Episode 2: I Found Luke Perry!

The second episode of 90210 started with a very exciting discovery:

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Seems he wasn’t in the first episode. But the opening credits happily pointed him out to me. They also did a very good job of reminding me that Brenda and Brandon moved from snowy Minnesota to sunny LA. Here are some other things we learned:

Dylan is every girl’s dream guy. He is a bad boy who surfs and reads poetry and respects women (so far). He’s super wealthy and lives in a hotel where he can order room service anytime he wants. But this is also hard for him because his parents are not around and clearly don’t care about him. So naturally every girl should want to give him all the love he deserves. Geez…this show is even more of a fantasy than I thought!

Brandon is every girl’s dream guy. Seriously. The character development so far is not even pretending to make either of these guys believable. Every girl Brandon meets is misunderstood and he’s such a sweet midwesterner that they all open up to him. But apparently he only cares about them for one episode because the rich party girl from episode one was gone and Brandon had moved on to alcoholic surfer chick:

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I really thought that was Anna Faris. She looked like her. She sounded like her. It was weird.

It’s really hard to be poor in LA. It’s unclear to me just how “poor” Brenda and Brandon are. I think they’re just not as insanely rich as all of their classmates. Brenda doesn’t have credit cards to buy $150 pairs of hideous jeans, but she does have a sewing kit and can make this gorgeous ensemble:

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Tori Spelling thinks Brandon is “dope.” I hope this is a precursor to a relationship that lasts longer than one episode. I really want to see more of Tori!

Uggs were maybe a thing back in 1990? Yet again, LA is so ahead of the curve! I remember that these were “surfer shoes” before they were the hottest shoes on the planet. But were people really wearing them as long ago as 1990? Seems so:

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There was also a lovely message about being a good person in this episode…but let’s not dwell on that. I need more LA insights, relationships that last 42 minutes (at best), and 90s fashion. Tune in next Thursday for Episode 3: Every Dream Has Its Price Tag.

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