... 1990s, millions of girls and young women gave special importance to Wednesday evening, when Beverly Hills, 90210 aired. ... classes, work schedules—to free themselves to watch 90210 and its spin-off in the following time-slot, Melrose Place. ... Almost from the time the Fox network program debuted in the fall of 1990 (on Thursday nights the first season), to well ... To me —an infrequent television watcher—-the show seemed a largely empty portrayal of an ensemble. Chapter 1.
Violence isn ' t much of a problem in this clean , tranquil community surrounded by farms and rolling hills . ... In the Pierce home , at least one of four TV sets is on several hours each day . ... sometimes they sneak a peek at the very shows their parents forbid them to watch - like “ Melrose Place " and " Beverly Hills , 90210 .