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  1. Moxie Cat

    S01.E02: The Pitch

    IIRC from "Tori and Dean," her husband Dean grew up in a average, even lower-middle-class environment. (They visited his family's house or apartment in Canada in one episode.) Given that they've been together for so long now, I have a hard time still understanding why they are still always in debt and living beyond their means - and why Tori's money problems and issues are all that seem to matter. Along the same lines, the treatment of "Dean" in this show seems a little passive-aggressive to me! And I'm wondering what he thinks of how he's being portrayed, given that Tori is largely the driving force behind the show. It's obvious that the Priestley, Ziering, and Carteris spouses are supposed to be mostly fictional (although Mr. Gabby comes off well), and "Megan Fox" is being written sympathetically. But Ivan Sergei's character is basically Dean. I would love if we got at least one line that referred to Facinelli as a "famous vampire" or something similar!
  2. Moxie Cat

    S01.E02: The Pitch

    How could the opening nightmare have run through so many of Kelly's traumas, but omit COKE KELLY? Donna: Tara's stalking you! Brandon: Diet pills, Kel! Steve: Don't go that frat party, you'll get in a fire! Andrea: The New Evolution is a cult! David: Kelly was shot at LAX! But no CokeKelly! Very bad, show!
  3. Moxie Cat

    S01.E02: The Pitch

    The AV Club review said that Garth's daughter plays her show daughter (quoted from review): Other stunt casting is just as stellar, like Garth’s daughter Luca Bella playing her aspiring actress daughter (and promising said daughter a role on the reboot—sometimes it’s all meta enough to make your head spin) Source: https://tv.avclub.com/a-clever-90210-revival-is-in-on-the-joke-1837011446 Anyone know for sure? I thought that showJennie's daughter looked a lot like Jennie.
  4. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    She also is a shopaholic and hoarder. I remember one "Tori and Dean" episode where she was trying to put her stuff in storage, and the storage facility was HUGE - she had so much dang stuff! She also opened a store at one point to try to sell some of it.
  5. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    Just FYI - I believe that the girl playing Jennie's daughter (whom we saw briefly sitting outside the pool at their house) is Jennie's real daughter, and will appear in future episodes as well.
  6. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    Oh, that was pretty funny....but It all got meta-meta for me when show-Tori mentioned trying desperately to figure out new hooks for reality shows for her family....and it dawned on me that THIS SHOW is REAL-Tori's new hook. She doesn't mind using real-life stuff like the hibachi incident because basically, this show IS her new reality show. (I think I just hurt my brain.)
  7. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    Towards the end of the original show, someone on the directing or writing staff apparently thought it was funny for TS to give these over-the-top line deliveries. One example: in "Brandon Leaves," someone buys a top during Now Wear This's launch party, and TS says in this weird voice, "Oh yeah!!! Steeeep right up!!!" And Steve laughs hysterically like Donna is just the funniest person ever. Between that and the Noah-whispering, Donna is really hard to take in the last few seasons.
  8. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    Didn't Jimmy Fallon get TAT, Berkeley, Lopez, and Gosselaar together to do a SBTB skit on his show, a year or two ago? They might be able to corral the four of them. I'd rather see TAT show up on this, though.
  9. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    YES!!!! Good old days - Teen, Seventeen and Young Miss:) YES! OMG, I can't believe someone else remembers that. I was addicted to Teen (in elementary school, go figure!) The other Tiffany was blonde and didn't have a hyphen. This was BEFORE Saved by the Bell and I recognized her right away when that show began airing. TAT always had a memorable look about her.
  10. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    If you check out the other "90210 reboot" thread, there is a recent pic of them with "Reek." On a related note, is Joe E. Tata still alive? He was in the CW 90210 reboot. I can't imagine they wouldn't try to get Nat into this show somehow if he were still around.
  11. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    She has said that her first four kids came in pairs, so she feels the fifth one needs his/her partner as well. I watched the Tori and Dean shows on and off over the years, so Tori's appearance wasn't shocking. Also, her house/kids/life strongly resemble the reality show - so the digs at Dean really make me wonder! One thing I could never understand about Tori, IRL or on this show, is why they continue to live in such a big, beautiful house (pool, property, etc.) when they always have money problems? (I would love if someone said that to Tori on the show.) I LOVED the in-jokes and clips because it was obvious someone put more research into this than anyone did during the last few seasons of the REAL show. JP was spot-on with his dialogue about how he left after doing four episodes of season 9. Just compare that accuracy with the absolutely horrible school-bus/Greg Louganis story that he and IZ suffered through during Brandon's departure episode (which aired on Pop yesterday, so it's fresh in my head).
  12. Moxie Cat

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    Man, I loved it....totally enjoyed all the callbacks and nostalgia. That's OK, I can hang out in the Unpopular Opinion corner! I do wish I knew more about their (real) personal lives because I think a lot was going on there. Didn't Ian really have a a hot, younger blonde wife years ago whom he divorced? And I don't know anything about Jason's real family situation or how many times JG has been divorced. Tori and the kids were spot on, though there was quite a bit of digging at "Dean's" lack of ambition/employment! Sorry, Tori....that may be the same red dress but it was definitely let out! She's obviously still slender but if you watch "Spring Dance," TS was absolutely tiny back then.
  13. Question I've always wondered: did VC intend for Chris and Corinne to be half-siblings? I've always wondered this because this fact never comes up (that I recall) in Flowers, Petals, Thorns, and Seeds. It's only ever mentioned that they were uncle/niece. I read Garden of Shadows first and always wondered why "the Grandmother" never threw this secret in Corinne's face at an opportune moment in Flowers or Petals.
  14. These movies should have been made in the 1980s or even the 1990s....when TV knew how to do a great miniseries. I still enjoy many of those Judith Krantz and Danielle Steel flicks! They knew how to do over-the-top cheese and still be totally entertaining. I wonder if it was the incest element that ruled them out at the time, because VC sure was popular then. Rows and rows of these paperbacks at the drugstore were how I originally got into them. Didn't Tony originally meet Jillian when he hired her to paint the fairytale mural in the front hall? When Heaven came in the door, I was like, "Where is the painting?!" Now I'm not even interested in how they will retcon their meeting in WoD. I totally agree...the houses have been a tremendous disappointment. Farthy actually looked a lot like the Foxworth Hall from the last batch of movies. I know the original '80s Flowers in the Attic was considered a bomb, but that movie did use a believable house for the long shots. I totally didn't care. Troy was awesome. And heck, Chris and Corrine were half-siblings and had four healthy kids in the VC-verse. Rye Whiskey! Does anyone remember the 92010 episode where JP played a jewelry store owner, wearing old age makeup? (For no apparent reason other than to freak out the audience.) I am scared to see where this goes in Gates of Paradise.
  15. Actually, didn't Tony buy Heaven super-nice clothes to make her look different (and isolate her) from the other girls? She was upset because she didn't have any sweaters and jeans to change into. Heaven realizes that he did it on purpose, and that he knew what the boarding school girls wore ahead of time, when he picks her up and gripes about what the other girls are wearing. But I admit that I don't remember if later on, she was OK with it. I'd rather see a Garden of Shadows movie than a whole Dawn series, or any of the later ghostie series. For some reason, Lifetime has decided they don't want to bother with GoS and I wonder why. Maybe the period details would cost too much? The early twentieth-century setting of GoS was one of my favorite aspects of that book.
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