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90210- Brother From Another Mother



“I don’t care what Naomi needs in her life because all I need is you.”

 Its been awhile since I’ve watched 90210 or even reviewed it for that matter and mostly because I thought the show was getting really dull and tacky. Well to my surprise, as a serialized T.V show I was completely lost trying to get back into the swing of things today. The last sporadic episode I watched was the Wizard of Oz one when Annie got shot, which I only tuned into because it looked like a lot of fun. Well anyways.

Naomi is always up to something trying to fill this void in her life; this void of being “unloved.” At the early age of 20, barely beginning life, she is already divorced from her husband. She’s had altercations with her mother and a falling out with her father. Basically, being loved by someone has just been really complicated for Naomi. Well maybe thats because she just wants to mess with everyones lives. As she reaches into her past and digs up a step-brother, tadaaaa, she goes out of her way to make him a part of her life whether he wants to be or not. After a horrific car accident and his taco truck catching on fire, she finally gets his approval to open up a restaurant with her at the Offshore. Who could blame the poor guy for being hesitant after this random girl shows up claiming to be his sister and than won’t leave him alone till he agrees. Well is he agreeing because he genuinely wants family or because he’s not dumb and he can tell that Naomi has a lot of pocket change. 

In case you don’t really recall because it this is what we call some really bad storytelling and writing, but Naomi’s mother had an affair with Dixon and Annie’s dad, which makes them all half- somethings. Yeah, it gets confusing. Well Annie was kind of freaking out about the whole we have a new “half-brother” thing and she didn’t want Dixon to find out, in fear that all the stress he’s dealing with because of his break up with Ade and his record label loosing acts would lead him back toward drugs. Yet another bad part for the writers. Well Dixon didn’t really freak out because well why would be? He’s adopted, so the guy that slept with Naomi’s mother isn’t really his real dad so at this point, the only person he knows to be his family is Annie. Their relationship is like the rock in his life and that’s good story-telling. So yeah, now we have this huge and big happy family going on. Just wait till the story’s start rollin’ in.

Liam is suffering from PTSD since he was going to get shipped in a box to Mexico and sold for drugs. Really? Has Liam not gone through enough. I feel like every girl he meets is some psycho thats just trying to hurt him and take control of his life and his money. Than he goes on this whole relapse where he just punches random people at random times during the episode. Clearly, this kid has some unresolved issues. But finally, he’s taken the psychologists advice and is getting some treatment. I’m not sure if that’s the kind of treatment she was referring to but hey the guy is trying. Just wait till next week, when our favorite couple, the on-again, off-again, Annie and Liam finally fall in love again. Maybe that will set him straight once and for all and will calm Annie down from falling in love with a priest again.

The most genuine and intriguing story arc in this whole show is Silvers want to have a baby and her inability to have one, which leads her to a surrogate, McKayla. McKayla is Shane’s cousin and will be having Silver and Teddy’s baby, but I’m not sure she’s the right person for the job. First off, you can tell by her bratty attitude that she’s not taking this seriously. All she wants is to get paid to live in L.A. She has fallen for Navid, who oddly enough is Silver’s ex and wanted to have a baby with her. She is out drinking and partying and stating that Silver is too wrapped up in everything baby. Well, hello, she is paying you to have her baby. Sure, people do it everyday but when you cannot have one yourself it kind of puts a whole new twist on things. And now since Dixon discovered that she is this awesome singer and he’s been looking to sign someone to his new label, I doubt she’s going to be hopping on that baby train for 9 months. Truthfully, if Silver wants that baby she’s going to need to find someone much older and more responsible because this girl is a dead end. I mean she cant possibly become a star while she’s pregnant. 

Otherwise, Navid’s dealing with problems his new fraternity or what not. Ade is taking a break from the industry after she realized that her image is now branded as the girl who took her top off. Recovering from that wont be easy so she might as well just hop on a group project with Silver to rekindle their friendship. I wonder what use they will have for that taco truck. With everyone moving in new directions and living life to the fullest, the rest of the 90210 season looks promising. But how much longer can they stretch these stories, I’m just not sure. All I can say is they gained a new viewer today!!! 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.


