90210 : Season 1

  • Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 2, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Where the original show used to be a leader, so far the spinoff is a follower.
  4. 30
    It was simply a blah variation on "Beverly Hills, 90210," which lasted a decade on Fox.
  5. 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!''
  6. The truth is it really isn't so horrible after all.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 50
    Well, it wasn’t “Masterpiece Theatre,” and it wasn’t outright terrible.
  10. 30
    90210, the CW remake that premiered last night, is pretty bad.
  11. It's not a great show but it's not a terrible teen drama, not by a long shot.
  12. 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.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. AmandaS.
    Apr 30, 2009
    10
    I love this show!!!I think that it's better than original!!!
  2. PaulD.
    Oct 14, 2008
    10
    This show is really finding it's feet, it's coming out of the shadows to not be a spin-off and be it's own show. At first This show is really finding it's feet, it's coming out of the shadows to not be a spin-off and be it's own show. At first glance it seems cliche ridden but the story is speeding up, as are the newbie characters. This show has really grown on me & my friends. I never watched the original 90210 and i don't intend to. Full Review »
  3. MarisellaA
    Sep 4, 2008
    0
    Brings nothing new to the table of teen drama.