STRANGER THAN FICTION
TORI Spelling is having money problems and she has loads of kids to keep in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed. Unfortunately, the reality-TV work has dried up and Tori’s mum Candy’s purse has shut tight. With all that in mind, the former teen star decides to convince her former Beverly Hills 90210 co-stars the time is right for a reboot. Yes, this is real life, but it is also the clever premise of this tongue-in-cheek series about bringing 90210 back to the small screen. In much the same way Matt LeBlanc played an OTT version of himself in the Screen Actors Guild (again, true to life). Brian Austin Green (David) is tired of living in his more famous wife’s shadow (different TV wife but again, true). And Ian Ziering (Steve) is married to a woman who looks like a blow-up doll. Even Shannon Doherty (Brenda), who was famously fired from the original show for her diva behaviour, is back on board. Although, she films all her scenes alone (yep, still a diva, it seems). Fans of the original will love this because it manages to walk the fine line between nostalgia and selfdeprecation brilliantly.