BH90210: Season 1 Reviews

September 3, 2019
The result is just smart enough to feel clever, just silly enough to feel relaxing, a guilty pleasure by design.
August 7, 2019
There's nothing technically new under the sun with BH90210. But it nonetheless feels that way via this fresh approach to what easily could have been a very wrong address.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 7, 2019
At its best, BH90210 zeroes in on the price of stardom, and especially has-been-dom... That part threatens to make "90210" kind of interesting, but of course, the producers don't really trust the audience to be looking for any level of seriousness
Top Critic
August 7, 2019
As a nostalgic doodad, which is all that a lot of these reboots are anyway? It's kind of cute. And, as previously mentioned, strange.
August 7, 2019
None of this will make any sense to non-90210 fans, but this show isn't for them. If you loved the original, BH90210 won't tarnish your memories - it will deepen them, and maybe even make some new ones.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 7, 2019
I don't want to say that BH90210 should have been better. More likely, it should have been awful. But it could have been smarter and sharper. Much smarter and sharper.
August 7, 2019
Meta, knowing, and interested in what fame, or post-fame, looks like at middle age. But it's also the same in that it's soapy and silly and you can't stop watching it even though your brain keeps firing neurons screaming that you should know better.
August 6, 2019
The frenetic plot feels like a feint, one that's trying to distract everyone who is participating and watching from the series' true subject: the unstoppable forward momentum of time.
August 6, 2019
The BH90210 cast will never get past the show that first made them famous. But as these actors/characters face the shadow-filled years of middle-age alongside the co-stars they grew up with, maybe that's not such a bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 6, 2019
It's meant solely for die-hard fans of the old show, while not really being a continuation of it. Even at its best, it tops out at mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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August 6, 2019
"BH90210" unintentionally makes the case why there must never be a "Friends" reboot or reunion show. Ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2019
Honestly, if Bill and Ted can wheeze into 2019 and not miss a beat, why not Brandon, Brenda, Donna, Kelly, Andrea, Steve and David?
August 6, 2019
As midlife crises go, you could do a lot worse than Fox's "BH90210," a clever and intentionally cheesy reunion of the original cast of the 1990s high school drama "Beverly Hills, 90210."
August 5, 2019
The mockumentary reboot BH90210 is a welcome addition to a stale genre overrun by the ghosts of glories past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5