90210 Series Finale: We All Fall (5×22)




We All Fall Down

The two-hour final episode looked back on 90210 and touched on everything we hoped it would. The different places the cast has shot at, like the playboy mansion, the Hollywood sign and even the Hollywood Bowl. The fact that it was a “California show” echoed out of each episode, even when critics said it was a spinoff of its predecessor.

Naomi insulted Kim and Khloe Kardashian on an episode, Perez Hilton mended fences being on the show, Denise Richards made an appearance and even Snoop Dogg and Ne-Yo made appearances.

We All Fall Down

Annie was the conscience of the show. No matter what she always kept everyone on track. Her writing the blog that turned into the book “Undressed” was her way of continuing her innocence and admitting to everything out in the open.

We’ve seen Dixon always getting himself into trouble, whether it was gambling or drugs addictions. Last season we had to go through his car crash and grew with him as he learned to walk again.

Silver showed that being bipolar was not something that was out of the ordinary or should be looked down on. Her fertility issues and manic episodes were all things that she overcame and made us all realize that nothing is too hard to go through.

450x254x90210-series-finale-promo_450x254.jpg.pagespeed.ic.f9qpLBeVCOThe saying “good guys finish last” was proved wrong by Navid. That poor guy was punched in the face more times than Naomi switched relationships. From the porn industry to trying to have Silver’s baby, Navid was always there.

Liam, our bad boy turned rich kid. Who knew the guy that Naomi was crushing on would turn into such a heartthrob. He had his problems though too with his motorcycle accident and Vanessa pretending to be dead.

Queen Bitch Naomi. We met her in high school bossing everyone around and we grew to love her as she started to grow a heart and mature. Her many relationships were always entertaining, yet her rudeness continued to make us laugh.

Adrianna was always the one that was pegged for anything bad that happened although it was mostly her doing. When she switched out Silver’s pills, we hated her. When she was pregnant and tried to peg Navid as the father, we couldn’t stand her. But as we grew older, she started to change and now we can’t imagine going on without her.

The past few seasons were full of shock. It made us double take and think “Did that really just happen?” Naomi ran into Max’ wedding and called it off. Teddy came out of the closet. Vanessa falling off the balcony. Teddy and Silver having a baby. Annie becoming an escort. All of these things shaped the cast and the way we ended our journey with them.series_finale_90210_Monday_at_7pm_on_CW__924710000_20130508081613_640_480

Although we may have joked about how almost every cast member dated one another, the 90210 writers touched on some real social issues. We had the rape story line with Naomi and her teacher reached out to fans that may have been struggling with the same issue. There was sexual harassment, addiction, lying, and the gay story line. All these connected with fans and were used as helpful advice in their lives.90210 gave so many memories that will continue into our lives.

On the final episode of 90210, we’re brought to the theatre where the stage collapsed. The excruciating wait of finding out who is injured is finally over. Navid, Annie and Dixon all made it out alive, but where’s Adrianna?

Navid plays the knight in shining armor and goes to find Ade. After climbing through the rubble, he finds her stuck under debris. While both Navid and Adrianna are stuck under the pieces of the theater, life is still going on outside of them.We All Fall Down

Just like any other Naomi relationship, Naomi and Jordan break-up and then get back together within hours. She begs to have a “normal” relationship where they can just jump on a private jet and go to Cabo whenever they feel like it. The only problem is his mother still stands in the way. In an attempt to clear her name, she throws a rescue relief with the Goo Goo Dolls performing, but still that doesn’t cut it. She finally settles with selling her “Night With Prince Harry” story to the Examiner, and it does more good than she could have ever imagined. Doing this, Jordan’s mom is in debt to her and let’s her be with Jordan.

We All Fall DownAde calls Silver from the rubble and apologizes for everything that she’s done. They both realize that no matter what, they’ll always be there for each other. Silver keeps her cancer news quiet, but ends up spilling to Dixon and decides that she needs to take care of it if she wants to go on with her life.

