History Series / BeverlyHills90210

21st Oct '17 1:16:55 AM tommib27
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** Supergo: Dylan and Kelly.

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** Supergo: Superego: Dylan and Kelly.
21st Oct '17 1:15:52 AM tommib27
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* FreudianTrio: Before David and Andrea joined the group the three boys and girls fitted this.
** Id: Steve and Donna
** Ego: Brenda and Brandon
** Supergo: Dylan and Kelly.
14th Oct '17 12:10:10 PM DrOO7
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*** Emily herself accuses Brandon of treating her like a tramp after he breaks up with her even though he's actually done nothing of the sort--although he's (rightfully) complained about her crazy behavior, he's said nothing to indicate that she's promiscuous.
7th Oct '17 1:00:42 PM DanDruff
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** Donna has a stalker that manages to get into her bedroom and beats the heck out of her, [[spoiler:but David shows up just then at her apartment to save the day]].

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** Donna has a stalker that manages to get into her bedroom and beats beat the heck out of her, [[spoiler:but David shows up just then at her apartment to save the day]].
7th Oct '17 12:57:03 PM DanDruff
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** Kelly, twice. First during a High School Halloween party by a fellow student (she was wearing a revealing dress and the guy, and, disturbingly, her friends, tried to justify his rape attempt her on her skimpy dress); later in college when she had gotten addicted to drugs, she was almost raped by a guy selling her cocaine (but she got out of it by smashing a bottle of wine on his head). In addition, she also got ''actually'' raped in a later season.
** Donna has a stalker that manages to get into her bedroom and is about to rape her, [[spoiler:but David shows up just then at her appartment to save the day]].

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** Kelly, twice. First during a High School Halloween party by a fellow student (she was wearing a revealing dress and the guy, and, disturbingly, her friends, tried to justify his rape attempt her on her skimpy dress); later in college when she had gotten addicted to drugs, she was is kidnapped, tied up, and almost raped by a controlling, manipulative guy selling her cocaine (but she got out of it by smashing a bottle of wine on his head). In addition, she also got ''actually'' raped in a later season.
** Donna has a stalker that manages to get into her bedroom and is about to rape beats the heck out of her, [[spoiler:but David shows up just then at her appartment apartment to save the day]].
8th Sep '17 8:29:56 AM annette12
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* ButtMonkey: Kelly for all the reasons listed in the DamselInDistress on this page.


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* TraumaCongaLine: Kelly for all the reasons listed in the DamselInDistress on this page.
5th Sep '17 11:29:43 PM annette12
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** Ditto for non-studious students like Kelly, Donna, and Brenda. FridgeBrilliance could be applied, if you consider the fact that many of them are wealthy (hence connections, including Steve's father being an alumni of California University), though in reality, it may take more than just connections to get into the school they want.

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** Ditto for non-studious students like Kelly, Donna, and Brenda. FridgeBrilliance could be applied, if you consider Consider the fact that many of them are wealthy (hence connections, including Steve's father being an alumni of California University), though in reality, it may take more than just connections to get into the school they want.
5th Sep '17 11:28:33 PM annette12
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* ChickMagnet: Mainly Brandon, Sometimes also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by other characters. And also Dylan and Steve to a lesser extent as well.

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* ChickMagnet: Mainly Brandon, Sometimes also {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by other characters. And also Dylan and Steve to a lesser extent as well.



* DisappearedDad / MissingMom: Zig-zagged. Several of the main characters' parents are absent for long periods, or were hardly mentioned. Examples include Kelly's dad Bill Taylor (sure he was shown, [[DaddyDidntShow only to disappear]] [[ParentalAbandonment for years at a time]]), Andrea's parents Kenny and Gail Zuckerman (showing up once at her wedding), David's mom Sheila Silver (had mental issues, a nervous breakdown, became homeless, later recovered, only to [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappear again]]), and Dylan's parents Jack and Iris [=McKay=] (at first; they recurred in several episodes in the first four seasons, though never lived with Dylan)



* ParentalAbandonment: Zig-zagged. Several of the main characters' parents are absent for long periods, or were hardly mentioned. Examples include Kelly's dad Bill Taylor (sure he was shown, [[DaddyDidntShow only to disappear]] [[ParentalAbandonment for years at a time]]), Andrea's parents Kenny and Gail Zuckerman (showing up once at her wedding), David's mom Sheila Silver (had mental issues, a nervous breakdown, became homeless, later recovered, only to [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappear again]]), and Dylan's parents Jack and Iris [=McKay=] (at first; they recurred in several episodes in the first four seasons, though never lived with Dylan)



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Gina for Valerie, down to their [[AlphaBitch bitchy qualities]] and their rivalry with Kelly (basically Gina was Valerie on ice skates). Arguably, Noah for Dylan, because of their collective issues with their wealthy fathers, alcohol issues, and their "bad boy" attitudes; however, unlike most examples of the trope, both were on the show at the same time (the last two seasons).

