Well, 90210-ers, I have to say after expecting a predictable and slightly boring show after getting so hyped up for the premiere and then actually finding the premiere quite lovable... well, I was down right disappointed with the second episode this week. (Looks like I might have to start agreeing with our resident critic RachelL's premiere review!)
I didn't hate it, but it was not unique like I was really hoping for after the set up last week. While it wasn't crazy clever with the storylines in the premiere, the characters seemed different and interesting and the plot very possibly addictive.
But this week we got a sappy, badly acted drunken mom scene from Kelly and Silver's mom after the "suspense" around why Silver was sneaking around and sleeping at a women's shelter.
We also got, yawn, one of our main Beverly Hills princesses, Naomi, seeing her dad with another woman. And to make it what it seems the writers thought was less predictable, the mom knows all about it, it's been going on for years, and she's going to continue to stay married and live her rich life anyway. Sorry, but last I checked, that's been done too.
And of course, we have a love triangle for our main gal - will it be the cute summer crush Ethan or the new pretty-boy crush of Ty? Let me guess - Ty for a little while and then finally Annie and Ethan will become the new "It" couple.
Also, last night's episode was awfully suspiciously falling into the ways of The O.C. as the "cool" parents, Harry and Debbie, insisted upon a family night which of course went awry because their kids were embarrassed, but then, ohh sweet conclusion, the kids realize they're really quite lucky to have such great parents and they all walk off to do chores together with their arms around each other.
Not The O.C. you say? Well, let's see - we have two cool parents with their own issues going on, one kid who's the real child of the parents and is clearly privileged but has her feet on the ground, then the adopted kid who was taken in after having a rough life, and now he gets to enjoy the good life while still very well aware of where he came from.
And these cool parents are always there to help out other kids like Silver when their families are falling apart because, hey, they're just that cool and understanding and have power in just the right places to help.
I loved The O.C., so none of this is particularly bad, but it's just not getting that unique and interesting feeling the pilot teased and we'll hopefully be seeing again after this second episode. Maybe this episode was meant to be a bit of a catch-up to get to know the characters after all the big drama of the pilot, and we'll get back on the track of the pilot next week.
What did you think? Was this week a disappointment or are you all about the new 90210?
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