Liam and his girlfriend are awkward throughout the whole episode and she realizes that Liam isn’t really in love with her. His fresh start may not be in Australia. When Annie starts to go to Paris, Liam realizes that he can’t go on without her. He chases her plane down with his motorcycle and tells her that what they have is worth it and that he’s in love with her. Their engagement is sent out throughout the group of friends via text message and everyone goes crazy with excitement.90210-matt-lanter-liam-dixon-season-5-finale-we-all-fall-down-cw

Before the final episode fades out and the ending credits are played, we find out that Ade and Navid will have a future and grow old together. “It’s never over, it’s always just the beginning.”

And then just like that it’s over. No more Monday night episodes, no more sappy love stories or back stabbing bitches. That’s the end of 90210, until the next spinoff. We at CraveYou TV will miss the series, and hope all the best for the writers and actors in their future endeavors.

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90210: Series Finale Predictions




Long gone are the days of 90210. Reality has set in and the realization that there are two more days until the last 90210 episode ever. This calls for a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey and a bottle of wine. Five years of watching faithfully each Monday and growing older with the cast is finally coming to a close.

I’m sure you are all wondering how the CW’s writers are going to tie up so much story that has been thrown at us the past few weeks, but no worries we at CraveYou TV have a few predictions of what we see happening in the final episode.

  • “Lannie” will survive! Liam and Annie are going to end up together, it has to happen. That gorgeous ring has to make an appearance and when it does it needs to land right on Annie’s left hand.
  • Michaela and Dixon were perfect for each other the moment he started taking her to doctor’s appointments. Michaela will realize that Dixon will always be there for her and she’ll come back running into his arms.
  • Dixon’s record label is going to sky rocket after the accident. His war will Adrianna will end the moment he realizes he really cares about her and he’s going to sing her to his label.
  • Ade and Navid are timeless. No matter what happens, they always find their way back to each other. There’s no way Adrianna is going to die before it all ends. It just can’t happen. The accident is going to bring everyone together and make them realize how close they all are.
  • Teddy. Oh Teddy. He’s going to realize that he’s not in love with Shane, that’s why he’s been putting him off all this time. He’s really in love with Silver. It makes sense too, because he was so adamant to help her have her baby.
  • Naomi is where we get stuck. She’s flown through so many guys these last couple seasons that we don’t know where to start. Max doesn’t deserve to come back into Naomi’s life after he left her and Jordan has too much baggage. His conniving mother and sister have made Naomi’s life this past season hell.

What do you think is going to happen this Monday? Tune in at 7/8c on the CW to close this chapter of 90210.

…Until we’re fifty and it’s brought back and remade. 🙂

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90210: Scandal Royale (5×21)




The last episode ended with Jordan getting orders from him mother never to see Naomi again. This carries into this week’s episode where Naomi finds that in exchange for getting her brother Mark out of jail, Jordan had to leave his publishing company and Naomi.

Liam is still in dreamland, where he thinks life is going to be perfect if he moves to Australia with his new girlfriend. But before he leaves, he wants to sell the Off Shore. Annie offers to buy it and after going through a box of keepsakes where he finds their engagement ring, he realizes he still loves her.

Adrianna and Navid come back to reality and realize the repercussions from their relationship. Michaela is missing and if they don’t find her Dixon’s career as a record label will be over. When Adriana offers to sing the song, Silver’s claws come out.mqdefault

Soon enough Michaela is found, but another twist to the story is unfolded. Silver’s baby no longer has a heart beat. Michaela found out at her last doctor’s appointment, but didn’t know how to tell Silver.

The finals moments of the episode could be life changing. The burning set is collapsing around Adrianna, Annie rushes towards the flames and her friend, Liam is on her way to find Annie and Silver is put in an MRI. What will become of next week? Will Ade make it out alive? Will Annie and Liam get back together? What about Silver, will her cancer return?

Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comment section. Tune in next week for our recap of We All Fall Down (5 x 22)!

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