Tagline: “Old friends. New faces. Same ZIP.”
Translation: There are, ostensibly, other people on this show too!
The verdict: The CW did not take Defamer’s advice to keep Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth hidden from sight like the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, thank God, because even a quick glimpse of Brenda and Kelly was all we needed to be sent straight back to high school. We guess there are some other people on the new 90210 — a cursory search of our SEO-unfriendly 902102 tag reminds us that The Wire’s Tristan Wilds is in the cast, plus a bunch of kids we don’t care about but who presumably possess hot bods, capped teeth, and emotional crises befitting “The show that defined a generation.” We just hope Scott Scanlon comes back from the dead!