Kidnappings, stalkers, teen marriage, a dog eating a man's heart — One Tree Hill always went there. You probably thought you deeply resonated with Peyton Sawyer and spent your schooldays doodling "people always leave" even though it didn't apply to your life. Also, Pete Wentz guest starred and that will never not be iconic. Gilmore Girls made you dream of living in a cosy small town and becoming a regular in your local diner. So timeless, it got a revival a decade later. You probably had a crush on Jess because you'd never seen a boy with nice jackets and books before.
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Because life as a teenager is equal parts happy and sad, hilarious and tragic, we chose not to limit the below selections by genre, which means these picks range from animation to sitcoms to murder mysteries to horror. The adorable Peyton Elizabeth Lee plays the title character Andi Mack, a girl who learns that the person she thought was her older sister is actually her mother and that her mother is actually her grandmother. Fortunately, the series exhibits a deft hand at being able to handle these issues sensitively and beautifully without ever losing its sense of humor. There may be hope for the future yet. Blending all the pitfalls of high school life with the occasional dip-in from the spirit world, Sabrina broke free from a certain kind of multi-camera restriction to offer up a comedy that was timeless for more reasons than the immortality of its characters. Well, you catch our drift.
Though I am a year-old woman, my Wednesday night ritual has become tittering, over Twitter, about Riverdale , a teen-centered soap opera airing on The CW. And I am far from alone, watching redheaded hero Archie Andrews and his pals Jughead, Betty, and Veronica solve vicious murders and hook up, PG style, to the latest chart-topping mall rock. Many of my friends, also something women, convene on social media to swoon over the couplings Betty and Jughead, aka "Bughead," for life!
Chris Nicholson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. The show, which worked with charities Samaritans and Mind on the episode, broadcast a special edition, which looked closely at the journey of the character Lily Drinkwell , and her friends Peri Lomax and Yasmine Maalik — as well as their parents and guardians — and explored themes of self harm and cutting among teenage girls. It came as a recent report showed there had been a steep rise in incidents of self harm among teenage girls.