1. The Carrie Diaries
The Carrie Diaries is set in the early 1980s and follows a junior high school student named Carrie. We see the city through her eyes as she struggles with issues related to sex, love, and the pressures of high school.
The portrayal of 1980s Manhattan is superbly done, despite the fact that it is inaccurate. It’s interesting to see everything through Carrie’s eyes. It’s a pity it was canceled so early in the game. Even so, there are still a couple of fantastic episodes left for you to watch!
2. The Vampire Diaries
A vampire soap opera that’ll have you hooked from the very first episode is “Vampire Diaries”. Two vampire brothers are at the center of the story, as they have a long-standing rivalry. Things get out of hand when they run into the mortal girl they had a thing for back in the 18th century.
Finding out who she really is and how she fits into the new immortal world is a lot of fun. Vampire hunters, the original vampire breed, werewolves, witches, ghosts, and/or a few others in general would like to see immortals extinguished, as is the case with immortals. Obviously, when so many supernatural beings are battling it out, everything is on the line.
The only drawback to The Vampire Diaries is that it can be difficult to keep up with everything that is going on. There is a lot going on, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by it all. After a few episodes, however, and you’ll begin to appreciate what The Vampire Diaries has to offer in the town of Mystic Falls.
3. The Originals
Don’t think of The Originals as a mere spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. In a way, it is a spin-off, but it goes far beyond what one might expect. Actually, I prefer “The Originals” to TVD. Not only does it have a more mature feel, but it also has a compelling storyline that could last for several seasons without feeling stale.
Compared to The Vampire Diaries, this one is a lot bloodier and sexier. This show’s focus on serious drama instead of cliché love triangles is appealing to me. Although there are some romantic scenes, they don’t feel staged to appeal to a primarily teenage audience. Overall, it has a natural feel to it and has been superbly executed.
What’s not to love about the ensemble? Every single one of them has such exceptional abilities. No matter how evil they are, you have to feel sorry for them when they go on a murderous rampage. The beauty of a show like this is that the good guys never win.
Moreover, vampires are fascinating beings!
4. One Tree Hill
As a last-ditch effort by Warner Brothers, the show turned out to be an enormous hit and managed to recapture some of the earlier shows’ success. Although this show is geared toward teenagers and young adults, it is open to viewers of all ages. Even though the storyline is a little cheesy at times, it holds viewers’ attention the entire time because it addresses topics like relationships, marriage, infidelity, and drugs.
The casting is also superb. Not only are they eye-candy, but they also deliver a genuine performance. It’s easy to empathize with them. Although the teenagers do a good job on stage, the show’s backbone is the adult actors. The good news is that adult actors get the same amount of airtime as teenagers on television. Most, if not all, of them would pique your interest.
5. Pretty Little Liars
When four friends learn that a recently deceased friend is sending them ominous text messages and threatening to reveal their darkest secrets to the world, they form a group to stop her from doing so.
What is the identity of this enigmatic texter? What’s the point of texting them in the first place? What mysteries will be revealed in the near future? Throughout the course of the season, Pretty Little Liars addresses each of these concerns one at a time. It’ll grow on you if you give it time to develop a liking for it. At first, you may not feel a strong emotional attachment to the main characters. However, if you skip ahead a few episodes, you’ll see what the real stakes are. You become emotionally invested in the story as soon as you learn about the backstory of each character.
Just be aware that it has the potential to become highly addictive. One episode won’t be enough once you get into it.
6. Make It Or Break It
ABC Family shows aren’t really my thing. But every now and then, you stumble across a show and instantly become enamored with it. Make It or Break It is one of an extremely small number of high-quality films.
The plot of the show centers on two teenagers who are getting ready to compete in the Olympics. A simple, cliché premise didn’t stop me from watching every episode. To unwind after a long day of watching action movies and TV shows, this is a great choice. Every episode is intriguing, and you’re hooked right from the start.
7. The 100 – A great teenage drama on CW
The planet has been irradiated! Only those who were in outer space had a chance of surviving. In 97 years, a small group of teenagers is sent back to Earth to see if it is habitable or not. Things get out of hand when they land on Earth and discover the dangers that await them.
That’s what I get. The show will air on CW. This is a 22-23 episode teen dramedy, so it’s okay if you dismiss it as such. Remember not to make this error. To begin with, each season is only 16 episodes long, giving the writers plenty of room to work. Fewer episodes equate to less time spent listening to long, boring speeches and more time spent doing something fun! And this is where the real fun is: in the middle of the action. Discovering Earth’s mysteries one by one is a fascinating experience.
The first season of The 100 takes its time to get going and establishes its characters and world slowly but surely. However, this does not negate the fact that it is beneficial at first. After the first season, it’s a blast, in my opinion. What’s great about this is that no one can predict whether or not a character will be around for long. Your favorite character is just as likely as the next to meet a horrible end. As a result of its radioactive nature, Earth is supposed to be a dangerous place to live. And I’m happy to report that it’ll go above and beyond what you’d expect.
8. Teen Wolf
Life changes drastically for a teenager bitten by a werewolf. While dealing with the pressures of being a teenager, he must now also face the perils of his new life, including the potential death that lies ahead. Are his girlfriend, family and friends going to find out?
A great cast, a gritty plot, and some outstanding acting help it stand out from other teen-targeted programming. It’s not a happy-ending story, so be prepared for that. A lot of times, Teen Wolf is suffocating because of how haunting, depressing, and dark it is. Teen Wolf is a must-watch for fans of dark, gritty dramas like The Wire and The Walking Dead. There should be more people watching this! As a result, you have a lot of ground to cover before the new season premieres. Get to work, people!
When a small group of people are granted superhuman abilities seemingly out of nowhere, they come together to stop a catastrophic event.
Meta-humans as a concept has been explored before. Misfits, Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, and Daredevil have all done it before, as have countless other shows on TV today. Clearly, these kinds of TV programs are popular among viewers.
Why would you choose a show that’s six years old when there’s plenty of fresh material available? The answer is straightforward, and I find it quite fascinating. It’s an opportunity not to be missed. No recent show has been able to maintain the mystery for the duration of the show’s run. There’s a lot to like about Heroes.
10. The Secret Circle
After the death of her mother, a 16-year-old teen moves in with her grandmother and discovers she’s a witch, which turns her world upside down. She sets out on an adventure with her five witch friends, and you’ll be hooked before you know it.
Remember, just because it’s a teen-oriented show, doesn’t mean you should dismiss it. It’s a game that anyone, even an adult, would enjoy. After a few slow-burning episodes, the show starts to get darker, tense, and enigmatic.
I believe you’d enjoy the film’s twisty narrative. It’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. Drama, romance, witchcraft, and a whole lot more can be found here. I mean, what’s not to like?
11. Honorable mentions
Once you’ve seen the shows listed above, you should also watch Gilmore Girls, The Hills, The O.C., The Lying Game, and Privileged. This list could have included a great deal more shows. Do you believe I omitted anything significant? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.