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September 8th, 2008

Donna Martin Graduates

Ok, so I finally downloaded and watched the first two episodes of the new 90210.

"You are such a fucking girl sometimes," was Rome Girl's horrified comment when I suggested we watch it tonight.

Anyway, I've always loved 90210 and am not ashamed of it (and still want to give Tiffany Amber Thieson 20,000 babies) so I put my foot down and turned it on.

My general thoughts.

1. I'd like to see more Shannon Dougherty - but only if she's a nutjob again. Brenda Walsh being a good girl and doing the right thing is boring. Brenda Walsh being a selfish whiny psychopath is a good thing. They better bring out the claws in the next few episodes.

2. I'm clearly missing the time line here. The old 90210 ended with Kelly Taylor leaving Brandon at the alter and that was like 10 years ago. So, how does she happen to have Brandon's 4 and a half year old son now?

3. I love that the dude from Silk Stalkings is the dad. Rock on Rob Estes. Rock the fuck on.

4. What do you think the relationship is going to be between the blog girl and David Silver? There has to be one since she insists on being called "Silver" even though that's not her real name. Also David Silver stirred up trouble with his radio broadcasts and now s he's doing it with her blog. She must be his illegitimate daughter or something.

5. When did La Crosse become a big high school sport? I've clearly been out of America too long.

6. The Peach Pit is still a skanky nightclub! Yay!!!!!!!!!!

7. I love that the dialogue is still awful and trashy. If they had tried to make this more modern and intellectual it would have been a total fail.

8. I really feel bad for the dude who had to walk home alone to play with his pentapuss.

9. If you are wealthy enough to be 16 and have your own private jet do you really go to public school?

10. Please, please please have Luke Perry show up in a future episode - but have him be really fat and bald.

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Whenever I have to type the word mattress, I still sorta feel like leaving off the last "s" for savings.

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