90210 Midseason Report Card: B

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90210 celebrated a milestone toward the end of 2012, hitting its 100th episode right before its extended holiday hiatus.

So what better time to evaluate The CW drama? On the heels of our Big Bang Theory Report Card and Vampire Diaries Report Card, we evaluate the lives of Naomi, Silver and company below and then ask readers to weigh in:

What grade would you give 90210 Season 5 so far?

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Best Character: Naomi. There is never a character as “on” and as entertaining as Naomi Clark. She keeps the spark alive on the show. As all the others waver between crappy plotlines and shining moments, but Naomi always holds true.

Worst Character: Navid. He has been nothing but a pain in the ass and a life-ruiner this season. He’s jealous, impulsive and a complete 180 from the sweet caring guy we first met. I can only hope that his recent apology will remain steadfast.

Best Episode: "902-100!" I can’t believe we made it 100 episodes in Beverly Hills. It was great to go back and revisit who everyone was in high school because it gave them all a reality check. Were they living their dreams? Have they changed for the better? Naomi’s apology speech was the best.

Worst Episode: "The Sea Change." Why was this the worst episode of 90210 season five? I can simply refer to the part where Vanessa fake plummeted to her death from the balcony. That was some of the worst acting I’ve ever seen.

Biggest WTF moment: Liam’s crazy bodyguard kidnapping him. And we thought Vanessa was an insane bitch! She got a full large tattoo of him on her back and currently has him tied up in a basement.

Most Obvious Reveal: Alec was in love with Max. We all knew he was obsessed with Max, it was just a question of “does he want to be Max or does he want to be with Max?"

Hopes for 2013: I hope Liam gets rescued! I want the writers to give Annie and Riley a real chance, but if that doesn’t happen then I want her back with Liam. Hopefully, Naomi can save her marriage, Dixon and Ade can get some better storylines and Silver can get pregnant from a random sperm donor who isn’t going to take her to court before the baby is even conceived!

Overall Grade: B.

YOUR turn, 90210 Fanatics: What grade would you give Season 5 so far?

 

Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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I never filled this site before. But I saw this on twitter so said here's my thoughts. Adrianna and Dixon make them fight for each other. It's too much with the swinging from one place to another to another to another. Balance these characters out, the music angle can be overblown too much but it does bring a different enjoyable element to sometimes lifeless episodes. Liam and Silver need to happen. I'm hoping he becomes her donor if there is a baby. Naomi, I want her and Liam scenes. I don't know what more I want from them but I miss the Liomi scenes. They were interesting. Annie and Riley need to work. And It would be nice to have Jasper come back to her life. Teddy needs a new gay love interest and a better story. I like his friendship with Silver don't ruin that. Navid. Can we just get rid of him altogether? I want Ethan back, oh Ethan and Silver, that needed to happen.

Michael-b

@lovelolly
Completely agree with you that the concert scenes are too long. I want more time for story lines. And I would love them to bring back Kelly for Silver, but also some of the other characters from the original. Like Andrea. Loved her!

Zaidah-rahim

Hopes for 2013:
1) Naomi and Max to work things out and have a baby. Really love them together.
2) Liam and Annie to get back together. Love them too.
3) I love Maxomi, but I want Alec and Max to still be best friends.
4) I might be the only one who want Vanessa to stay on the show.
5) I want them to bring back Kelly for Silver.
6) I want to see less singing/concert scenes.

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This chick won’t die. I hate that I was right when she ended up being the one teaming up with Annie to ‘rescue’ Liam. This show is not good at keeping a villain a villain.
Hopes for 2013: Silver getting knocked up, end this custody sh*t. Navid leaves the show. Annie gets shot, and suffers a few episodes. No miraculous recovery. Riley getting a good exit, if he leaves. Ade becomes a nun, just kidding lets be serious. I want Ade to just be single for a while. Dixon and Megan. Liam without a stalker or cray cray b*tch around. Naomi and Max working things out, after all they ARE married. Shane…GTFO! One of the 90210ers to have a stable job outside the music biz. College experiences.
Overall grade: B…and that’s me being generous.

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Best Character: First few episodes go to Riley! Other than that I wasn’t really a fan of a particular character this season, just like last season. There’s no hope in any of them. But to narrow it down, I’m okay with Naomi and Annie’s characters.
Worst Character: Navid. Plain and simple, he’s a whiny douche.
Best Episode: 902-100. I loved Jasper being back, but I wish he was still up to his villainous ways. Its weird that he is improving his life and growing up while the 90210 bunch have become so OOC.
Worst Episode: The fourth episode. I don’t even remember what it was called, the one when Naomi/Navid had a scene and Liam was lost in the woods. I could live without that episode, and its just one that you can miss and still know what is going on when the next episode airs.
Biggest WTF moment: Silver worrying about a zombie apocalypse in the middle of the day after watching a horror movie. Bad continuity.
Most Obvious Reveal: Vanessa being alive. This chick won’t die. I hate that I was right when she ended up being the one teaming up with Annie to ‘rescue’ Liam. This show is not good at keeping a villain a villain.
Hopes for 2013: Silver getting knocked up, end this custody sh*t. Navid leaves the show. Annie gets shot, and suffers a few episodes. No miraculous recovery. Riley getting a good exit, if he leaves. Ade becomes a nun, just kidding lets be serious. I want Ade to just be single for a while. Dixon and Megan. Liam without a stalker or cray cray b*tch around. Naomi and Max working things out, after all they ARE married. Shane…GTFO! One of the 90210ers to have a stable job outside the music biz. College experiences.
Overall grade: B…and that’s me being generous.

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... be a good start, he was only interesting as a character when he was with Naomi or trying to be with Naomi. When and why did Max become a permanent cast member, he is such a dork and not in a Navid-like way. Navid and Naomi look better than Max and Naomi! I am so peeved at the writers for ruining Naomi's character for me by putting her with Max! Make him go back to Madison please! They were equally boring and perfect together!

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Best character: Naomi (although Max needs to go)
Worst Character: I am sorry, I hate MAX. He needs to go away! Naomi can do wayyy better (@ Michael B - loving the Sean Faris idea)
Best episode: This show cannot have a better episode for me when Max and Naomi break up for good. Still liked the 100th episode though.
Worst episode: The Sea Change for sure!
Biggest WTF moment: Adrianna hooking up with Dixon...oh that was season 4 but whatever, still quite unbelievable!
Most obvious reveal: Dixon survives! Vanessa is alive! (they both should have died)
Hopes for 2012: Max and Naomi get divorced and Naomi finds a more suitable/hotter love interest (Liomi comeback would be much appreciated). Annie and Riley become a solid couple and hopefully Riley can walk again. Dustin Milligan as Ethan should come back for Annie though, they were so great together. Oh and an Adrianna/Navid reunion would be great too. The writers need to give Liam better story lines, putting him back with Naomi would be a good start, he was only interesting as a character when he was with Naomi or trying to be with Naomi. When and why did Max become a permanent cast member, he is such a dork and not in a Navid-like way. Navid and Naomi look better than Max and Naomi! I am so peeved at the writers for ruining Naomi's character for me by putting her with Max! Make him go back to Madison please! They were equally boring and perfect together!

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F Now that Gossip Girl is over, 90210 is officially the worst show on television.

Neejan

Have to agree. LIAM LIAM LIAM! Gave it a B too.

Michael-b

@neezd
I hope that the series won't end in 2013. I don't think it will end in 2013 either.

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Jen [to Naomi]

Dixon: No lies. Just you, and me, and half sausage, half pepperoni.
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