The long-awaited (additional) reboot of the iconic teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 has finally aired – and it seems to have gone down like a bit of a lead balloon.
The premise is a bit out of the box, as the series (titled BH90210) is not the straight-up remake of the original show you might expect – but it's a meta look at the lives of the actual actors trying to get a revival up and running, rather than what the characters in the original show are up to now.
Tori Spelling, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering and Gabrielle Carteris are all back, but it's still got fans very confused.
The official synopsis of the show reads: "Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Shannen, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it's time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself.
"What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast – whom the whole world watched grow up together – attempts to continue from where they left off?"
It seems as though fans weren't in the know about this particular detail though, and took to Twitter to wonder just what in the heck was going on.
This #90210reboot is a hot mess. I thought the characters were getting back together in a real story line. What is this?— Laura Howe (@infobabe) August 8, 2019
Isn’t David Austin Green married to Megan Fox? While I’ve never actually been on an acid trip, I’m assuming this reunion is what one might feel like. #90210reboot— Meredith (@meralee727) August 8, 2019
Update : I don’t understand what is going on #90210reboot are the characters or themselves ??— Alysaurus Rex (@AlyssaPM87) August 8, 2019
A lot of people were also just downright disappointed by the remake, and didn't hold back on the complaining.
Wow! Way to disappoint all your fans! #90210 whose bright idea was it having the actors NOT play their character?! pic.twitter.com/7800saXjaz— joanna saucedo (@joannazaneta) August 8, 2019
It wasn't all bad, however, as some fans liked the show.
Any true hardcore 90210 fan isn’t questioning or hating what the reboot is about because you’ve done your homework and already know about it #BH90210— Amanda Morrow (@kaymorrow) August 8, 2019
I know this is Twitter so you’re supposed to hate everything, but I’m into whatever this 90210 reboot is supposed to be.— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) August 8, 2019
I’m so glad this reboot was done cleverly. Tons of hidden jokes only the hardcore fans would get. #BH90210— Sheri A. Bearden (@sheri_bearden) August 8, 2019
Either way, it definitely caused a stir, and really pulled in the viewers – the premiere had a strong 3.8 million total viewers when it premiered on Wednesday (August 8).
BH90210 airs on Fox in the US.
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