Teenage Tension Pictured throughout Movies and TV Shows.

My So-Called Life
This show has all of the stereotypical teen characters. Angela is definitely an angsty teen 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. Even though the show only lasted one season and 19 episodes, it’s what this show accomplished in the short timeframe that means it is 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 fully a star student with a super religious closest friend to going 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 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 will become emotionally attached to every character.

Hitting theaters in 1988, this movie is completely 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 flixtor. This clique basically set all of the standards, the heartless leader, different one in the group prepared to overthrow it, and the two 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 messed up Christian Slater who’s basically every outcasts dream boy. J.D. sees how unhappy Veronica is and kills the best choice of the Heathers, dragging Veronica engrossed by planting a suicide note. Heathers is ironic and actually funny. I am aware that’s sick to say on the basis of the material but it’s not just a film easy to explain, you’ve to see on your own why it’s considered one of the best 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 deal with their overbearing father. The younger one, Bianca is the favorite one while older Kat is just a badass bitch. I’m sorry, but there’s really no other solution to phrase it. I’m not planning to bore you with the plot since most know what it’s about. If you forget, remember that it features a younger Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the late Heath Ledger. That is clearly a good enough reason to watch it.

Degrassi: The Next Generation
Sorry but I simply had to place 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 brand new 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 introducing a character on the old Degrassi’s 12 year old daughter who’s starting Junior High. Even though she could 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 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 all about Andy Brink who loves in-line skating and he and friends consider themselves “Soul Skaters” meaning they will not be paid. Brink is one of those characters which you have to love. His lingo and his overly friendly attitude make him among my favorite fictional characters of most time. The angst will come in as a result of Brink’s daddy issues and his rivalry with the bully Val who gets paid tons for skating. I am aware it’s not your typical teen angst movie but it’s one movie that you need to watch and remember how important it’s to embrace who you are.


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