Fans call BH90210 'confusing' for having the stars play heightened versions of themselves in reboot

Fans call BH90210 'confusing' for having the stars play heightened versions of themselves in reboot


The premiere episode of BH90210 aired on Wednesday on Fox.

And fans turned to Twitter to express their opinions on the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot, where Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and Jason Priestly play heightened versions of themselves.

Some fans called the reboot ‘confusing,’ and didn’t like that the actors weren’t playing their iconic characters in the reboot, while others said it was ‘clever.’

They're back! The premiere episode of BH90210 aired on Wednesday on Fox

They’re back! The premiere episode of BH90210 aired on Wednesday on Fox 

Opinion: And fans turned to Twitter to express their opinions on the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot, where Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and Jason Priestly play heightened versions of themselves

Opinion: And fans turned to Twitter to express their opinions on the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot, where Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and Jason Priestly play heightened versions of themselves

One fan revealed they ‘came to twitter to see if anyone else was confused about the #90210reboot.’

Another fan shared a grab of Mark Wahlberg looking confused with the caption: ‘Me trying to figure out this reboot #90210reboot.’

One Twitter user was confused throughout the episode but couldn’t ‘bring myself to turn the channel.’

Another called the plot and reboot a ‘hot mess,’ adding: ‘I thought the character were getting back together in a real story line. What is this?’ 

 

Not pleased: Some fans called the reboot 'confusing' due to its story line

Not pleased: Some fans called the reboot ‘confusing’ due to its story line

Interesting: One thought they should have come back for Luke Perry's character's funeral

Interesting: One thought they should have come back for Luke Perry’s character’s funeral

Others thought the story line was ‘a clever way to reimagine the series,’ adding that they loved it and what did fans expect of a reboot.

Another said only ‘hardcore’ Beverly Hills 90210 fans would get the ‘tons’ of hidden jokes. 

They gushed about the reboot, saying they loved it.

Fans shared grabs of the cast members from the original series with their tweets as they expressed excitement over the reboot. 

The opening credits and the theme song had some ‘smiling and crying.’ 

Loved it: Others thought the story line was 'a clever way to reimagine the series,' adding that they loved it and what did fans expect of a reboot

Loved it: Others thought the story line was ‘a clever way to reimagine the series,’ adding that they loved it and what did fans expect of a reboot

Fans loved the tribute to the late Luke Perry, who passed away in March after suffering a stroke at the age of 50.

One fan wrote that the tribute was the ‘best part of the whole show,’ while sharing a grab that showed Luke with Jason in character with ‘For our friend, Luke Perry. 1966-2019.’

One shared an image of Anthony Anderson crying, writing: ‘Damn that last scene with Luke Perry got m. #BH90210.’

Another wrote ‘such a beautiful tribute to our beloved Luke Perry’ with two heart signs; they shared a photo of Luke from the show with ‘#NeverForget.’ 

Beloved: Fans loved the tribute to the late Luke Perry

Beloved: Fans loved the tribute to the late Luke Perry

The stars of BH90210 paid a heartfelt tribute to their Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Luke Perry in the premiere episode on Wednesday night.

The cast had previously teased that they will honor the late Perry.

The primary tribute takes place towards the middle of the episode, after a bit of grand larceny by the cast, when Tori Spelling coaxes the cast into stealing a dress at the show’s 30 year reunion in Las Vegas. 

Old shot: The last shot is an old shot from the original show featuring Luke telling Jason 'Welcome to paradise.' - There is a title card that reads, 'For our friend Luke, 1966-2019'

Old shot: The last shot is an old shot from the original show featuring Luke telling Jason ‘Welcome to paradise.’ – There is a title card that reads, ‘For our friend Luke, 1966-2019’

Honor: The cast had previously teased that they will honor the late Perry, who passed away suddenly in March after suffering a stroke at the age of 50

Honor: The cast had previously teased that they will honor the late Perry, who passed away suddenly in March after suffering a stroke at the age of 50

After the ‘heist,’ the whole cast ends up on Brian Austin Green’s private jet as they leave Vegas behind, as a slightly drunken Tori Spelling says the dress she stole isn’t just hers, but it belongs to all of them.

