• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 2, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic 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. Neither trainwreck nor masterpiece, the new "90210" was exactly what nobody expected it would be: remarkably faithful in tone and spirit to the original adventures of Brandon, Brenda, Scott Scanlon and company.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    58
    The show juggled a lot of storylines last night, maybe too many, but the vibe feels right. "90210" is not a disaster, and the CW can now officially let out a deep ... sigh ... of relief.
  6. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    50
    Where the original show used to be a leader, so far the spinoff is a follower.
  7. 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.
  8. 50
    Well, it wasn’t “Masterpiece Theatre,” and it wasn’t outright terrible.
  9. 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.
  10. 30
    It was simply a blah variation on "Beverly Hills, 90210," which lasted a decade on Fox.
  11. 30
    90210, the CW remake that premiered last night, is pretty bad.
  12. 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!''
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Apr 27, 2013
    8
    90210 brings drama on a whole new level with it showing more about every character's storyline rather than just random hookups with stupid plot twists. it is indeed a very good show and i would recommend you seeing it. it is much better than gossip girl. Full Review »
  3. Apr 19, 2013
    2
    Watched sadly 5 episodes for Shena Grimes (Probably spelled wrong but whatever I like her), anyways dont know why Im a guy but I decided to watch this and the original. Normally originals are farless entertaining, good, or real but in this case thats what was different once claimed Beverly Hills turned into the crap fest 90210. This is such a shame that Gossip Girls and 90210 seem to be able to survive. One Tree Hill is more some what realist then 90210. If you want my opinion America doesnt seem how to make a REGULAR teen drama they only know how to make fake (90210), rich (Gossipe Girl), dramatic (Pretty Little Liars), supernatural (Vampire Diaries) shows. America seems to think that a show can't survive without some kind of gimik or angle. Until in 2009 I found Degrassi and said finally then I found out it was a Canadian show. Really if Canada can make a far more better and realist teen drama and last for more then what 30 years America should be ashamed. If you want something real watch Degrassi want something fake watch 9020. It only gets a 2 because Shenna Grimes Full Review »