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90210 – Adrianna’s pregnancy is apparently magic


(Season 1, Episode 14 – “By Accident”)

I call bullshit on this entire episode. Yes, I know that this is a teen drama, and not a particularly good one at that, and with teen dramas, especially ones that aren’t particularly good, there is a need for suspension of disbelief. But come on. Adrianna’s entire pregnancy storyline is completely ridiculous.

I find it interesting that people can always talk about getting abortions on TV and in the movies, but when it comes time to actually go through with it, they find that they just can’t. Fine. I can buy that. But when Adrianna tells Naomi that she can’t have an abortion because she’s too far along and that it’s illegal, that’s where I draw the line.

The timeline is a little fuzzy on Adrianna’s pregnancy, but regardless: she weighs like 90 lbs. If she was actually so pregnant that it’s against the law for her to have an abortion, her stomach would not be concave. She would have a baby-shaped bump in between her ribs and her hips. However, she does not. I know all women gain weight differently during pregnancy, but you can have an abortion up until about 6 months in California. She is not six months pregnant!

Speaking of inaccurate information, when Adrianna first found out she was pregnant, she said she didn’t know who the father was because she was too coked up and did it with a lot of random dudes in a short period of time. Then, apparently, she figured out it was her rehab boyfriend, Hank? Except that it’s not because it’s actually Ty? Come on. That is nothing more than a stupid plot device to cause future trouble with Annie. This is seriously the most annoying storyline ever.

Speaking of Annie, can I just say how terrified I am to see her act in the school play again? At least she’s not singing, so we won’t have to watch her throw her body around the stage like she’s feeling the spirit at a Pentacostal church, but there’s something about her and theater that makes all of her facial tics go into overdrive. It’s really distracting to watch.

One thing that did make me happy this episode was Dixon and Silver’s relationship finally coming to an end. Those two bore me and I was growing weary of them as a couple. The breakup scene did raise a question for me though. I’ve been broken up with a few times, but never have I had a guy say, “I’m breaking up with you.” Usually it’s some variation of, “this isn’t working out,” or, “I’m in love with someone else,” or, “what are you doing in my closet?”. But “I’m breaking up with you?” That just made me laugh.

Other items of note:

  • Was there any real point to the thing with Naomi and her dad? We already knew that he couldn’t keep it in his pants. Naomi lives in a hotel now. Okay; I don’t really think we needed so many scenes to get to that point.
  • I said last week that I wanted Ryan to come back, but maybe I was wrong. I don’t like sad-sack Ryan. He kind of bummed me out. Although he was totally right to get Silver out of his class. I would think it would be difficult to teach someone who publicly called you a pedophile. He probably should have kept her out of his class.
  • Do you think anything is going to come out of Ethan’s car accident? Is he going to be mangled or dead? That would be exciting, but I’m sure he’ll be fine in an episode or two.

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12 Responses to “90210 – Adrianna’s pregnancy is apparently magic”

January 21, 2009 at 10:06 AM

I haven’t watched yet, but sure found this post entertaining! Agree completely on the Adriana pregnancy story. Its been written almost as badly as the “my mommy will do it” Last American Teenager storyline. I also find it absolutely amazing that we have at least one gay storyline on almost every program on TV, and yet I can count the number of actual abortions on on hand. Well, I would, if I could remember one outside of Maude and Erica Kane (who’s child came back 20 years later!). I’m straight, I’ve kissed a couple girls (dabbled, as Seinfield would say) and I’ve had an abortion. Represent me!

Anyhoodle…thanks for the heads up on Annie “acting” again. And if anyone can come close to the uncomfortable feeling I had watching her sing that damnable song in the first play, I’d like to hear about it. It was like a bad audition on American Idol. Thank God she’s not singing. I think the woman feeling the spirit at a Pentecostal church would point you in the direction of another woman, at another church. One who is undergoing an exorcism. LOL

I can’t wait to watch now – the boredom brigade of Silver and Dixon is over! Yayayayay! She’s fun and snarky, and he is like a conflicted dork. Worst combination ever.

Really had fun with your post. Keep up the good work!

January 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Well true about her pregnancy but when she dropped that bomb i rembered back to when she went to Ty’s room to scare annie was and i was in shock, and when ethan crash i was also shocked, i was kinda shocked when dix broke up with silver to. i thought this episdoe was really good. and anyone know why this show isn’t on next week? or gossip girl for 3 weeks?

January 21, 2009 at 12:03 PM

wait i meant Brothers and sisters not gossip girl.

January 21, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Oh oh oh, its Magic… You know…

Yeah, so I wasn’t smart enough to pick up on the ‘abortion timeline,’ but the changing father bit was pretty stupid.

Which is a shame, because Adrianna is the only character I like on this show anymore.

If I were Ryan, there’s NO way that I’d let Silver back into the classroom either. And the speechifying by Kelly wasn’t really “right” either.

January 21, 2009 at 3:26 PM

I’m pretty sure “I’m breaking up with you” should have been sent in a text message, so you’re completely right about the lunacy there.

January 21, 2009 at 5:53 PM

sorry to tell you this GL but “you cant text message breakup”

January 21, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Seriously, people on this show need to stop revealing important information in strange public places. You can’t tell someone you’re pregnant at a beach party and it is generally not advisable to break up with someone at a cast party. Even if you’re doing it by saying “I’m breaking up with you.”

And how nice of Kelly to act like she’s sixteen and immediately blame sad-sack Ryan for sleeping with Brenda. Christ, woman! Way to hold a grudge!

January 22, 2009 at 7:52 PM

I happy about the store line but i just don’t get how Ty is the father i thought is was a fake sleepover just to get back at Annie.


January 28, 2009 at 1:02 AM

I never watch this show ..Sorry but I will check and try to watch it soon:)

March 25, 2009 at 1:31 PM

90210 is awesome. Dont diss it ha i love it and everything that has happened on it so far:)
Annie is the best, her brother is sooo cute! Silver is so cool, niomi is a great actoir.. i just wana kill her lol ethans a babe! I so want adriana and her boyf to lats, they are soo cute!!!!!

May 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

All i’ve got to say is, if you don’t like it… DON’T WATCH IT!

May 20, 2009 at 10:18 AM

agreed with jess,
if you hate the show so much,
why do you continue to watch it ?
you sit there dissing it,
yet i’d bet money, that you haven’t missed an episode yet.
PATHETIC, that’s what you are.
the show is amazing, probably the best show ever ! : )
so suck it, kaythanks.