She says the dress symbolizes ‘everything we created together,’ adding Shannen and Luke, which leads to a touching moment of silence for Perry.

‘We won’t always be here but what we made will be,’ Spelling adds, before they all raise their glasses and toast, ‘To Luke.’ 

To Luke: ‘We won’t always be here but what we made will be,' Spelling adds, before they all raise their glasses and toast, 'To Luke'

To Luke: ‘We won’t always be here but what we made will be,’ Spelling adds, before they all raise their glasses and toast, ‘To Luke’

The tribute to their late Beverly Hills, 902010 costar Luke Perry was well received by fans, who commented that it was emotional.

The episode begins at the Peach pit as Ferrari drives by and Tori walks in while Brian puts a quarter in jukebox. Jason bought the peach pit and Jennie waitress, Gabrielle at counter, Ian walks in.

Gabrielle wants to exchange an egg and her and Ian laugh.

Some weird portal opens and its’ a dream sequence that Tori had while on a plane with Jennie, as they go to Vegas.

Peach pit: The episode begins at the Peach pit as Ferrari drives by and Tori walks in while Brian puts a quarter in jukebox

Peach pit: The episode begins at the Peach pit as Ferrari drives by and Tori walks in while Brian puts a quarter in jukebox

Egg: Gabrielle wants to exchange an egg and her and Ian laugh

Egg: Gabrielle wants to exchange an egg and her and Ian laugh

On their way to 90210 30th reunion, Tori says she’s out of money and this will help.

Tori and Nate reality show taping, crew informs that her reality show was canceled, say that they milked her story from every angle.

Tori wants to sell the network on another spin-off, Tori says she needs a lot of college bribery money.

Out of money: On their way to 90210 30th reunion, Tori says she's out of money and this will help

Out of money: On their way to 90210 30th reunion, Tori says she’s out of money and this will help

Jason: The episode begins at the Peach pit as Ferrari drives by and Tori walks in while Brian puts a quarter in juke box. Jason bought the peach pit and Jennie waitress, Gabrielle at counter, Ian walks in

Jason: The episode begins at the Peach pit as Ferrari drives by and Tori walks in while Brian puts a quarter in juke box. Jason bought the peach pit and Jennie waitress, Gabrielle at counter, Ian walks in

Tori says this reunion will help pay her bills.

Brian is on the phone with his wife Shay (Lala Anthony), a famous singer. Brian says he knows it’s gonna be a ‘thunderdome of girl drama.’

Brian says Ian will be there to promote his brand.

Ian on a photo shoot, says he can’t wait to show off his girlfriend in Vegas, girlfriend can’t go because she’s auditioning for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Gabby is on a bus or something with her grandkid and she wants the kid to call her Gabby and not grandma but her son named her after her.

College bribery: Tori wants to sell the network on another spin-off, Tori says she needs a lot of college bribery money

College bribery: Tori wants to sell the network on another spin-off, Tori says she needs a lot of college bribery money

Wife and kids: Brian is on the phone with his wife Shay (Lala Anthony), a famous singer. Brian says he knows it's gonna be a 'thunderdome of girl drama'

Wife and kids: Brian is on the phone with his wife Shay (Lala Anthony), a famous singer. Brian says he knows it’s gonna be a ‘thunderdome of girl drama’

Brand: Ian on a photo shoot, says he can't wait to show off his girlfriend in Vegas, girlfriend can't go because she's auditioning for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Brand: Ian on a photo shoot, says he can’t wait to show off his girlfriend in Vegas, girlfriend can’t go because she’s auditioning for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Bills: Tori says this reunion will help pay her bills

Bills: Tori says this reunion will help pay her bills

Mirroring the fact that Carteris is the Screen Actors Guild president, this heightened version of Carteris is the Actors Guild of America president, as she’s seen fielding a complaint.

