My So-Called Life
This show has all the stereotypical teen characters. Angela is definitely an angsty teen in deep love with the beautiful Jordan Catalano who doesn’t even know she exists. Angela has drifted apart from her childhood best friend. Angela flocks to rebel Rayanne Graff and Rickie, the very 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 the show only lasted one season and 19 episodes, it’s what this show accomplished in the short timeframe that makes it memorable.
Freaks and Geeks
If you’ve never seen this show, I strongly recommend that you check it on Netflix when possible. This show follows the Weir family. Lindsay transitions from being fully a star student with a brilliant religious closest friend to chilling out with the “Freaks” of the school. This show is such a treasure since it features this generations comedic superstars early inside 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 short lived 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 will become emotionally attached to every character.
Hitting theaters in 1988, this movie is wholly the initial 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 all the standards, the heartless leader, different one in the group ready to overthrow it, and the 2 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 all messed up Christian Slater who is basically every outcasts dream boy. J.D. sees how unhappy Veronica is and kills the best choice of the Heathers, dragging Veronica into it by planting a suicide note. Heathers is ironic and actually funny. I understand that’s sick to state on the basis of the subject matter but it’s not really a film easy to spell it out, you have to see on your own why it’s considered one of the greatest movies about High School of most 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 deal with their overbearing father. The younger one, Bianca is the favorite one while older Kat is a badass bitch. I’m sorry, but there’s really no other solution to phrase it. I’m not likely to bore you with the plot because most know very well what it’s about flixtor. If you forget, just remember that it includes a younger Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the late Heath Ledger. That’s a good enough reason to view it.
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Sorry but I recently had to put this on here. I’ve never seen the initial 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 newest seasons. The key reason why I loved this show so much when I was in middle school was due to the first four seasons. The show starts out introducing a character on the old Degrassi’s 12 year old daughter who is starting Junior High. Even though she may 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 focuses on two different characters. The show later addresses issues such as for instance: eating disorders, cutting, abortion, teen pregnancy, homicide, suicide, and even school shootings. You could know it because the show rapper Drake got shot on. However, watch it right from the start, his character Jimmy played a significant part from the beginning.
This can be a Disney Channel Original Movie that came out in 1998 and is easily forgotten. This movie is approximately Andy Brink who loves in-line skating and he and friends consider themselves “Soul Skaters” meaning they refuse to be paid. Brink is one of those characters which you need certainly to love. His lingo and his overly friendly attitude make him among the best fictional characters of most time. The angst comes in as a result of 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 ought to watch and remember how important it’s to embrace who you are.