RECAP: 90210, The Bachelors

So…when did 90210 start kicking some serious ass? Monday’s episode was so good; I actually enjoyed it more than Gossip Girl. The episode was reminiscent of the Boy Toy Auction in One Tree Hill, but I can overlook that fact. I repeat, 90210 has started its third season off awesomely. Granted 90210 only racked up 1.79 million viewers this week, but it’s seriously the best show you are probably not watching right now.

This week’s episode, “The Bachelors” was chock full of hot issues currently swamping our society. Intolerance, drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, money problems, selling your eggs for cash…so maybe that one’s a stretch. Naomi kind of took the backseat in this episode, which I was all for. Her character isn’t quite my favorite and that meant that we didn’t have to see creepy Mr. Cannon on our screens this week. Although it looks like the girls are planning an attack on Cannon next week to make him confess. This shall be interesting.

I think that 90210 is handling Teddy’s storyline very well. He’s not handling it very well i.e. the homophobic slur, but in light of the recent suicides, it’s nice to see the issue presented with an equal level of acceptance by the rest of the peach pit crew. Ian is such a cutie and I can’t wait for him to have a bigger role in future, assuming that Teddy comes to grips with reality.

Sasha aka Bitch on Wheels is back with news for Dixon: she’s HIV positive. Seeing as Dixon was planning on doing the nasty with Ivy later that night, that’s got to be the ultimate mood killer. I think it’s safe to say that Ivy didn’t end up cashing in her V-card just yet. Shame. Speaking of cashing in, Annie’s getting paid the princely sum of $20,000 for her special homemade eggs in the hopes of helping her family escape economic ruin.

Liam moves in with the Wilsons where he mysteriously develops an extreme thirst and a tendency to walk around shirtless. Not complaining. We also get another surprising revelation that Annie’s new boyfriend is Liam’s half-brother. Liam immediately reverts back to his brooding bad boy self claiming that he isn’t the right guy for Annie. Are you on your period Liam? You were cooking her dinner 2.5 seconds ago…

I hope 90210 can keep up this string of super-quality episodes. The series is constantly on the brink of being cancelled every year despite the fact it keeps getting better and better every year. Seriously, check out the revamp of the old classic. You won’t regret it.

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