If you missed last night’s season premiere of The CW’s 90210, you missed a lot.
Within the first ten minutes we learned that Naomi’s pregnancy was a false alarm, Silver and Navid were moving in together and right before the credits rolled, Liam returned from his summer trip on a fishing boat with an engagement ring and a proposal for Annie. To say last night’s episode moved fast would be an understatement.
This was the first episode out of the gate since former show-runner Rebecca Sinclair stepped down at the end of last season.
For the most part, the episode was enjoyable. It contained plenty of drama and humor that fans love, including a moment where Naomi ignorantly tries to hide the pot growing in her new backyard by throwing it in the fire at her end of summer party.
However, there were some things that were a little too hard to believe. Since when can Dixon afford a beach house? He just got back from being a roadie on tour all summer. I’m no expert, but I doubt being a roadie pays that much. And the fact that the cowboy, Austin, first showed up as the previous owner of Naomi’s new house, then showed up as Dixon’s new roommate and then went on to hook up with Adrianna was a little too coincidental.
The good thing about the fast pace of the episode was that there was never a dull moment. The show has stuck to its premise in that they will be continuing to show the fantasy-filled, glamorous lifestyle that teens wish they could have. 90210 is not meant to be realistic. It’s a show that’s supposed to be filled with over the top trashy drama and comedy. And that’s why we love it.