Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Zumba Zumba Zumba and 90210

ast night I had my first ever ZUMBA class. My mom signed me up to do it with her and my aunt as a birthday gift. I’ve wanted to try it since I heard about it about a year ago- so I was SUPER excited!!!! They say these classes fill up quickly, so I assumed that they were relatively small classes. Imagine my surprise when I walked in to find no less than 50 women standing around waiting for class to start. It was pretty cool!

Now, I HATE to work out. There’s nothing fun to me about sweating enough to drench my clothing. In fact, I gag just thinking about sweat (especially other people’s. The Hubs is a pretty sweaty guy, so that makes things a bit awkward at times.) So when my friend told me that I would be drenched by the time the class was over, I started to dread it. Honestly, though, it was AMAZING! I had so much energy afterwards that I was racing around the grocery store like it was my job. I can see how people get addicted to it!

The Hubs doesn’t think I’m going to keep going. Heck yes I will!


Also, last night was the premier of the new 90210. I was a HUGE fan back in the day. I still am, actually. I watch re-runs whenever I can catch it on. These people were my idols growing up. I had Brian Austin Green posters all over my room, and I call my brother Brandon Walsh. (Seriously, aside from the journalism thing, the similarities are pretty scary. Also, he’s single.) I wanted to be Jennie Garth, cried when Shannen Doherty left, and got all misty when David and Donna got married. FAVORITE. SHOW. EVER.

I’m not sure how I felt about the new version. It could sink like most other spin offs, or it could take off like Degrassi: the Next Generation (where Shenea Grimes comes from.) I don’t think the pilot was done particularly well, but I’m excited to see where they take the stories.

Things I hated about last night:

- The Peach Pit. HELLO! It’s a diner, not a coffee house. Why did they have to change it.

- Nat didn’t get enough screen time. I hope they don’t just push him to the side in the new version- he was such an important part of the original.

- Brenda didn’t come in until the very end-ish. Does anyone else think she looks terrible?

- All in all, the original characters seemed to just be thrown in to get viewers, and their stories weren’t very developed- even Kelly’s. There’s so much potential there! UGH! The writers better get on that.

- not sure how I feel about the fact that there isn’t really a central group of friends. It seems like the “group” is so scattered. I hope they become more of a cohesive unit. The strong friendship between the main characters is what ultimately made the original so successful, I believe.

Things I LOVED about last night:

- Seeing Hannah Zuckerman-Vasquez. I hope they do more with her than just a blurb.

- Erin Silver. It’s exciting to see her all grown up!

- Nat. I just love him.

- I really like most of the new cast as well. I wasn’t crazy about Naomi (she’s an UGLY crier) or the actress girl, but maybe they’ll grow on me.

- The storylines have potential. I hope they run with them.

I think I’ll give it a few more episodes to make my decision on this show. The pilot wasn’t anything explosive or exciting, but I have a feeling that they are just getting started…….


Tiffanie said...

me=jealous. i've wanted to try zumba, but i have absolutely no time in my life. unless they have classes at 2am that is:)

and, i didn't get to watch 90210, but i saw a pic of shannon d. yes, she looks horrid. gads!

andrea said...

so glad you liked it. i want to try it so badly - but time is not in my favor right now (or energy)

Mrs. S said...

I liked the new 90210 but it's a little....mature for me, I guess. I wish they would just have more of an original feel for it.
I agree with the old characters' storylines. What was Brenda doing there? Her and Kelly hated one another? Where's Brandon? Who's Kelly's baby daddy?

Melanie said...

After 2 shows I must say I think they know what they are doing. They are gradually bringing in the old characters and giving you hints at what has happened since we saw them last. They are making it hard for old fans of 90210 to not stick around just to find out while making it a show the younger generation will love. I love Rob Estes so I am in for that alone lol.

Jennifer said...

I wasn't crazy about it. I too loved the old show and was excited when I heard about the current one--but I was disappoinred. I don't think i'll watch it again...