Though the basic formula holds to the original version with siblings (Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds) relocating with their family to Beverly Hills, the father (Rob Estes) being their high-school principal this time the subplots have more edge than the original show's did.
Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty reprise their Kelly and Brenda roles from the 1990s series; additional stars include Lori Loughlin, Jessica Stroup, Dustin Milligan and AnnaLynne McCord. DVD extras: four "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by cast members on selected episodes. *** (Not rated: AS, P)
Buy '90210: The First Season' on DVD.