The much ballyhooed return to Beverly Hills' famous zip code in 2008 was marred with "90210's" lackluster execution and characterization.
Some changes for the better have already taken place for the second season: The writing staff has been overhauled; there's an infusion of fresh faces to offer better love interests; and the annoying character Annie (Shenae Grimes) will face ostracism early on.
It's not genius, but it's a start.
Not to worry though, Zap2it is here to navigate where "90210" misstepped and how it can move forward to a happier, healthier and still campy life ahead. Are you paying attention, producers?
--Hanh Nguyen, Zap2it
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