Beverly Hills, 90210 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… Gabrielle Carteris Shannen Doherty Jennie Garth Brian Austin Green Luke Perry Jason Priestley Tori Spelling Joe E. Tata Ian Ziering Tiffani Thiessen Aaron Spelling Fox
TV Review

Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990 - 2014)

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-

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Originally posted Oct 12, 1990 Published in issue #35 Oct 12, 1990 Order article reprints