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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 2, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

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  • Summary: A new generation at West Beverly Hills High includes a family from Kansas and alumnus Kelly Taylor returns as a guidance counselor.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. 63
    Nothing surprised me enough, while watching 90210, to blurt out, "Oh my God!" but hey, I'm not as easily surprised as a 15-year-old from Kansas.
  2. It's not a great show but it's not a terrible teen drama, not by a long shot.
  3. The truth is it really isn't so horrible after all.
  4. 50
    Well, it wasn’t “Masterpiece Theatre,” and it wasn’t outright terrible.
  5. Reviewed by: Marisa LaScala
    50
    For the most part, 90210 seems unsure what to do with the Gen-X demographic, fitting in an awkward assortment of teachers, guidance counselors, and big sisters alongside the kid stars.
  6. Reviewed by: Laura Fries
    40
    Sticking absurdly close to the same formula as the original, down to the opening theme and the filming style, the new version lacks that same sense of wonder and awe that Beverly Hills decadence and excesses once held over viewers.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    16
    The only time I laughed with pleasure last night--as opposed to hooting derision or abashed guffaws--was when Tabitha/Walter delivered the best line of the episode for anyone who loves L.A.: ''I'm gonna call Dan Tana's for some takeout!''

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. JoshuaC.
    Sep 6, 2008
    10
    Love this show. I will not say better than original, but the entire series premiere was fantastics. It deserves a 10. Every single actor and actress was amazing, the reunion of Kelly and Brenda...FLAWLESS and who couldnt forget that Jessica Walters so funny. Overall great show. Expand
  2. May 27, 2013
    10
    This season was AMAZING…I was a huge fan of the old series and now with this series it has become my favorite show on TV from season1 to the finale season 5. Expand
  3. AmandaS.
    Apr 30, 2009
    10
    I love this show!!!I think that it's better than original!!!
  4. LiamG.
    Sep 3, 2008
    8
    I'm young enough to have never seen the original 90210, so i watched with a completely fresh mind, and it really wasn't as bad as the critics seem to make out. Its certainly going to keep on my list of shows to watch this season. Expand
  5. CassieF
    Oct 1, 2008
    7
    The show does have too many characters to keep up with but once you get past all that it does have the same vibe as the original. I do have a slight problem with believing that much like the original any of the kids are "15".... They could have tried harder with casting to make that a little more believable. Expand
  6. C.B.
    Sep 5, 2008
    6
    Not horrible, but certainly not something I would watch again.
  7. MarisellaA
    Sep 4, 2008
    0
    Brings nothing new to the table of teen drama.

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