Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American television drama series created by Darren Star which follows the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School.
The series originally aired in the USA on Fox from 4 October, 1990 to 17 May, 2000. There are 298 episodes in 10 seasons.
Beverly Hills, 90210 originally aired in South Africa on TV3, which later became SABC3. It was later rebroadcast on DStv's M-Net Series channel.
Beverly Hills, 90210 was the biggest teen show of the nineties. At first the show concentrated on the Walsh family who had moved from Minnesota to Beverly Hills after the father had gotten a new job.
Twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh attend West Beverly High where they befriend a group of spoilt wealthy teenagers.
First off, Brandon befriends Andrea Zuckerman, the intelligent editor of the school newspaper who has a major crush on Brandon but remains silent about her feelings.
The rest of the clique of West Beverly are hot jock Steve Sanders, the son of a movie actress; the ditzy Donna Martin, a virgin who has the hots for the school DJ, David Silver, an insecure youth who's desperate to fit in with the gang; Kelly Taylor, a beautiful blonde who betrays her best friend; and lastly Dylan McKay, a troubled alcoholic teen whom Brenda falls for.
In the first few seasons, the show concentrated on the gang of West Beverly as they go through high school dealing with various issues such as romance, friendship, tragedies, drug and alcohol abuse.
Later seasons showed the gang moving on to college and finally venturing out into the real world as they try to maintain their long standing friendship.