90210 Season Premiere

This week was the premiere of most of CW’s primetime dramas, including one of our favourites- 90210. I completely forgot how last season ended, but thankfully for the opening refresher- I was caught up in 20 seconds. Last season was arguably the worst season for 90210, the writing seemed like it went downhill, and the stories didn’t make sense. I know it’s only the first episode of this season, but things seem to be going well, there weren’t any cheeseball moments (aside from the Annie crying her a** off part).

The one thing about 90210 that screams out crappy show…is the fact that everything is predictable. I can literally map out everything that’s going to happen in the episode, the dialogue…and sometimes even the location of the scene. But really, Dickson gets into a car accident- obviously he’s not dead…they would never kill off Dickson. For a few minutes they have you believing he is actually dead since his phone turns up at the morgue…and Annie is called in to see if her brother’s body is under one of the 3 sheets. Teddy,Silver,Navid and Liam accompany her, and she doesn’t have the emotional capacity to check herself, Silver and Teddy end up doing the deed. They don’t see Dickson’s body, so the morgue dude tells them he’s probably in the hospital. Duh.

Teddy and Silver end their conversation about having a baby together in the midst of all the Dickson drama. Silver asks him to have a baby with her (since she might have cancer)…he’s obviously hesitant and tells her he’ll think about it.

Adriana is off in Vegas for a music concert- seriously how long are they going to drag her music career story on for? Either she gets famous or put her on another career path- like social work or something. While Adriana was in Vegas for all of 1 hour she hooks up with a really hot guy…who is a club promoter. Anyways, it was just a quick hook up she obviously didn’t know about Dickson at the time. She leaves the hot dude and goes off to do her music concert. In the end, hot dude shows up at Liam’s bar…for some reason Navid feels it necessary to offer hot dude a business venture? Hot dude agrees…and he has something planned- probably to take down Adriana and Dickson. Just my guess.

Naomi and Max have the stupidest storyline, when Naomi breaks up his wedding he admits he’s still in love with her. They decide to drive the limo to Vegas and get married, on the way there Naomi pops a bottle of champagne and hits Max in the face causing him to swerve into a ditch- and now they’re stranded. Naomi gets a ride with a random, Max and her squeeze inside the car, but they soon realize he’s a gas station bandit…and they’re all arrested. Like really? I feel like they don’t know what to do with Naomi, they just keep sending her to jail..but it never matters because she somehow makes it out. This time, she has Max speak on her behalf, he confesses to the judge how they’re in love…and the judge lets Naomi go…and offers to marry them. Honessstly? Max’s business partner/college roommate/possible ex lover? shows up and tries to get Max out of jail. He has some anger towards Naomi, as he blames her for causing Max heart break in his first year of college. In the end, he opens a bottle of champagne for her (since she obviously can’t without hitting someone) and threatens to watch over her until Max realizes who she really is? Dumb.

Anyways, back at the hospital Annie starts praying, apparently something she’s never done before. But the best part of it was, she starts talking about herself and her ex boyfriend/priest Caleb. How are you going to pray about your brother…and then start talking about your love life! In a prayer!!! It was ridiculous, but Lori Loughlin came just in time to break up the nonsense. Dickson wakes up but all he’s asking for is Adriana, Annie has no choice but to call her while she’s chilling with Carly Rae Jepsen. Adriana hops on the next flight back to LA. Dickson ends up making it, but the doctors tell them he might not be able to walk only time will tell. The entire Adriana and Dickson story doesn’t fly with me, I think it’s really weird, and they look really weird together. She was Navid’s first love…and now Navid is trying to put A and D together? It’s weird!

Liam is confused about Silver, he ends up burning down his bar (by accident) and ends up getting a huge insurance pay check. The crazy ex girlfriend is somehow spying on his conversation with the insurance people…and forms a revenge plan in her head. You can tell what she’s thinking without her saying anything.

In the end, Teddy decides he’s going to have a baby with Silver and make her the happiest woman ever. Love Teddy.

At this point, most of the characters are heading in a pointless direction. Even though the writing seemed slightly better in the premiere, there is always room for this show to go off the cliff. Navid and Liam seem to be getting over their Silver phase…and begin a playboy living lifestyle- which probably could be fun to watch. Stay tuned.

 

A Sunday Story: An Affair To Remember

For those of you who don’t know much about me, I’m studying Film and Broadcasting and hope to one day have a career in either Film or Television. Having said that, I love watching old time Hollywood classics like Sunset Blvd, Casablanca, An Affair To Remember (to just name a few). Every Sunday I try to write about these amazing and classical films that have shaped the film industry.

This Sunday I wanted to write about a famous classic An Affair To Remember starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

So the film is about a handsome playboy Nick Ferrante (Grant) and a beautiful night club singer Terry (Kerr), who fall in love while on a cruise from Europe to NYC. Both are engaged to other people, but they find out quickly their love might be the real thing. So, they both agree to meet each other in 6 months atop the Empire State Building…(Gossip Girl fans this is a Blair/Chuck moment) Obviously, an accident occurs that prevents Terry from meeting with Nick. Nick is left alone on top of the Empire State Building wondering why she didn’t show up, and that she must’ve fallen in love with someone else.

Because of her accident, Terry is unable to walk and therefore no longer wants to meet Nick and show her injury. However, one night she goes to the ballet with her former boyfriend and sees Nick there with his former fiancée. When Nick walks by her, all he notices is she’s sitting with her man, and doesn’t realize the accident with her leg…

And so the story goes on…I really hate ruining endings so I wouldn’t want to ruin this one for you guys. All I can say is it’s definitely a classic, should be seen, especially because Cary Grant is smoking sexy as the leading man.

An Affair To Remember is ranked #5 on the list of America’s greatest love stories.

CW RENEWS 90210,VAMPIRE DIARIES AND GOSSIP GIRL

I am SO excited…well not that excited to announce renewed seasons of some of my favourite shows!! I mean they’re not of the greatest quality of television dramas, but still they’re definitely a guilty pleasure. 90210 is just…I don’t want to say cheesy, but it really is! It’s like a prime time soap opera that you can’t take your eyes off of.  Gossip Girl is just a bunch of girls gossiping in New York City with amazing outfits…and maybe a bit of some other drama. And I think Vampire Diaries surprised everyone with its success. It’s only in its second season and it continues to be the network’s most watched show pulling in 4-mill viewers every week!

Cant wait to see how this season of Vampire Diaries ends…gonna be cray cray!