Thursday, December 2, 2010

On Donna Martin and Realism (90210 part 1)

Hi, my name is Leslie and I love Beverly Hills 90210.

Could there have been a more perfect early 90's show?

I started watching it when I was in 5th grade and it was most definitely must see tv. I would usually watch it on my little black and white tv I had in my bedroom because I was afraid my mom would think it was too old for me and make me stop watching.

I have slowly been collecting all the season's dvds and am up to season 4 or 5. Right when poor Brenda leaves to go to France. Which is only slightly more realistic then when Donna was a model. Or when any really anyone would comment that Donna was pretty.

We talk a lot at our house right now about how tv isn't real. For example, my kids have recently learned that lemurs really don't talk after they eat garbanzo beans, and that dragons don't exist at all.

I wish my kids knew who Donna Martin was so I could use her as an example too.

I mean really? Homely girl gets to win Rose Princess? Twice? Not buying it. Homely girl gets loads of really hot guys to line up to date her despite her botched boob job, wonky nose, and fact that she will never put out? Sorry, not likely.

That Donna lived a charmed life I tell ya. Despite her learning disability and penchant for dating people that pushed her down the stairs.

Stay tuned for an analysis of Brenda vs. Kelly.

This post is brought to you by the year 1994.


  1. We had that girl in real life growing up. Not pretty, wonky nose, etc. But her family had some money and she was always on homecoming court because her mom was a florist--guess who donated homecoming flowers? Donna's family had money, right? or was that Tori's family? Either way...

  2. Ooooh, were her nipples in the wrong spot too? Cause that was always my favorite part of Donna. :P

    Everyone in Beverly Hills had money except On-drea. :P

  3. too funny! because I was just watching 90210 today since i'm working from home sick. Brought back many memories....