Best '90s teen show: '90210' or 'Saved By The Bell'? | The Tylt
Best '90s teen show: '90210' or 'Saved By The Bell'?
One's a teen drama. The other is a teen sitcom. Both are beloved. But if you had to pick one, what's it gonna be—the Peach Pit, or The Max?
Vulture claims "90210" "created the teen drama as we know it," directly or indirectly spawning "The O.C.", "Models Inc.", "Gossip Girl", and "Melrose Place." Slate claims the show "helped a generation of teenagers negotiate the trauma of adolescence." Bad-girl Brenda Walsh made Shannen Doherty the patron saint of bitter teen girls everywhere, and the show's increasingly ridiculous plot twists only endeared it to fans more:
"90210" is frequently ludicrous, often badly acted and occasionally makes absolutely no sense. But a part of my heart will still always be in the Peach Pit–stupid plotlines, bad dialogue, terrible French accents and all.
But "Saved By The Bell" fans prefer their show's dorky innocence to the sexcapades of the Nine-Oh kids:
"Saved By the Bell" was the ultimate mix of hijnks and wisdom, offering digestible bits of life advice without seeming overly precocious. The show’s morals were solid, and each episode left its viewers with a little snippet of wisdom. For me, Bayside gave some sage advice that I have carried into adulthood. Popculture works in mysterious ways.