Bet is off!

In reference to the new 90210:
My bet on Kelly’s baby’s daddy was wrong! She was just talking to a new love interest about the baby’s daddy and it sounds more like it’s Brandon’s. She said he’s a do-gooder and travels all over doing charity work.

So…last week we heard that she was talking to Brandon in Belize. So, maybe I’ll put my money on Brandon now instead of Dylan.

I’m so tired from work today, it’s nice thinking of ditzy things like this.

Oh, and Kelly & Brenda were chatting and Donna has a new baby. As much as Tori Spelling annoys me, I liked Donna on Beverly Hills 90210 and I would have liked to see her on this new 90210. I still think it’d be great if they brought a few of the guys back for cameos too….if Brandon’s the baby daddy I’m guessing we’ll be seeing Jason Priestley.

And BTW, the adopted black son of the new family just got a job at The Pit. I guess that’s like Brandon working at the Peach Pit?

Thoughts on the new 90210

Over the weekend I finally got around to watching the first 2 episodes of the new 90210 and I really didn’t think it was totally horrible. It started with a premise slightly similar to the old 90210….a family moving to Beverly Hills from a hick area (this time from Kansas). In the new one, though, the family coming into town has an adopted black brother. I guess that’s supposed to be the token of “diversity” in this show? And Becky (Lori Loughlin) of Full House fame plays the mom in that family. It feels more “high school”-y than the original 90210 and the kids are much more risque and have much different types of problems, which both signs of our times more than anything. The old Beverly Hills 90210 feels so campy compared to the new 90210.

Anyway, putting aside that, some of the more “fun” parts for me? You get to see Erin Silver as a teenager. Geeky still-fans of the original 90210 may remember Erin Silver as the half-sister of both David Silver and Kelly Taylor. Also in the first episode you got a brief glimpse of Hannah Zuckerman-Vasquez on a TV, who, if you recall is the daughter of Andrea Zuckerman and Jesse Vasquez (who did get divorced eventually).

Also from the old show, you get to see Nat working at the new fangled Peach Pit (which is now called The Pit). He comments in the first episode, “Whatever happened to just plain old coffee?” Hehe. I used to love Nat and am glad to see him back here. In the second episode you see Kelly Taylor’s mom again and it seems she’s fallen back into alcohol abuse and now is causing problems in Erin’s life. And here I thought Mrs. Taylor had finally gotten herself together by the end of Beverly Hills 90210. Erin Silver actually seems like a pretty cool character, not surprising since I really did like David Silver all through the first series and kinda liked Kelly Taylor during most of the first series. She comes from good blood. 🙂

As for the two big returns, of course there’s the big return of Shannen Doherty as Brenda. Apparently she was only slated for four episodes, but this report in the AP says Doherty’s ‘90210’ adventure might continue. I really hope so. Shannen did looked pretty ragged and really looks like she aged more than Jennie Garth, but I was really happy to see Brenda back and I know there are lots of Brenda fans out there still (including me!).

And of course there’s the return of Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor. I wasn’t a huge fan of Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills 90210, but she did have some interesting storylines during the series run. So, it’s nice seeing her here again and it’s interesting seeing what she’s up to now. One of the big questions in the entertainment gossip world now is, Who’s her 4 year old son’s daddy?. Because she says in the 2nd episode it was someone she dated in high school that she hadn’t seen for awhile and had a one night thing with. So, is the daddy Dylan? Steve? Brandon? The child has golden blonde hair so, maybe Steve’s genes would help produce that. But he seemed to have become boring and settled down with Janet (though I did like Janet). So, I’m not so sure about the Steve possibility. As for Brandon, when she had a dinner date with Brenda at The Pit, Nat asked Brenda how Brandon was and she said he’s doing something in Belize now and Kelly said that he called her in the middle of the night from there (actually, isn’t Belize only a few hours different time-zone-wise than California? Anyway…). So, maybe Brandon, but I’d really see Brandon as a guy that would be more present in the child’s life and they’re making it sound like this father is a deadbeat. Which leads me to Dylan. My money is on Dylan being the baby’s daddy. So, I guess we’ll see, but if I were a betting woman I’d put most of it on Dylan and maybe a little on Brandon.

Before I end this, I did catch one of my favorite old Beverly Hills 90210 episodes today. It was the episode where Scott accidentally kills himself. Great episode and handled the subject of an unexpected death really well. I think everyone that watched the old 90210 enjoyed that episode. In it, they’re making up a time capsule that will be opened 50 years later. One thing they throw in there is a floppy disk and Andrea says something like, “I’ll bet this will be an artifact of history 50 years from now.” Heh. Try 15 years later and it’s an artifact.

