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Season 1 episodes (22)
Twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh experience a very special kind of culture shock when they move from Minnesota to Beverly Hills and begin their new lives at West Beverly High. We meet their new friends the moment they do, including Donna, Kelly and David.
2 The Green Room
Brandon meets Dylan McKay, a brooding classmate. As they become friends, Brandon learns that Dylan's bad-boy act masks a hidden life that few people ever see.
3 Every Dream Has Its Price
Brenda shops with Kelly and Tiffany and wishes she had their kind of money. But Tiffany's a shoplifter and, when she stashes her stolen clothes with Brenda, the police get involved, forcing Brenda to clear her name.
4 The First Time
Brandon is visited by his ex-girlfriend Sheryl but, when she meets Dylan, she's quickly star-struck by his money and glamour. The tension builds between Brandon and Dylan until it erupts into angry words, hurt feelings and flying punches.
5 One on One
When Brandon tries out for the basketball team, he's angered to learn that his main rival is from another district. Brandon is about to expose the student when he finds out he came there legally and for a good education.
6 Higher Education
An unreasonable teacher makes Brandon's life miserable by giving him no grade higher than a C. Brandon cheats on a quiz, but the stakes get higher when he gets a stolen copy of the midterm before the test.
7 Perfect Mom
Delusions of glamour overcome Brenda when she meets Kelly's beautiful mother Jackie, a former model. Jackie's also a recovering addict and, when she falls off the wagon, her dark side comes back for all to see.
8 Seventeen Year Itch
The Walsh parents examine their relationship while Brenda and Brandon examine theirs, as they get involved in a UCLA study on twins.
9 The Gentle Art of Listening
Sympathy and responsibility are at odds when Brenda volunteers for a teen crisis hotline. She violates the rules when she takes an after-hours call from a date-rape victim. Soon, Brenda is desperate to find her and help her.
10 Isn't It Romantic?
The chemistry between Brenda and Dylan starts to heat up when Brenda accidently catches him in the shower, then comforts him after he fights with his father. She's prepared to go all the way, but a speech from an AIDS activist prompts her to slow things down.
Both Walsh twins face the temptation to drink alcohol when their peers are doing it all around them. The issue comes to a head when their parents leave town, and Brenda and Brandon throw a party that quickly gets out of hand.
12 One Man and a Baby
Brandon gets an unexpected taste of fatherhood when he asks his classmate Melissa for a date, then has to baby-sit her infant son while she has a college interview. Other family members get involved when Melissa contemplates giving her son up for adoption.
13 Slumber Party
Pillow talk threatens to destroy Brenda's sleep-over as all the girls share their deepest secrets, with unexpected results.
14 East Side Story
The Walsh's agree to let their maid's niece, Carla, use their address to enroll at West Beverly. Brandon falls for her, even after she reveals that she's waiting to testify as a witness in a murder trial.
15 Palm Springs Weekend
A weekend in Palm Springs goes awry when David invites Steve, Kelly and Donna to join him at his grandparents' house while they're away on a cruise, but he gets the dates confused, and they're still there.
16 Fame Is Where You Find It
Bradon is "discovered" when he's out roller-blading, landing a role as an emergency extra on a big TV show.
17 Stand (Up) and Deliver
Brenda's had it with home life and West Beverly, and decides to leave both for the real world. After house-sitting for an older friend, however, she gets a reality check that sends her back with a new appreciation for what she's got.
18 It's Only a Test
The Walsh twins and all their friends are panicked by the upcoming SATs, but then everything gets put in perspective when Brenda finds a lump in her breast and faces a test no one can prepare for.
19 April Is the Cruelest Month
Brandon interviews a classmate, Roger, who's an outstanding athlete and student--and haunted by the overbearing success of his father.
20 Spring Training
Baseball fever strikes when Brandon is asked to coach a little league team after his dad gets injured. Something that should be a lot of fun gets ruined by pushy parents, however, and Brandon ends up teaching his own team a lesson.
21 Spring Dance
The drama and the stakes rise as the West Beverly High crew gets ready for their Spring Dance.
22 Home Again
The Walshes excitement over Jim's promotion is short lived when he reveals that it means moving back to Minnesota. Steve gets upset with Brandon over him leaving as well as other problems. Meanwhile, Andrea offers herself to Brandon as a goodbye present, while Brenda faces the thought of moving away from Dylan.
About this show
The show focuses on the assimilation of a solid, value-oriented Midwestern family into an accelerated Beverly Hills lifestyle. The show explores the realities and myths of social classes in Beverly Hills while at the same time exposing the strains this lifestyle can put on family relationships.
Ratings and reviews
Nadine Lee Van Vuuren
October 6, 2021
The best teen TV series ever! Rewatching twenty years later - serious nostalgia. Love it!