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TV Fanatic Mid-Season Report Card: 90210

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With every primetime series on hiatus until 2010, it's time to take a look back.

When will your favorite show return? Consult with the TV Fanatic television calendar now.

Until then, our staff will gather and report on the status of various sitcoms and dramas. Up now: 90210.

Best Character: Adrianna and Naomi (tie). We couldn't choose just one. As we lauded in our previous Round Table, the show could easily have sent Adrianna down another drug-induced spiral. But it avoided that cliche and has created a mature, realistic character that truly depicts the struggles and pressures of a young addict.

Naomi, meanwhile, is simply hilarious. AnnaLynne McCord was given the opportunity to give this character more than one, bitchy dimension and she's run with it brilliantly.

Jasper and Annie

Worst Character: Teddy. He looks 37, let's start with that. But he also comes across as a complete jackass. Granted, he showed a sensitive side when Silver's mom got sick. But it takes more than just hitting a few tennis balls on a roof for us to believe Silver would actually go for him, as 90210 spoilers have revealed she will.

We can't think of any way Teddy has been a good friend to anyone else on the show and, unlike Naomi, his jerky comments don't come across as humorous, just as... jerk-like.

Best Storyline: Jackie's cancer and subsequent death. Jessica Stroup was outstanding throughout this plot development, while it managed to combine the sentiment of the old show with the remade version. It also kick-started a relationship between Silver and Teddy, as mentioned above, while helped to provide a catalyst for Adrianna's eventual recovery and Silver and Dixon's reconciliation.

A solid storyline brings numerous characters together and creates building blocks for future developments. This qualified in every way possible.

Grade so far: B Plus.

Hopes for 2010: More Ivy, she's growing on us (pun... intended!); A new, less crazy love interest for Dixon; Dire consequences for Annie as a result of her hit-and-run; More shots of Liam shirtless; Adrianna and Navid back together.

What about you, readers? What grade would you give the show so far this season?

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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season 1 was way better than season 2 i feel like nothing happens. except very annoying storylines like Ade/Teddy and Ade using again in general i hate Teddy, plus everything involving Sascha or that weird blonde super-annoying DUDE-surfer-chick :(
another thing i really don´t wanna see is Ade and that ugly Gia-thing EWW i mean Marissa/Alex that was a HOT Lesbo-Combo but Gia, really???

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when is the next new episode/ when does the season return?

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i just love IVY period........................!!!!!!!!!

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I actually like Teddie. He comes off as a jerk at first but then comes off as a sweet-sorta-guy. I do agree that Silver wouldn't just randomly like him too. Although Dixon has sort of been an ass, I loved him and Silver together. :)
Liam with Ivy is just not a good pairing. But it does get the show more veiwers because EVERYONE will be waiting until Naomi and Liam confess their love to each other and have sex !
admit it, you're waiting for it too.
Please bring good Annie back ! i miss her ! the new Annie that disrespects her family and is really estranged?
I dont like it at all !
All in all, I give a B+

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I actually like Teddie. He comes off as a jerk at first but then comes off as a sweet-sorta-guy. I do agree that Silver wouldn't just randomly like him too. Although Dixon has sort of been an ass, I loved him and Silver together. :)
Liam with Ivy is just not a good pairing. But it does get the show more veiwers because EVERYONE will be waiting until Naomi and Liam confess their love to each other and have sex !
admit it, you're waiting for it too.
Please bring good Annie back ! i miss her ! the new Annie that disrespects her family and is really estranged?
I dont like it at all !

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Opinions are opinions but here is the truth: - Annalynne McCord is a beautiful young actress who plays Naomi Clark perfectly well. No other actress would play that bitcy yet funny character.
Naomi is a difficul character but McCord plays it just fine, actually really perfect! For the people who dislike AnnaLynne well thats because she is doing a great role by being Naomi Clark. In movies when you don't like for example Michael Douglas on A perfect Murder it's because he is a good actor playing a mean and manipulative husband who wants to kill his wife in order to get money. He is so good playing his character that you dislike the man itself. Not the actor. It is the same thing with Naomi. You dislike the character because she is all bitchy and funny. But you should adore Mccord because she plays it just perfect!

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Naomi is a jerk... far from the best charater i think i could like her more if someone pulled her up over all the bad things she does like the sext. Silver is awful to watch. She was soo cool last season but she doesn't even have a mind of her own anymore and is such a hypocrite. I think adrianna, annie and navid are really good so far. Teddy's age is just distracting i might have liked the character if it was a different actor.

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I have been watching 90210's first season again and i saw two things that kind of intrigued me: 1. Remember when Ivy didn't want to go to the dance on the second season? And Liam and her were like: Just to laugh at the people? Well Silver and Dixon said that on the first season. 2. Remember when Liam said to Ethan that when he tried peyote he almost cut his arm off? Well there was a big scar and now when he's surfing we don't see any scar and big scars like that don't disappear within a couple of months. Just thought i would let you know. This is indeed the best show ever!

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I luv Adrianna and how they have her character maturing.... When I found out who they casted for teddy, I was confused because he looks way to old to be playing a junior in high school...
I don't really like Ivy all that much, but her character shows promise to drive a wedge between Naomi and Liam and a gd cat fight is always entertaining... What I want to see is the old Annie come back, Jasper in jail, I want Ethan to come back; if only for a little while cuz I didn't like how he left nd I want everyone to find out about Annie's Hit and Run and her to have some sort of repercussions.

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I love Naomi!!!!!!! and i have to say the girl friendship does seem very real this season..much more than last season..Naomi Adriana and Silver have history and it comes off this year...Naomi and Silver scenes when her mom passed seem genuine....I love them together...and navid is so cute..so mad at Adriana for cheating but whatever ill take him LOL..and BTW love Liam and Naomi..super hot couple..and feelind teddy and silver too..and i like the idea of Ivy and Dixon...

90210 Quotes

Don't mock the abs.

Liam [to Dixon]

I'm very possessive when it comes to balls.

Naomi
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