90210 box set arrives on All 4
Staff Reporter | On 12, Nov 2018
All 4 has snapped up the rights to the whole of 90210.
An edgy spin-off from the iconic Beverly Hills, 90210, The CW’s drama once again depicts the lives of the rich kids in the USA’s hottest postcode.
90210 looks at life through the eyes of Annie Wilson and her brother Dixon, whose first day at West Beverly Hills High School leaves no doubt they’re not in Kansas anymore. The Wilson family, including dad Harry and mom Debbie, has relocated to Beverly Hills to keep an eye on Harry’s mother Tabitha, a feisty-but-faded former television star and a charter member of the Betty Ford Clinic.
For Annie and Dixon, the awkwardness of being the new kids is made worse by the fact that their dad has taken a job as the high school principal. The school is one big culture shock for Annie, a sweet and friendly girl with a passion for the theatre, and Dixon, a star athlete and scholar who was adopted by the Wilson family after they took him in as a foster child. Annie and Dixon have a close sibling relationship, which they’ll need to help them cope with all the new cliques and classmates, including Naomi, a hot, spoiled, rich girl; Ethan, a popular jock whose abilities rival Dixon’s; Navid, an aspiring journalist who heads up the school’s daily newscast; and Silver, a rebel who produces and stars in a YouTube-type video series.
Even the faculty seems hip and sophisticated at WBHHS, such as smart and funny teacher Ryan Matthews and beautiful guidance counsellor Kelly Taylor. The Wilson family has just begun to realise how much their lives are about to change.
The series first aired in 2008 and ran through to 2013, getting nominated for several Teen Choice Awards along the way. As The CW reboots its past hit Dynasty for a new post-Riverdale generation, All 4 is taking us back 10 years for an older hit of teen drama. It joins a number of exclusive box sets from the USA, including Community, Let’s Get Physical and Search Party. All 114 episodes from 90210’s five seasons are now available for free.