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Year: 1999, 2000
Genre: TV series, Drama
Country: United States
Starring: Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen (barely), Jason Priestley (barely), Ian Ziering, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Lindsay Price, Vanessa Marcil
Eye candy: Garth, Thiessen, Price, Marcil
Creator: Darren Star
Producer: Paul Robinson
Run time: 19 hours 6 minutes
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Oh, the pain. What could be more painful than watching the final episode of the long-running Beverly Hills 90210? I can think of only one thing. A wedding video. I mean, an actual wedding video. Like, two of your irritating, schmaltzy crappy friends sit you down in their living room to make you watch the video of their wedding. Here we are setting up the candles…here we are waiting for the official…now we’re walking up the aisle…oh, you have to hear this – Ted wrote his own vows, it was so CUTE!
That would be awful, wouldn’t it? Almost as awful as actually attending a wedding, I would say. And that’s what you get with the very last episode of Beverly Hills 90210. One big, long, painful wedding. And it SUCKS. I’m sure fans of the show were waiting, in great anticipation, to see how the series would end its run. And maybe they even identified with the characters enough to care about their big, long, painful wedding. Maybe. But it’s still a wedding episode. And nothing more.
MY biggest problem with it had to do with WHO was getting married. David and Donna? The two lamest characters in the entire run of the show? How…lame. Imagine if they had ended Seinfeld by marrying off Newman and Teri Hatcher. Or Friends by marrying off Phoebe and Joey. Or The A-Team by marrying off Face and B.A. Baracus. Wouldn’t that be kinda…anti-climactic?
And so it is with 90210, as the two worst characters get hitched in an interminable, cheesy and painful ceremony for the entire final episode. You know how sometimes you have friends who get married, and you just know it isn’t going to work and they’re not going to last? This is kinda like that. You just know Donna’s gonna end up, later in life, with some tool like Dean McDermott.
And you just know, later in life, David’s gonna dump Donna for some tool like Megan Fox.