After two weeks of (lame) BEVERLY HILLS 90210 episodes, things are finally starting to heat up! Having aired almost 15 years ago, I forgot how preachy 90210 was in its infancy. With all its morality lessons, early 90210 episodes felt less like MELROSE PLACE, and more like 7th HEAVEN (not a good thing).
That said, today’s episode featured the memorable first date (and kiss!) of Dylan and Brenda. Only 90210 could manage such an unforgettable first date. In a span of 44 minutes, Dylan transforms from loner bad-boy to Brenda’s steady boyfriend. Watching Dylan’s meltdown, as he runs out of his hotel after a confrontation with his father was almost laughable. How Brenda doesn’t run for the hills after she watches Dylan shatter a potted plant on the cement is beyond me. Even more ridiculous, they end up making out right after Dylan completely loses it! Clearly, Brenda is an excellent judge of character. So excited for more Brenda/Dylan madness – the spring fling, the trip to Tiujana, it just gets better and better. Too bad they don’t have a good ‘Brangelina’ name, I don’t think ‘Brylan’ really works!