90210 Review: "Revenge of the Nerd"

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Was it just me or did this episode of 90210 reach new levels of ridiculousness?

On "Revenge of the Nerd," Adrianna got her own reality show and the extent of the pilot episode appeared to be her bitching about what a cad Navid had been towards her.  Sensing her Kardashian-ish 15 minutes of fame fading, Adrianna attempted to sabotage Nelly’s video shoot at Navid’s newly anointed Shirazi 2.0 Studios. 

Not only was she kicked to the curb by Navid, but Nelly iced her out, as well. All of which led to an angry confrontation between Navid and Adrianna which, much to the producer’s delight, was caught on film. And just like that, we apparently have a hit show.

Adrianna and Navid on Set

And just like that, also, Navid, appears to have the hottest production studio in town.  That morning he was wondering how to salvage the family’s name -  and by mid afternoon not only had he and Dixon finagled an "accidental" meeting with Nelly’s producer, but had convinced him to shoot Nelly’s music video at the revamped Shirazi Studios.

And even though Adrianna caused a scene and angered Nelly’s producer, who in turn gave Navid a dressing down, Nelly was so impressed with the candy corn supplied by craft services that he practically begged his producer that they come back and shoot all his music videos at Shirazi 2.0?!? Of course!

Elsewhere, Teddy started blowing off classes and regretted coming out of the closet for that other cad, Ian.  Silver lent him an ear... and a tennis racket... and as they banged out balls up on the roof like in the old days, Silver reminded Teddy that what he really wanted was not to go back into the closet but to find the real purpose of being true to himself.  And... bam!

He hit a home run and met Marco, the new guy destined to be the love of Teddy’s life.  Oh, if it were only that easy.

Then there was Emily - aka Single White Female; aka Jenny Garth 2.0. All of a sudden, she became the psycho bitch from Hell.  Not only did she steal Annie’s Oscar-winning part in the neighborhood play, but her laser was now firmly set on Liam.  Feebly attempting to seduce Liam while he helped her run lines, Emily let the tears and melodrama run wild when Annie caught the two of them seemingly canoodling. 

I don’t particularly like Annie, but she really needed to take a lesson from Naomi and give that scrawny chicken in a bad brunette wig a good beatdown.  Later, when Annie confronted Emily at home, Emily really let her Sybil-like personas fly free when she demonstrated to Annie how she could turn the tables on her.  And the reason for all this schizo behavior?  Because cousin Annie won’t be her friend.  And... scene.

Finally, Naomi was partnered in lab class with nerdy Max. Not only did Max help Naomi get her $200,000 back from Guru Sona by introducing Naomi to a rare owl and the concept of environmental protection, but he also awakened a burning lust in her.  Who knew Naomi would choose brains over brawn?   Not Naomi, nor me.

And a raccoon-eyed, tear-streaked Adrianna once again turned to Silver for comfort and support in plotting her revenge on the skank Navid cheated on her with.  Why, hello Silver! Awkward!

In Emily's immortal words: good night!


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Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 (40 Votes)

Well i have to say that i am loving how the show is developing the stories... But i have to agree that the Emily-Annie storyline is irritating not cuz of Emily but for the Annie part of it; Annie was really annoying on season 2 and she was just starting to be a fun normal person again, and this Emily thing is just driving her back to those old ways and its just not fun to watch i think Emily has so much potential to be a reall villain on the show just like Jen but she needs to really make a mess with everyone not just Annie i mean is it so hard to bring a Valerie Malone-ish character to the zip code we all love??
Although i have to give kudos to the writers for acomplishing to make Adriana Tate Duncan a real diva who could back stab her friends just to get what she wants i think that if they make her that type of villain who is also a part of the core characters the show will improve a lot!!! She could bring to this show what Blair Waldorf brings to Gossip Girl: a scheimer with the heart of gold capable of anything to help her friends or in the worst case scenario... Hersefl. You a reall bitch!! =D


I liked Naomi's storyline cause even if it didn't have a lot of depth, I liked the chemistry she had with Max. And I thought it was so funny when she said "I'm falling for a nerd" or something like that towards the end. The Navid and Dixon story was pretty entertaining but I liked it cause of the reason Navid was doing it in the first place. I like how he values his family a lot cause no many of the characters on the show do. I really like how Silver is there for Teddy and the dynamics between the two of them. I thought they were really cute as a couple but seeing them work together through Teddy's sexuality is even better. It's nice to see the friendship that they have and I really like how they've been dealing with Teddy's story. For Annie, I don't really like how she seems to be isolated from he rest of the characters since her story now is so focused on Emily. I get that Emily's suppose to be the bad guy they needed to bring into the show but I feel like this story is more than just annoying but actually quite pointless. Cause after Emily ruins her life and Annie proves herself right, what happens? Plus, I didn't like how Liam just stood there without going after Annie. And of course,the Adrianna-Navid-Silver debacle - Well, I think I've had enough of Adrianna's time under the spotlight cause it's just annoying to see how self-centered she is. I always thought that they blew her change out of proportion and seeing how desperate she is to get back to being famous is just pitiful. I believe she didn't deserve to be cheated on but I think it's better for her to just leave Navid alone. Both Silver and Navid are at fault for their indiscretions but for Adrianna's sake, it's better to just back off.


They have to bring Max back - Josh Zuckerman is brilliant, not to mention hot. Naomi might mellow out with a sensible, smart boyf instead of the usual guys she ends up with.
And having seen the Avatar pictures, it'll have hilarious consequences.


I noticed this with One Tree Hill too, the biggest possible amount of money the CW can come up with is $200K? Oh no, Naomi's broke because guru Sona stole $200K, I would be more concerned that her spending habits and tastes are defintely more than $200K.


naomi and max are CUTE!


I love the nerd guy! Him and Naomi are so cute together. Silver and Adrianna are both really annoying. I used to love Adrianna, but lately she's so immature and annoying. There is a lot of chemistry between Silver and Teddy, I wish they made Navid gay instead.


I love your review about this show. The sarcasm is funny.
I'm 100% agree about this show. The only thing good now is Teddy.
Which again, he met Marco just like that. If only the world is like that. But, again. The sillier this show gets the more enjoyable this show is. I used to love this show. Now, I can't wait to watch it every week and just think of it as a joke.


I have said it before and will say it again, I hate the identity stealing storyline. really? we are going to isolate Annie again? turn alle her friends against her? because that is something we haven't seen before...Emily could be so good in this show, but not as trying to steal Annie's identity. She just got in a relationship with Liam, they are going to destroy it already? so much for all the waiting for them to finally get some decent scene's together.
I did like Naomi's, Teddy's and Adrianna's storyline though. It is perfect for 90210, nothing like that actually happens but that is what makes this show fun. Still, the storyline with Emily irritates me so much I don't know how long I can keep watching with that going on.


liam is becoming ethan dated naomi dating annie whats next silver?
and arent annie and liam dating why dont they show them?


Naomis nerd crush is the guy-whos name -i -can´t- remember f. The strangler kidrom desperate housewives

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90210 Season 3 Episode 15 Quotes

Reality show producer: Naomi, the camera loves you.
Naomi: The feeling is mutual.

I'm surprised he can even get a side piece.

Naomi [on Navid cheating]