Fun Fact

19 02 2010

Five of the six teen dramas began with main characters who were siblings or would become siblings.

On Beverly Hills 90210 we have twins Brenda and Brandon, while on 90210 there’s Annie and her adopted brother Dixon. The original also had Kelly and David as step-siblings while the new show made Annie and Dixon share a half-sibling with Naomi.

On The O.C., Seth found a brother in Ryan when the Cohens became his guardian.

One Tree Hill has half-brothers Lucas and Nathan.

And Gossip Girl has Dan and Jenny as well as Serena and Eric, along with quite a few pairs of step-siblings, some involving Chuck (with Serena and Eric) and Blair (with non-main character Aaron). And, of course, Dan and Jenny became step-siblings with Serena and Eric.

The lone exception is Dawson’s Creek. No original main characters as siblings in Capeside.

But DC is one of four teen dramas that introduced a baby sibling when the first child, the main character, was in high school or older.

On BH90210, Kelly was between her junior and senior years of high school while David was between his sophomore and junior years when they got a baby half-sister, Erin, now known on 90210 as Silver.

Dawson was a senior in high school when his parents had Lily.

Seth and Ryan were out of high school when the Cohens had Sophie.

Lucas was graduating high school when his mom had a baby girl, also named Lily.

Remains to be seen whether Gossip Girl and 90210 will continue the trend!

Article: Jason Priestley Won’t Rule Out 90210 Appearance

13 01 2009

Could it be?  Kelly and Brandon together again?

Perhaps, perhaps not.

If you ask Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210.), you’ll get this answer: “I never say never, right? If Gabe [Sachs] and Jeff [Judah] came up with something really interesting, then we’ll see what happens.”

That revelation and more is packed into yet another TCA Press Tour article.

Priestley says some interesting things…that I kind of take issue with.  For instance:

JP says he directed 18 episodes of the original.  Other sources have it at 15 or 16.  (Though he did produce–whatever that means–more than 100.)

Says the only continuity between the original and new series is Erin and Kelly.  Guess he forgot about his twin sis, Brenda!

Says the new 90210 is bigger than the original.  Maybe BH90210 wasn’t huge at first, but it definitely got big!

Says “the episode I’m directing is a big episode. It’s a very ambitious episode.”  WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!

Says the new series needs to be its own show and too many old characters shouldn’t come back.  Are you kidding?  That’s all the show has going for it!

WHEW! Okay, done ranting.

(Maybe I’m being too knit-picky?)

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