I feel as though I am letting my people down. My people being the ones who have been googling things like “Dylan,” “the original and therefore only true 90210,” “before team Jacob and team Edward there was team Dylan and team Brandon,” “Are Brandon and Dylan real?” “Do Brandon and Dylan have facebook pages and if so does that mean they are real?” “What would my children look like if Dylan was their father?” Just between you and me, my people can be scary.
Well, I am into season five, I think, on Soap Net and it is getting old. I only watch the parts with the original people in it so I am fast-forwarding about half the show now. I find myself wondering if Brandon and Kelly will get together AGAIN, but if they are, if they could just get on with it because this dragging it out is killing me. I have a goal to see every episode, but fast-forwarding two a day is now too slow. I need seasons 5-9 so I can bang it out over a weekend. I think one season only has David and Donna in it who are original so I should be able to get through that season in about an hour.
Some would say give up, but those some don’t have a small tinge of OCD keeping them going. I must see the whole series. And then I must start writing Fox about a TV reunion special where they are at their 20th high school reunion and start switching dates again.
At my reunion, I’m just hoping I remember who I even had a crush on. I’m hoping to put a gold star on their nametag so I don’t have to keep thinking why their name sounds familiar after the first time I figure it out. After reading my journal from high school, though, I think every guy there may get a gold star.
I am also learning that not many people stuck with 90210 after Dylan left. (And really, who would besides the people I met at my OCD support group. It is the best one to join, by the way, because the people in it have a compulsion to attend and be on time and therefore are dependable, but the line to wash your hands is really long because no one washes them just once.) I found this out because when I bring up season six, episode eight, NO ONE knows which episode I am talking about. Then I explain a little and I still just get blank stares. I feel as though I am the only one with this problem until I go to a people pleasers support group and everyone there tries to remember the episode and agree with whatever point I am making from it.
But I am getting bored with my goal and there isn’t much I’m going to do about it because the series is not on iTunes or Amazon and I would have to actually buy the DVDs and I have my pride. I can’t let the mailman know I wish he looked like Jason Priestly. I don’t care if you can’t see what is in an Amazon delivery package. I know he would know. (Don’t worry. I am going to a support group for that.)