Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beverly Hills, 90210

For most of January, Mordecai and I watched Seasons 1 and 2 of the TV series "Twin Peaks." I don't remember the show running in the 90's, and I hadn't heard of it until Mordecai told me about it a couple years back. But like the feeling I get from completing Phoenix Wright games, I feel loss and emptiness after it's all over. What now? I ask.

Leo wants to know what next, too. He's got spiders on his face, Shelly on his mind.

A couple weekends ago, I came across a used but near-perfect copy of Season 1 of "Beverley Hills, 90210" at Reckless Records. I know Jenni raves a lot about 90210, but the thing about 90210 and myself is that I was too young to understand the contents of the show. Not only was I too young, but I was also probably a little too foreign, and I wonder if the English went by quickly. I think for these reasons among others, my mom didn't care whether I watched the show or not.

So now, I seize the opportunity to fully comprehend what exactly went down in Beverley Hills, 90210, starting with Season 1 (Season 4 is supposed to come out this April; there were a total of 10 seasons!), which originally aired in 1990-91. Some of the outfits and vocabulary are just too much to bear! I like how the girls' styles are consistent--Brenda reps a conservative Midwest look, Kelly is classic, and Donna is WHACK. One of the cool things about the show is that you're supposed to see teenagers, but really, you have a bunch of 20-somethings and near-30 year olds hanging around open lockers gripping binders with about four sheets of loose-leaf paper in them. Oh, how I looked up to binders so much in early grade school. Don't even get me started on Trapper Keepers.

"Can I buy you a drink or something? Oh come on, I'm a nice guy!"

How come no one told me that Brenda dates REX MANNING in the pilot!?!? His name is actually "Jason," a 25 year old lawyer, but his apartment screams, "Rex Manning! Say no more, mon amour...lips are for kissing, baby je t'adore!"


Joseph said...

i think i briefly mentioned this at your super bowl event

but when i was younger i used to dream of some day in the future being able to style my hair like jason priestley's

Jenni said...

For better or for worse, everything I know about human relationships I learned from that show.

Also, I named my Animal Crossing town "90210."

I'm so happy!

M.H. said...

I missed Joe talking about Jason Priestley's hair at the Super Bowl thing, and I regret not having been able to comment at the time.

Please keep us abreast of developments in Beverly Hills. I remember Dylan's drinking problems, Steve's roid-rage, and Brandon's disregard for that girl who likes him, but there are more important moral and social lessons which I would happily revisit and absorb all over again.

Richard A. Choi said...

kelly was hot, donna was whack

haha, for the same reason of fast english, my babysitter used to allow me to watch, "dangerous women".

thetiniestspark said...

WHAT WHAT REX MANNING OMGOMGOMGOMGG hahahahaha that photo made me LOLferreals.

::unzips pants::
"allright, let's do this"
awe. some.

do we agree that liv tyler could have totally worn cuter underwear for the cataclysmic event of boning her fantasy?
ooooooh rexxxxxxy you're so sexxxxxxy! ... i say that at least once a week.