I’m glad that Naomi (AnnaLynn McCord) and Annie (Shanae Grimes) are making a go at being friends again. However, it is such a fragile relationship, and I’m just counting the seconds until it’s dissolved once again. The preview for next week show that this friendship wont last long, since Annie descides to go out on a date with Liam (Matt Lanter), which is Naomi’s man. Stupid move Annie.
I’m actually getting really sad about Ethan’s (Dustin Milligan) upcoming departure. The character is actually becoming three dimensional and I’m really liking him. He was always easy to look at, but now he’s interesting to boot. I’m still not completely understanding the move to get rid of him.
As much as I didn’t care for Navid (Michael Steger), tonight he actually grew on me. At first I thought that this kid wouldn’t be able to carry a story, but now I’m actually enjoying him. And I really really like his scenes with Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes). I’m so sick of teen pregnancy tales, but this one is actually watchable. That says a lot, b/c I really hate those stories. They’re so played out.
My only complaint tonight? Erin and Dixon. First off, Erin (Jessica Stroup) became so interesting 2 weeks ago when she had her break down. But since then, her character just hasn’t been interesting. And she’s actually been EXTREMELY predictable. Who didn’t see this story coming of everyone treating her like she’s a porcelain doll? It’s been done so many times and there’s absolutely NO originality to it. Plus, what a huge departure for her character in the beginning of the episode. This is a girl that doesn’t give a shit about what people say or think about her, who has blogged about all her fellow students making fun of them, and now she cries b/c two snobs said she was a psycho? It makes no sense. I understand that she’s fragile now (could I use the word fragile more tonight?), but it’s still too big of a departure for her character. Poor writing.
My honest opinions about casting…Get rid of Dixon (Tristan Wilds). He’s BORING! Not only is he boring, but he doesn’t have good chemistry with ANY of the other characters.
Keep Ethan. Someone just needs to save him at the last minute. Bring on George Evans (Kellan Lutz) permanently. He’s the perfect new Steve Sanders and would look great with Naomi. Plus he’s funny! The kid has barely been given a story and I care more about him than I do about some of the series regulars. Plus, he’s on the rise due to the popularity of the Twilight franchise. Bring on Ty (Adam Gregory) permanently. He’s awesome, he’s a snob, he’s hot, a perfect Beverly Hills brat.
After tonight’s episode, I also think the show would be smart to bring on Kelly, Donna, and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) on a more permanent basis and give them good and fun story. As The OC and Gossip Girl have taught us, the adults can have very good story that entertains kids, teens, and adults alike.
I hope that tonight’s episode is a sign of things to come b/c I actually enjoyed it and didn’t feel like I was watching out of obligation for my love of the original series.
I applaud thee! 🙂