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90210 Recap and Video: Episode 17, "Life's a Drag"

90210 Rundown: Episode 17, "Life's a Drag"

So, who tuned in to this week's return episode of 90210? Those of us sticking with this show have been promised improvements, so I'll be curious to hear your verdict. Are you starting to see signs that things are picking up? The wardrobe looks a little better, and the overall production quality seems more modern, so that's good.

But what about the plot? Well, the bad news is a lot of the dialogue is still howlingly bad. And it's not even fun-bad — it's just bad. For example, at one point Annie's outside in the park at night with a guy from her play, and the first thing he says to her is, "The stars seem so far away." Oof. Thanks, Captain Obvious. However, there is really good news: Silver is totally out of her mind and creates the best student video of all time. Also, Annie's super-mad at Ethan, and Naomi goes drag racing.

As you know, sometimes words alone aren't enough to convey this show's funniest/weirdest/most dramatic scenes, so I'm once again grabbing for you some of my favorite clips from this episode. To check out the clips and discuss the episode,

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Watching Annie get mad is kind of painful but also kind of funny. It's hard to turn away, that's for sure. In this clip, Annie storms up to Rhonda to give her a piece of her mind after she learns from Adrianna (because they're friends now?!) that Ethan was kissing her in the parking lot. Check it out:

OK, now here's Annie leaving Ethan a livid voicemail:

Meanwhile, Naomi's "bad boy," Liam, is kind of mean and hostile toward her. It's borderline uncomfortable how angry he seems to be, but she still wants to be around him, so whatever. Here's Naomi on the other side of the tracks racing in a car with Liam. Listen to her screaming — it makes me laugh each time:

And finally, I present to you Silver's class video. Um, Mr. Matthews really inspired her. Honestly, this is the funniest/best scene I've seen on TV in a long time (maybe unintentionally?):

Oh 90210, Tuesday nights just weren't the same without you. What did you all think of this episode?

