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 apart from her childhood best friend. Angela flocks to rebel Rayanne Graff and Rickie, the initial openly gay teen on TV. Oh and you can’t forget Angela’s nerdy annoying neighbor Brian who you can’t help but love. Although the show only lasted one season and 19 episodes, it’s what this show accomplished in the short timeframe which makes it memorable.
Freaks and Geeks
If you’ve never seen this show, I strongly recommend that you check it on Netflix the moment possible. This show follows the Weir family. Lindsay transitions from being a star student with a brilliant religious best friend to hanging out with the “Freaks” of the school. This show is this kind of treasure because 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. That 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 flixtor. Warning: You will become emotionally attached with every character.
Hitting theaters in 1988, this movie is totally the first 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, different one in the group prepared to overthrow it, and the 2 background girls. The film has 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 first 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 express on the basis of the subject material but it’s not a film easy to explain, you’ve to see yourself 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 having to cope with their overbearing father. Younger one, Bianca is the most popular one while older Kat is just a badass bitch. I’m sorry, but there’s really no other way to phrase it. I’m not going to bore you with the plot since most know very well what it’s about. In the event that you forget, just remember that it includes a younger Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the late Heath Ledger. That is a good enough reason to watch it.
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Sorry but I just had to place this on here. I’ve never seen the first Degrassi but this show just has every teen plot imaginable. The show is on it’s 13th season but I’m going to tell the truth and say I don’t recommend watching the newest seasons. The 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 personality on the old Degrassi’s 12 year old daughter who is starting Junior High. Even though she can be annoying at times, Emma is just a strong female lead who always stands up for what she believes in. There’s so many characters that get introduced as the show progresses and each episode focuses on two different characters. The show later addresses issues such as for example: eating disorders, cutting, abortion, teen pregnancy, homicide, suicide, and even school shootings. You may know it as the show rapper Drake got shot on. However, watch it from the beginning, his character Jimmy played an important part from the beginning.
This can be a Disney Channel Original Movie that arrived on the scene 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 refuse to be paid. Brink is one particular characters that you just need certainly to love. His lingo and his overly friendly attitude make him among my personal favorite fictional characters of most time. The angst is available 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 need to watch and remember how important it is to embrace who you are.