New 90210 Hits It’s Stride; McCord Proves Weak Link


SPOILER ALERT: The CW's 90210 finally earned its spot as Appointment TV for this soap fan tonight as it girl Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) was busted for drug possession and several couples heated up. Sure its been fun catching up with old friends like Brenda (Shannen Doherty) and Kelly (Jennie Garth), but until tonight's episode I was wondering if the 2.0 teens would actually prove intereresting enough for me to invest in for a full season, not to mention 10 as I did with the original Peach Pit crew.

Not surprisingly it isn't the actors The CW heavily-hyped, Shenae Grimes (Annie) or  McCord, formerly of Nip/Tuck, as Naomi who are proving to be the teen soap's break outs. Those distinctions go to Tristan Wilds as Annie's adopted brother Dixon and Jessica Stroup as the brilliant Silver.  How awesome is it that Kelly and David (Brian Austin Green)'s kid sister from the parent show is fast proving to be the show's anchor, a lesson both daytime and primetime could learn from–honor your history. The CW was banking on Grimes and McCord as their Gen Next front women when all they had to do was pick up a script from the original.