I thought this far exceeded expectations. Funny and clever. The only thing I didn't love was Tori and that dress -- but of course they think Tori's comic "bits" are hilarious just like they always did. We'll have to suffer through. She can't even smile anymore (she has Jackie Zeman Smile energy) with all that plastic surgery. Most everyone else (besides Shannen, who's obviously had surgery) looked reasonable, albeit it some with a little extra botox, but that's temporary and no big deal.
I'm glad that this is truly a show for adults who understand that it's pure fiction. Not sure why anyone's hung up on what's real or not. They all have a great sense of humor about themselves and all the decades of cast-dynamic rumors, but no point in trying to read into things. They're all EPs and Garth/Spelling are doing some story driving, but none of them are actually writing the scripts. I can't wait till next week.
Also, I thought they did a nice job of honoring Luke without totally blowing up the tone of the show.