Beverly Hills 90210

Here’s the thing – I was a pretty clean-cut kid. I don’t think I ever asked for much or misbehaved. The two things I really wanted most (on a superficial level) were pierced ears and to watch Beverly Hills 90210 on TV. In my household however, these two things were not allowed. Even though I didn’t watch the show, I proudly sported my white cotton t-shirt with the original cast of 90210 on it, everywhere I went. Kind of still wish I had that (and my New Kinds on the Block bed sheets).

I recently discovered HULU has the entire series of Beverly Hills 90210. Entire is actually a lie, there are random episodes missing, so in between, you have make up storylines to keep up. I decided to binge watch the show. I am finally up to season ten and my timing could not be more perfect, as I hear there is a new 90210 show in the works starring the original cast.

I am enjoying the show, soap opera really. I miss 90s fashion (which I never wore because I had to wear a uniform my entire academic career) but I can dream of midriffs and cropped tops.

Now that I watch the show with wiser eyes, I realize why dad wasn’t crazy about me watching it – premarital sex, cropped tops, extramarital affairs among other naughty bits. I can see how he would not want his impressionable young daughter to think this is how real people actually act. As an adult though, I am thoroughly enjoying it. It is my guilty pleasure!!!! Ah the joys of being an adult!!