90210 'Okaeri, Donna': What'd you think of Donna's Return? - Featured

Oh the great return of Donna!

While 'Okaeri, Donna' included Silver busy keeping it mellow with Kelly, Naomi, Ethan, and Liam spending their break with Habitat for Humanity, and Annie and Dixon spending their spring break advertising Dr Pepper and finding Dixon's mom, somehow in all that, Donna's return was the focus of the episode.

I felt with Kelly and Brenda, and now Kelly and Donna, that it's awkward and forced to have them on the new 90210 as they spend most of their scenes talking about other characters played by actors who didn't agree to return, or talking about fictional things they were doing in all their time apart. I feel now as if Kelly's role in the show is more natural, so maybe we just need more time with other old school characters, but this episode of Donna's return was pretty much entirely awkwardly pushing the fictional fact that she was in Japan all this time, and making it so that she and David were separated so she could be on the show without him.

Currently Tori Spelling is signed on to do a few episodes, and I'd assume she might agree to do more depending on how her storyline works out and how fans receive her character. So what did you think? Did you like Donna's return to Beverly Hills and do you want her to stick around or would you rather she do a few episodes and be done with it?


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RachelL Editor
Apr 15, 2009 2:10PM EDT

Yeah...to me it kind of tarnishes the memory of the original Beverly Hills 90210 to say that Donna and David didn't work out.
Donna's presence reminded me why she was always the worst character on the original show as well. Sorry Tori Spelling, but your acting skills have managed to get even worse in the last few years.
And her kimono print dresses were fugly.

Apr 15, 2009 5:29PM EDT

I don't mind Donna's return, it's kinda fun. But i can't get over how HOTT Liam is, OMG it makes me feel like im a teenager again they way i giggle when he is all dominating of Naomi lol I hope he stays around for a LONG time :)

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Apr 15, 2009 5:44PM EDT

I wasn't really bothered about Donna's return...i was just hooked on Liam...he's so HOT & HILARIOUS!!!

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Apr 16, 2009 5:14AM EDT

I can't really judge whether I want Donna to stay or not, there's a huge Dr. Pepper logo blocking my vision.

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Apr 16, 2009 7:29AM EDT

@ 123coffee: So true!
I agree with Rachel. My nicest memory of the old Beverly Hills 90210 is the wedding and how David and Donna were always meant to be. They shouldn't break them up just so Donna can return. Leave us the image of a perfect world, please!!! :-)I have to say, that I don't like Tori Spelling's look. All the surgeries and bleached hair and all. It's so over the top and I don't like people like that being on television. She could be friends with Heidi Montag another surgery junkie, screwed up.I think both look a lot worse than before and cannot understand why they did it.My conclusion: Send Donna back to Japan and let her fix her marriage with David. Sayonara!

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Apr 16, 2009 10:09AM EDT

i havent watched the original beverly hills 90210, so i didnt really care that Donna and David broke up coz i had no idea who he was or their history. However, i didnt really like her character anyway. The actress, Tori Spelling, is terrible. To be honest, i really wasnt at all impressed with the entire episode and least of all this new addition and all the Dr. Pepper advertising? seriously??

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Apr 16, 2009 10:11AM EDT

Ok so where is BRIAN (David) . He should def return also, come on how could they put Donna and not David. and DYLAN where is he they talk about him all the time.

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Apr 16, 2009 12:40PM EDT

There is no David becaus the actor didn't agree to come.

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RachelL Editor
Apr 16, 2009 3:08PM EDT

@ald....which is the only reason why they did the cheap thing and said Donna/David were separated...though an interview in TV Guide claims they were trying to be "real".

Apr 19, 2009 2:21AM EDT

Idk, as far as the whole Donna and David separation. I watched the original and it always bugged me that the two flattest characters on the show were the only ones to get a happily ever after. I like that a little bit of reality set in and we find out the perfect couple isn't so perfect; even if it was a last minute idea b/c the Brian Austin Greene didn't want to come back.
I think Donna and other original characters popping up has more to do with pleasing the original fan base. It may be cheesy but I know that part of me was dying to find out how everyone turned out. It does seemed forced to have them come back, but it's likes a cheap thrill. Besides, its kind of sad that the Queen B of West Beverly's major role now is keeping her sister out of the nut house...I like seeing Kelly have a life and see ppl that meant something to her.
And yes, can we say "product placement"? I don't care how many f*ing cans of Dr. Pepper you're going to put in my face, I still can't stand the stuff....

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