Jason is directing some superhero thing, asks the actor, who says all he’ll ever be is Brandon Walsh, which leads to Jason punching the actor.

‘No one is gonna finance the feature of a director who punches their lead actor,’ Jason’s publicist’s wife tells him.

Jennie tells Tori not to mention her divorce and there’s a flashback to her throwing golf clubs in the pool.

Carteris: Mirroring the fact that Carteris is the Screen Actors Guild president, this heightened version of Carteris is the Actors Guild of America president, as she's seen fielding a complaint

Carteris: Mirroring the fact that Carteris is the Screen Actors Guild president, this heightened version of Carteris is the Actors Guild of America president, as she’s seen fielding a complaint

Tori: Tori complains they’re selling t-shirts for $40 and she can’t pay her rent

Tori: Tori complains they’re selling t-shirts for $40 and she can’t pay her rent

Tori says the silver lining is Shannen won’t be there… but Jennie says Jason will.

Tori complains they’re selling t-shirts for $40 and she can’t pay her rent.

They check in for the reunion panel, guy doesn’t know who Jennie and Tori are, guy says she looks so much older than the cut-out, Jennie pissed.

Destroy: 'I'm gonna destroy this place on Trip Advisor,' Jennie says

Destroy: ‘I’m gonna destroy this place on Trip Advisor,’ Jennie says

‘I’m gonna destroy this place on Trip Advisor,’ Jennie says.

Tori says she hasn’t seen Brian in almost 20 years and she lost her virginity to him, Brian shows up and Tori realizes she stinks as Jason and Gabby and Ian all show up at the same time. 

Jason says, ‘Well this is weird,’ and Gabby says she can’t believe the anniversary brought them together and they’re all here.

Another tribute: Jason says he wishes that were true, referring to Luke Perry in another subtle tribute

Another tribute: Jason says he wishes that were true, referring to Luke Perry in another subtle tribute

Fans: Jennie says Mark is fine, even though they're divorced. Jason winks at Jennie, Tori is awkward when Brian says 'Hey Tor' and she freaks that's all he said, when fans discover them and they run

Fans: Jennie says Mark is fine, even though they’re divorced. Jason winks at Jennie, Tori is awkward when Brian says ‘Hey Tor’ and she freaks that’s all he said, when fans discover them and they run

Jason says he wishes that were true, referring to Luke Perry in another subtle tribute.

Gabby says she heard about Jason’s incident from the guild, and she hurts it more. 

Jennie says Mark is fine, even though they’re divorced. Jason winks at Jennie, Tori is awkward when Brian says ‘Hey Tor’ and she freaks that’s all he said, when fans discover them and they run.

Brian and Tori talk more, Brian says he’s a little stressed, saying he hasn’t done this in 20 plus years and say something stupid and look like an idiot.

Tori asks if they remember their good luck ritual , breathing in their hands and rubbing them, it still works, ‘doesn’t look very cool but ti works.’

Brian thanks her and she says ‘You got this.’

Talk: Brian and Tori talk more, Brian says he's a little stressed, saying he hasn't done this in 20 plus years and say something stupid and look like an idiot

Talk: Brian and Tori talk more, Brian says he’s a little stressed, saying he hasn’t done this in 20 plus years and say something stupid and look like an idiot

Gabby says its showtime and asks if they’re gonna do it the whole time.

Moderator asks if any romance spills off camera, but Gabby says they don’t kiss and tell.

Gabby says Andrea was strong and intelligent and she stayed true to herself and she’s trying to aspire to that in her own life.

Cast talk: Brian and Tori talk more, Brian says he’s a little stressed, saying he hasn’t done this in 20 plus years and say something stupid and look like an idiot

Cast talk: Brian and Tori talk more, Brian says he’s a little stressed, saying he hasn’t done this in 20 plus years and say something stupid and look like an idiot

Brian is asked when Shay’s new album is gonna drop, but he is her number one fan, everyone lowers hand when he wont answer questions about wife.

Jason says he was a ‘hothead’ on set and Jason says he always sticks up for the little guy, and Jennie whispers,’ yeah himself.’

