You don’t have to necessarily be a young adult to enjoy some of the best teen dramas. We have to admit it’s hard to stay away from the fresh, breezy and exciting storylines even if you are past that ever-dreaded high school reunion age. In fact anyone can relate to these TV series! Teens because they are currently going through the same stage and older adults, who have passed that stage and can appreciate the attempt at reenactment. Here are some of the best teen dramas, some of which are still on air and others that have unfortunately reached the end of their time.
“Veronica Mars” was one of the best teen dramas and ran from 2004 to 2007. It revolves around a teenage girl named Veronica Mars who dedicates her life to cracking mysteries in her hometown of Neptune after the death of her best friend. It’s a phenomenally complex drama filled with sly humor, a lot of heart and fantastic performances by none other than Kristen Bell. And if you find that three seasons of this show is not enough, there is actually a continuation in a new movie adaptation of the series that continues the storyline years later.
I think a lot of people can consider “90210” as their childhood guilty pleasure. After all, the original “Beverly Hills, 90210” started back in 1990. It followed a group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California as they transitioned from teens to adults. In 2008, “90210” came out based on the older series which essentially follows the same premise but with new characters and fresh drama!
“Gossip Girl” is an adaptation of the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar that portrays the lives of a group of privileged teens living on the Upper East Sside of New York City. The show explores the lavish side of wealth and fame as well as the lawsuits, death threats and overdoses that come with it. “Gossip Girl” quickly became a teen favorite and managed to remain on air for six seasons.
“Awkward” is a fairly new show that is edgy, hilarious and surprisingly relatable. The plot is about an ordinary teenage girl, Jenna Hamilton who becomes known for her failed suicide attempt that she actually didn’t attempt! She then faces the embarrassment, awkwardness and unwanted popularity that came with her accident.
“One Tree Hill” is a teen drama series that lasted for as long as 9 seasons. The show is set in a fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina and it follows the lives of two half brothers and basketball stars, as their relationship evolves from being enemies to caring brothers. It also explores the lives of other students of Tree Hill High School as they learn about themselves and get involve with each other. I remember discovering this show a couple of summers ago and watching it religiously, I was hooked!
“The O.C.” is a drama that portrays the fictional lives of a group of teenagers who reside in the upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California. It’s an entertaining show with a well-written storyline and an enjoyable cast.
“Teen Wolf” is the latest craze in the teen world that is conquering the hearts of many. The show centers around a somewhat awkward teen who gets bitten by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself. Now he has to keep his town, family and friends safe from supernatural enemies with the help of his own pack. While this show may seem like another one of those television series trying to jump on the supernatural creatures wagon, Teen Wolf has a lot of depth, mythology and juicy drama.
When it comes to television, teenage dramas are not something you want to miss out on, particularly when it is made especially for your age group. These shows are exciting, dramatic, suspenseful and shocking, which is something every teen wants in a show. Which teen drama series are you obsessing over the most?
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