90210 is from the same network as 'Gossip Girl', the CW. The CW also produces the excellent 'Vampire Diaries'.
But, in many ways it is GG's poor West Coast cousin. The whole thing feels a little, well, teeny boppy by comparison. However, it can be entertaining to rattle through several episodes on DVD, though it can feel a bit like watching an MTV reality show in its setting, acting and frothy-lite storyline.
One gripe: an extraordinarily large amount of time is spent lolling around on the beach: is there really that little to do in LA?
One key development - Shenae Grimes (Annie) appears to have been pretty much sidelined in favour of the excellent anti-hero Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord). This is when it's supposed to be Grime's show.
A little information: Season 2 begins with the end of summer school for Dixon, Silver, and Naomi. Naomi unknowingly dates a married man in an attempt to get over Liam. Silver and Dixon get back together, but break up soon after Silver receives a message from Ethan revealing the two shared a kiss on prom night. Adrianna is desperate to become a normal teenager, giving up acting up and, much to Navid's dismay, sex. Their relationship is put under further pressure with the arrival of Teddy, Adrianna's old boyfriend (to whom Adrianna lost her virginity). Meanwhile, the emotionally distant and guilt-ridden Annie has cut herself from society as much as possible, contributing to a growing disconnect between her and her brother, who is angry at her for sending him to summer school. Annie has kept her hit-and-run under wraps but learns that the victim, who had been in a coma, has died.
That kind of gives you a flavour for things. Overall, it's still worthwhile to purchase and watch these, I must just emphasise that this show is not the best of its kind currently out there.