May 12, 2008

Kelly and Donna Are Returning to 90210!

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Okay, I admit it. I have a weird, unexplainable fascination with Beverly Hills, 90210. I love it. It's cheesy, it's campy, it's a ridiculous teen soap but I. LOVE. IT. Even with Kelly Taylor's righteous holier-than-thou attitude, Brenda's wonky eye, Brandon's huge, distracting, honking watch and Shelf-O-Hair, Dylan's stereotypical moodiness and strange whisper-like talk, Steve's obnoxiously loud shirts (it was the 90s), David Silver's annoying geekdom, Andrea's 30 year old high school senior and her prissiness, and Donna's big hole in her chest (bad implants), size 0 clothing and sometimes painful attempts at screwball comedy. Even with all that, I still love it.

The geniuses over at the CW, in all their infinite wisdom, decided that the time is right for a Beverly Hills, 90210 spin-off. No, not the Melrose Place type (remember, Melrose Place started on 90210, with Jake building something (who cares what, really?) for Jackie and Mel's wedding, and Kelly meeting him?) No, this is 90210 15 years later, but with a new cast of spoiled, whiny teens. Ah, some things never change.

Word around the gossip mill for the last several weeks has been that Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh) and Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders) are all anxious and willing to sign up for the new show.

It's official! Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are returning to play Kelly and Donna, respectively. No word on where Dylan McKay and David Silver will be. If you remember correctly, the series ended with Donna and David getting married and Kelly and Dylan deciding to be a couple.

No word on what Donna will be doing, but Kelly is reportedly a school guidance counselor at good old West Beverly, in a recurring role.

I know I will hate myself for doing this, but I will watch this new show. It will suck because it won't be the original 90210 and these new kids simply won't be able to hold a candle to Brandon, Brenda, Kelly, Dylan, Steve, Andrea, David and Donna. But I will still watch because I'm a pushover that way.

Here's hoping that Steve Sanders and the Minnesota Twins, Brandon and Brenda, are set to return next. Imagine how exciting it will be to see Brenda and Kelly getting into a bitchfight as 35 year olds!

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