Brian says he was an outsider then and his outsider now.

Hothead: Jason says he was a 'hothead' on set and Jason says he always sticks up for the little guy, and Jennie whispers,' yeah himself'

Hothead: Jason says he was a ‘hothead’ on set and Jason says he always sticks up for the little guy, and Jennie whispers,’ yeah himself’

Ian tries to promote his wife’s book and he hands out copies.

Jennie says she’s been burned and fan says she saw on TMZ that he’s filing for divorce and she is uncomforttable.

Tori says Jennie is a private person but Tori will answer whatever she wants.

Hothead: Jason says he was a ‘hothead’ on set and Jason says he always sticks up for the little guy, and Jennie whispers,’ yeah himself'

Hothead: Jason says he was a ‘hothead’ on set and Jason says he always sticks up for the little guy, and Jennie whispers,’ yeah himself’

Moderator says they haven’t heard from Shannen and none of the cast has either, and Shannen is live streaming from Instagram, making everyone uncomfortable. 

Shannen is nursing some baby tiger back to health when she asks for donations as the crowd applauds.

Jason says that was a surprise, Jennie wants to change her flight cause she can’t stay there tonight. Brian says he has a plane with a fully stocked bar but she can’t wait four hours for a drink.

Live stream: Moderator says they haven't heard from Shannen and none of the cast has either, and Shannen is live streaming from Instagram, making everyone uncomfortable

Live stream: Moderator says they haven’t heard from Shannen and none of the cast has either, and Shannen is live streaming from Instagram, making everyone uncomfortable

Live stream: Shannen is nursing some baby tiger back to health when she asks for donations as the crowd applauds

Live stream: Shannen is nursing some baby tiger back to health when she asks for donations as the crowd applauds

Brian: Brian says he has a plane with a fully stocked bar but she can’t wait four hours for a drink

Brian: Brian says he has a plane with a fully stocked bar but she can’t wait four hours for a drink

They go to a pool to grab drinks in a private cabana as someone discover them in pool.

Jason says his indie film will be his baby, Ian keeps trying to promote his wife’s brand.

Jennie flirts with a guy in the pool, Jennie says she has to at least know she can get a pig farmer if she wants to.

Pool drinks: They go to a pool to grab drinks in a private cabana as someone discover them in pool

Pool drinks: They go to a pool to grab drinks in a private cabana as someone discover them in pool

Pig farmer: Jennie flirts with a guy in the pool, Jennie says she has to at least know she can get a pig farmer if she wants to

Pig farmer: Jennie flirts with a guy in the pool, Jennie says she has to at least know she can get a pig farmer if she wants to

Tori facetimes with husband who says he got the job offer… but he says he didn’t take it, it’s a local network affiliate job, saying, ‘you’re desperate for the minors when you’re stuck in the big leagues,’ which worries Tori.

Brian is texting with his wife Shay, Tori says her husband isn’t holding down anything, not even a job, as they go to get shots.

Gabby flirts with 90120 fan bartender, who says Andrea was also her first crush. Gabrielle says it was the 90s and there was no way the network would go there. 

Fan/bartender: Gabby flirts with 90120 fan bartender, who says Andrea was also her first crush. Gabrielle says it was the 90s and there was no way the network would go there

Fan/bartender: Gabby flirts with 90120 fan bartender, who says Andrea was also her first crush. Gabrielle says it was the 90s and there was no way the network would go there

Bartender (who asked question from panel) asks if Gabbrielle has ever considered going there.

Brian and Tori do shots, Tori asks if he’s missed the spotlight and he says a bit, but he doesn’t think it’s missed hijm. Tori says thats not true and she missed him.

Jason drinks alone as his wife texts him about doing a great job with the image rebrand as girls eye him at the bar.

