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Letting My People Down

I feel as though I am letting my people down.  My people being the ones who have been googling things like “Dylan,” “the original and therefore only true 90210,” “before team Jacob and team Edward there was team Dylan and team Brandon,”  “Are Brandon and Dylan real?” “Do Brandon and Dylan have facebook pages and if so does that mean they are real?”  “What would my children look like if Dylan was their father?” Just between you and me, my people can be scary.

Well, I am into season five, I think, on Soap Net and it is getting old.  I only watch the parts with the original people in it so I am fast-forwarding about half the show now.  I find myself wondering if Brandon and Kelly will get together AGAIN, but if they are, if they could just get on with it because this dragging it out is killing me.  I have a goal to see every episode, but fast-forwarding two a day is now too slow.  I need seasons 5-9 so I can bang it out over a weekend.  I think one season only has David and Donna in it who are original so I should be able to get through that season in about an hour.

there never seems to be an end of Dylan pictures

Some would say give up, but those some don’t have a small tinge of OCD keeping them going.  I must see the whole series.  And then I must start writing Fox about a TV reunion special where they are at their 20th high school reunion and start switching dates again.

At my reunion, I’m just hoping I remember who I even had a crush on.  I’m hoping to put a gold star on their nametag so I don’t have to keep thinking why their name sounds familiar after the first time I figure it out.  After reading my journal from high school, though, I think every guy there may get a gold star.

I am also learning that not many people stuck with 90210 after Dylan left.  (And really, who would besides the people I met at my OCD support group.  It is the best one to join, by the way, because the people in it have a compulsion to attend and be on time and therefore are dependable, but the line to wash your hands is really long because no one washes them just once.)  I found this out because when I bring up season six, episode eight, NO ONE knows which episode I am talking about.  Then I explain a little and I still just get blank stares.  I feel as though I am the only one with this problem until I go to a people pleasers support group and everyone there tries to remember the episode and agree with whatever point I am making from it.

But I am getting bored with my goal and there isn’t much I’m going to do about it because the series is not on iTunes or Amazon and I would have to actually buy the DVDs and I have my pride.  I can’t let the mailman know I wish he looked like Jason Priestly.  I don’t care if you can’t see what is in an Amazon delivery package.  I know he would know.  (Don’t worry.  I am going to a support group for that.)


  1. Andrea says:

    I think Dylan was best in the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie at the end of the series. He had that wierd little tuft of beard on his lower lip…yet he was so cute and endearing.

    1. Marianne says:

      I had a hard time with Buffy in the movie, but I really liked Luke on the motorcycle. It reminded me of Fonzie and everyone wanted to hang out with Fonzie

  2. Heidi says:

    Gold stars for everyone?! No WAY! What about the stoners and losers? Although there were always a couple of gorgeous stoners. hmmm. Everytime I think about gold stars — I think about School of Rock! Hilarious!

    You oughtta look at the picture of “Dylan” now. Not so gorgeous anymore.

    1. Marianne says:

      I guess gold stars for everyone I knew. Someone would sing and I would think they were cute. They would make an intelligent comment in class and I would think they were cute. They would open a door for me and I would think they were cute. I may have had some issues in high school.

  3. Kelli says:

    Please ask me about season six, episode eight. I’m sure I saw it. Unless it aired in 2000, which is when I was taking my paramedic class at night school and learned that living without 90210 wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. Occasionally I will catch an episode on SoapNet that I’ve never seen and know it must be from that time.

    Did I ever tell you that one of my brother and sister-in-law’s friends did a guest spot on 90210? We went to visit them a few years ago in LA. They had a backyard BBQ and invited all their friends, all of whom are “in the industry” in some way, as producers, actors, writers, etc. They didn’t tell me until after everyone left that the guy had been on 90210. I was all, “I can’t believe you didn’t tell me! I totally would’ve stalked him!” And they gave me that knowing look that said, “Precisely.”

    1. Marianne says:

      I would have been subtle. I would have not said a word to him. Just gone up to him and licked him.

  4. I have to be honest–I found this post because I clicked the 90210 tag in your sidebar. I can honestly say I have seen every episode. Yup, every one. In the pre-DVR years when you had to ever watch the annoying people.
    I think I was in 7th grade when the show premiered, and my mom and I would watch it together. She used it as a way to open discussions on difficult subjects–and it worked. 🙂
    I am ashamed to admit this, but I have also seen the first few seasons of the new 90210, so I can tell you that Kelly and Dylan have a baby, but they are not together. At least not as of when I stopped watching (which was about the same time all the original cast members stopped appearing). Of course, the first few weeks, they teased back and forth about the father being either Brandon or Kelly. (To be honest, I was hoping for Brandon). 😉

    1. LOL, that should say Brandon or Dylan, not Kelly. Oops!

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