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dramaqueen21 dramaqueen21 7 years
Wasnt the drag race scene in the old 90210?
coulty45 coulty45 7 years
The new boy Liam sooooo hot!That car is a bonus too!Shenae (Annie) used to be a pretty decent actress when she was on Degrassi.I don't know what happened once she started 90210.Naomi looks gorgeous most of the time. However, there are some scenes where she looks like a Chanel-clad ape.IMO they need to get rid of Annie and Ethan or atleast switch actors.Still one of my guilty tv pleasures!
coulty45 coulty45 7 years
The new boy Liam sooooo hot! That car is a bonus too! Shenae (Annie) used to be a pretty decent actress when she was on Degrassi. I don't know what happened once she started 90210. Naomi looks gorgeous most of the time. However, there are some scenes where she looks like a Chanel-clad ape. IMO they need to get rid of Annie and Ethan or atleast switch actors. Still one of my guilty tv pleasures!
darcicomplex darcicomplex 7 years
The Silver/Dixon storyline is awesome! I love how Silver is getting crazier by the minute.t also had a great song, “Magic Show” by Electric Owls that plays right before Silver shows her documentary…the crowd sure did get a "Magic Show" haha. Anyway I also read on another blog that Ethan is supposed to fall for Silver soon and that this storyline might be part of him getting written off? Anybody else know anything about this?
darcicomplex darcicomplex 7 years
The Silver/Dixon storyline is awesome! I love how Silver is getting crazier by the minute.t also had a great song, “Magic Show” by Electric Owls that plays right before Silver shows her documentary…the crowd sure did get a "Magic Show" haha.Anyway I also read on another blog that Ethan is supposed to fall for Silver soon and that this storyline might be part of him getting written off? Anybody else know anything about this?
steen steen 7 years
At certain moments, the dialogue had me simultaneously cringing and laughing; who the heck is writing these scripts?? Still, I can't turn it off. Last night's episode played into some of the character stereotypes: Naomi is the posh sex kitten, Annie is the sensitive girl-next-door, Silver is the emotional rollercoaster (pushed into an uber breakdown, not surprisingly)... the only one who seems to have turned around is Adrianna. I like her much more now than when the show started.
steen steen 7 years
At certain moments, the dialogue had me simultaneously cringing and laughing; who the heck is writing these scripts?? Still, I can't turn it off.Last night's episode played into some of the character stereotypes: Naomi is the posh sex kitten, Annie is the sensitive girl-next-door, Silver is the emotional rollercoaster (pushed into an uber breakdown, not surprisingly)... the only one who seems to have turned around is Adrianna. I like her much more now than when the show started.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
Yah, I didnt see it coming at all Symphonee :( haha
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
Yah, I didnt see it coming at all Symphonee :( haha
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
I thought this episode was better... except for Annie. She needs to die in a car crash. Ms Grimes needs to reconsider her career choice. I saw crazy Silver coming a mile away and it was great. i laughed during the last scene when she threw the bottle. I wonder how any one could not have seen this coming. She was a little of kilter in the beginning. She's just hit her manic phase and it is a delight to watch. I am also glad that Adrianna is getting more screen time. She is a good actress and her story line has soo much potential.
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
I thought this episode was better... except for Annie. She needs to die in a car crash. Ms Grimes needs to reconsider her career choice.I saw crazy Silver coming a mile away and it was great. i laughed during the last scene when she threw the bottle. I wonder how any one could not have seen this coming. She was a little of kilter in the beginning. She's just hit her manic phase and it is a delight to watch. I am also glad that Adrianna is getting more screen time. She is a good actress and her story line has soo much potential.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I wanna like it but Silver being crazy is ridiculous. RIDICULOUS! She was like the most normal one of the whole group and after getting dickmatized shes insane! really?! New boy is super hot though... mmm haha
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I wanna like it but Silver being crazy is ridiculous. RIDICULOUS! She was like the most normal one of the whole group and after getting dickmatized shes insane! really?!New boy is super hot though... mmm haha
gossipandthecity gossipandthecity 7 years
@ lovey - you mean Ozzie right? I wonder why he isn't in the show anymore too. on topic : I deeply dislike Annie Ethan and their story. SIlver was totally insane and strange this episode and she scared the hell out of me. I don't like Annie's parents either. they seem like a bad copy of the parents from The O.C. Also, I was hoping for more Adrianna...she is the only one I like in the show. btw, Naomi was funny obsessing with that guy. :))
gossipandthecity gossipandthecity 7 years
@ lovey - you mean Ozzie right? I wonder why he isn't in the show anymore too. on topic : I deeply dislike Annie Ethan and their story. SIlver was totally insane and strange this episode and she scared the hell out of me. I don't like Annie's parents either. they seem like a bad copy of the parents from The O.C. Also, I was hoping for more Adrianna...she is the only one I like in the show.btw, Naomi was funny obsessing with that guy. :))
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
lmao i know he's so brooding! And what was that fantasy.... he pulled out a banana?!?!? it was all sooooo very very bad.
care0531 care0531 7 years
LovelyLilKatie- I am cracking up! Naomi probably has her mouth opened all the time because she is one horny bitch! I also was irritated at her screaming- a guy as rough as him I am suprised he didn't slap her or tell her to shut up!
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
this show is sooooo sooooo bad - too bad im addicted to bad television. naomi screaming faster faster is hysterical!! like seriously.... i don't even know what i could say .... and I can understand having like a biopolar story line or whatever but silver wasn't acting bipolar silver was acting like a raging psychopath completely randomly. Like she went from cranky teenager to obsessive stalker in 5 mins. why does the girl who plays naomi always have her mouth open like shes about to bite you or something ?
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
this show is sooooo sooooo bad - too bad im addicted to bad television. naomi screaming faster faster is hysterical!! like seriously.... i don't even know what i could say .... and I can understand having like a biopolar story line or whatever but silver wasn't acting bipolar silver was acting like a raging psychopath completely randomly. Like she went from cranky teenager to obsessive stalker in 5 mins. why does the girl who plays naomi always have her mouth open like shes about to bite you or something ?
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 7 years
I loved this episode - except for Annie. Annie is really really bad acting. I think the lines she says are supposed to be how her character is kinda clueless, but she just doesn't act them well. oh well.
the-afterlife the-afterlife 7 years
But I still don't GET Silver's video... *blinks confusedly*
the-afterlife the-afterlife 7 years
But I still don't GET Silver's video... *blinks confusedly*
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
That was the most all over the place episode I have seen in a LONG time. Good riddance to Ethan and Annie... Gosh they were annoying as a couple. I hope Kelly comes back and drags Silver to the loony bin :true:
care0531 care0531 7 years
Tori is suppose to be coming back to help Kelly with a family issue so my guess is that she will be coming soon to help with Silver.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Silver's video was freakin' awesome! I love how it goes from all artsy and almost new-agey to sex tape in the space of about 2 minutes. Also, speaking of sex tape, that scene with Naomi and Liam in the hallway, where she's moaning all over the place, sort of made me blush a little bit.
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