Second Annual 90210 Evaluation

30 05 2010

With the One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl evaluations complete (results for GG will be posted later today), the last set before the final match-up is 90210.

You have until Tuesday at 11:59pm to answer the polls.

**Please remember your answers should be based solely on the season that just ended, except for the last question, which is about the show overall.**

Note: The format is wonky for the open-ended questions.  Please put your answer in the “other” space.

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Weekly Poll

19 05 2010

In the last Weekly Poll, 46 percent were intrigued by a Alex-Chase pairing on One Tree Hill. Almost equal amounts–28 percent and 26 percent–didn’t want it or were mixed, respectively. There were similarly close results in the Gossip Girl poll, where 49 percent want to see Dan and Serena reunite and 41 percent don’t want to. Another 10 percent were mixed. A whopping 72 percent weren’t digging the Javianna storyline on 90210, believing Navid would be much better. Just 9 percent thought Javier was a good fit and 19 percent doesn’t want Adrianna with Javier OR Navid.

I most likely won’t be doing a Weekly Poll during the summer hiatus.

Stay tuned for individual show surveys to evaluate the season and then a survey pitting each show’s results head-to-head.

You can check out last  year’s evaluation in the meantime.





Spoiler: Mega Buzz

19 05 2010

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Please tell me that we’ve seen the last of Javier on 90210. I want Adrianna and Navid to stay together! — Amanda
MICKEY: You’ll get your wish — for now. As long as Adrianna can turn a blind eye to Navid’s shameless whoring around Bon Temps, Navianna will have its moment in the sun. But don’t forget that Ade is going on tour with Javier this summer, so there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see him again in the fall. At least that’s what pop star Diego Boneta, who plays Javier, told us.

Credit: TVGuide.com

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Note:

Hm, we were kind of left with a cliff-hanger last night: would Adrianna go on tour or not go on tour? Is this our answer?





Spoiler: You Ask, I Answer

18 05 2010

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Navid and Ade! I thought you said they are getting back together, but she’s so cozy with the Javier guy and the season finale is this week. -Michelle

From what I understand, she’ll be ending it with Javier on Tuesday, her heart belongs to West Bev’s most popular Persian Jew! And, p.s., I don’t believe Silver and Teddy’s break up will last either. Unfortunately for Dixon, however, he’s going to make the mistake of telling Ivy about that drunken kiss he shared with E.S. and it won’t go over so well.

Are Harry and Debbie getting a divorce? -Melanie Simpson

I’m hearing, yes.

Any “90210” scoop? -JP

Naomi’s white lie about being asleep when she was really in her new junk-mobile, driving to spy on Jen, is the last straw for Liam. He’s kicking her to the curb and bringing Annie on his boat’s maiden voyage… much to Jasper’s psychotic dismay.

Who is the father of Jen’s baby? -Matt

A surprise package that is delivered to Mr. Ryan Matthews this week seems to indicate that he is. Sadly, the way he reacts to the news could have disastrous repercussions.

Credit: Zap2it




Fun Fact

14 05 2010

All but two one teen dramas have main characters who are also musicians/singers.

On Beverly Hills 90210, we got our first real taste of David’s musical inclinations in season 3 when he started recording his own music and later performing at the Beverly Hills Beach Club. The storyline continued for a decent part of the season with David nearly having a record deal. At the end of season 4, David got a taste of the music life again when he toured with real-life musician Babyface. In season 8, David joined the band Jasper’s Law for a short time, which introduced us to “Keep It Together”–which I absolutely loved and still do. In an episode in the tenth season, Janet reunited with college friends and played the bass at the After Dark.

On Dawson’s Creek, Joey’s vocal talents were first revealed in season one when she performs a moving rendition of “Own My Own” for a beauty pageant. In the fifth season, Joey played with a band featuring Chad Michael Murray’s Charlie. After a few gigs, he asked her to come on tour but she declined. In the next season, Audrey fronts an all-female rock band but as her drinking spirals out of control, she has no choice but to give it up. Near the end of the series, we get one more performance from her: a beautiful, understated and haunting performance of Zakk Wylde’s “Way Beyond Empty.”

