So, we've had 3 years of "90210", and I wanted to share this thought publicly:
When "Beverly Hills, 90210" first started, I recall that it dealt with a lot of social issues. That's what really got me hooked on that show (yes, I'm *that* old!) because it showed how people of my age (back then) dealt with real world, grown-up problems. But after a while, mainly when everyone started sleeping around with everyone, it became a teen angst melodrama.
With "90210", it seems like the producers have just decided to focus on the teen melodrama part. Which I guess is fine, but I'd also like to see some pressing social issues being presented to show how today's teens deal with them.
So far, there have been 2 issues that I thought were/are being dealt with seriously:
- Silver's bipolar disorder
- Teddy's homosexuality
Adrianna's teen pregnancy seems to have been relegated into the "melodrama" category recently, with her using it to score a role in a reality show.
I hope I'm not alone in wishing for the producers to make the show more relevant for its discerning audience.