Pig farmer: Jennie keeps flirting with the guy… but he calls her Kelly and that's it, she says, 'It's Jennie, pig farmer.' She heads into the bar where she finds Jason

Pig farmer: Jennie keeps flirting with the guy… but he calls her Kelly and that’s it, she says, ‘It’s Jennie, pig farmer.’ She heads into the bar where she finds Jason

Jennie keeps flirting with the guy… but he calls her Kelly and that’s it, she says, ‘It’s Jennie, pig farmer.’ She heads into the bar where she finds Jason.

‘I know you’re not a hugger, but you look like you could use one,’ Jason says as they toast with drinks.

‘How the hell did we end up here?’ Jennie says. ‘Do you ever wonder what our lives would be like if we didn’ t do that show?’ Jason says, ‘Every single day.’

Jennie says people see her as Kelly Taylor or no one, no one knows her who she really is.

Jason and Kelly: Jennie keeps flirting with the guy… but he calls her Kelly and that's it, she says, 'It's Jennie, pig farmer.' She heads into the bar where she finds Jason

Jason and Kelly: Jennie keeps flirting with the guy… but he calls her Kelly and that’s it, she says, ‘It’s Jennie, pig farmer.’ She heads into the bar where she finds Jason

Fierce: Jason says he knows her as a fierce woman who he worked with every day, Jason says, 'I see you. All of you.' before they make out in someone's hotel room and get naked

Fierce: Jason says he knows her as a fierce woman who he worked with every day, Jason says, ‘I see you. All of you.’ before they make out in someone’s hotel room and get naked

Jason says he knows her as a fierce woman who he worked with every day, Jason says, ‘I see you. All of you.’ before they make out in someone’s hotel room and get naked. 

Jason and Jennie collapse in bed and Jennie says ‘Kill me now,’ Jason asks why she doesn’t like him and she says it’s cause he can charm his way out of anything.

Tori says she can’t pay her bills and Brian doesn’t understand cause her dad produced the show.

Tori runs after fan and says she’ll sue because she wanted compensation.

Dress: Tori runs up to her red dress, Ian says she seems a little crazy right now, Tori says she told her dad to cast him

Dress: Tori runs up to her red dress, Ian says she seems a little crazy right now, Tori says she told her dad to cast him

Sue: Tori runs after fan and says she'll sue because she wanted compensation

Sue: Tori runs after fan and says she’ll sue because she wanted compensation

Tori runs up to her red dress, Ian says she seems a little crazy right now, Tori says she told her dad to cast him.

Gabby has a drink with the bartender who asks her to fulfill a teenage fantasy and she kisses her.

Tori breaks glass and takes dress.

Gabby has to leave and the bartender says it’s never too late.

The whole cast runs off with the dress and Ian steals a cutout.

Stolen: Tori breaks glass and takes dress

Stolen: Tori breaks glass and takes dress

Stolen: Tori breaks glass and takes dress

Runs off: The whole cast runs off with the dress and Ian steals a cutout

Runs off: The whole cast runs off with the dress and Ian steals a cutout

Tori puts the dress on in the plane, says she was the same dress size in high school and Ian says thanks to spanx and she says ‘three pairs but I got it on.’

Tori says this dress belongs to all of us because this symbolizes everything we created together… and me and Shannen and Luke… as a touching moment of silence spreads throughout the plane.

‘We won’t always be here but what we made will be,’ Tori says as they all raise their glasses, ‘To Luke.’

They find Ian’s phone as a Facetime comes in that shows his wife is screwing another guy.

Ian bashes everyone, asks Tori how she could grow up with every advantage and still not feed her kids.

They get ready to land and see lights waiting for them… not paparazzi but cops. 

Plane dress: Tori puts the dress on in the plane, says she was the same dress size in high school and Ian says thanks to spanx and she says 'three pairs but I got it on'

Plane dress: Tori puts the dress on in the plane, says she was the same dress size in high school and Ian says thanks to spanx and she says ‘three pairs but I got it on’

Facetime: They find Ian’s phone as a Facetime comes in that shows his wife is screwing another guy

Facetime: They find Ian’s phone as a Facetime comes in that shows his wife is screwing another guy

The cast is all arrested for stealing the dress and transporting across state lines.

