Beverly Hills 90210’s 10 Worst Romantic Storylines
Beverly Hills, 90210 was full of lover’s quarrels and non-stop drama. Who could forget the love triangle between Kelly, Brenda, and Dylan; a feud that inspired more “team Kelly” and “team Brenda” fans than the Twilight Edward versus Jacob rivalry. This show lasted for 10 seasons, five more than its 2008 inspired series 90210, and that makes it an institution in ’90s culture. In honor of its role in teen love-lives everywhere, we’re counting down the 10 worst romantic storylines.
10. Andrea & Jesse
These two lovebirds met at the Walsh’s 20th anniversary party, where Jesse was working as a waiter to earn money to put himself through law school. The pair quickly hit it off and Andrea left her boyfriend Dan. The show was forced into a curveball portrayal of teen pregnancy when Andrea (Gabrielle Carteris) became pregnant in real-life. Andrea and Jesse decide to keep the baby, and get married in a civil ceremony. In order to keep the less-than thrilling plot of Andrea’s life as a mother alive, the couple begin fighting over religious differences, and Andrea eventually cheats on Jesse with medical intern, Peter Tucker. Andrea wants Peter to leave his wife to be with her, but he refuses and the romance ends abruptly. Both Andrea and Jesse confess to infidelities, but decide to stay together and transfer to Yale. Andrea left the show but returns to town in season 6 and again in season 8, when she announces that she and Jesse are divorcing. What a mess.
9. Kelly & John Sears
Every girl has a John Sears. You know, that good-looking guy that convinces you the grass is greener? Kelly began seeing John after her feelings for him caused her to stop going-steady with Dylan. John quickly began pressuring Kelly to sleep with him, but she was reluctant to do so. Her attitude angered John who confessed that he was only seeing her because of her looks and popularity. John continued to prove that he was that cocky frat-boy by setting Steve Saunders up in a cheating scandal and dating Steve’s ex-girlfriend, Celeste. The rivalry ended with John being kicked out of the fraternity house and losing to Steve in a carnival joust for Celeste.