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"Euphoria" is Our Latest Teen TV Show Obsession

Jan 18, 2022

Season two of "Euphoria" is here, and episode one broke HBO records with 2.4 million viewers tuning in to watch. So, yeah — we’re obsessed with the high school drama, which stars actress and Disney alum Zendaya as teen addict Rue.

The HBO series is known for its gritty — and often uncomfortable — storylines portraying drugs, sex and addiction. And it’s the latest in a long list of TV shows that have gained widespread popularity while pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable to see when watching teens on screen, from "Degrassi: The Next Generation" to "Pretty Little Liars" and "13 Reasons Why."

With shows that are supposed to be about teens attracting more and more adult viewers, we wondered: who are teen dramas actually for?

And because we know we’re not the only ones in binge mode, we’ve got a download of the buzzy shows that you keep hearing about — so you can decide what to add to your queue. 

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