STRANGER THAN FIC­TION

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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.

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