Beverly Hills, 90210

1990 TV-14 8 seasons

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Beverly Hills, 90210

1990 TV-14 8 seasons
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From West Beverly High to California University, follow a close group of friends -- including Minnesota transplants Brenda (Shannen Doherty) and Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestley) -- as they fall in and out of love, help each other through tough times and hang out at the local hot spots. A candid approach to real-life issues -- plus a constantly evolving cast of heartthrobs and hotties -- made the teen drama a perennial favorite for 10 seasons.
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Summary of Season 1 (1990) - 6 discs

Way back in 1990, a pair of naïve teenage twins and their parents moved from snowy Minnesota to sunny California -- and TV would never be the same. Watch as Brandon (Jason Priestley) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) Walsh find their way at West Beverly High with the help of pretty Kelly (Jennie Garth), goofball Steve (Ian Ziering), wide-eyed Donna (Tori Spelling), earnest Andrea (Gabrielle Carteris) and, of course, brooding Dylan (Luke Perry).
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Jennie Garth
  • Ian Ziering
  • Brian Austin Green
  • Tori Spelling
  • Jason Priestley
  • Joe E. Tata
  • Luke Perry
  • Gabrielle Carteris
  • Carol Potter
  • James Eckhouse
  • Tiffani Thiessen
  • Shannen Doherty
  • Kathleen Robertson
  • Vincent Young
  • Lindsay Price
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that while producer Aaron Spelling's soapy 1990s teen melodrama was about as realistic in its depiction of everyday teen life as The Brady Bunch was back in the '70s, it did address some serious topics, including alcoholism, drug abuse, premarital sex, gambling, teen pregnancy, and teen suicide. Characters are constantly coping with the dramatic ups and downs of their friendships and romantic relationships. Many of them are wealthy, and few have strong or even positive relationships with their parents. Parents may want to preview before allowing young tweens and young teens to watch.

Sexual Content

Frequent scenes of teens kissing and "making out." Frequent references to sexual activity. Discussions about teen pregnancy and sex are also featured, including discussions about virginity (particularly Donna's) and unexpected pregnancy (Andrea's). The episode in which Dylan and Brenda had sex for the first time was a big deal when it first aired.

Violence

Some of the plotlines feature characters surviving violent crime, including physical abuse, shooting, and rape. A character is murdered in a later season.

Language

Pretty mild: "Damn," "hell," "bitch," etc.

Social Behavior

This series presents an unrealistic portrayal of teenagers, but it deals with the very real issues that teens face. Themes also include disparities between socioeconomic classes. The consequences of negative behaviors are sometimes not always discussed (or shown).

Consumerism

Many (but not all) of the characters are presented as wealthy, materialistic members of the upscale Beverly Hills community.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Teen cigarette use (accompanied by a clear discussion of their consequences). Alcohol and drug abuse (including steroids) are shown to have clear negative consequences. But the underage characters still do plenty of drinking outside the context of abuse.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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