FOX (ended 2000)
Haven't seen the whole series yet (but I'm watching on SoapNet) but I am extremely pissed off that Kelly and Brandon didn't get married. Well, maybe its not the fact that they didn't get married, what really bothers me is that they feel they have to break up just because they didn't get married on that particular day. So the timing was wrong, BIG DEAL...it doesn't mean its never meant to be. Brandon was very vigilent about getting Kelly back after he cheated on her, and then he lets the relationship fizzle just because they didn't get married on that particular day. I am really annoyed by that.
It seems to me that the show is starting to focus more on Donna than anyone else.
|The show began its decline after the gang graduated college, butit definitely jumped the shark the minute Brandon left for Washington. I love the fact that David and Donna got married, but other than that, seasons 9 and 10 were pretty much a waste.(IMO) Think about it- as soon as Brandon leaves, Steve turns The Beat into a tabloid with ridiculous stories on leprechauns and ghosts. (ick!!) They bring in poor, pathetic Gina, as a sorry attempt to replace Val, because the show always had to keep a dark haired vixen in the cast. But Gina didn't even come close to Val and Brenda. Nothing against Vanessa Marcil, I love her, but that was just a BAD role. Noah spent most of season 9 in a drunken haze, with Dylan in a drug haze. Kelly spent a year and a half dancing around between Matt and Dylan, making herself look even more fickle than she already did. David had a string of romantic encounters that led nowhere, except to statutory rape charges. But the most ridiculous thing of all to me was that they kept the Walsh house alive. When Brandon left, the house should have been sold- end of story. Yet, we have Steve and Janet raising a kid there, Noah moves in, Matt moves in; it was all too weird.|
I think it jumped the shark in the beggining of Season 6 or at the end of Season 7 because dont get me wrong i do think it jumped the shark when Brenda left it was never the same without herbut you could still watch but when it really jumped the shark is like everyone says, when Val and Brandon left!!! What where the producers thinking??
|I think it "jumped the shark" when Branon cheated on Kelly.....it just didnt seem real....I mean when he kissed Emily but was still w/Kelly that was believable because he had feelings for Emily but Emma? please then the show took a nose dive they didnt get married,Dylan came back as a druggie and a drunk, Donna and Noah are as lame as ever and Steve and Janet have a kid...yawn|
[QUOTE="gwen13579"]^ Totally. I agree. I'll re-do my list of jumping the shark moments: 1. Dylan flirting with Kelly before Brenda's even left 2. Dylan "choosing" Kelly in the swimming pool
For me, as soon as Dylan chose Kelly, things were not the same. Season three was their senior year, and should have been really really good (see One Tree Hill for a great senior year)but it just wasnt'. The prom was lame! Celeste, a guest star, looked the best of all of them. It was very disappointing. The graduation episode was good, but for me, it just couldn't make up for breaking up Brenda and Dylan.
I liked season 5's intro of Val, and I liked Brandon with Kelly, but somehow, 90210 was never the same after Dylan chose Kelly.
Personally, I try to block season 8 from my memory, as not only did they ruin Kelly and Brandon, but they ruined Donna and David. She left David for Noah! Why!?
(and sorry, Gwen13579, but I liked Lucas with Peyton)
|^ I know what you mean. I feel the same way about Lucas being with Peyton instead of Brooke last season in One Tree Hill. Even though my favorite couple on 90210 was Brandon/Kelly, very close behind was Dylan/Brenda, so I felt betrayed by the writers when they messed up both these ultimate couples at different points in the show. The original writers even admit they knew both these couples were meant to be together. And yet when these writers are replaced by new ones, and when actors leave, the couples are taken for granted. |
The major screw-ups by the writers were - not having Brandon/Kelly, and Dylan/Brenda as endgame. Season 3 jumped the shark, as did Season 8.