Anyway, I will leave with a clip from the Scott episode:

Misc Pish Posh

A few things to discuss today. The episodes of 90210 that aired today included the wedding of Steve and Janet. I never caught this episode the first time around and usually I don’t like wedding episodes, but I actually liked this one. The whole episode was a scavenger hunt where the Beverly Hills gang traveled all over town to find clues that eventually led them to this little park where they had a small, very intimate wedding that just included the friends and priest. (and, by the way, the priest was played by Doctor Kelso from Scrubs). The story behind the wedding being small was Janet’s parents still objecting to Steve marrying her and Steve’s parents both out and not caring so much about him. So I loved this episode and the wedding was so much better than any of these overblown weddings they show on TV

And in other news, I was concerned to hear about Morgan Freeman being severely injured in a car crash. I hope he eventually recovers. He’s one of Hollywood’s greats and we’ve lost so many great people in the entertainment world already this year. So here’s sending great and best wishes to Morgan Freeman for a nice, smooth recovery.

I will leave with one of my favorite Morgan Freeman clips, him as Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy.

The new 90210

I’m still not sure how I feel about them doing a spinoff of Beverly Hills 90210. I loved 90210 and part of me thinks they should just let the show go already. But then I admit that I’m curious to see the show just because I loved 90210 and I also just saw this article:
Shannen Doherty Returns.

Apparently Brenda will be playing a visiting drama teacher and Jennie Garth will return as Kelly, playing a guidance counselor. I think it would be nice if they could get any of the guys to come back. I know I’d love to see Steve Sanders again.

Like, Omigod!

I had to get a physical for work today and I have lost 11 pounds since January. It’s not much, but I guess what I’ve been doing has paid off.

I was contacted by a staffing agency today and am seeing some good opportunities through them. So, we’ll see what happens there. They did say they get positions from non-profits, which I thought was promising.

Tonight I’m watching all my Aaron Spelling soaps. They’re coming down to the end of 90210, tomorrow they’re showing the episode where Kelly & Brandon decide not to get married. I’ll be working and missing it, but I don’t care so much. I was never much of a fan of the Kelly/Brandon relationship. I like them both apart, but wasn’t wildly amused about them together. I still find myself much routing for Donna & David. I know they get married in the series finale, but I’m intrigued to watch the follow up to it. I think I route for them like I route for Billy & Allison on Melrose Place. Except I’m not finding Billy as adorable as I did when I first decided to get myself sucked into this show. I do find him more intriguing than Jake (Grant Show), but eh. Right now I’m in the season where Marcia Cross’s character just blew up Melrose Place and Kristin Davis is on being all vixen-esque. I must say that it feels really odd seeing Kristin Davis playing such a nasty, manipulative character on here. She certainly has talent for playing someone like Brooke and going on to play a character like Charlotte on Sex & The City.

In unshallow news, today I shipped back the Thinkpad I ordered from Overstock. It officially went defective over the weekend, making really loud clicking sounds when I turned it on. I didn’t do anything unusual…just tried connecting to a wireless network. I might look into installing a new hard drive on my old Gateway laptop and maybe running Linux on it. I have no idea how to go about doing any of that, but during my bored time at home I’m planning to read up on it.

Melrose Place

Last week I went to the library and got 5 discs from season 1 of Melrose Place. I was/am a fan of 90210 and look forward to watching the reruns on SoapNet every day. That still may be considered a guilty pleasure, but I really don’t care. Aaron Spelling did a great job with the stories, casting and everything else. Growing up I wasn’t allowed to watch 90210 or such shows so it’s nice watching it now.

So, along that line, I never watched Melrose Place, but I know that many actors and actresses I know from other shows now got their start on Melrose Place. So…I took it out hoping to get an idea what the show was about and leave it at that. But, of course, now I’m addicted and can’t wait to watch the whole series and see what happens with all these characters. I really love Andrew Shue’s character and am sorta sad that he’s just doing cheesy Lifetime movies these days. On Desperate Housewives I can’t stand Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, but I love him on here and am now warmed up more to him on DH. So…now I’m waiting for Marcia Cross to appear. I have enjoyed everything else I have seen her in so I’m curious to see what her character on here is like. And of course I can’t wait to see Kristin Davis.

People that know me are probably surprised I get hooked on such fluff shows, but with all the thinking I do during the rest of the day I’m happy to rest my head with nonsense that doesn’t offend me like most reality shows do.