teddy about it. Being a new kid in town, Teddy's pretty much a big catalyst waiting to push all sorts of balls of disaster into action, so while it's predictable so far, I'm intrigued to see what kind of person and conflict he's really meant to be.


So what did you think of all the conflicts, new and old, this week? Are you a fan of where the plot is going so far this season or are you like me and finding it wavering?

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Sep 23, 2009 6:59PM EDT

Hmm... I'm actually quite annoyed that Annie ruined any sympathy I may have had for her (being the centre of attention in such a devastating way is horrific) by being just as bad as Naomi. Now she pretty much deserves what ever is dished out next. I hate all the bitchiness. Yes you do need one good bitch in a series but usually one that you know isn't entirely bad... but when you have practically every girl turning round and stabbing each other in the back it makes girls altogether look bad. Also what dodgy thing was Liam planning?

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Sep 23, 2009 7:10PM EDT

@jaivomi - Ooo! I forgot to mention Liam's madness! Either he's really upset with Annie or Naomi... or Jen. But I'd assume this particular bout of anger would be directed at Annie for messing things up further. But what on earth would he need to do in a creepy basement with lots of tools for either blowing off steam or revenge? I feel something stupid or scary coming on...

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Sep 23, 2009 10:56PM EDT

I just find Annie so annoying and I always have. Ughh, It wasn't really good of Naomi to send the anonymous message but Annie didn't need to go and hurt Naomi AND hurt Liam after her original plan to hurt Naomi didn't work, she's just mean and so, so ridiculous. Also am I the only one that thinks Liam in the creepy basement was him totally creating something really intricate or huge or amazing to show Naomi he cares about her? Hahaha, I like Liam. I think he's sweet.. and on a side note, how amazingly gorgeous are he and Teddy? Also I don't think Adrianna should tell Navid about the Teddy almost kiss, because it'd only hurt him, make him crazy jealous and suspicious and ruin his almost-new friendship with Teddy. Nothing really happened and it was clear she wasn't into it, only she'll probably tell him and he'll get all mad and argh..

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Sep 24, 2009 9:06AM EDT

Man I'm so sick of Naomi, what a bitch~!

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Sep 24, 2009 11:46AM EDT

Does anyone know what song Dixon and Sasha had on their ringtones?

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