Beverly Hills 90210

Season 1 Episode 10

Isn't it Romantic?

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 03, 1991 on FOX
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Sparks fly when Brenda returns home to find Dylan in her shower, wearing nothing but a towel. He finds her embarrassment endearing and the two go out on their first date, which worries Jim and annoys Brandon. Dylan's family problems bring the couple even closer, and they share an explosive first kiss. Meanwhile, Steve flirts with the speaker for a school assembly but backs off when he learns her very unsexy secret.


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  • Body language: He's available, she's open to suggestion. Dylan & Brenda

    Dylan starts noticing Brenda, as he and Brandon work on cars. Jim asks Dylan questions about his earring. He takes a shower and Brenda walks in on him. He invites her to the movies with him and Brandon. They run into an old gal of Dylan's. They go back to Dylan's and listen to music.

    Brenda and Dylan go to the movies, just them. They go back to his place, and Dylan gets in an argument with his Dad. And almost starts drinking, before storming out. Dylan freaks out, Brenda freaks out. Dylan kisses Brenda.

    At West Bev, the students are getting around to the "sex ed" portion of health class. Steve volunteers to pick up the guest speaker, when the teacher's car break downs, and attempts to pick her up.

    Brandon talks to Dylan about not breaking her heart. And tells him his sister is a virgin (in her business too much?) Kelly gives Brenda a pre-date pep talk (and condoms), and Kelly and Donna help her get dressed up. Dylan doesn't show for her date, but we find out that he was helping his dad skip town. They make up and make out. Brenda talks to her dad about not sneaking around. The guest speaker has a revelation: she has AIDS. Brenda asks Dylan if she's had unprotected sex and they decide to slow things down.

    A good episode, but it seems like they took the Brenda/Dylan relationship fast, from just dating, but that's how it happens I guess.

  • Brenda goes on her first date with Dylan.

    "Isn't it Romantic?" is a great episode. I love how Brenda catches Dylan in the shower. I love how Dylan and Brenda go on their first date. It's interesting learning more about Dylan and how he doesn't get along with his father. The scene where Dylan is scaring Brenda, but Brenda gives him hug was just so intense. I love how this episode also dealt with AIDS and this woman came to speak and keep the students informed about the topic. I give this episode a 8/10.moreless
  • Classic Dylan/Brenda-centric episode

    For anyone who ever doubts that Dylan and Brenda belong together, I suggest you watch this episode. Because it's seriously intensely romantic and charged with energy. Everytime Luke and Shannen share screentime, you're glued to the screen, because they just worked so well together. The scene in which Dylan runs after Brenda and emotionally breaks down, leading to their first and perhaps most highly charged passionate kiss ever, is extremely memorable and well acted. Their developing feelings for each other were extremely believable because the two of them together just oozed with sexual and romantic chemistry. The definitive Dylan/Brenda episode. The first and best, in my opinion. The beginning of a great tv romance.moreless
  • Absolute classic episode of the first season. Brenda and Dylan finally start their explosive relationship.

    This is one of my favorites of the show. You can't forget the first time you meet Dylan's dad and see Dylan lose his cool. The dynamic between Brenda and father Jim is perfect as well. You already start to see all the issues that will come up season's from now between Jim and Dylan. This is absolutly one of the most pivotal episodes of 90210.
  • Classic 90210. Brenda and Dylan succumb to their mutual attraction. Even though his reputation is that of a bad-boy, he is just a tortured teenager trying to grow up without parental involvement. Brenda on the other hand, is overly protected.moreless

    Classic 90210! This episode ranks as one of my all time favorites. Dylan and Brenda give into their passion, which is loaded with emotion. Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty give one of their best performances. I loved Dylan and Brenda, so this episode was great.

    I also like the way this episode juxtiposed the AIDS story with Dylan and Brenda. Brenda\\\'s struggle with sex and Dylan\\\'s initial pulling away, portrayed real emotions of teens, it was both relevant and realistic. I enjoyed the girl with AIDS giving the facts at a time when the majority of the 90210 teens were sexually active or at least thinking about it seriously. Teenagers need wake up calls like this. 90210, in its earlier episodes covered relevant issues in an accesable way; Though sometimes a bit over the top, its aim was commendable.moreless
Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Brenda Walsh (seasons 1 - 4)

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Kelly Marlene Taylor

Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley

Brandon Walsh (episodes 1 - 247)

Brian Austin Green

Brian Austin Green

David Silver

Ian Ziering

Ian Ziering

Steve Sanders

Luke Perry

Luke Perry

Dylan Michael McKay (episodes 2 - 154, 249 - 296)

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