Who remembers avidly tuning in every week to watch the next instalment of America’s most popular teen drama? Beverly Hills, 90210 introduced the big hair, micro minis, stone washed denim, and perfectly gelled coifs of Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling.
Created by Darren Star (of Sex and the City fame) and originally airing from October 1990 until May 2000, the cast quickly became popular teen idols, and over the next 10 years would be firm fixtures in teenage television viewing in the USA and UK.
The series chronicled the “teen experience”, albeit, in the super wealthy and ridiculously excessive world of Beverly Hills, California. It addressed numerous issues including alcoholism, domestic violence, abortion, gay rights, drug abuse, teenage suicide, date rape, AIDS and teenage pregnancy.
Since the day will not come again for another 100 years, Constant Scribbler pays homage to the original Beverly Hills, 901210!