One Tree Hill has had the most musical characters by far, showcasing the talents of recurring character Jake and, more notably, Haley in the first season. Haley’s music career was a big storyline in season 2, where she performed–among other things–a duet, “When The Stars Go Blue,” with Chris Keller and later toured with him and real-life band The Wreckers. Haley gave up music for a while, though we saw her perform with another real-life band, Enation, in season 6. There’s a bigger focus on Haley’s music in the first half of season 7, where Haley has released an album and toured again, performing songs that were actually created by Bethany Joy Galeotti’s band Everly. Season 5 and season 7 introduced two more musically-inclined characters, Mia and Grubbs, but they weren’t main characters.

90210 also featured musical performances very early on with Annie and Adrianna being in the school production of Spring Awakening. Earlier this season, Adrianna serenaded Navid and has since started taking music quite seriously, writing and recording songs and performing with pop sensation, Javier, who is played by real-life musician Diego Boneta. Their duet, as far as I know, doesn’t have known title, but is called “One More Time” and I absolutely love it, and Jessica Lowndes most recently performed two of her own songs.

The O.C. and Gossip Girl have both featured real-life musical artists and the GG cast even has some who are building a music career, but neither show The O.C. hasn’t had actual main characters who were performers.

As noted below by Misty and Alyssa, there are two I left out: Beverly Hills 90210’s Ray and Gossip Girl’s Rufus.





Weekly Poll

12 05 2010

In the last Weekly Poll, most people–49 percent–think the Grubbs-Miranda storyline on One Tree Hill is a waste of time. Twenty-seven percent said it varies and 24 percent said it’s entertaining. Fifty-two percent didn’t know whether Gossip Girl’s Vanessa should have taken the internship and didn’t care while 39 percent thought it was a huge opportunity for her and 9 percent thought her relationship with Dan should be more important. No one said they didn’t know because they were torn. The 90210 poll had the closest results, where 45.5 percent didn’t agree with Dixon’s choice not to talk to Annie while 27.3 percent each agreed or didn’t know. (This adds up to 100.1 percent. I do not know why.)





News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and 90210

11 05 2010
  • Last night’s One Tree Hill (2.1 million rounded up) and Gossip Girl (1.8 million rounded up) both rose a tiny bit in the ratings compared to last week, though Gossip Girl’s raise was teeny tiny.
  • Mark Schwahn (creator, One Tree Hill), Mike Grubbs (Grubbs, One Tree Hill) and some others, under the name Nashville Skyline, co-wrote the song Carry You Home, which will play in the season/series finale’s coda next Monday.
  • Lee Norris (Mouth, One Tree Hill) will be the guest on ArtistsOnDemandRadio next Monday after the season/series finale airs.
  • TVByTheNumbers.com’s two writers believe One Tree Hill has a 60 or 75 percent chance of renewal.
  • E! Online has a spoiler regarding William (Billy Baldwin, Gossip Girl), which you can file under “Thank you, Captain Obvious. This is Gossip Girl we’re talking about.”
  • The Dartmouth has an interesting article on the suckiness of Gossip Girl, particularly when compared to  The O.C.
  • PopEater has an interview with Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) mostly about her singing career.
  • Movieline.com has a pretty good interview with Laura Harring (Elizabeth, Gossip Girl).
  • Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210) is now on Twitter. I’ve added her to the Twitter Directory.
  • WPIX has a spoilish video interview with Lowndes.
  • Korbi has a spoilish video interview with Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210).
  • The CW Source has a spoilish video interview with Diego Boneta (Javier, 90210).
  • Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) is reportedly in a salary dispute with Summit Entertainment regarding Breaking Dawn and his role could be recast.







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