YMMV: Beverly Hills 90210

The original series, or the overall franchise, contains:

The sequel series contains:

  • Complete Monster: Douglas Atherton is a wanted rapist from England. He comes to America, renames himself Miles Cannon, and becomes a teacher to find new victims. At the end of season 2 he raped Naomi Clark, even telling her that because she lied about him sexually harassing her earlier, no one would believe her about her rape. After he is found out, he flees his apartment, only to confront Naomi later on and threaten her with a knife.
  • Creator's Pet: Annie could be considered this, particularly in the earlier seasons. In season 1, Naomi told Annie she would be uncomfortable with her dating Ethan since he was Naomi's ex. So what happens? Annie dates Ethan behind Naomi's back. The writers then expected the audience to feel sorry for her when Naomi hooks up with one of Annie's exes at her Sweet Sixteen party. The majority of fans sided with Naomi instead. Annie's Pet status continued into season 2 when she took the ENTIRE season to confess to her hit and run, but ends up only being put on house arrest for a couple of months (again, we're expected to sympathize). During that time, some fans even criticized Shenae Grimes, when Grimes was just doing her job. By the later half of season 3, the Annie hatred started to die down due to her screen time being cut significantly.
  • Die for Our Ship: Silver receives this from Annie/Liam fans
    • A canon version with Riley's death paving the way for Annie and Liam to get back together.
      • This was actually not the case with the fans. While they didn't like him for dating Annie, they really didn't have anything against him.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Adrianna says her mom is desperate to be Dina Lohan while high. Dina Lohan is probably the last person any mom wants to compared to.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mark. At least, people who comment on him consider him one of the most interesting minor characters, and have shown that they want him to appear more - maybe that's why he still is.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Annie and Liam have become this. It's weird because they experienced Foe Yay in Season 1, became friends in Season 2, started dating in Season 3 with a few breakups in between and broke up in Season 4 and fans want them back together. Against all odds, they overbecome this and ascend to Official Couple.
  • Foe Yay: Annie and Liam in Season 1. It fades over time and long before they actually start dating.
    • Arguably Annie and Naomi in Season 1 and 2.
    • Naomi and Austin are a canon version.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Season One Naomi says if she were a lesbian, she would date Adrianna. In season 2, a lesbian does date Adrianna.
    • Also in Season One, George played Kellan Lutz is on the Lacrosse team. Lutz would later star in a movie about Lacrosse called A Warriors Heart
    • Harry gave his son up for adoption and later adopted Dixon, who is black. In Season 5, it's revealed Harry's grandchildren from said son are half-black.
    • In the fourth season, Liam's friend Jim, played by Stephen Amell returns from being lost at sea.
  • Magnificent Bitch: Both Naomi and Annie have shown shades of this, Annie probably from hanging out with Naomi.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Many fans feel that Adrianna is irredeemable at this point. After switching out Silver's medication for Bipolar Disorder with placebos, it's going to be very hard to make Adrianna likable ever again.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Annie dating Liam is what got the fans to finally accept her before she eventually became the most popular character on the show.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: They should have shown Adrianna's mom while she was dating Gia, based on Maeve Quinlan's other role. Even if she was completely supportive of it it could have been a great contrast
  • What The Hell, Casting Agency?: Ryan O'Neal as Teddy's douchebag father? Considering how good of a father he is in Real Life, that is just wrong.
    • Brandy as a Congressional candidate? Seriously?
  • The Woobie: Annie at the end of Season 1, leading people who previously hated the character to instantly love her. Or at least gain acceptance in the fandom. Though now it's getting rather old.
    • Silver suffers horrible tragedy after horrible tragedy it borders on ridiculous. This website lists all of Silver's indignities in quick succession.
    • Jerkass Woobie: To many.
    • Raj