By coincidence, the new show with the least memorable title (hey, I can barely remember my own ZIP code, let alone Beverly Hills’) is also one of the fall’s most forgettable series.
Twin teenage siblings from Minneapolis (Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley) move with their parents to Los Angeles. It turns out that high school students in Beverly Hills drive Mercedeses and BMWs, dress in expensive clothes, and live in really big houses. These are facts that would seem to have been common knowledge in America since, oh, The Beverly Hillbillies.
Beverly Hills, 90210 is yet another TV concoction that both exploits and comforts teen viewers’ insecurities — tune in to watch Brenda and Brandon try to fit in, just like you. Isn’t this the kind of stuff The Simpsons was created to destroy forever? C-