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Recap of 90210 and Melrose Place Shocking Moments 2009-10-07 07:30:00

90210 vs. Melrose Place: Which Was More Scandalous?

Meh. Maybe I'm still feeling down on the Tuesday night double-header after last week, but the latest episodes of 90210 and Melrose Place seemed irksome. Really Sasha, did you actually take Dixon back after learning he's in high school?! Come on. And then there's the whole Lauren prostitution storyline that, to me, is feeling a little tired already. Still, leave it to The CW to give us several salacious plot points! Let's dissect them, shall we?

Check out my list of big moments from both shows, and then tell me which one you think deserves the award for this week's drama queen when you


  • 90210 point: Naomi finds out that her grades aren't good enough to get into her dream college, so she fakes being a tree-hugger to woo the dean's son into dating her. How hilarious was it to see her on a bike with a helmet and a Sigg bottle?!
    Melrose Place counterpoint: David and Jonah's friendship gets tested when Jonah is accused of stealing a necklace. Jonah believes that David might have taken it, confronts him, and a nervous David denies, denies, denies. Then the jewelry miraculously reappears...
  • 90210 point: Teddy and hottie classmate Jasmine double date with Navid and Adrianna. After an icky spit-swapping battle between the couples. Adrianna and Teddy confront each other in the hallway and start a mini makeout sesh of their own.
    MP counterpoint: Violet is trying to get between Auggie and well, anyone. When she realizes that he's friends with a female bartender at the restaurant, Violet plants money in her purse so the poor girl gets fired. Looks like Violet is going to take over her job so she can sink her claws more into Auggie.
  • 90210 point: Dixon loses his cover when Sasha runs into his mom at the nail salon. He spends the rest of the episode trying to win her back — and succeeds. I'm only further convinced that Sasha is an idiot. First, she doesn't realize that Dixon's only 17, and then she still sleeps with him knowing the truth? Oh, Sasha, this will not end well for you.
    MP counterpoint: Lauren gets into her new call girl career and enters into an agreement with her madam. (Hello, did you see that crazy pimp hair?!) Then Lauren does a striptease for a client that was a bit borderline porno. I actually wanted to shower afterward.
  • 90210 point: Silver bolts after seeing her mother at Adrianna's AA meeting. Later, her mom tries to give her a car to make amends, so Silver shows up to AA — then gets up in front of the room and tells her mother to stay away from her. Ouch. What's even worse: We later learn that Jackie has cancer.
    MP counterpoint: We learn a whole lot more about Ella, like that she hired a P.I. to break into Sydney's apartment on the night of her murder to find evidence that Sydney was trying to ruin her career. With her alibi ruined, it seems she may just end up in handcuffs very soon.

Okay, this one goes to Melrose Place. Even though Dixon and Teddy both make solid cases for 90210, Lauren's impromptu bedroom dance was one of the racier things I've seen on TV in a while. What do you think? Does 90210 deserve more credit?


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Glamgal Glamgal 7 years
Glad to know everyone else enjoys these ridic teen dramas as much as I do. Can't wait for Vampire Diaries...that one has by far become my new Fav!
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
Hey Anonymous, the song is Santogold's "Starstruck"
claudinemurphy claudinemurphy 7 years
omg how annoying was Ryan! I just wanted liam to say he slept with his (sorta) gf.
marciag5 marciag5 7 years
Don't feel bad glamgal, I'm 33!!! jeez does that make me the oldest? Great =/ LOL I agree with everyone else about Liam, uggghhh PLEASE!! No one would be stupid enough to just delete that! And even if he thought he didn't have a chance with Naomi anymore, if he cares about her as much as he says then wouldn't he want to be a good friend to her by showing her what a whore her sister is?!?!? Whatever, he's really starting to annoy me!
emms emms 7 years
We have lying, stealing, blackmail, prostitution, statutory rape, and murder between both shows so I don't think these shows are meant for kids, therefore I don't feel bad for being 24 and watching them! Melrose Place is definitely more scandalous this time around. I kind of like how they are giving very few of the characters redeeming features, makes for better drama that most of them are rotten. I'm confused about David though. So he had a trust fund but now he's broke? What happened to his money...did I miss that? I was surprised that statutory rape issue was brought up by Sasha. I actually googled age of consent for California (I know, nerd) and it is 18, not 17!
care0531 care0531 7 years
Glamgirl- I am 31! 3-1! LOL. I feel ashamed watching anything on the CW Network as well as MTV! I get a lot of crap from my husband about it all the time too! I was also mad that Liam was quick to delete that recording. Why is he giving up? If he really knew Naomi he would know that dork wasn't her type at all.
weffie weffie 7 years
Please, please, please let 90210 have a fashion show episode so Jackie Taylor can emcee!!
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
I was totally disgusted Sasha went back for Dixon. Good point, they did show her drinking, but she didn't "play" drunk very well. Hopefully that will be over soon! And Liam should NOT have deleted that recording, he waited ALL day to get his phone back only to delete? ugh. Melrose...wowza...interesting with Ella, loved the flashback and how Sydney "got her out of her uggs." Loved that line... And Lauren definitely won't be able to work for her Madam if she wants to work at the hospital as well. She needs to be available at any time...not gonna work.
tiff58 tiff58 7 years
I definitely feel that way, Glamgal! I'm 28 going on 14 or something. And I was so annoyed with Liam as well. I mean, the first guy you see Naomi with is going to send you into a tailspin where you just want to drop the whole thing after all of his whining, etc. about her. Not realistic. The Sasha thing was ridiculous as well. The whole Lauren thing is going to turn into her having to choose her "job" over being a resident, which is going to be- again- completely unrealistic, because she will probably choose her job, at least at first.
Glamgal Glamgal 7 years
I was personally annoyed that they blatantly showed Liam DELETING the recording of Naomi's sister's "confession" at basically the first chance he got...I keep watching and trying to like this show but I just don't think it's going to pay off! As a side note each time I watch these shows a little part of me feels ashamed that I'm 27 and still tuning into the WB/CW network...yikes! Anyone else feel this way?
marciag5 marciag5 7 years
90210: I hate Teddy too! He's super sleazy!!! Naomi's scenes were pretty funny & I'm interested to see what's going to happen with the tree hugger dude & his roomate. Silver was way harsh to say those things in front of other addicts but she has had a rough life & she's still a teenager so her emotions seemed real. And I don't think Sasha "took back" Dixon, I just think she got drunk (everytime they showed her she was drinking those martinis) & wanted some bootayyy (notice how she just suddenly was like "hey Dixon" with the come-hither eyes & then cut to them having sex). She'll regret it in the morning!!! Melrose Place: Yes this was by far racier tonight with Lauren dancing for the cop...can't wait to see how Ella's going to get out of this jam and I gotta say I love that actress from Nip/Tuck that's playing the madam!
care0531 care0531 7 years
Teddy- yeah I hate him too. You can just tell there is nothing good about him at all- creep. My biggest WTF moment was when Silver got up and bad mouthed her mother- seriously? I know she has had a rough past but do that on your own terms not infront of everyone else that is trying to do good in their lives.
biarose biarose 7 years
That blonde haired dude creeps me out. He played a real dirty creep in Days of Our Lives for a while while I was stuck at home sick and the face has just stuck with me!
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