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Gina for Valerie, down to their [[AlphaBitch bitchy qualities]] qualities and their rivalry with Kelly (basically Gina was Valerie on ice skates). Arguably, Noah for Dylan, because of their collective issues with their wealthy fathers, alcohol issues, and their "bad boy" attitudes; however, unlike most examples of the trope, both were on the show at the same time (the last two seasons).



* [[TeenPregnancy Teen Mom]]:

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* [[TeenPregnancy Teen Mom]]: TeenPregnancy:



* ThemeTwinNaming: '''B'''randon and '''B'''renda

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* ThemeTwinNaming: '''B'''randon Brandon and '''B'''renda Brenda
29th Aug '17 3:52:54 AM roldarryl
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* InterclassFriendship: Annie, coming from middle-class background, is best friends with the extremely wealthy Naomi.
19th Aug '17 4:33:39 PM DrOO7
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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: After botching her audition for the lead in the school play, Brenda shows up at the director's house in a sexy dress, insisting that she's perfect for the role. He says, "Okay, show me what you've got." as it fades to black. By the next episode, Brenda has the part. But when rumors spread that the director has a habit of seducing his students, it doesn't take long for people to assume that Brenda employed the CastingCouch to get the part. Brenda's defensive refusal to directly answer the question doesn't help her case either. It turns out that they didn't, she merely went to his house to re-audition and that the sexy dress was her costume.



** Laura claims Steve raped her. It's not clear if she genuinely felt violated because he both blew her off afterwards and turned out to have been cheating on his girlfriend with her or if she was just trying to get back at him for both of these transgressions, but either way, Kelly gets her to admit that she never told him "no".
** During their senior year, a student accuses a teacher of making advances to her. Thanks to how the scene was filmed, it is genuinely uncertain who is lying. We finally learn that the girl was being molested by her uncle and that when she confided in the teacher, she mistook his comforting gesture as an advance.



* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Andrea gets pregnant and despite consciously deciding to have an abortion, citing the fact that she's only 18, has only just started dating the baby's father, and is only a freshman in college, she changes her mind at the last minute and has the baby (the RealitySubtext is that Andrea's actress Gabrielle Carteris was pregnant in RealLife and the writers decided to ThrowItIn). Also played straight several years later when Kelly got pregnant. She decided on an abortion, with the support of her boyfriend Brandon, [[ConvenientMiscarriage but sure enough, miscarried]].

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Andrea gets pregnant and despite consciously deciding to have an abortion, citing the fact that she's only 18, has only just started dating the baby's father, and is only a freshman in college, she changes her mind at the last minute and has the baby (the RealitySubtext is that Andrea's actress Gabrielle Carteris was pregnant in RealLife and the writers decided to ThrowItIn). ThrowItIn).
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Also played straight several years later when Kelly got pregnant. She decided on an abortion, with the support of her boyfriend Brandon, [[ConvenientMiscarriage but sure enough, miscarried]].


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** Valerie threatens to play this straight if her married lover doesn't give her money. It turns out she isn't even pregnant and is trying to extort him.


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* SlutShaming: All of the girls do this to each other at varying intervals:
** Brenda taunts Kelly about her previous reputation as the school bimbo after running into Kelly on a date with her ex-boyfriend Dylan. Throughout the series, it was well established that this was a sore point for Kelly.
** Brenda herself gets this when she's wrongly accused of using the CastingCouch to secure the lead in the school play.
** They, along with Andrea and Donna, apply this to newcomer Emily Valentine, upon noticing her flirting with all of the guys in the group. Especially bad as that's ALL she's doing--despite her unconventional looks and "Bad Girl" attitude, Emily is just as virginal as the latter two.
** Valerie gets this after coming to town--from ''[[{{Hypocrite}} Kelly]]''.


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* StalkingIsLove: Emily refuses to let go when Brandon breaks up with her after she spikes his drink with Ectasy. She is portrayed as genuinely troubled and eventually sent away to get help. When she resurfaces a few years later, Brandon talks about her like she's the love of his life, despite their very brief fling.
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