Teen dramas are the best dramas when it comes to TV. The high schools look nothing like real life. The clothes are iconic.
Rotten Tomatoes has gathered the scores of these and many others in the genre to determine which show wins the title of best-reviewed teen drama. Note: A number of older, but popular teen dramas currently do not have enough Tomatometer-eligible reviews online to receive a score, including Gossip GirlThe O. We will update this list if and when such titles receive a score.
With so many great TV series currently airingwe're ranking the best teen TV shows since Our list of the highest rated teen shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new teen series on television. What is the best new teen show?
Ah, the teenaged years. Who can resist the allure of nostalgia for the days when wild hormonal fluctuations ruled every decision; when laughable, superficial beliefs could define personhood; when it felt like no one understood you despite the fact that you tried desperately to fit in and not say the wrong thing, for fear of mass reprisal that could end life as you knew it? Yes, those were heady times, far different from the life you now lead.
With drama-filled programs like Ava DuVernay's When They See Usa raw look into the infamous Central Park Five Case, and the depiction of strong families and friendships such as those on Queen SugarBlack-ishand Insecurea diverse offering of shows is finally on the rise. Take Posenewly in it's second season. So if you're craving great content that is also representative of the African American community, these are the best Black TV series to stream that are making inclusion a priority.
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.
The TV series listed here range widely, from animation and family dramedy to science fiction and fantasy, but what they share, whatever their genre, tone, or time period, is the conviction that teens have stories worth telling. We wholeheartedly agree. Pretty Little Liars.
You have Beverly Hills, to thank for making teen dramas so dang popular. We always wished that the Banks family would adopt us … and not just because they lived in Bel-Air! High school student by day, vampire slayer by night. Safe to say Buffy was busier than your average high schooler … even the ones taking AP classes.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. The news of the previous iteration's cancellation on its longtime network, Teen Nick, created an outcry not only from its fans who had followed the series since not to mention the original class run in the late '80s. Why do we get so attached to teen dramas, even after we are well out of the age range of its subjects?