Featured Discussion: 90210 Turned "After School Special" or Finally Realistic?

For a moment, yes... 90210 went a little "after school special" (OMG, Google it!), despite its best efforts to point out how embarrassing and silly sex talks and all those other wholesome lessons are.

But just as I was rolling my eyes at the CW-ness and slight after school special-ness of this week's episode, I got a nice surprise!

The good girl didn't just decide she was better than having sex with the first guy who tried - she actually started to go for it, only to discover an evil b*tch in her place. 90210 drama - yes, 90210 lesson learning - also yes.

But then even after this nice little bit of drama, for the first time since their arrival in this alternate universe of a zip code, one of these Kansas-grown kids freaked out about the outrageous Beverly Hills life - thank you!

I found Annie's revelations and then emotional break-down at home the most real 90210 moments yet.

Do you agree or did Annie's sex talk/sex disaster experience remain too "good girl does the right thing" to you?

Photo courtesy of TVGuide.com



Large newrachelimage
Sep 24, 2008 11:51AM EDT

Very "original 90210". Brenda also waited until a very special night...the prom (ha HA ha)...But in all seriousness I enjoyed the episode...though I think it's only a matter of time before Annie realizes Adrianna was lying and goes and has sex with Ty after all.

Default avatar cat
Sep 24, 2008 12:23PM EDT

I thought it was done very well and tons more realistic than most other shows for teens. Annie's realization about Beverly Hills was handled very well. The excessive is overwhelming and you can get caught up in everything all too quickly.

Default avatar cat
Sep 24, 2008 10:30PM EDT

I actully thought annie was going to have sex. She seemed well a little determied by all the sex talks and yest annie is a good-girl and she is very smart. But she actully went with it, but smart enough to get a condom. I loved that episode

Default avatar cat
Sep 24, 2008 11:27PM EDT

It was quite a different episode compared to the previous ones! The 'door slide breakdown' was a bit overly dramatic but the show needed a new story line. Overall I liked this episode a lot!

Sep 27, 2008 2:09AM EDT

Fairly typical if you ask me. This isn't the 'good girl' thing this is the 'girl has absolutely no idea' thing. She's lucky that her first experience didn't end up being one she'd rather forget. More interestingly Silver, quite possibly proving the point that you can learn from another's mistakes (in this case her sisters). She's become an intriguing character, especially for those of us who have seen her as a little blond girl in a dress from the original series. She makes a strong contrast to Annie's storyline this episode as the girl who knows what she wants and has decided to take it slow.

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