Get ready for some instant nostalgia.
First let's start with 90210. Behold, Samantha Munro as Brenda Walsh/Shannen Doherty, Max Lloyd-Jones as Brandon Walsh/Jason Priestley, Abbie Cobb as Kelly Taylor/Jennie Garth, Jesy McKinney as Dylan McKay/Luke Perry, Abby Ross as Donna Martin/Tori Spelling, David Lennon as Steve Sanders/Ian Ziering, Michele Goyns as Andrea Zuckerman/Gabrielle Carteris, and Ross Linton as David Silver/Brian Austin Green.
We especially appreciate the recreation of Perry's signature pompadour and Garth's blond bangs, but the Ziering and Spelling castings are pretty off, no?
And now let's get to Aaron Spelling's other '90s hit, Melrose Place. Giving their best model poses are Ciara Hanna as Amanda Woodward/Heather Locklear, Rebecca Dalton as Allison Parker/Courtney Thorne-Smith, Frank Bailey as Billy Campbell/Andrew Shue, Ryan Bruce as Jake Hanson/Grant Show, Chloe McClay as Jane Mancini/Josie Bissett, Ali Cobrin as Jo Reynolds/Daphne Zuniga, Teagan Vincze as Kimberly Shaw/Marcia Cross, Joseph Coleman as Matt Fielding/Doug Savant, Brandon Barash as Michael Mancini/Thomas Calabro, Karissa Tynes as Rhonda Blair/Vanessa A. Williams, Chelsea Hobbs as Sydney Andrews/Laura Leighton, and Lanie Mcauley as Sandy Louise Harding/Amy Locane.
Not bad, but who can really ever live up to Locklear's performance of Amanda Woodward?
The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story will air on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., while The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story will air on Oct. 10, at 8 p.m.. Both Lifetime films revolve around the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the guilty pleasure shows.
"They were three teenage girls working in a high-pressure situation," he recalled. "They did the best they could."