Brian comes out of shower and wife says she’s hot for her daddy that belongs to her.

Ian’s wife comes in and calls him her ‘sexy jailbird’ but he’s clearly upset, asks her about audition, she says it was exhausting and she stayed in bed as Ian looks over his prenuptial agreement.

Gabby is watching grandson and husband says the baby is behind bars just like her grammy, says she did something she never did before… spent a night in jail, not telling him about her lesbian kiss.

Gabby: Gabby is watching grandson and husband says the baby is behind bars just like her grammy, says she did something she never did before… spent a night in jail, not telling him about her lesbian kiss

Gabby: Gabby is watching grandson and husband says the baby is behind bars just like her grammy, says she did something she never did before… spent a night in jail, not telling him about her lesbian kiss

Jason’s wife says she can spin his whole jailbird thing, says he needs to tell her something, she needs to tell him something to.

Wife has a solution… says she’s pregnant… he says, ‘You’re what?’ Jason seems conflicted.

Brian is making lunch with kids and sees his follower count go up on social media, proving the spotlight does miss him.

Brian is making lunch with kids and sees his follower count go up on social media, proving the spotlight does miss him

Brian is making lunch with kids and sees his follower count go up on social media, proving the spotlight does miss him

Brian is making lunch with kids and sees his follower count go up on social media, proving the spotlight does miss him

Brian calls his agent, says he thinks he’s ready to get back to work… big pause and he says… Brian Austin Green.

Tori says if she can’t convince network not to cancel show she doesn’t know what they’re gonna do.

Tori notices her kids are watching the original show when Jennie comes by, saying she’s sorry, ‘I was a dick last night, I wasn’t trying to be insensitive.’

OG show: Tori notices her kids are watching the original show when Jennie comes by, saying she's sorry, 'I was a dick last night, I wasn't trying to be insensitive'

OG show: Tori notices her kids are watching the original show when Jennie comes by, saying she's sorry, 'I was a dick last night, I wasn't trying to be insensitive'

OG show: Tori notices her kids are watching the original show when Jennie comes by, saying she’s sorry, ‘I was a dick last night, I wasn’t trying to be insensitive’

Hugs: Tori says, 'That's what I love about you. You don't have to try,' as they hug

Hugs: Tori says, ‘That’s what I love about you. You don’t have to try,’ as they hug

Tori says, ‘That’s what I love about you. You don’t have to try,’ as they hug.

Tori asks if she’ll help her think of new reality ideas and Jennie doesn’t want her to spend her time on that anymore… and Tori comes up with the idea of a 90210 reboot.

‘Think about all the stuff that went down this weekend, 90210, this is the time to do a reboot.’

Reboot: Tori asks if she'll help her think of new reality ideas and Jennie doesn't want her to spend her time on that anymore… and Tori comes up with the idea of a 90210 reboot

Reboot: Tori asks if she’ll help her think of new reality ideas and Jennie doesn’t want her to spend her time on that anymore… and Tori comes up with the idea of a 90210 reboot

Jennie says no, ‘have you lost your mind?’ Jennie says Vegas was hard enough and Shannen wasn’t even there.

Shannen is seen getting her plane ticket as Tori says maybe going back is what they need to go forward.

The last shot is an old shot from the original show featuring Luke telling Jason ‘Welcome to paradise.’ – There is a title card that reads, ‘For our friend Luke, 1966- 2019.’

In a preview for next week, Shannen arrives on set with the rest of the cast as they try to get the reboot off the ground.

No reboot: Jennie says no, 'have you lost your mind?' Jennie says Vegas was hard enough and Shannen wasn't even there

No reboot: Jennie says no, ‘have you lost your mind?’ Jennie says Vegas was hard enough and Shannen wasn’t even there

Lost mind: Jennie says no, 'have you lost your mind?' Jennie says Vegas was hard enough and Shannen wasn't even there

Lost mind: Jennie says no, ‘have you lost your mind?’ Jennie says Vegas was hard enough and Shannen wasn’t even there

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