My So-Called Life
This show has every one of the stereotypical teen characters. Angela can be an angsty teen deeply in love with the beautiful Jordan Catalano who doesn’t even know she exists. Angela has drifted besides her childhood best friend. Angela flocks to rebel Rayanne Graff and Rickie, the first openly gay teen on TV. Oh and you can’t forget Angela’s nerdy annoying neighbor Brian who you can’t help but love. Even though show only lasted one season and 19 episodes, it’s what this show accomplished in the short amount of time that makes it memorable.
Freaks and Geeks
If you’ve never seen this show, I strongly recommend that you check it on Netflix as soon as possible. This show follows the Weir family. Lindsay transitions from being truly a star student with an excellent religious companion to chilling out with the “Freaks” of the school. This show is such a treasure as it features this generations comedic superstars early within their careers. Judd Apatow, the guy behind 40 year old Virgin and Knocked Up was a producer. James Franco, Seth Rogan, and Jason Segel played the hilarious freaks. Another shining moment of the show is Lindsay’s younger brother Sam and his awkward friends. This is another brief TV show, only lasting one season and 18 episodes. However, the quirkiness is priceless and somewhat awkward, especially Sam and Lindsay’s encounters making use of their parents. Warning: You’ll become emotionally attached with every character.
Hitting theaters in 1988, this movie is totally the original Mean Girls except 10 times darker. Wiona Ryder plays classic angsty teen Veronica Sawyer. Veronica is apart of the Heathers, the mean girl clique that rules the school. Yet, Veronica hates it and pulls the classic outcast role by venting in her diary. This clique basically set every one of the standards, the heartless leader, the different one in the group prepared to overthrow it, and both background girls. The film requires a dark turn when James Dean like Jason “J.D.” Dean wins over Veronica. J.D. is played by the beautiful and messed up Christian Slater who’s basically every outcasts dream boy. J.D. sees how unhappy Veronica is and kills the leader of the Heathers, dragging Veronica engrossed by planting a suicide note. Heathers is ironic and actually funny. I understand that’s sick to state based on the subject matter but it’s not just a film easy to describe, you have to see for yourself why it’s considered one of the finest movies about High School of time.
10 Things I Hate About You
This movie is a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of The Shrew.” Kat and Bianca are two High School sisters being forced to manage their overbearing father. Younger one, Bianca is the popular one while older Kat is a badass bitch. I’m sorry, but there’s really no other method to phrase it flixtor. I’m not planning to bore you with the plot because most know what it’s about. If you forget, keep in mind so it features a younger Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the late Heath Ledger. That’s a adequate reason to view it.
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Sorry but I just had to put this on here. I’ve never seen the original Degrassi but this show just has every teen plot imaginable. The show is on it’s 13th season but I’m going to be honest and say I don’t recommend watching the brand new seasons. The key reason why I loved this show so much when I was in middle school was because of the first four seasons. The show starts introducing a figure on the old Degrassi’s 12 year old daughter who’s starting Junior High. Although she could be annoying at times, Emma is a strong female lead who always stands up for what she believes in. There’s so many characters that get introduced because the show progresses and each episode is targeted on two different characters. The show later addresses issues such as: eating disorders, cutting, abortion, teen pregnancy, homicide, suicide, and even school shootings. You may know it because the show rapper Drake got shot on. However, watch it from the beginning, his character Jimmy played an essential part from the beginning.
This can be a Disney Channel Original Movie that arrived in 1998 and is easily forgotten. This movie is all about Andy Brink who loves in-line skating and he and friends consider themselves “Soul Skaters” meaning they won’t be paid. Brink is some of those characters which you need to love. His lingo and his overly friendly attitude make him among my favorite fictional characters of time. The angst will come in due to Brink’s daddy issues and his rivalry with the bully Val who gets paid tons for skating. I understand it’s not your typical teen angst movie but it’s one movie that you should watch and remember how important it’s to embrace who you are.