Friday, August 15, 2008

Shannen Is Going To Be Pissed



So, I just watched a 30 second promo for 90210 and the only thing I cared about was seeing Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth. I think Jennie actually had an extra 1.5 seconds of air time so Shannen will probably destroy a trailer or something. Honestly, I am going to TiVo the show and just skip past everything but Shannen and Jennie. I'm pretty sure some YouTube genius will do it for me if I wait long enough.

I'm just not that interested in the new 90210. To me, the people they are trying to attract never even watched the original 90210 during its first run and so to them it is just a new show. Sure, they may have an older sibling or even a parent who told them about it, and so they have heard the name, but I doubt they have the entire box set sitting in their house which they have repeatedly watched.

I want to see Shannen and Jennie. I want Shannen to be popular again and stalked by paps. I want to see her go through five more marriages and to sleep with all the guys on the show. I want Jennie to have that reputation for being nice, but in reality someone you never want to screw with. Ever.

Judging by their on screen appearances in the promo, I think we will be lucky to get 5 minutes an episode with Jennie and Shannen. Does anyone even know about the other cast members? Has anyone seen any of them being talked about or interviewed? No, because no one cares yet. People will care after the show airs, but for now it is Shannen and Jennie and a lot of memories.



9 comments:

Mooshki said...

"I want to see Shannen and Jennie. I want Shannen to be popular again and stalked by paps. I want to see her go through five more marriages and to sleep with all the guys on the show. I want Jennie to have that reputation for being nice, but in reality someone you never want to screw with. Ever."

Can I get an AMEN?!!!

Mooshki said...

Oh, BURN! I just watched the promo, and Kelly gets an actual line of dialogue! Brenda is gonna be PISSED! Man, does this show look like shit.

Gayla said...

You know, the target audience is people like my sister (she's 20), but she LOVES the original BH, she used to watch all the reruns on Soap Net and probably knows more about every plot than even I do. She has already declared this redo a failure, based on the promos.

It's just funny to think about it because in an effort to capture a new generation producers/writers/execs completely lose sight of the fact that a good teen drama is just a good teen drama no matter which decade it came from, and if you can't hold a candle to the original then stunt casting with the original characters will only get you so far. I have a feeling if you sat down some 16-24 year olds and made them watch the pilot of BH90210, and then made them watch the pilot of the new 90210 and told them to choose a favorite, BH would kick all kinds of ass. And that's just the pilot, imagine if they were to watch an entire season.

southernbelle said...

I am 22 and I don't even remember the orginal at all and I know it was aimed at my generation like Dawson's Creek and all. Based on the promos I have to agree this show is going to be a total failure. It is not even on a major network. Has everyone ran out of new ideas for shows? You figure when the writers were on the strike they could have thought of some great ideas to pitch when they returned.

Bad Fish said...

I"m not interested at all. Such shows are little more than a vehicle for whatever teenage heartthrob they want to thrust onto a 12 year old teenie bopper Teen Beat buying adolescent with shit for brains.

Nature Girl said...

I just wanna see Brenda and Kelly have a bitch-fight. Some hair pulling would be awesome.

jax said...

i wanted Donna Martin to finally tell us about the David Silver dick she got FINALLY in the last episode and if the beach house caught on fire from all their candles.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Shannen needs some BANGS and has ever since she let hers grow out. Look how good she looks in the first photo. The bangs distract people from those wonky-ass eyes.

Christina Ricci needs BANGS
Shannen Doherty needs BANGS
BANGS can be your friend.

redgurl72 said...

Amen to the post and Amen to the comments.
OMG Brendalove! I always think of Picasso when I see Shannen but a fringe and head tilt go a long way!