News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and The O.C.

31 12 2009
  • Noticed that the finalized artwork for the Beverly Hills Season 9 DVD is significantly different from the preliminary art, and both are significantly different from the original photo. First the original photo was altered to photoshop in Luke Perry (Dylan). Then they decided to also add in Vanessa Marcil (Gina) and cut out Vincent Young (Noah). This makes the second season in a row with Young missing from the cover art, even though he was a regular the entire season, unlike Perry, Marcil and even Jason Priestley (Brandon) and Tiffani Amber Thiessen (Valerie). Missing in all three photos, however, is Daniel Cosgrove (Matt) who was also a regular that season, albeit not from the beginning (though he is in one of the faded background images). Expect me to still be griping about this when the set is released on February 2nd.
  • ABC News has an interview with Candy Spelling (wife of Aaron, mother of Tori; Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Digital Spy has an interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210). Some of it is outdated for us, since the show is just premiering in the country where the site is based. Most interesting is that he says he’s pretty sure there’s going to be a season 3–and then is bold enough to say the show could last “four or five years.”
  • They also have an interview with Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210), which also covers things we’ve already seen but also has spoilers.
  • MTV made New Year’s resolutions for Ryan (Ryan Eggold, 90210), Dan (Paul Johansson, One Tree Hill) and Jenny (Taylor Momsen, Gossip Girl). Zap2it and The Wrap have good resolutions for The CW.
  • Star News has a brief article on Brett Claywell (Tim, One Tree Hill) and the amazing work he’s been doing on One Life to Live. It’s truly remarkable.
  • Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl) is still in the running in the Girl on Top tournament.
  • You can vote for Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) and Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) as the stars you would kiss on New Year’s Eve.
  • The new season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, starring Shailene Woodley (Kaitlin, The O.C.), premieres Monday on ABC Family.

TDW Look Back, Pt. 2

31 12 2009

Part One

ORIGINAL POSTS: The Essential Teen Drama Love Triangles (1/31/09) and All-Time Favorite Couples (2/16/09)

WHY I LOVE THEM: It’s no secret that my favorite aspect of teen dramas are the romances, which are often accompanied by love triangles. My favorite characters, moments, quotes, etc. are tied up in these heartbreaking, angst-filled, passionate love affairs that I can’t help but relive over and over again (thanks, SoapNet and YouTube!). Like with most of TDW, these posts do both you and me a favor: I get an excuse to obsess some more over my favorite triangles and couples (it’s “research”) and give everyone else a handy-dandy guide to the messy thing known to hardcore viewers as “ships.”

WHERE I’LL GO FROM HERE: Aside from these two series, or TDW Originals as I like to call them, I have about 20 others already done and a document with ideas for at least 20 more. I used to do them a lot more frequently in the first 6 or so months and I’d like to kick up the pace again. If you have any ideas for a series topic, feel free to let me know.

Weekly Poll

30 12 2009

In the last Weekly Poll, the question with the closest results was whether Nathan should let Dan be in his life. Just 1 vote separated “I’m torn” from the “no” response, which made it 41 percent to 40. Important to note, though, that 18 of you, or 19 percent, do believe he should. Thirty percent also believe Jen should stay on 90210 but 52 percent have had enough. We had the largest numbers in the Gossip Girl poll, as warring Jenny and Serena fan threads sent their cohorts to vote. In the end, Jenny won with 70 percent and a whopping 179 votes to Serena’s 50 votes, which amounted to 20 percent. Also worth noting that there were votes for the other options: Blair and Vanessa each got 3 percent with 7 votes a piece and “none of the above” received had 4 percent with 11 votes.

News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill

30 12 2009
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) is on the cover of the February issue of Seventeen. The picture is very “early season 1 Jenny.” The accompanying video is…not.
  • Momsen also created a playlist on MySpace of music she “can’t stop listening to right now!”
  • E! Online has a brief interview with Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl). I assume the pregnancy she mentioned on the show is actually Dorota and not quite the spoiler the interviewer thought it was. We’ll see, though!
  • Hate linking to them but apparently Meester and Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) were at a club opening the other night and the photo is kind of cute.
  • Lutz will also be hosting JustJared’s New Year’s Eve event.
  • The CW is hosting a contest where the winners get a trip to the set of One Tree Hill for the season finale. Note the word “season.”
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) has a new vlog on the SoGoPro site.

TDW Look Back

30 12 2009

As I mentioned in my anniversary post yesterday, during the next 5 days we’ll revisit some of’s milestones from the past year.

So, without further ado…

ORIGINAL POST: Monday Night Reaction, 1/5/09

WHY I LOVE IT: Mere days after I started the site, I took my first stab at commentary when I typed up some thoughts on that night’s Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. At less than 300 words total for both shows, it was vague and disjointed but let me get my opinions out. And, like most “firsts,” it was the start of something. My reaction posts lengthened considerably over the next few months and when the new TV season began in the fall, I switched to live-blogs, which had the same general purpose but were done in-the-moment and included a lot more straight plot points. The most recent live-blog tapped out at 2,854 words…and that was for just one show!

WHERE I’LL GO FROM HERE: The live-blogs will resume when the current shows get back from their respective winter hiatus. I have to admit I’m looking forward to One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl not airing back-to-back for a while because it’s a killer doing this for two hours straight. I’d like to do a better job of adding more opinion (as requested by a few of you), getting good quotes and increasing discussion among commentators as the live-blogging takes place.

Happy Birthday Meredith Monroe!

30 12 2009

Monroe (Andie, Dawson’s Creek) turns 40 today.

News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210 and Gossip Girl

29 12 2009

Happy Anniversary, TDW!

29 12 2009

I published my very first post on Dec. 29, 2008, even though no one knew I existed.

At the time, I didn’t know what shape would take. I had no idea that soon enough I’d be reviewing the current shows each week, holding trivia nights on Twitter, giving away contest prizes or interviewing beloved teen drama actors.

Nearly 950 posts and one year later, my underlying mission has been accomplished. I wanted to find people that shared my passion for teen dramas and had as much an urge to discuss it as I did. I’m pleased to now know there’s quite a few TeenDramaWhores out there.

I want to thank each and every one of you who ever checked out a post on the site, left a comment, retweeted a link or just showed your support in some way.

There’s a few people in particular I need to recognize:

Madeline for designing my awesome header.

Amy at for being the first site to ever link to TDW.

Christy-Anne at for being my Twitter-busting partner-in-crime and for providing endless moral support.

Angela at Talking Gossip After Dark for promoting TDW in each podcast and seeking my contributions.

Jethro Nededog of The Los Angeles Times for being a legitimate journalist who actually takes my work seriously and spreads it around.

The CW for sharing TDW posts on Twitter.

The One Tree Hill family for also sharing TDW posts on Twitter.

Any publicist or manager who has ever granted me an interview or confirmed a Twitter account or even just responded to my e-mails.

Any actor or teen drama role player who has agreed to be interviewed.

And you for, if nothing else, reading this post right now.

Despite many milestones this past year, TDW still has a lot of growing to do. I’ll spend the next few days reflecting on where we’ve been and sharing my hopes for the future.

I hope you’ll come along with me on this look-back journey and stick around for Year Two.

News Roundup: 90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and The O.C.

28 12 2009

Let’s Compare Scenes

27 12 2009

1. Beverly Hills 90210: Episode 5.02, Under the Influence

Nat accidentally tells Dylan about Kelly and Brandon.

2. Dawson’s Creek: Episode 3.20, The Longest Day

Jen accidentally tells Dawson about Joey and Pacey.

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