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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Meta reboot of teen soap is clever and self-aware.

TV Fox Drama 2019
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I think this show is amazing! I never watched the original show, I was born after it ended. So I didn’t really know what to expect from this reboot. But I LOVE it! It’s so funny and crazy. I’m for sure gonna start watching the original 90210! Also, you can tell that the cast has great chemistry.
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age 18+

Excellent show total and show

I really love it and really want to see more!!!!!!!!

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Great messages
Great role models

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Pleasantly meta and sharp, this "reboot" (if you can call it that) of the 1990s teen TV drama transcends its soapy roots to become, amazingly, something pretty profound. Beverly Hills, 90210 was never great art, and the now-grown-up cast definitely gets how ridiculous it is to be best-known for a show that was a guilty pleasure even when it was one of the hottest shows on TV. With almost BoJack Horseman-levels of irony, the ex-90210'ers look back on their days of teen idolatry with a mixture of embarrassment and wistfulness: it sure would be nice to have the recognition and money that once came so easily, even if that same recognition meant that the show's actors were never taken seriously afterwards as they headed off to TV projects with even greater levels of corn (Ziering's Sharknado turns, Spelling's reality-TV queendom), or "where are they now?" status (Garth, Green).

Yet even "pinups for horny teenage girls," as Priestley is called during BH90210's first episode by a sneering millennial, have feelings, and middle age is a great time to experience both regrets for one's past mistakes, and a longing for a different, better life. And so as we meet up for the cast for the first time in a long long while, it's pretty delicious to see them playing riffs on their real-live selves, and hoping that their reunion will take them somewhere new. Maybe it won't work -- but in launching this smart, self-aware reboot, the cast is already leagues ahead of similar, staler retreads that go nowhere. "Who was that guy who said you can't go home again?" asks a game Spelling. "I don't know," shrugs Garth. "I only went to fake high school."

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